Lil Dicky disclosed one of the most star-studded affair but only for a noble cause, possibly not something safe animated music video for his charity single "Earth"— featuring Leonardo DiCaprio as a human and Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Halsey, Bad Bunny, PSY, Zac Brown, Miley Cyrus, Sia, Snoop Dogg and innumerable other celebrities as animals urging to save the earth.
Talking about its composition and creation Lil Dicky says, "It really kind of started out as 'I love animals. I'd love to make a song where different artists play the role of different animals,' " he told Time, adding, "What started as a silly joke of an idea along the way became the most important thing I'll ever do."
It almost gives the feeling of watching Madagascar as recounted by DJ Khaled's Rolodex, or a rather absurd representation of "Do They Know It's Christmas" rewritten in the language of meme rap and meta-commentary. Directed by Tony Yacenda Nigel Tierney and Federico Heller, the video for "Earth" is one of the most delightful videos from the joke-rapper, and it’s all for a good cause (proceeds from the single will go towards the environment-focused Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation). The question now is how did this guy manage to come up with a music video that stands in competition with this year's Coachella lineup?
It was in the year 2013 a famous ad man named David Burd adopted the Lil Dicky moniker. He made songs like "Ex-Boyfriend," a lewd rap about the envy that comes with meeting your partner's more alluring ex. In a deleted blog post from 2013, he put forward his statement of purpose. "Unless you're an extremely stupid person that began life as a poor, violent man, only to see your fortunes turn once you started rapping, you won't be able to relate to 99 percent of today's rap music." He further adds: "So I decided that if I wanted to be absurd, I'd have to do it differently. I'd have to do it in ways that I could relate to. That's my right."
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