Kendrick Lamar is arguably one of the hottest rappers in the game right now. GQ’s “Rapper of the Year” is not making headlines for his music, but his very modest purchase (compared to other rappers), of a home recently.
According to official records, Lamar recently purchased a modest 4-bedroom home in Eastvale, CA for $523,500, a far cry from his hip hop brethren posted up in multimillion-dollar mansions in L.A.’s ritzy Bel Air neighborhood or Atlanta’s Buckhead.
The lot where the house is located is listed at roughly 7,800 square feet, so the house is much smaller — and it’s also located a good hour east of Los Angeles, smack in the pleasantly affordable middle of nowhere (relatively speaking).
It’s a pretty big statement, even if Kendrick didn’t intend to make it. In the rap world, Kendrick stands virtually alone in his rejection of material temptations.
For example, Tyga, 24, reportedly purchased a 9,280 square foot mansion in L.A.’s wealthy Calabasas neighborhood for $6.5 million. Kendrick has long criticized fellow rappers for losing their focus on music and obsessiong over materialistic things.
In his popular “Control” verse, he raps, “I’m uncoachable, I’m unsociable, f*** y’all clubs/F*** y’all pictures, your Instagram can gobble these n**s/I ain’t rockin’ no more designer s***/White T’s and Nike Cortez, this red Corvette’s anonymous.”
Go Kendrick. Way to set an example of valuing something other than money!
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