Dr. Dre‘s son, DJ Tyler Young, has announced he’s forging his own path and has set his sights on dominating a genre other than Hip Hop.
According to TMZ, Young — who began producing several years ago — has set out to build his own legacy in EDM, alongside his friend and collaborator, RMN, in an ode to his father’s roots, who began his career deejaying electro music with World Class Wreckin’ Cru.
Despite growing up in a household with an affinity for pumping rap and G-funk on a daily basis, the budding producer told the outlet there’s been an outpouring of support from his loved ones.
This weekend, Young is headed to Scotland for his first-ever set, making stops in Aberdeen and the newly renovated Aura nightclub in Dundee.
Check out one of Young’s tracks below:
As for whether there’s a collaboration with his father in the near future, he informed fans to stay tuned — for now, Dre is simply “The Watcher.”
Meanwhile, Young’s proud patriarch has been busy giving back to the community in a big way, by partnering with Atlanta Public Schools to launch a new center.
Opening at the Frederick Douglass High School in Atlanta in August 2024, the Iovine and Young Center will initially be offered to students in the school’s 9th Grade STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) Academy.
Students enrolled in the program will get the opportunity to “explore diverse disciplines, businesses, and industries to bring solutions to the problems surrounding these areas.”
In the end, students will be able to collaborate and create pitches for their innovations that challenge real-world problems.
“We want to give the next generation of students access to a proven, revolutionary learning experience where technology meets design and entrepreneurship,” Iovine said in a statement. “This will not only prepare them for the jobs of today but equip them to reimagine and shape the jobs, technologies, and creative enterprises of the future.”
He continued: “We are thrilled with our results in higher ed and the Los Angeles high school, and hope for similar success with Atlanta Public Schools.”
Each year, the cohort of freshman class will be expanded and given the opportunity to enroll. The program will be fully implemented in all four grade levels by the 2027-2028 school year.
Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine have been focused on philanthropic efforts for some time. In 2014, the Beats co-founders launched the Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology, and the Business of Innovation at the University of Southern California.
More recently, the pair opened a public high school in Los Angeles in 2022 named Regional High School #1, where more than 80 percent of the students come from low-income families and are Black and Latino.