On Viceland's Most Expensivest, rapper 2 Chainz samples hilarious and outrageously expensive stuff, and if you haven't been watching the show, you're missing one of the most underrated docuseries on TV. The show takes 2 Chainz, his famous friends, and his adorable French bulldog, Trappy, to some of the most exclusive shops, restaurants, and retailers in the world. These are places that peddle everyday items at ludicrous prices.
Most Expensivest, which started out as a web series on GQ.com (originally titled Most Expensivest Sh*t), then moved to Viceland, is an illuminating yet sort of horrifying insight into how the 1% live and shop. It features Viceland's brand of satirical editing boosted by 2 Chainz's discerning eye for the luxurious as well as the absurd.
Does a gold-dusted burger actually taste good? Do Total Dissolved Solids turn water into liquid gold? And how much is too much to spend on your dog's birthday cake? These are some of the wildest items on 2 Chainz's Most Expensivest.
Headphones - $30,000
Headphones can be pretty pricey, but this pair is next-level pricey. Sennheiser created the Orpheus HE90 in the early '90s, hoping to produce the best headphones ever, regardless of price. They made only 300 of the headphones, which sold at the time for $16,000. Today, the value of this product has skyrocketed to $30,000.
They need their own specially made amplifier, which is supposed to make your listening experience sound like you're hearing everything live. Listening to his own music, 2 Chainz seemed impressed: "I sound good."8517Is this outrageous?
Bottled Water - $100,000
Martin Riese, who bills himself as "America's only water sommelier," offers 2 Chainz a water tasting session. None of it is from the tap, of course. He explains that like wine, water can have different tastes depending on its mineral levels, which are measured in Total Dissolved Solids, or TDS. The higher the TDS level, the stronger the flavor.
The cheapest on the menu is a bottle of "15,000-year-old glacier water" from Canada that costs $20 a bottle, while the "most expensivest" is a $100,000 bottle of "mineral-infused aqua."
Apparently, 2 Chainz wasn't too impressed with this gourmet H2O. He says at the end of the episode, "Good try, Martin, but I'm [gonna] stay down with my... Aquafinas, my Fijis, my Smart Waters."8217Is this outrageous?
Burger With A Gold And Diamond Toothpick - $295
New York's Serendipity 3 restaurant is home to the indeed extravagant "Le Burger Extravagant," created for National Hamburger Month. It's made using Japanese Wagyu beef, white truffle butter, 10 different herbs, 18-month-old cave-aged cheese, shaved black truffles, and caviar that costs $200 per ounce.
The bun is dusted with 24-carat edible gold. The finishing touch is - what else? - a gold and diamond toothpick. The $295 burger was a hit with 2 Chainz, who delivered this review:
"This burger was more than just food; it was an experience for me. I mean, I eat very well. I have a chef with me at all times, but this is a whole 'nother level. I'm going to have to challenge my chef to order some things from a cave."8522Is this outrageous?
Canine Birthday Cake - $15,000Video: YouTube
Although $15,000 might sound like an outrageous amount of money to spend on a birthday cake for a human being, let alone your pet pooch, 2 Chainz's beloved French bulldog, Trappy (celebrating his third birthday), deserves the finer things in life. "Trappy got to have the bling," 2 Chainz says.
Buddy Valastro, aka "The Cake Boss," makes the celebratory dessert, with all the usual ingredients you would find in a vanilla cake, plus bone-in rib eye steak, peanut butter, and bacon.
The video doesn't show Trappy's reaction to the cake, however, perhaps because 2 Chainz says on the show he's worried the dessert might not sit well in the dog's stomach.584Is this outrageous?