In a teaser for an upcoming documentary series about Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, Eminem praises the two moguls on the success that they have achieved.
“Jimmy Iovine is the levitator, Dre is the innovator,” Eminem says in the clip, artfully describing the differences he sees between the two guys he signed a record deal with about 20 years ago.
The Defiant Ones explores Dre and Iovine’s unlikely but profitable business partnerships and massive impact on pop culture, using interviews with star artists like Bono, Nas, Ice Cube, Gwen Stefani, Snoop Dogg and Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor. The four-part documentary premieres July 9th on HBO.
In addition to the candid interviews, the The Defiant Ones also includes behind-the-scenes recording and writing sessions with Stevie Nicks, Eazy-E, N.W.A., Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen, along with more previously unseen footage.