The exploration of an unbreakable and magical bond built on unshakeable trust and compromise, is explored in HBO’s TV Documentary, “The Defiant Ones“. Interscope Records co-founder and chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M, who also was a producer back in his day, Jimmy Iovine, as well as producer, rapper extroidinaire having been a part of the original N.W.A. group and creator of Aftermath Records, Dr. Dre; recount their partnership, which defined the modern music industry. Continuing to push the envelope as it relates to innovation even still today with their $3 billion dollar deal with Apple in 2014 when they sold the world renowned, Beats Electronics, which now is a defunct music streaming service that they once operated; these two’s ability to reinvent themselves and innovate keeping the spirit of brotherhood at the forefront is undeniable and truly aspirational.
With interviews from countless greats that were a part of both of these guru’s struggle and rise to the top such as Will.i.am., Ice Cube, Snoop Dog, Kendrick Lemar, Eminem, Gwen Stefani, Nas, Bruce Springsteen and many more, the picture was painted crystal clear: Iovine and Dre were a combustible force to be reckoned with, possessing a defiant and resilient spirit that was indeed necessary and unparalleled.
Authenticity in the raw and a composition of pure sacrifice and brilliance, watch this TV Documentary and be prepared to be inspired and shocked as you learn how the Apple deal almost did not go through, yet both Iovine and Dre did not waver in their stance and faith, which is a micro reflection to the macro reality of their friendship. And revel in their ability to create a legacy that has never been created by partnering with USC and opening up their very own Jimmy Iovine & Andre Young Academy, which offers a unique, multidisciplinary Bachelor of Science degree with an “integrated, four-year course of study that provides in-depth learning in four essential areas: art and design; engineering and computer science; business and venture management; and communication.”
💜Love & Light☀️,
CRISTEN M. MILLS