Legendary producer and rapper Dr. Dre and music exec Jimmy Iovine will be donating money for coronavirus testing and free meals in Dre’s hometown of Compton, California.
According to The Press Telegram, the music moguls’ donation will provide more than 145,000 free meals for residents in need and pay for coronavirus tests.
Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine have always been great advocates and supporters of the City of Compton. Increasing access to food and vital healthcare are some of the most important ways we can make an impact for our community in this time of need.Compton Mayor Aja Brown
City officials say that 156 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the Los Angeles suburb.
As issues like unemployment, food insecurity and lack of COVID-19 testing sweep the nation, I hope that this contribution will inspire others to take action, get involved and support their neighborhoods in any way they can. Even in a time of social distancing, this contribution is a strong testament to how we can still come together to support the communities we love.Compton Mayor Aja Brown
Dr. Dre is a gamechanger, a constant source of support for our community seen and unseen. He’s always there for our community, each and every time I call and for that I am eternally thankful. Whether he’s donating behind the scenes to ensure that Compton treasures like the Compton Cowboys’ Jr. Equestrian Center remain intact during this crisis or funding a state of the art youth performing arts center, Dr. Dre is a champion for our city.Compton Mayor Aja Brown