Following a few teasers, HBO delivers the first full-length trailer for Dr. Dre’s upcoming documentary, The Defiant Ones.
The trailer focuses on Dre’s struggles to get any label to pick up his now-classic solo album, The Chronic. At the time, nobody wanted to associate themselves with gangster rap… until they had a meeting with Interscope Records head, Jimmy Iovine.
“This was that do or die album. I put my body into this record,” says Dre. “I’m playing it for everybody and for some reason, everybody is turning it down.”
The four-part documentary also features interview with Eminem and Snoop Dogg, and many others.
The Defiant Ones airs on HBO on July 9.