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Kanye, Diddy, Lil Wayne, Pharrell’s Multi-Million-Dollar Homes

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If you had a $14 million budget for a real estate purchase,how would you spend it? If you live a hip-hop lifestyle, you might firstconsider how rap luminaries Pharrell Williams, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Lil Wayne,and Kanye West have spent their riches.

This week's photos of Williams' Miami high-rise prompted CurbedNational to do a wrap-up of some of the year's news making hip-hop cribs. 

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IT PAYS TO BE AN.E.R.D. Considering N.E.R.D. frontman Pharrell Williams is known for hiscolorful Ice Cream brand outfits, it makes sense that his Miami penthouse also has a playful decor. Hehas a painting of "Family Guy" character Stewie, as well as oversized cartoonfigures and a Perspective chair (which he designed) with human-likelegs, toes, and all. But these are just the accessories. The massive $14million abode, photographed by Todd Selby, has an arrowhead-shaped pool,spiral staircase, and view of the coastal shore. It is definitely fit for thehead of an entity called the Billionaire Boys Club. (See more pictures at The Selby.)

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KANYE'S BEAUTIFULFANTASY COMES TRUE Kanye West also displayed cartoon elements in thedecorations of a Hollywood apartment he put upfor sale last spring for $4 million, New York Magazine reported. The roomphotographed is lined with Jetsons art, and, like the futuristic cartoon, isheavy on the remote-controlled features. But West did not let the designersfinish the place without adorning the dining room ceiling with a depictionof himself as an angel.

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WHEN DIDDY'S NOT ON THE LAST TRAIN TO PARIS Sean "Diddy" Combs opted for a sleeker and more seriousfeel for a lounging area of his newest New York City property. Designed by BenjaminNoriega-Ortiz, the clean, modern look relied on neutral colors -- silver, smoke,cream, and glass -- mirrored tables and vases.

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LIL WAYNE'S YOUNG MONEY GOES A LONG WAY Surprisingly,animated hip-hop superstar Lil Wayne has the most conservative design for hishome. Like Diddy, Wayneused a light palette in one of the rooms. One of the most striking features ofthe $14 million home located in La Gorce Island, Miami Beach is a wall lined with floor-to-ceilingwindows. Click hereto see more photos in Business Insider.

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AN APARTMENT FOR THECOMMON MAN If you live in Chicago and aspire to live like a rapper butdon't quite have the budget, you might one day be able to rent one of Common'shigh-rise apartments. One of the Coldwell Banker listings, a two-bedroom, 1,200square foot home, was recently available for rent for $2,200 per month. That'sa good deal, considering that it comes with granite countertops in the kitchen,stainless steel appliances, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a view of a museum.

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