Dr. Dre as a solo musician is responsible for building up gangster rap in1990s and 2000s also introducing 50 Cent, Snoop Dog and Eminem. You might have money, fame and rocks to flash but your success is truly measured when you persuade or hire a biographer who worked as a producer for Bruce Springsteen and Stevie Nicks. Not to mention Dr. Dre’s music is highly protected both online and offline.
‘The Defiant Ones’ is a fast pace documentary that started airing on HBO recently and is filled with awe and ambition. This is enough to inspire young musicians in a non-corporate and non- suffocating way. The mood is very light and frank also intimate. It is directed by Allen Hughes.
Recently Apple bought Beats by Dr. Dre in 3$ Billion– Which is quite a deal. This is very clear that The Defiant Ones is a Docu-series. The series open with the sale of Beats back in 2014 to Apple. A headphone and music streaming company founded by Dre and Lovine.
This news was leaked by a notorious leaked video on Facebook of Dre partying and saying that he is the first billionaire of hip-hop.
They keep getting rich throughout the documentary but the writers closely knit the story in such a way that it provokes intrigue of the viewer. Superstars like Bruce Springsteen and Eminen also show up and tell long stories. The filming has been going on for the last three years.
What began as passion became art and then became a very successful business for Dre.
What’s missing a personal and psychological touch. it is implied in the documentary that Dre and Hughes are close friends there is very less indication from either of them.
Occasionally you hear Hughes voice on camera cajoling though. He keeps pushing and enticing Dre to reveal more. Which is a brilliant move.