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Dr. Dre Pledges $10M for Compton High Performing Arts Center

The performing arts center will feature digital production equipment and a 1,200-seat theater

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    Dr. Dre Pledges $10M for Compton High Performing Arts Center
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    Rapper Dr. Dre performs during the Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, J.Cole, Miguel and SchoolBoyQ concert during the 2013 BET Experience at Staples Center on June 29, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

    Dr. Dre is pledging $10 million toward the construction of a performing arts center 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 center will feature digital production equipment and a 1,200-seat theater.

    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.