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.