Do you ever wonder what celebrities’ day-to-day lives are like?
We’re used to seeing them on stage and at awards shows — but what are they doing at, say, 4 p.m. on a Tuesday? Do doves fly them baskets of perfectly ripe fruit picked by angels? Do they shower in galaxy water harvested from other planets?
Produced by VICELAND, Most Expensivest sees the It’s A Vibe rapper tour around sampling the most outlandishly lavish items available to the one per cent. And, it turns out, when you have unlimited cash to blow, you can get your hands on some pretty unbelievable items and experiences — from $400,000 underwater treadmills, to $15,000 dog birthday cakes, to…well, that’s what this article is about, isn’t it?
Here are six of the Most Expensivest items 2 Chainz has ever tried:
1. Uber for yachts
Price: $100,000 annual membership
YachtLife is an app with worldwide service that lets you charter a yacht with a few simple taps (you know, if dropping a few thousand dollars is just a normal afternoon for you). You can book a watercraft for as little as a few hours or as long as a few weeks — and, if you find yourself constantly on deck, you can sign up for unlimited rentals through their membership club for $100,000 per year.
It’s a steal if you think about it.
2. Custom crystal-studded dominoes set
Dominoes is a classic table game. You’re a classy person. So why not have your signature laser-engraved onto a custom, scratch-resistant, jewel-encrusted anodized dominoes set? (We don’t know what half those words mean, either — but they sound fancy.)
Ronnie Rosales began Billet Bones in 2001, inspired by a love of luxury and delight in dominoes. Since then, he’s hand-made custom sets for Paul Pierce, Chris Paul, Reggie Miller, DeMarcus Cousins and, of course, 2 Chainz. Each set is individually designed and crafted from aircraft-grade aluminum by Rosales himself — taking between one and three months to finish — micro-engraved with a fade-resistant cutting technique and decked out with mini-crystals.
Pulling these out at a party will absolutely make you the talk of the evening.
3. Bulletproof suit jacket
You might recognize J.S. Vann as one of Toronto Life‘s most stylish people — or as the person behind Drake’s $25,000 custom Raptors jersey-lined suit jacket.
Turns out, he also uses sheets of diamond to make bulletproof tuxes for the ultra-rich. Hand-made with sourced materials from around the world, Vann’s nanothread technology is ultra-thin so your suit is protective without feeling bulky.
4. Hand-carved, melt-resistant ice
Price: $325 for 40 pieces or $1000 for a one-year subscription
Gläce Luxury Ice is the world’s most expensive frozen water. Why? It comes in two shapes: spheres and hand-carved cubes, each of which is geometrically designed to expose the least amount of surface area possible to your drink. Because of this, your drink dilutes slower — each piece lasts between 15 and 20 minutes — and you have more time to enjoy its pure, uncontaminated flavour.
Plus, Gläce Luxury Ice is purified of all minerals and additives; it has no smell and no taste. It comes in a resealable pouch with a one-way air valve so it stays fresh in your freezer without picking up the scent or taste of your leftovers.
In short, these opulent rocks provide maximum flavour, maximum chill and minimum dilution.
5. Custom copper and python leather bicycle
For a ride that costs more than most people’s first car, you’d expect the Williamson’s Wheelmen bicycle to drive itself. But it doesn’t — it’s literally just a super expensive bike.
Assembled by Williamson Goods in Detroit, Michigan with parts from around the world — including a headset from Japan, grips from England and Columbus tubing from Italy — the final product is then dipped in copper so everyone you ride by knows you have a taste for the finer things.
You just might want to invest in a really good bike lock.
6. Horse hair bed
Have you ever ridden a horse and wondered, “Hmm…I wonder what a mattress stuffed with mane hair would feel like?” Well, if you have a cool $150,000 to blow, now you can find out!
Hästens has been making beds with ethically sourced horse mane and tail hair for over 100 years. The official bed purveyor to the Swedish monarchy, its beds have a triple spring system that cradles your every toss and turn — you don’t lay on this bed, you lay in it.
Why horse hair? It’s ultra-tough (so much so that Hästens offers a 25-year warranty on all its beds), it’s naturally anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, it’s soft, it’s springy and it’s moisture-wicking. You can forget about flipping the covers on and off all night — this bed expertly keeps you cool, dry and rested.
OK, back to reality — most of us can’t afford to shell out for hand-carved ice and diamond dominoes. But you can afford to see a 2 Chainz concert at this year’s Frosh (because it’s free)!
On Wednesday, Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m. EDT, indulge your opulent taste on a student budget and watch the Grammy award-winning Most Expensivest host perform all your favourite hits at IGNITE’s semester kickoff concert. Plus, we’ll have a DJ battle, games and prizes valued at over $1,700!
This year’s Frosh will take place virtually. You can access the event through Vimeo on our Events page.
2 Chainz is used to sampling pricey products. But making your year unforgettable? That’s priceless.
If a student hosted Most Expensivest, school supplies would definitely be featured. For help covering your program’s costs, apply for IGNITE’s Learning Essentials Support program.