Top 10 Most Expensive Rapper Homes
Top 10 Most Expensive Rapper Homes: Hip-hop has evolved into a multi-billion dollar industry rather than just a culture. After Jay-Z became the first billionaire in the genre, Rihanna and Ye quickly followed suit. According to Forbes, Diddy became a billionaire in 2022. Rappers frequently invest in opulent real estate because hip-hop is as lucrative as it has ever been in its 50-year history. Hip-hop artists spend a lot of money on opulent, huge estates. Rapper residences are typically expensive and spacious, reflecting the extravagant and ostentatious lifestyle that is associated with the genre.
We’ve listed a few rap stars’ obscenely expensive residences below;
1. Drake: $100 Million In Bridle Path, Toronto
Before his $100 million estate was finished, Drizzy spent much of his time on the YOLO Estate in Hidden Hills, California. In 2016, the Canadian rapper invested in two acres of a prestigious property in Bridle Path, Toronto. The elite of Canada, including iconic singer Celine Dion, call Bridle Path one of the most prestigious residential neighborhoods in the country home. The land was apparently purchased by Drake for $6.7 million, and construction on the opulent home began right away.
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The well-known designer Ferris Rafauli was enlisted by the Canadian rapper to supervise the home’s interior decoration. With no money spared, Ferris realized Drake’s architectural vision for his palace. The opulent house had an estimated value of $100 million when the Canadian singer moved in. This is partially attributable to the Bridle Path zip code and the extravagant furnishings (such as a $400K mattress) and artwork Ferris chose for the estate.
Drake often posted updates on Instagram about the progress of his dream house. The Palace served as the location for the “Toosie Slide” music video as well. Once finished, the 50,000-square-foot home was featured in the April 2020 issue of Architectural Digest. In the rumored $12 million price range, Drake sold his Hidden Hills mansion. He now makes his home at the Toronto Palace. Drake is now the rapper with the most expensive home recordings.
2. Jay-Z: $90 Million In Bel-Air, California
You wouldn’t think that Jay-Z and Beyoncé would have trouble finding a house to buy, would you? But the celebrity couple’s decision to relocate to California resulted in just that. According to reports, the Carters looked for a property in Los Angeles for three years. They ultimately chose the $90 million modern mansion in the Bel-Air district, nevertheless.
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The 30,000-square-foot living area of the palace is situated on 1.5 acres of land. The luxurious home was created by Paul McClean. The Carters were able to haggle the price down from its initial $120 million asking price to $88 million. Before formally moving in with their kids, they reportedly also spent $750,000 on upgrades and customizations. The rapper’s mansion is now both the most expensive rapper home in the United States and the second most costly property on this list.
3. Kanye West: $57 Million In Malibu, California
After divorcing reality TV star Kim Kardashian, Kanye left her enormous $20 million Hidden Hills property. He eventually relocated to Malibu, 30 minutes away, after buying and remodeling the $57 million beachside home. The 4,000-square-foot house was created by Tadao Ando. Tadao’s work in Naoshima fascinated and inspired Kanye. This is thought to be the reason he acquired the property right away. In order to be close to his kids, the “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” rapper apparently also purchased a $4.5 million estate near his former Hidden Hills residence.
4. Dr. Dre: $40 Million In Brentwood, California
Dr. Dre has succeeded in hiding his contemporary fortress from view. We know that in 2014, the renowned gangsta rapper and super-producer bought the home from Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen. According to reports, Tom and Gisele paid $11 million for the site and then built the house from the ground up. The castle reportedly has 18,000 square feet of residential space and stands on four acres. Of course, if there was no moat, it wouldn’t be a true castle.
The house was originally listed by Tom and Gisele for $50 million, but after they reduced their asking price to $40 million, Dr. Dre bought it. One of California’s prestigious estates, Brentwood is a magnet for wealthy people and famous people. LeBron James, Reese Witherspoon, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Heidi Klum are among Dr. Dre’s neighbors. Additionally, Dr. Dre owns other houses in California.
5. Sean “Diddy” Combs: $40 Million In Holmby Hills, California
In order to be near his kids, Diddy purchased the property in 2014. Before the music mogul moved in, the mansion with European influences underwent renovation. It has an interior area of 17,000 square feet, eight bedrooms, and eleven bathrooms. The 1.3-acre property has a separate spa pavilion with a steam room, massage area, and full-service beauty shop, according to TMZ.
Combs also has a large estate in Toluca Lake and two side-by-side villas on Miami’s affluent Star Island. The latter was occupied by his ex-wife Kim Porter, who passed away in 2018. She was the mother of his four children. According to reports, Diddy sold the property from his real estate holdings.
6. Travis Scott: $23 Million In Brentwood, California
The last few years have been quite exciting for Travis Scott‘s career. Thanks to hit songs like “Antidote,” “Butterfly Effect,” and “Sicko Mode,” which feature Drake, he is one of the most streamed musicians of his generation. Additionally, Travis has performed at numerous festivals around the world as the headlining act on sold-out tours. Additionally, the rapper from “Franchise” has a sizable list of endorsement deals. Deals with Nike, McDonald’s, Mattel, Christian Dior, and General Mills cereal brands are also included.
Thus, the rapper from Houston had no trouble affording the $23 million price tag for this Brentwood, California, home with a yacht-inspired design. In 2020, Travis acquired the contemporary residence. According to sources who claim to be connected to the hip-hop musician, he paid cash for the property. The 17,000-square-foot mansion’s initial asking price was $42 million.
7. Nicki Minaj: $20 Million In Hidden Hills, California
The list of the highest-paid rappers compiled by Forbes constantly includes the rap queen. According to reports, she earned $29 million between 2021 and 2022. Despite not having an album or a tour in over five years, this is the case. The Hidden Hills mansion cost the Lil Wayne protege $19.5 million in 2022. The information on her new residence is few because she was never given a chance to put on the real estate market. According to tax records, the mansion has an internal footprint of 12,000 square feet, eight bedrooms, and nine baths. Nicki presently resides in Calabasas with her husband and son.
8. Kendrick Lamar: $15.9 Million In Bel-Air, California
Since releasing the revolutionary, culture-defining Good Kid M.A.A.D City album, the Pulitzer Prize–winning MC has enjoyed an extraordinary career in hip-hop. One of the best hip-hop musicians of all time, according to many, is Kung Fu Kenny. His albums DAMN, To Pimp A Butterfly, and the previously mentioned Good Kid M.A.A.D. City frequently shows up on lists of the finest albums ever made. He was named the generational heir of West Coast hip-hop by Dr. Dre, The Game, and Snoop Dogg.
With all of his success, the Grammy-winning Compton rapper was able to purchase a mansion in Bel-Air’s affluent East Gate district. Edward Fickett, a well-known L.A. architect, designed the house, which was constructed in the 1950s. Just over 8,000 square feet are used for living space on the property. According to reports, Kendrick Lamar once resided in Manhattan Beach with his family. His other family members currently reside in the home residences he has also bought in Calabasas.
9. Lil Wayne: $15.4 Million In Hidden Hills, California
Finally, Lil Wayne relocated to the West Coast. In 2021, he spent an estimated $15.4 million on a residence with a modern farmhouse design. The influencer and reality TV star Kylie Jenner lives just next door to him. The main house and a smaller guest house are the two buildings on Wayne’s land. The property has a total living space of 12,000 square feet, seven bedrooms, and eight bathrooms.
The iconic Grammy-winning New Orleans native resided in Miami for the majority of his career. He paid $16.5 million for a home in Biscayne Bay in 2018. The house was bought in 2023 for a reported $22 million despite Weezy later listing it for $30 million. He currently makes his home at the Hidden Hills estate.
10. Big Sean: $8.1 Million In Encino, California
Big Sean purchased the French Normandy-style home in an exclusive, guard-gated neighborhood of Encino. Over 10,000 square feet of living space are contained on the plot, which occupies about a third of an acre. Sean Don paid a $2 million discount to purchase the home. According to records, the home was constructed in 2005 and had a comprehensive renovation in 2016. When Sean moved into his Encino apartment, he had just finished selling the $11 million Beverly Hills house he had bought in 2017.
Other notable residences owned by rappers include Rick Ross‘ The Promise, Tyler the Creator‘s Bel-Air home, Offset and Cardi B‘s Atlanta residence, and Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys‘ $20.8 million architectural marvel.
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