Dr. Dre Pledges $10 Million Dollars Donation to Compton High School at the REQUEST of the Mayor (Yon

COMPTON, Calif. -- Dr. Dre is pledging $10 million toward the construction of a performing arts center at Compton High School.


Dre is an original member of N.W.A who released his debut solo album, "The Chronic," in 1992. He's also the co-founder of Beats Electronics, which Apple acquired in 2014 for more than $3 billion.


“My goal is to provide kids with the kind of tools and learning they deserve,” Dre said in a statement to The 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.”


The Compton Unified School District said Thursday that the rapper-producer will help raise additional funds for the new facility, which is expected to break ground in 2020.


The Compton native said in a statement that his goal is to "provide kids with the kind of tools and learning they deserve." The performing arts center will feature digital production equipment and a 1,200-seat theater.

35-year-old mayor of Compton, Ca, Aja Brown, has been re-elected for a second term. Mayor Brown made history in 2013 at age 31 when she was elected as the city’s youngest mayor ever. Winning about 60% of the vote, Brown defeated former Mayor Omar Bradley in Tuesday’s election. Brown’s campaign strategy was to stress the work that she started and needed to finish in order to improve Compton via a “12-Point Plan.” That includes youth development, economic growth, culture and arts, safety and infrastructure. Dr. Dre, The hip-hop mogul and Compton native will be directly involved in raising the remaining funds needed to complete the center, which is expected to break ground by 2020.

“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.


The hip-hop mogul and Compton native will be directly involved in raising the remaining funds needed to complete the center, which is expected to break ground by 2020.


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