Lil Dicky takes ‘Earth’ by surprise

Rapper spreads awareness about an emerging problem

Lil Dicky literally showing his love for the Earth.

Once again, Lil Dicky has amazed us with his creativity. For those of you that don’t know of Lil Dicky (David Burd), that “Freaky Friday” song you all like featuring Chris Brown happens to be his song.

The rapper released a song on April 19 called “Earth.” Lil Dicky mainly sings the song by himself, but many other famous people help him out. Thirty celebrities contributed to the song including Justin Bieber, Wiz Khalifa, Halsey, Ariana Grande, Kevin Hart and Joel Embiid. You don’t even have to like Lil Dicky to listen to this song because chances are there’s an artist you like that sings in it.

The song is essentially about how we need to protect the earth because it’s our home. Lil Dicky really enters a soft zone by releasing this song, but this is completely necessary. We need to raise awareness about the environment all around so we can sustain the quality of life for years to come.

He doesn’t just talk about the environment. He mentions countries that need to be united and forgiven. He sings in one of his verses, “We forgive you, Germany.” It takes guts for him to say that because Lil Dicky is Jewish. It just goes to show you he means everything he says on a personal level.

The amount of time and thought that must have gone into the creation of this song just blows my mind. Lil Dicky contacted 30 different celebrities to help him with this song. Most of the celebrities only said a sentence in the song, but it’s the thought that counts here.

Lil Dicky wanted to get a group of people to sing it together to let people know we are a community of earth-loving humans. Absolutely genius. You have to respect what Lil Dicky is trying to do here.

Lil Dicky always makes over-the-top songs, but this one is actually really well written. The chorus is soothing, and the lyrics add humor to the song.

He hasn’t released an album since 2015, and lately he’s been dropping singles. In 2018, he released “Freaky Friday” featuring Chris Brown, a song I mentioned earlier. It’s always fun to see what Lil Dicky has cooking in the kitchen, because he makes quality singles. This is just another example of him doing that.

The music video for this song is a must watch. It’s a 7-minute long clip that shows animations of different animals and the environment along with voice-overs from the celebrities that represented that animal.

For example, a zebra sings in Ariana Grande’s voice, and a marijuana plant sings in Snoop Dogg’s voice (how ironic). The video starts off with a news report of a wildfire followed by Lil Dicky himself telling kids to pick up trash they spilled.

You can tell Lil Dicky put a lot of time and thought into the video, and it should be appreciated by everyone. It’s just satisfying and really funny to watch, so I highly recommend it.

On top of this, he’s donating all proceeds from the song to the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. This foundation specializes in protecting the well-being of earth’s inhabitants. He could have made so much money from this song alone to keep for himself, but he’s showing major unselfishness by donating it to the environment.

It amazes me how this song isn’t No. 1 on Apple Music right now. It’s definitely because not a lot of people listen to Lil Dicky or don’t know who he is. I was fortunate enough to appreciate his music before he peaked. While the song isn’t necessarily a “banger,” its significance should have grabbed more attention by now.

He chose a perfect time to release the song. It’s not by some coincidence that he dropped the song three days before Earth Day. Well done, Mr. Burd, well done.

No matter how popular the song gets, it’s still a well-designed, thoughtful song. Watch the video because then you’ll get to experience the song and the video all at once. It will be worth the seven minutes.

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