Snoop Dogg Snoop recently got $2 million for a 6,500-square-foot house in Claremont, Calif., home to the prestigious Claremont Colleges. Thirty miles outside Los Angeles, the eight-bedroom property includes a pool, basketball court and recording studio.
Suge Knight After filing for bankruptcy and losing control of his record company, Death Row Records founder Suge Knight’s $6.2 million mansion went up for sale last year. Knight purchased the 8,000-square-foot, seven-bedroom estate with ocean views for a reported $3.8 million in 2003.
Kanye West The Grammy-winning rapper’s six-bedroom, 35,000-square-foot Beverly Hills, Calif., mansion went up for sale in early 2008. West asks $8.7 million for the property he purchased a year earlier for $7.2 million.
Russell Simmons The Saddle River, N.J., manse of producer Russell Simmons is for sale for $20 million. The 10-bedroom home sits on four acres, complete with indoor and outdoor pools, a wine cellar and a movie theater. Down the street is the house made famous by the reality television show Run’s House, starring Russell’s brother, Reverend Run of Run DMC.
50 Cent Rapper 50 Cent’s Farmington, Conn., mansion went on the market last year. Sitting on 17 acres, this 19-bedroom, 50,000-square foot home boasts indoor and outdoor pools, tennis and basketball courts, a pond and a guest house. The rapper is asking $18.5 million; he bought the home from Mike Tyson’s ex-wife for $4.1 million in 2003.
Scott Storch The hip-hop producer’s $10 million mansion is located on Miami Beach’s exclusive, man-made Palm Island. But Storch, recently hitless and reportedly two years delinquent on property taxes, is facing foreclosure on the home. His rise to fame followed a string of successes working with Dr. Dre, 50 Cent and Beyoncé.
Jay-Z and Beyoncé Newlyweds Jay-Z and Beyoncé Knowles are building a house in the wealthy New York City suburb of Scarsdale. Together, the hip-hop power couple brought in $162 million last year.
Diddy In 2004, rapper and producer Sean Combs paid $5 million for his apartment in midtown Manhattan’s Park Imperial complex. The three-bedroom apartment has views of Central Park from 56th street.