USC’s class of 2013 got a surprise on Friday (May 17), when Dr. Dre made an appearance during their commencement ceremony… and said a few words alongside Interscope Records chairman, Jimmy Iovine.
“Walking around USC today, it seems like everyone’s a doctor, which is funny ’cause I brought my partner here today, who also happens to be a doctor. So, in the words of the great Slim Shady, will the real Dr. Dre please stand up and join me on stage?” Iovine said, as he introduced Dre.
“Make some noise Trojans!” said the hip-hop legend, who donated $70 million, with Iovine, to start an academy at USC. “I am excited and I am proud to now be a member of the Trojan family. I would also like to say congratulations to the University of Southern California’s Class of 2013.”
The music moguls donated $70 million toward the university, which will be used to create the Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation — a special four-year program for undergraduates in entrepreneurship; technology, art, design and marketing.
It is slated to launch in Fall 2014.