Dr. Dre truly believes in sharing the wealth. The Compton native and near-billionaire has just written a huge check to help build a new performing arts center at Compton High School. CBS reports that the music mogul has pledged a whopping $10 million to the center’s construction, which would hopefully start in 2020.
Common has been working to improve lives in black communities for years now, especially in his native Chicago. But, whether it be in a small town or a big city, we’re all connected, which is why his latest outreach led him to Compton, CA.
“Glory,” the song Common collaborated with John Legend on for Selma, has received critical acclaim and is working its way into choirs all over the country, including the youth choir at Greater Zion Church in Compton, CA. In collaboration with President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, Common surprised the youth choir during rehearsal to perform his verse and drop some kind words of wisdom.