Dr. Dre is giving back to his hometown of Compton, making a generous $10 million donation to Compton High to fund the construction of a performing arts centre at the Los Angeles-area high school.
As Associated Press reports, the Compton Unified School District said Thursday that the rapper-producer (and let’s not forget founder of the billion-dollar Beats headphone empire) will also help to raise additional funds for the facility, which will include digital production equipment and a 1,200-seat theatre.
“My goal is to provide kids with the kind of tools and learning they deserve,” Dre said in a statement. “The performing arts centre 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 on the performing arts centre is expected to begin in 2020, and will be part of an overall plan for extensive renovations to Compton High.
While Dre didn’t attend Compton High, the school is the alma mater of fellow NWA member Eazy-E and frequent collaborator the Game.