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Dr Dre to donate Compton royalties to arts centre

By | Published on Friday 7 August 2015

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Dr Dre has announced that he will donate royalties from his “grand finale” new album, ‘Compton’, to a new performing arts centre in the city from which it takes its name.

Appearing on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show yesterday, Dre said: “I feel it’s the right thing to do and I hope everybody appreciates the work I put into this album. We’ve reached out to [Compton mayor] Aja Brown quite a few times in the last month or two. I’ve been really trying to do something special for Compton and just couldn’t quite figure out what it was. She actually had this idea and she was already in the process of working on it. I said, ‘Boom, this is what we should do'”.

As previously reported, Dre announced the album, inspired by NWA biopic ‘Straight Outta Compton’, on his Beats 1 show last weekend, and it was released on iTunes and Apple Music this morning.