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Rap icon Dr. Dre and music industry mogul Jimmy Iovine hated school which made them to force to create a new public high school project in Los Angeles.
“I want to reach the inner-city kid, the younger me. Here’s a place that you can go where there’s something that you can learn that you’re really interested in.” said Dr. Dre
“This is for kids who want to go out and start their own company or go work at a place… like Marvel, or Apple or companies like that.” – added Jimmy Iovine
Dr. Dre continues: “That guy that didn’t have an opportunity, that had to scratch and figure out things on his own. That had the curiosity but didn’t have these type of opportunities, really smart kids — we want to touch and give them this open door and these opportunities to be able to show what they can do.”
“No kid wants to go to school. Because it’s boring. You keep flipping the same thing over and over and over again, year after year, with the same curriculum, the same teachers. This is something new and different that might excite the kids and make them want to go to school.”
“I had no idea this is where my life and career was gonna go, and everything that I’ve been doing throughout my career… was gonna lead to this, all those things a stepping stone to get here. Is this what it’s supposed to be? The, you know, the Big Bang? Hopefully it is.”
“This is how you spend money and feel good about it. And that feeling lasts, and most importantly it makes others feel good! Proud to know these gentlemen.” said Eminem’s manager, Paul Rosenberg.
Dr. Dre also talked about his health conditions and more. You can visit LA Times for the full interview here.
This is how you spend money and feel good about it. And that feeling lasts, and most importantly it makes others feel good! Proud to know these gentlemen. https://t.co/yGkyhMJUTM
— Paul Bunyan Rosenberg (@rosenberg) June 15, 2021