Dr Dre pledges $10m for Compton High performing arts centre

Rapper-producer and Beats Electronics founder is also expected to help raise additional funds for the new facility, which is expected to break ground in 2020

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Dr Dre is pledging $10 million (Dh367m) toward the construction of a performing arts centre 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.

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 centre will feature digital production equipment and a 1,200-seat theatre.

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.

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