Back in 2003, Kanye West was an established hip-hop producer with production credits on some of the most iconic hip-hop songs of the 2000s. But despite his reputation as a producer, he had yet to make his name as an artist in his own right. He was on the cusp of releasing his debut album, The College Dropout, which would launch his career into hip-hop superstardom. But prior to the release of his album, he did something that many people do after saving up a significant amount of money; he bought a house. Now, 14 years later, Kanye has finally sold the house he called home when he first broke into the rap game.
Kanye West sold his longtime home in Hollywood Hills, California for $2.95 million after several attempts to find a buyer. The home, which was built in 2002, features a formal entry, a home theater, breakfast room, a den with a cartoon character theme, three bedrooms, and four bathrooms.
The 4,214 square foot property, which is reportedly controlled by "built-in computers" also features a mural in the dining room, a fishtank in the master bathroom, and a modern chandelier on top of the bar area.
West had been trying to sell the home for a significant amount of time. He initially put the house on the market in 2010 for $3.995 million, then brought down the price of the property in 2013 to $3.3 million. Despite selling the home for roughly $1 million below his initial asking price, West still raked in a decent profit; records show that he bought the property for $1.75 million in 2003.
West and his wife Kim Kardashian also own properties in Bel-Air and Hidden Hills, California.