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Episode 3

Episode 3 of 6

Jimmy Iovine and Dr Dre discuss the highs and lows of their music careers and how each of them hit a wall before finding a way to make a fresh start.

Jimmy Iovine discusses how he continued to rise up the music industry ladder via successful collaborations with Tom Petty and Stevie Nicks, and Dr Dre talks about the difficulties he faced both professionally and personally.

Jimmy talks about hitting a wall and how he considered a career shift after a particularly difficult collaboration with U2, whose tireless drive in the studio rivalled his own. By 1989, Jimmy had parlayed his production expertise into a new career as co-founder of Interscope Records, committing the label to artists such as Trent Reznor’s Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, Gwen Stefani and No Doubt.

Dr Dre discusses a series of calamities he experienced, including personal losses on the streets, run-ins with the law and a bitter contract dispute and clash over management that strained his relationship with Eazy-E. He talks about landing at a crossroads and looking to make a fresh start.

Series directed by Allen Hughes.
A Silverback 5150 production in association with Alcon Television Group for HBO.
Acquired by BBC Music for BBC Four.

42 minutes

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:07

    The D.O.C.

    It's Funky Enough

  • 00:10

    Atticus Ross, Leopold Ross, Claudia Sarne

    Hindsight

  • 00:12

    N.W.A

    Appetite For Destruction

  • 00:14

    Atticus Ross, Leopold Ross, Claudia Sarne

    Welcome To Jupiter

  • 00:16

    Atticus Ross, Claudia Sarne, Leopold Ross, Kirk Hellie

    Kathleen

  • 00:22

    Atticus Ross, Leopold Ross, Claudia Sarne

    Looking Ahead

  • 00:24

    Nine Inch Nails

    9 Ghosts I

  • 00:25

    U2

    Where The Streets Have No Name

  • 00:30

    Geraldo

    Rico Suave

  • 00:31

    Primus

    Mr. Krinkle

  • 00:32

    No Doubt

    Sometimes

  • 00:34

    Nine Inch Nails

    Terrible Lie

  • 00:37

    Nine Inch Nails

    The Day The World Went Away

  • 00:39

    Nine Inch Nails

    Help Me I Am In Hell

  • 00:41

    N.W.A

    Alwayz Into Something

  • 00:43

    Snoop Dogg

    Ballers Night Out

Credits

Role Contributor
Participant Dr. Dre
Participant Jimmy Iovine
Director Allen Hughes

Broadcasts

Hip Hop on BBC Scotland

Hip Hop on BBC Scotland

Programmes on the BBC Scotland channel hip hop season.