Whereas it seems as likely a pair as peanut butter and jelly in a contemporary context, there was a time when the music industry turned up their collective noses and whispered, "huh?" when trying to understand why Jimmy Iovine was risking everything to release Dr. Dre's debut album, The Chronic.
As we all know, what followed was an unprecedented track record which involved them signing talents like Snoop Dogg and Eminem and a three billion dollar deal of their Beats brand with Apple.
In director Allen Hughes' (Menace II Society) four-part documentary, The Defiant Ones, he conducts interviews with both luminaries — with additional insights from Bono, David Geffen, Eminem, Nas, Stevie Nicks, Ice Cube, Gwen Stefani, Jon Landau, Tom Petty, Trent Reznor, Snoop Dogg, Bruce Springsteen, Diddy and will.i.am — as well as never-before-seen footage from a multitude of recording and writing sessions with Eazy-E, JJ Fad, Stevie Nicks, N.W.A., Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen and U2.
The Defiant Ones debuts on HBO on July 9.