Dr. Dre set the Hip Hop community on fire with the release of his new album, Compton: A Soundtrack, inspired by the N.W.A. biopic, Straight Outta Compton.

On Thursday, the legendary producer, born Andre Young, revealed he has pledged to donate all of the royalties from his new album to fund a center for the kids of Compton.

In an interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 Radio, Dre shared, “I 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.”

Compton Mayor Aja Brown is absolutely thrilled. She released a statement saying, “I’m honored that Mr. Young has decided to make a significant investment in his community. He clearly has a heart for Compton, especially our youth. I believe this performing arts center will provide a pathway for creative expression, exposure and training to the myriad of industries that support arts, entertainment and technology – while providing a much-needed safe haven for our youth.”

Kudos to Dr. Dre for giving back to the kids in his city!




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