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Lil Dicky

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David Andrew Burd (born March 15, 1988) better known by his stage name Lil Dicky or LD, is an American rapper and comedian. He came to prominence with the release of the music video to his song “Ex-Boyfriend”, which went viral with more than one million views on YouTube in 24 hours. He released his debut album Professional Rapper on July 31, 2015.

Early Life

Burd grew up in an upper middle class Jewish family in the Elkins Park neighborhood of Cheltenham Township, a township on the north border of Philadelphia. He attended Cheltenham High School and then the University of Richmond where he graduated Cum Laude from the E. Claiborne Robins School of Business. He then relocated to San Francisco, California, where he worked in account management at the advertising agency Goodby, Silverstein & Partners. After reimagining his monthly progress report as a rap video, the company brought him to work in their creative department, where he wrote copy for ads such as the NBA’s “BIG” campaign.

Music Career

Burd says he initiated his rap career “simply to get attention comedically, so I could write movies, write TV shows and act.” However, he “fell in love with rapping” and says he’s “not leaving that game until I’ve proved my point.”

Burd had been working on his songs and music videos for two years before he began releasing them as part of his debut mixtape So Hard in April 2013. His music video for his song “Ex-Boyfriend” went viral almost instantly, receiving one million hits within 24 hours of being posted on YouTube.  Once a week for five straight months, Burd released a new song or music video. Following the release of 32 songs and 15 music videos, Burd launched a Kickstarter, stating, “I’ve officially run out of money… In a nutshell, you are funding phase two of my rap career.” The month-long crowdfunding period began on November 20, 2013, with the goal of raising $70,000 in order to enable Lil Dicky to create and produce more music, music videos, and go touring. The Kickstarter well exceeded its target, raising $113,000.

Burd released his debut album Professional Rapper on July 31, 2015, and features artists Snoop Dogg, T-Pain, Rich Homie Quan,Fetty Wap, Brendon Urie (Panic! at the Disco), RetroJace and Hannibal Buress.

On June 13, 2016, XXL Magazine released the 2016 Freshmen line-up. It included Lil Dicky, along with Anderson .Paak, Kodak Black, Lil Uzi Vert, 21 Savage, Dave East, Denzel Curry, Desiigner, G Herbo, and Lil Yachty.

External Links

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Lil Dicky Home Web Site

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