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Everything you need to know about Lil Dicky from his amazing music videos, to his comedy background.
Lil Dicky became a rapper in an attempt to write TV shows, movies and to act. He told HipHopDX: "I had very little interest in being a rapper. I fell in love with rapping though, so I'm not leaving that game until I've proved my point. However, I plan on having two concurrent careers going on at the same time, as a rapper, and as a comedian/actor/writer. I value the non-musical career just as much as the Rap career, and can't wait to begin acting on that."
Lil Dicky actually stands at 5ft 9 or 177.2 cm. The 'Freaky Friday' rapper is around average height for a celebrity in Hollywood.
According to website Celebrity Net Worth, Lil Dicky is currently worth $8m. However following the huge success of his song 'Freaky Friday' alongside Chris Brown, expect this number to rise dramatically.
Its actually David Burd! Before he started rapping Lil Dicky led a very normal life and grew up in a Jewish upper middle class family.
Lil Dicky was born and raised in Cheltenham, a wealthy part of North Philadelphia, USA.
Before starting his career as a rapper, Lil Dicky was an account manager in San Fransico. He worked at an advert agency, but was transferred to the creative department after he began re-imagining his monthly reports as rap videos.
Lil Dicky got his big break through Kickstarter. After building up a strong online fanbase, he was able to raise over $113,000 to pursue rapping full-time.
Dicky's shows are an intriguing combination of rap and stand-up comedy. He told PhillyMag.com: “I’m building my shows in a very different way, where there’s a lot of interludes, where I’m talking to the crowd back-and-forth, comedic bits. I almost treat it as 25 percent standup improv and 75 percent music.”
Lil Dicky rose to prominence making a series of funny and creative music videos, including the stunning animated visuals for his 'Professional Rapper' collaboration with Snoop Dogg. The music video for his break-out single 'Ex-Boyfriend' gained over 1 million views in 24 hours.
Yes, he spent almost every dollar trying to be a successful rapper. He told HipHopDX: "The money is a complete necessity. To do this full time, I had to quit my job about six months ago - and I've got very little income coming in. On top of that, I spent my life's savings on the first wave of stuff, so I was at the point where I couldn't continue without more money."
Far from it! Lil Dicky has been building his career up for the last two years. After the release of his breakout single 'Ex-Girlfriend', he released a music video or song once a week for 5 months! Only after Lil Dicky amassed a huge amount of songs and videos, did he start his Kickstarter campaign.
Lil Dicky has been rapping for longer than a lot of people think. He opened up for 112 as a teenager and never looked back!
Lil Dicky became tired of the boastful raps and bottle-popping of his peers and wanted to bring something fresh to the game. Speaking to BostonMagazine, he said: "I love rap, and part of Hip-Hop culture is being excessive and absurd, and I can’t be excessive and absurd without sounding corny. So I have to do it in a very truthful, weird way."
Lil Dicky has cited Jewish comedians Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld as huge influences. He told PhillyMag.com: "My sense of humour is definitely real world, in the moment, which I think is those guys’ sense of humor. I feel like in a way, I’m the rap version of that... I’ve been to a lot of shows, and I’ve seen a lot of shows where the guy’s just onstage rapping, going through the motions. It seems very contrived."
Despite not being a household name in Hip-Hop yet, Lil Dicky managed to get hot verses from big names such as Snoop Dogg, Fetty Wap, T-Pain, Rich Homie Quan, and more.
Lil Dicky initially started rapping with a long-term goal of being in comedy and didn't expect to be as good as he is. He told BostonMagazine: "As crazy as it sounds, the rapping really caught up to this comedic end of things. It works the way a sport works. The more you work at it, the better you get. And I don’t think I anticipated that. I now have a lot of serious integrity and pride in the actual musical element of things."