This past weekend the Los Angeles Times reported that mega-producer and west coast hip-hop icon Dr. Dre donated $10 million in funding towards a new $200-million campus for Compton High School. The school’s new performing arts center wIll be named the “Andre ‘Dr. Dre’ Young Performing Arts Center” in his honor.
“I was an artistic kid in school with no outlet for it,” Dre said at Saturday’s groundbreaking ceremony according to the newspaper. “I knew I had something special to offer to the world, but with nothing to support my gift, schools left me feeling unseen.”
The facility seats over 900 guests and the new campus for the 126-year-old school will serve up to 1800 students with upgrades including a new gym, an aquatics center, a football stadium, and a track.
The new campus is expected to open in 2025.