Over the weekend, it was announced by Compton Unified School District that Dr. Dre pledged to donate $10 million to help with the building of Compton High School's new performing arts complex.
“My goal is to provide kids with the kind of tools and learning they deserve,” Dre said in a statement to The LA Times. “The performing arts center will be a place for young people to be creative in a way that will help further their education and positively define their future.”
Construction is expected to being in 2020 and the complex will include state-of-the-art equipment and technology including digital media production facilities and a theater that seats 1,200. The performing arts center will not only be a hub for the students of the high school but for the entire Compton community.
“The support that Dre has shown to Compton over the years is unwavering and we are so excited that we will now be home to one of the greatest performing arts centers in the country,” said Satra Zurita, president of Compton Unified’s governing board of trustees.
Back in 2015, Dre promised in an interview with Beats 1 radio Zane Lowe to donate all the royalties from his studio album, Compton, to give back to the community. Looks like he kept his promise.