Eminem Talks Dr. Dre & Jimmy Iovine in “Defiant Ones” Trailer

Eminem Defiant Ones Trailer
via HBO

Ahead of Dr. Dre’s upcoming HBO docu-series, The Defiant Ones, the network delivers a new teaser trailer, which finds Eminem discussing his mentor.

In the brief clip, Em explains the different between Dre and his longtime partner Jimmy Iovine. “Jimmy Iovine is the levitator. Dre is the innovator,” he says.

Elsewhere in the teaser, we see U2’s Bono, who offers this take on Iovine. “Jimmy is like a virus that enters the system uninvited,” he explains.

Eventually, we hear from the Doctor, who details his determination to rise to the top of the music game. “I was really determined to be a success,” he says. “I was blessed to find hip-hop.”

And finally, Iovine himself describes how fear helped drive him. “Fear is a powerful thing. Itโ€™s got a lot of fire power.”

The Defiant Ones is slated to premiere on HBO July 9.