I love watching documentaries about people I know, yes those who lived in my timeline. HBO‘s The Defiant Ones was a welcome addition to documentaries that I will cherish. Being a music fan and a movie nerd this was hitting two birds with one stone.
Truth be told going into this I knew little about Jimmy Iovine, save for the fact that he owns Interscope and was one half of the Beats business. Dr. Dre had made me want to watch this and I also ended up learning more of Jimmy too.
The documentary talks about how they entered the music industry, how they got to know each other, right up to the controversial Apple deal. This is like a short MBA in Music for those in the industry. There a lot of valuable lessons to be learnt here.
Oh yeah, Jimmy’s unibrow makes an appearance too. Allen Hughes is the same guy who directed Menace 2 Society, in case you were wondering…
Peep my review below..