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If rappers' houses were movie sets

Drake's mansion for a 'Scarface' remake and Kanye's for a hype version of '2001: A Space Odyssey'

If rappers' houses were movie sets Drake's mansion for a 'Scarface' remake and Kanye's for a hype version of '2001: A Space Odyssey'
Lil Wayne
Rick Ross
Rick Ross
Rick Ross
Pharrell Williams
Pharrell Williams
Pharrell Williams
Pharrell Williams
Drake
Drake
Drake
Drake
Kanye West
Kanye West
Kanye West
Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne
If you have an Amazon Prime Video subscription you must have seen at least passing Coming 2 America, the sequel to the film in which Eddie Murphy plays the king of a fictional country in search of a wife in America. To create Prince Akeem's royal palace, the production team chose rapper Rick Ross's home as the ideal location to create Zamunda's royal apartments, transforming the twelve-bedroom villa into a royal mansion with lots of Eddie Murphy's shirtless royal portraits. Ross's mega-villa in Atlanta is just one of the many extravagant houses in the rap world, perfect settings for any type of film thanks to their exaggerated aesthetic and overly sophisticated designs.  

Rick Ross
Rick Ross
Rick Ross
Drake
Drake
Drake
Drake

Inaugurated last year in Toronto, Drake's mansion created by designer Ferris Rafauli would be the perfect setting for a Canadian remake of Scarface. Its marble and bronze interiors are a hymn to exaggeration, the perfect setting to give a home to a version of Tony Montana with a passion for drugs and Kaws. This time the famous final shooting scene could find a new location in the pool topped by a huge slab of Absolute Black granite. A sequel to The Social Network could instead find its ideal location in the house of Pharrell Williams, which sold last year for 14 million dollars. Bought in 2018 by Tyler Perry, with its stained glass windows and a huge contemporary art installation at the entrance, the 1500sqm timeshare would be the ideal home for a young, hated billionaire genius. 
 
If, on the other hand, you love dystopian science fiction, the one in which the poor live in dark and dilapidated houses while the rich watch them from their minimal and elegant villas, then the house of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian in the hills of Calabasas is made for you. The white rooms designed by West together with the architect Axel Vervoordt are clean and immaculate, perfect in their forms and their simplicity. They might look like the inside of the spaceship from 2001: A Space Odyssey if it weren't for the hundreds of pairs of Yeezys jealously guarded by Kanye. Purchased in 2018 for $17 million, Lil Wayne's mansion in Miami was built to have the illusion of floating on water, a concept that would go perfectly with a remake of Project X, becoming the ideal location for a huge pool party. If you prefer something more sophisticated, the rooms designed by Choeff Levy Fischman would be the perfect setting for a sophisticated and classy reinterpretation of David Fincher's Gone Girl.

Kanye West
Kanye West
Kanye West
Pharrell Williams
Pharrell Williams
Pharrell Williams
Pharrell Williams
Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne

Whatever your taste in movies, you can be sure that the world of rap, with its exaggeration and love of luxury, is ready to lend itself to any plot. Whether it's a thriller, a comedy, or a science fiction film, there is no genre that cannot find a setting within the walls of Drake or Kanye West's home: incredible millio-dollar mansions, often more expensive than a Hollywood movie and equally distant from ours daily, from our 30sqm rented with a 4+4 contract.