Dr. Dre Asked To Help Restore Compton, Mayor Aja Brown Offers Key To City

Mayor Aja Brown says she wants to give Dr. Dre a key to Compton and that she hopes he can help restore the city.

Compton, California Mayor Aja Brown says she wants to give Dr. Dre, who has represented Compton throughout his career, a key to the city, according to TMZ.

Brown also says she wants to involve Dre in the restoration of Compton. Specifically, Brown says she hopes to have Dre's assistance in sponsoring performance arts or music programs in the city, according to the publication. 

If Dr. Dre were to accept the the key to the city, he wouldn't be the first emcee to do so. The report says DJ Quik has also earned a key for his efforts in charity. 

In April 2011, Quik spoke with HipHopDX about receiving the key to the city. "I was such a philanthropist I probably gave away $250,000 to the city of Compton, my guy," Quik said at the time. "And who will ever say that? I got the key to the city of Compton when I was 29-years-old. They didn’t give me that for my music. That music was violent. They gave me that because of how I was going back into them schools and raising money for them schools."

This Dr. Dre news follows reports of the producer being involved in a deal between Apple and Beats Electronics. According to reports which surfaced last week, Dre stands to make $1 billion if Apple purchases Beats. The rapper appeared to confirm the reports in a video released by Tyrese

"The first billionaire in Hip Hop right here from the motherfucking West Coast," Dre says in the clip.

Dr. Dre has referenced Compton in many of his songs. For example, on "Bitch Niggaz" off 2001, Dr. Dre raps the following: "Straight off the streets of chaos and no pity / The aggravated, makin' these punk mothafuckers hate it / Compton is the city I'm from / Can't ever leave the crib without a murder weapon." 

RELATED: Dr. Dre: "The First Billionaire In Hip Hop"

30 Comments

  • Anonymous

    The ITunes world shunned it as well.

  • Anonymous

    "he produced and mixed Smoke ft. Trey Songz from 50's new album" That was a piece of shit song.

  • Anonymous

    Fuck Compton. Restore the world.

  • Anonymous

    He won't do it. He's a recluse.

  • Kingpin

    Why are they giving a reference to the lines were he is talking about "murder weapons"

  • biggamejess

    http://www.kcet.org/shows/socal_connected/content/government/compton-corruption-incompetence-or-just-business-as-usual.html Dre might as well just hand the money to the elected officals for their vacations because that is where the money will end up.

  • biggamejess

    Based on numerouse scandals revolving around how money is handled in the Compton elected officals office Dre would be insane to write them a check, it will just disappear.

  • dentaldamboy

    Did they really need to give examples of Dre mentioning Compton in his songs?

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  • Anonymous

    Just imagine the distant family members and old friends calling Dre up with their hands out after they heard about the Apple deal... even his city got they hand out! LOL

  • WHITE WASH

    UNLESS HE'S HELPING WHITE FOLKS, or you can completely turn him into a white man, he's not helping with nothing connected to COMPTON.

  • Lil Icy Boi!

    Dr Dre fell off musically, he cant create a good beat anymore and his lyrics are ghostwritten by Feminem and Kenny Lamer. them Chicago rappers and Young Thug are the innovators oh true hip hop. swag

    • Me

      Still Dre Day, nigga lol... You comparing Young Thug to Em ?, damn bruh, What the hell were you thinking ? And at the end of your comment, you just "said" Swag. You said SWAG. Nigga, you ain't even knew what the fuck you were talking about, you must be one of them swag fags, you must be listenin to them Chicago niggas that can't rap, the ones that just get some attention because of their beats and stupid ass catching hooks... Go listen to some Old School Hip Hop, partna

    • Sabbest

      @former Drefan Saying "it's still average for a Dre production" implies that he is on another (mind you, another doesn't necessarily mean higher) level then other producers. It also implies that Kush wouldn't be an average song for other artists.

    • former Drefan

      Dre did fell off. What has he produced the last 5 years that's very good or classic? Nothing! And Kush was not produced by Dre. And even if he did produce it, it's still average for a Dre production. Dre groupies will never accept Dre lost his touch and the Dre era is over.

    • Anonymous

      he produced and mixed Smoke ft. Trey Songz from 50's new album.

    • wake up

      your actually comparing young thug to eminem? lol.. get out. eminem is a worldwide multi diamond selling artist and dre is a multi platinum selling artist. young thug hasn't even gone gold and them chicago niggas cant rap.

    • stop lying!

      dr dre didn't fall off he just stopped producing for artists. his last big song was kush and it was a classic and the last song he produced was 50 cent new day then before that it was eminem relapse album and that was the shit. where exactly did he fall off?

  • geordie

    just cos he got 1bill off sale of beats to apple even in the lives of the rich and famous the worms come out the woodwork for money scumbags

  • Anonymous

    Dre doesn't care about Compton, is he even from there or did he just adopt it to fit his gangster image when he washed off the eye liner?

  • Anonymous

    yeah Dre do something for the people you arogant rich prick

  • lame-o

    Heres an idea. Start voting democratic. One thing every single shitty neighborhood in the country has in common is they have democrats in charge. Detroit is a perfect example. but fuck it you're only doing it to yourselves.

    • Anonymous

      Game said in a song he was going to leave all his money to Compton in his will but I bet he leaves it to his children instead. He's a liar.

    • i am god

      game has never given back to compton. lil boosie gives back to his city. he gives the kids presents for christmas and he gives out turkeys every year. game has never did anything like that. all he cares about is upholding his fake blood image. hes just a fake ass rapper and everybody knows it.

  • Benzino Goon Squad

    Dre ain't going to give a dime. He's a selfish, overrated asshole. Quick & The Game have always given back to Compton. Fuck Dr. Gay! #BGS2014 #Eminemisthewhitedevil #Dredonatestozionistcauseswhileignoringcompton

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