Drake gives us a tour of his new digs.
Drake has been working almost non-stop since he became one of the biggest names in hip-hop. Several albums and countless tour dates later, he's reaping the rewards of his strong work ethic by constructing his new mansion in what is reportedly the most affluent suburb in Canada, his home country. Designed by Ferris Rafauli, who also helmmed the creation of the Sher Club, Drake’s members-only retreat at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, is helping realize a design that the rapper had input on and let's just say it's quite impressive. 35,000 square feet of living space will include a two-story atrium, a kitchen, an elevator, a snack lounge and a great room on the first floor, as well as a gigantic master bedroom, ensuite bathroom, terraces, a guest wing and dressing rooms on the second floor. Throw in some hot tubs and a 10-car garage and you've got a residence fit for hip-hop's king of stylish living.
The downside, at least right now, is that the mansion isn't quite ready yet. There's no telling when exactly Drizzy will be able to move into that castle, but he recently gave his fans a sneak peek at his temporary digs that he's occupying until the construction is finished. It's a high-rise condo, tastefully decorated with some furniture, painting and other items. It's obvious that he's not finished acclimating himself to the space either, with a separate room that he said he plans on using as a studio still emtpy, save for a neon sign that says "Less Drake More Tupac."
"You know, sometimes when you're out here on the road, [you] forget the importance of having a home," mused the rapper. "I'm very inspired, very excited." Even though the space is temporary, Drake acknowledges that it's still his home and that he's going to make sure that it feels like a place where he can come back to, recharge his batteries and get him, in his words, "ready to work." This could be the sign fans were waiting for, in terms of more news concerning a new album that the emcee says is coming soon. New home, new album - it looks like Drake is undergoing a bit of a creative rebirth.