“The Defiant Ones” examines the partnership between Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre - one the son of a Brooklyn longshoreman, the other straight out of Compton - and their leading roles in a chain of transformative events in contemporary culture.

If it’s the longest Apple Beats commercial, I don’t mind. INot only is it a behind the scenes story of some of the world’s best music (from Springsteen and Petty to NWA and Eminem), it’s the story of an unlikely partnership that evolves and defines the future of the music industry. Even if you are not a fan of hip hop, this series is well worth watching with an open mind - looking towards learning about how art, technology, business and good old American ingenuity changed the world.

The soundtrack is excellent, the cameos are great, all in all it’s a very good watch over a few evenings. Five popcorns.

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