Dr. Dre Is Donating The Royalties From His New Album To Build An Arts Center In Compton
As if you didn’t already have all the reason in the world to grab Dr. Dre‘s anxiously-awaited and soon to drop Compton: A Soundtrack LP, the G Funk pioneer is looking to do right by his community with the royalties earned from the record. Announced today on Zane Lowe‘s Beats 1 program on Apple Music, Dre will be donating the entirety of his residuals to building a new arts and entertainment center in Compton, the city that birthed him and provided the inspiration for NWA‘s debut, as well as the forthcoming film Straight Outta Compton, which is based on the harrowing tale of their rap-game takeover. As we reported this past weekend, Dr, Dre’s new album will come with some fitting features from Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, Jill Scott, Anderson Paak and plenty of others, officially dropping tomorrow, August 7th with a free preview of the record being spun on Lowe’s show this evening at 6pm PST, the perfect lead-in for the midnight release our here in the east. So tune in tonight and and brace yourself for the drop. The doctor appears to finally be in the house. Listen to his guest spot on Lowe’s program below. Preorder Compton: A Soundtrack on iTunes today.