Dr. Dre hasn’t given us a new album in over 15 years, but he just gave us another great reason to scoop up his upcoming album, Compton, when it drops tomorrow, after the doc has promised to donate his proceeds from the album to build a performing-arts center for kids in his hometown.
During an appearance on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 Radio show, Dre called in to talk about the project, and confirmed that he has been working with Compton mayor Aja Brown to develop a community arts center as a way to give back to his city.
Listen to the interview below:
“I’ve been working on something to make this album really special,” he told Lowe. “What I’ve done is reached out to the Compton mayor’s office, got in touch with Mayor Aja Brown, and I’ve decided to donate all of my artist royalties from the sale of this album to help fund a new performing-arts and entertainment facility for the kids in Compton.”
The performing-arts center was already in development by Mayor Brown when Dre called, but when he heard about it he says he immediately jumped onto the project. Dre’s new album goes on sale tomorrow, but you can listen to it in its entirety, uncensored, from 6pm – 9pm PDT on Apple Music.