COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — Dr. Dre is pledging $10 million toward the construction of a performing arts center at Compton High School.
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.READ MORE: LA Officials Draw Awareness To Human Trafficking Ahead Of Super Bowl
The Compton native said in a statement that his goal is to “provide kids with the kind of tools and learning they deserve.”READ MORE: Where To Get Your Free N95 Masks In Southern California
The performing arts center will feature digital production equipment and a 1,200-seat theater.
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.MORE NEWS: 2 Arrested In Drive-By Shooting That Killed Damian Preciado As He Drove With A Baby In Riverside
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