Dr. Dre will open performing arts center in Compton from album proceeds
Later tonight, Dr. Dre will release his new album Compton: A Soundtrack on Apple music. The hip-hop legend also revealed he will donate the royalties from the album to build a performing arts center in the City of Compton.
In a recent interview, he revealed that the album was written mostly with two new artists, Justus and King Mez, and came about by visiting the set of the film Straight Outta Compton almost every day.
Dr. Dre says, "I've been working on something to make this album really special. What I've done is reached out to the Compton mayor's office, got in touch with Mayor Aja Brown, and I've decided to donate all of my artist royalties from the sale of this album to help fund a new performing arts and entertainment facility for the kids in Compton."
The album also features work from Kendrick Lamar, Ice Cube, and Snoop Dogg.
Facts about Dr. Dre:
There are college graduates who weren't alive when Dr. Dre's album The Chronic was released in 1989.
Dr. Dre fathered a son, Curtis, when he was 16, and didn't meet him until 20 years later. He is also a rapper that goes by the name Hood Surgeon.
Dr. Dre and rapper/producer Warren G. of "Regulate" fame are stepbrothers.
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