Dr. Dre To Donate Royalties From “Compton” Album To City

By Staff  |  08/06/2015

Dr. Dre

Dr. Dre is set to debut his anticipated Compton album on Apple Music on Thursday night (August 6)... and apparently, doesn't plan to keep the royalties from its sales.

In an interview with Zane Lowe's Beats 1 Radio show this week, the legendary producer revealed that he will donate royalties from the album to build a new performance arts center in Compton.

As far as the actual album, Dre said he wrote most of it with his two new artists, Justus and King Mez, while inspiration came from the set of Straight Outta Compton.

Dre's final album, Compton: A Soundtrack By Dr. Dre, drops Friday (August 7), while it will be available for streaming on Apple Music tonight. Pre-order it on iTunes.

The project features 16 tracks, with guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Marsha Ambrosius, BJ The Chicago Kid, Xzibit, Ice Cube, Jon Connor, The Game, Snoop Dogg and Eminem, among others.