Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine and Lil Baby Stump for Proposition 28
A state ballot initiative that would boost school arts and music funding by $1 billion is getting some California Love from hip-hop legend Dr. Dre.
Dre, rapper Lil Baby, and music executive Jimmy Iovine recently appeared at a panel in support of Proposition 28. The measure would guarantee arts and music program funding for every public K-12 school, ensuring music, dance, theater, photography and graphic design classes for students.
“No new taxes. What we’re doing is taking existing record revenues, existing surplus and providing it to help kids. The school communities get to decide how to spend it. If they have art and they want to add music, fantastic. If they prefer to have dancing and theater, that’s good, too,” said former Los Angeles Unified Supt. Austin Beutner.
In recent years, Dre and Iovine have become outpsoken advocates for public education. Dre just donated $10 million to Compton High School for their new performing arts building.