Drake has dropped the song Toosie Slide along with the music video on April 2d and honestly, it looks like a mix of MTV Cribs, quarantine core and something made for TikTok. The dance is pretty easy to follow and Drake literally sings instructions to it, so we can only assume he wants people on TikTok to pick it up, and he’s been sharing the first TikToks on his Instagram stories.
He’s wearing a mask and gloves in the video, something that’s become a staple for many in these times of worldwide pandemic. He’s dancing in a very empty house, just like most of us in self-isolation, so that’s instantly relatable. What’s not relatable at all is his huge mansion, where the video was filmed. But let’s talk more about this luxurious house.
Let’s start with the obvious,that house is massive. It’s 50 000 square feet to be exact and we’re pretty sure that makes it a mansion. And we really hope there’s going to be an MTV Cribs style video with Drake showing us around his crib. In the meantime, enjoy these photos.
The first thing you might notice when you enter Drake’s house is that the walls are all limestone and marble, it’s monumental, it’s luxurious, it screams that the owner is rich. And then there are two sculptures by Kaws right in the hallway, which add to the pricey feeling of the entrance hall.
Drake says that he purposefully chose materials that felt monumental and made the house so big. He built this from the ground up in his hometown Toronto and to him this is one of the big important things he’ll leave behind, so he wanted something that will feel grand but also be sturdy and stay there for hundreds of years to come.
When it comes to the shape, size and used materials and the way this house was built – it’s basically an actual 19-century limestone mansion. But slightly modernized, so that it still feels contemporary. The overall aesthetic of the house inside can only be described as modern Art Deco. Personally we think it fits well with Drake’s 70’s uncle vibes.
There’s a very impressive grand piano in the great room of Drake’s house, and not just any grand piano, but one by the Bösendorfer with a design made in collaboration with Takashi Murakami. But of course it is, it’s Drake, he wouldn’t get just any piano, it had to be the best one and the most impressive looking one.
His bedroom is also huge, the bedding has an Alexander McQueen hummingbird tapestry sown into it. The carpet from The Rug Company is also custom designed by Rafauli. Drake also has the Lobmeyr’s famous chandelier in his house. Yes, the one Hans Harald Rath designed from the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Because why wouldn’t you just have that in your house?
The chandelier might seem like the top of extravagance, but Drake also has an indoor pool in his house, a full sized indoor basketball court that’s made in accordance with NBA regulations and a recording studio too.
When you think about it, one can easily spend the quarantine in that mansion and never feel deprived of anything. There’s a place to relax, exercise, swim and even make music. And drake’s kitchen is a state of the art facility made for entertaining guests, too bad we gotta isolate.
The super high ceilings, the limestone walls, the marbled floors, all of the amenities – you can’t help but think “luxury” when you see it. It’s the only thing that comes to mind. Well that and perhaps closely followed by “it’s a bit tacky” and you remember that TV ad “Opulence – I has it.” But, you know, to each their own.