Dr Dre might not be ready to drop Detox, but he is ready to help drop $70 million on the University of Southern California.
At a press conference, Dre and Interscope chief Jimmy Iovine, the team behind Beats by Dre headphones, announced that they are giving the money to USC to help create a degree that blends business, marketing, product development, design and liberal arts. Officially, the program will be known as the U.S.C. Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation.
Dre told reporters, "Jimmy and I have been very fortunate over the last 20 years. We've been given a lot, so we thought this was a great way to give back... I really wish there was a program like this to develop my skills. I basically had to do it the hard way. It was on-the-job training."