Dr. Dre: Another Beat (FULL DOCUMENTARY)
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7 Jul How 'The Defiant Ones,' HBO's epic four-part documentary on Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, charts how these two music-industry innovators changed the game. 8 Dec Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine are the subjects of HBO's forthcoming 'The Defiant Ones' documentary. 7 Jul From John Lennon and Bruce Springsteen to Snoop Dogg and Tupac, Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre have worked with them all. From left: Dr. Dre, director Allen Hughes, and Jimmy Iovine are behind the HBO documentary "The Defiant Ones," premiering July 9. (James Minchin / HBO). It's possible that the.
All three tackle their respective histories with a combination of refreshing honesty and a sometimes inflated sense of self-importance — yet each must also function as entertainment, and how skillfully they incorporate drama largely determines how successful they are.
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Actually, it feels more like it quadruples down, because at four-and-a-half hours, this comprehensive series examines two indisputably forceful, fascinating, innovative and important characters and the people and events around them with a level of detail more suited to a completist study of the Great Here, the Civil War or The Bible.
Its Tolstoyan length aside, this series, directed by Allen Hughes, does not lack drama or star power. The roughly chronological storyline follows the two principals, alternating between s Brooklyn and s Compton, progressing to their respective rises as record producers Iovine with John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith and Stevie Nicks; Dre with N.
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds. The roughly chronological storyline follows the two principals, alternating between s Brooklyn and s Compton, progressing to their respective rises as record producers Iovine with John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith and Stevie Nicks; Dre with N. Oh yeah, mixed in there he served three seasons as an irascible mentor on "American Idol.
A, other acts on the Ruthless label and his own solo career. There is also an unusually frequent use of reaction shots, whereby interviewees are seen sitting silently, apparently reacting to quotes or voiceovers. The drama click from the principals and their stories: A and Ruthless Records cofounder, the late Eazy-E.
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Much of this takes place against a backdrop that includes the rise of N. One such highlight is the humility exhibited by Dre in describing some of his angrier formative years as a rap upstart.
Yet the most compelling segment of the series — Episode 3: The s — requires no injection of drama. At the same time, the ominous pound figure of Death Row Records founder Suge Knight enters the picture.
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The fourth and final episode begins with the arrival of Napster, which Iovine immediately sees as the crippling blow to the industry that it quickly becomes. And like virtually everyone else who has continued to thrive in the music business in the years since, he and Dre find another revenue stream: Beats by Dre and its designer headphones and portable speakers.
Sure, the footage is fascinating, but do we really need to see two full minutes of Iovine and Dre testing out Beats speakers in an SUV — does anyone? You will be redirected back to your article in seconds. Premier Logo Created with Sketch.
Snoop Dogg and Will. Those watching the live webcast sat uncomfortably at home or work, embarrassed for them. Oh yeah, mixed in there he served three seasons as an irascible mentor on "American Idol. They don't talk about their accomplishments.
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