'The Defiant Ones' Director Allen Hughes Talks Ambitions of HBO Series

"Looking back, they defined the culture," the director says of Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine.

HBO's The Defiant Ones, which aired on July 9, focuses all four of its episodes on the careers of and ultimate collaboration between hip hop mogul Dr. Dre and record producer Jimmy Iovine.

Stopping by The Hollywood Reporter offices for a candid conversation, director Allen Hughes says of the 20-year relationship between Dr. Dre and Iovine, “It’s unheard of, to have partners that disparate of backgrounds and still going as strong as they are.”

“Their greatest success, to me, is their partnership,” says Hughes. “And how long it has endured and the fact that they respect one another and appreciate the gift the other one has.”

Watch the full interview above.

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