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Dr. Dre will donate royalties from new album to fund new Compton arts center

Dr. Dre will donate royalties from new album to fund new Compton arts center

Compton's moment in the sun just got a little brighter: The city's legendary native son Dr. Dre said Thursday he will donate royalties from his hotly anticipated new album to fund a new performing arts center for the city's youth. 

In an interview with Beats 1 Radio DJ Zane Lowe to promote his new album, Dre said he has spoken with Compton Mayor Aja Brown over the last two months to figure out how to give back to the city he and his N.W.A bandmates immortalized in their 1988 debut album, "Straight Outta Compton." 

"I've been really trying to do something special for Compton and just couldn't quite figure out what it...

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