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November 29, 2011|By Kyle Kramer, For RedEye

Sure, floor tickets to see Mr. Carter and Mr. West at the United Center might be a staggering $250, but that's the price if you're looking to get a taste of the rap mogul lifestyle. After all, many of the goods mentioned on "Watch the Throne" have a pretty exorbitant price tag. Check it.

Lyric: "What's that jacket, Margiela?"

Song: "N****s in Paris"

If you want to look the part while you're rapping along with Kanye, it'll $2,090 to pick up a nice leather bomber jacket from the Belgian designer.

Lyric: "Audemars that's losing time/hidden behind all these big rocks"

Song: "N****s in Paris"

A watch from Swiss luxury watchmaker Audemars Piguet can be yours for $15,000, but a limited-edition version made for Jay-Z's 10th anniversary in music will run you more like $30,000. Jay-Z's own Audemars, auctioned off for charity last year, would have cost you $220,000. Assuming you were invited to the auction.

Lyric: "Maybachs on bachs on bachs on bachs on bachs"

Song: "Gotta Have It"

One Maybach has a base price of $450,000, but five of them stacked on top of each other, well …

Lyric: "Basquiats, Warhols, serving as my muses/My house like a museum so I see 'em when I'm peein' ":

Song: "Illest Motherf*****s Alive"

It's hard to imagine that Jay puts his best Basquiats in his bathroom; paintings from the 1980s artist were going for just over $2 million at a Sotheby's auction earlier this month. Of course, for a real museum touch, something like the Andy Warhol self-portrait sold earlier this year for $38.44 million.


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