David Andrew Burd born March 15, , better known by his stage name Lil Dicky , is an American rapper and comedian. He came to prominence with the release of the music video of his song "Ex-Boyfriend" on April 25, , which became popular with more than one million views on YouTube in 24 hours. He released his debut album Professional Rapper on July 31, In , his song " Freaky Friday ", featuring Chris Brown , became a worldwide hit. The song was made to raise awareness about the environment, pollution , and climate change. Burd stated that a portion of the song's proceeds are being donated to a variety of environmental charities.
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I felt real satisfaction having given it my all. He was wrong: the video was watched more than 1 million times in just 24 hours. Burd had been publicly stating for years that he wanted to create his own TV show. The pilot begins just after Lil Dicky has gone viral, and is trying to convert instant fame into a career. Well, technically it opens with Dave detailing to a doctor all the things wrong with his genitalia.
Their histories are remarkably similar, particularly the fact that both are best known for being the rapper Lil Dicky, even though they both still introduce themselves as Dave. Still following? With barely any music out, he used to tell record labels that he was going to become one of the biggest artists in the world. Burd acknowledges how ridiculous some of the things that come out his mouth may sound, even to himself. Those are delusions of grandeur that are off the charts. When people count the many hundreds of series that make up this Age of Too Much Television, they tend to refer only to the obvious places — broadcast, cable and the big-deal streamers Netflix, Amazon and Hulu. On a recent morning, Burd, 31, recounted his trajectory from inside his spacious, modern home in Los Angeles. In what during the s would be called the family room — even though he lives by himself — there was a cozy, L-shaped couch, a voluminous bean bag chair, fresh carpeting and a large but not ostentatious television.
Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. Here's the thing about Lil Dicky : It's all a big joke, except for the parts that aren't, but also sometimes those too. The 33 year-old rapper born Dave Burd has been grinding away since breaking through in with his single "Ex-Boyfriend. And in keeping with his odd trajectory, it's courtesy of his semi-autobiographical FXX sitcom Dave. The refreshingly goofy look at the rise to the middle of the bottom by an ambitious, supremely confident MC with serious sexual hangups due to his, well, Lil Dicky has been a whirlwind ride, ending with Wednesday night's April 29 jaw-dropping season finale. No spoilers, but the opening 10 minutes is so bonkers and profane they make Dicky's profanity-heavy environmental charity single "Earth" sound like a Kidz Bop bop by comparison. Along the way, it showed Dave getting taken for a feature ride by a more seasoned rapper YG , failing miserably during his first live performance, sharing his most embarrassing sexual kinks with his girlfriend, getting adult-trolled by his childhood Jewish summer camp friends, acting like a total dork at his first Hollywood party, and evacuating his bowels violently after eating his first-ever bite of carrot. It's a warts-and-all-plus-plus look at a down-deep sweet guy whose on-the-mic confidence belies his absolute terror at most social situations. Billboard caught up with Dicky before the Dave finale to talk about pooping your pants, how his parents feel about his new career, and when we're finally going to hear that second album.