Dr. Dre is giving back to the hood in a major way.
Rolling Stone is reporting that Dre has given Compton High School in Compton, CA $10 million to build a performing arts center. State-of-the-art equipment for digital media production, as well as a 1,200-seat theater, are among the many planned amenities for the Compton High School Arts Center.
“My goal is to provide kids with the kind of tools and learning they deserve,” Dr. Dre said via statement. “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.”
Working with Compton Mayor Aja Brown, the city’s youngest mayor who recently won a second term (by a landslide!), Dre previously promised that all of the royalties from his 2015 album Compton, would be donated to the Compton High School Arts Center.
In related news, the “official” trailer for Dre and Jimmy Iovine‘s upcoming four-part documentary The Defiant Ones. The documentary will air July 9-12 on HBO.