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Compton, Who? With a $70 Million Donation, it's 'Dre Day' For Elite USC

In the fall of 2014, 25 students who probably won't be coming from the City of Compton will start in Dr. Dre's $70 million program at USC.


Back in 1993, Dr. Dre told America to "Strap on your Compton hat." But 20 years later it's not Dre Day for his hometown of Compton, California, which, along with rap group N.W.A., helped put Dre on the map.

Nowadays, Dre, born Andre Young, is teaming up with his longtime collaborator, music mogul Jimmy Iovine, to strap on a University of Southern California hat. They're giving the private university 13 miles up the 110 Freeway from Compton $70 million to endow the USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for the Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation.

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