Dr. Dre Donated $10 Million To Build Performing Arts Center on New Compton High School Campus


Compton will always hold a special place in Dr. Dre’s heart because of his lifelong ties to the city where he was born and raised. Because of his reputation for supporting Compton, the hip-hop superstar has decided to provide a new kind of resource for the city’s youth.

Compared to his early years, this is an extremely limited set of options for him. While growing up in Compton, fewer services were available to young people than there are now. Compton’s young people will be able to take advantage of new opportunities thanks to a slew of new resources.

Compton High School was estimated to cost $200 million to build, and in 2017 the singer gave $10 million. In his honor, a portion of the money will go to the Andre “Dr. Dre” Young Performing Arts Center. His name will be on the new performing arts center.

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This institution will bear his honor in the future. In Compton, on May 7th, rappers and community leaders came to celebrate the beginning of a long-anticipated building project. During his performance, the rapper made many statements.

The world-famous rapper claims his career would have grown significantly more quickly if his schools had provided him with greater resources. And now, because of him, future generations will not have to deal with the same anxieties and questions that he did.

Additional construction includes an academic building with 1,800 student housing, a gym, an aquatic center, and a football stadium/track. Unfinished business and final fees will be paid thanks to a successful 2015 bond referendum by Compton Unified School District. An estimated completion date of 2025 calls for a new university to be ready for students to move in.

You can listen to Dr. Dre’s speech at the ceremony down below:

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