Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine Talk USC Endowement

It was announced yesterday that Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine are gifting USC with a $70 million endowment to establish the Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation. The program will begin accepting students in 2014 and will offer a curriculum built around the following areas of study: Arts and Entrepreneurship, Technology, Design and Marketability, Concept and Business Platforms and Creating a Prototype.

Ben Westhoff of LA Weekly scored a rare interview with Dre and Iovine and asked them about why they wanted to launch the program, what they hope to accomplish and more.

Where did the idea for this program originate?
Jimmy Iovine: Everything we do together comes out of my and Dre’s many conversations we have multiple times a week, probably every day, like, “Jimmy don’t you hate the way kids are listening to music on the radio?” [In this case] we decided we wanted to give back and do something because we’ve been very fortunate over the last 20 years and Dre has always wanted to give back. So I said to Dre, “Ok why don’t we do it together?” And we go to Beats and see that all these kids are so…so good at understanding technology and have a feel for the art, or the other way around. Then we look at Beats and say “Geez we need kids like that here!”

Dre says that now that the Beats brand is firing on all cylinders and the USC plan is in motion, he can finally get back to working on Detox. To which I respond with this facial expression. Iovine also somehow manages to assign Dre credit for Kendrick Lamar.

Read the full Q&A here.

Previously: Dr. Dre Interview w/ Power 106′s Big Boy’s Neighborhood (Audio) | Dr. Dre & Lebron’s ESPN Magazine Cover Shoot (Behind the Scenes)


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35 Responses to “Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine Talk USC Endowement”

  1. S.I.K.H Says:

    Why can`t Dre just hook up his equipment and just make some beats??His legacy is cemented,just release a album and stop putting so much pressure on yourself.They`re either gonna cop it or not.

  2. S.I.K.H Says:

    Drop a “PRE-tox”beat tape, everybody and their momma will release freestyles,that will create buzz.VIOLA!!!

  3. King James Says:

    Dr.Dre>>>>

  4. I. Ron CHIC Says:

    ^wise words being spoken….by a Punjab ?

  5. 7v5a7 Says:

    Iovine also somehow manages to assign Dre credit for Kendrick Lamar.
    ^^^^
    Kendrick DID benefit off Dr.Dre cosign. Nobody was checking for him (beside blogs & hiphop heads) before the co-sign

  6. Jacques Derrida Says:

    Iovine also somehow manages to assign Dre credit for Kendrick Lamar.

    ^^^

    Why do people do this?

  7. A-1 Says:

    Co-what Sihk said bout da positive vibe of nah lately BUT…….

    &What?! doe<

    HE GOTSTA GO smmfh

  8. I. Ron CHIC Says:

    Jimmy Iovine aka the scourge of hip hop/ black culture

  9. Jacques Derrida Says:

    Kendrick DID benefit off Dr.Dre cosign. Nobody was checking for him (beside blogs & hiphop heads) before the co-sign

    ^^^

    Benefit? Dre got Lamar on the cover of xxl thats it. A cover he was on before he signed to interscope.

    Wrong bro. Lamar was doing national tours before he signed to Dre. Had spots on Coachella and SXSW too.

  10. why? Says:

    To which I respond with this facial expression.

    ^

    chartattack.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/29-Camron-NP.gif

  11. cOLD Says:

    Benefit? Dre got Lamar on the cover of xxl thats it. A cover he was on before he signed to interscope.

    Wrong bro. Lamar was doing national tours before he signed to Dre. Had spots on Coachella and SXSW too.

    ^ I don’t even listen to that kendrik dude, but I can tell you, he wasnt on my radar till Dre’ cosigned.

  12. 7v5a7 Says:

    Benefit? Dre got Lamar on the cover of xxl thats it. A cover he was on before he signed to interscope.

    Wrong bro. Lamar was doing national tours before he signed to Dre. Had spots on Coachella and SXSW too.
    ^^^^^
    A Dre cosign got Kendrick radio play, A Dre feature got him radio play for The Recipe, & A Dre cosign gives u access to white fams that purchase music. Word to Xzibit

  13. Fyodor Drostoevsky Says:

    That Tim Dog story is hilarious. Kizzettes are on that dude’s case. Let that dead man breathe yo.

  14. A-1 Says:

    7v5a7
    0 mins ago
    Benefit? Dre got Lamar on the cover of xxl thats it. A cover he was on before he signed to interscope.

    Wrong bro. Lamar was doing national tours before he signed to Dre. Had spots on Coachella and SXSW too.
    ^^^^^
    A Dre cosign got Kendrick radio play, A Dre feature got him radio play for The Recipe, & A Dre cosign gives u access to white fams that purchase music. Word to Xzibit
    ——
    This

  15. hood trill stunting aka trap day man Says:

    http://m.soundcloud.com/tron_doe_beats/cuban-link-lassos

    > send this to quentin tarantino for his next kill bill installment

  16. Gob Bluth Says:

    I never heard of Kendrick before Dre cosigned him & even then i wasn’t interested, only when i heard swimming pools in the club did i check for his work

    Jimmy is spot on

  17. A-1 Says:

    Niggas ain’t really KNO Kendricc 2 afta da Doc Co-but das cool cuz HIS GRIND PRIOR got him da Doc Co-

    *shrugs*

  18. hood trill stunting aka trap day man Says:

    gives u access to white fams

    > lol

  19. 7v5a7 Says:

    fans >>>fams

    Typing on a iPhone <<<<

  20. hood trill stunting aka trap day man Says:

    where that the recipe video at tho?

    now would be a good time to drop that.

    women, weed &, weather >>>

    that track slaps.

  21. cOLD Says:

    BigAssChicks

    On Instagram.

    You’re all welcomed.

  22. King James Says:

    K.Dot was at Coachella because of Dr.Dre ask CP he lives in Cali and confirm all this

  23. King James Says:

    K.Dot first started buzzing in 2010 because of rumors of him writing for Dre and Detox

  24. hood trill stunting aka trap day man Says:

    shoutout my shalomie mcb on some G jus cuz shit.

  25. tHe kiD fRanKiE Says:

    &What?! doe<

    HE GOTSTA GO smmfh

    ^lolsmh yea looks like he's next

  26. AR-Clip Says:

    Lol at being signed to CTE being a good thing.
    Who besides jeezy got any shine over there? See Fred gibbs, bloodraw etc

  27. General Glamour Says:

    King James
    1 min ago
    K.Dot was at Coachella because of Dr.Dre ask CP he lives in Cali and confirm all this

    ^

    confirmed.

  28. I. Ron CHIC Says:

    Jimmy is spot on

    ^ u sir, are an imbecile

  29. cOLD Says:

    Lmao god gave man women with big asses. And then some evil men created AIDS.

    life’s ILL.

  30. General Glamour Says:

    COLD
    5 mins ago
    BigAssChicks

    On Instagram.

    You’re all welcomed.

    ^

    * incognito tabs *

  31. General Glamour Says:

    roffs

    im pretty sure god created aids too cold

    ” too much of a good thing … ”

    ” only god satisfies … ”

    etc.

    but keep going (c) ebony emmanuel

  32. tHe kiD fRanKiE Says:

    Freeze some of them chicks is team photoshop tho

  33. Gob Bluth Says:

    *daps cOLD

    I was talking about the teddy bear eye earlier, but work bodied me. I noticed it pops up everytime Hanks about to get killed or in some form of danger

    still i’m still on season 4

  34. The Architek Says:

    im dying slowly at this Tim Dog story

    shit is too funny

  35. Rajon Trondo Says:

    Lol @ frankie looking over some slores instagram feed with a magnifying glass

    “Hmm.. it appears there is some airbrushing over some stretch marks, and that clearly is a c section scar”

    *Frankie clicks unfollow*

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