Drake has been hard at work since he started in the game. A couple of platinum albums and countless tour dates later, he’s living the life he deserves 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 two-story atrium, a kitchen, an elevator, a snack lounge and 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 mansion isn’t done, at least not right now. There’s no telling when exactly Drake will be able to move into his new mansion, but he just gave fans a tour of his temporary crib that he’ll be staying in until the mansion is finished. It’s a high-rise condo, nicely decorated with furniture, a few paintings and other items. I looks like he’s not fully settled into 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.

Drake gives tour of his temporary home in Toronto while his mansion is being built. #ThatViewThough

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