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.
Dr. Dre was briefly detained in a patrol car in front of his home this Monday morning after a caller claimed he was carrying a gun, according to CNN.
Dre told authorities that he asked the driver of a vehicle that was blocking his driveway to move. The driver reportedly did so, but then returned, prompting the hip-hop mogul to approach them a second time.
After weeks of rumors, Apple has officially announced its acquisition of Dr. Dre’s Beats Electronics. The deal is said to be valued at $3 billion.
–Rashad Smith, Rochester, New York.
Remember when we use to tune in to MTV and watch TRL, waiting on our favorite videos on the countdown?
What about Pop Up Video on VH-1, that contained informational bubbles, trivia, and sexual anecdotes that kept us intrigued… remember that?
Most certainly we cannot forget the comcial Al Shearer of BET‘s Hits from the Streets or the lovable 21st century cartoon chick, Cita from BET’s Cita World!
The early 2000’s, when video programming was in its prime, has vanished before our eyes and replaced by reality television.
Are you ready for this…. He’s bringing back REAL music video programming to television!
That’s right, Mr. Making the Band himself, Sean “Diddy” Combs, is launching Revolt T.V. this fall!
Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine’s massive $70 million joint donation ($35 million each) to the University of Southern California has been widely reported.
The funds will go towards a new degree at the University; one that blends liberal arts, graphic and product design, business and technology.
Its an incredibly generous gift. But in a recent editorial, Dillard University president Walter M. Kimbrough posed an interesting question:
Why didn’t Dr. Dre give that money to a black college?
Dedicated to Lakeesha Malone and Kim Jackson
This past Sunday Dr. Dre and Snoop Doog achieved an impossible: they brought Tupac Shakur back to life! Using hologram technology, the musicians have awakened a level of consciousness that many would argue died with Tupac. However, the performance at Coachella 2012 is not merely an extension of Tupac’s legacy, but changes the reality of life and death.