Happy Earth day! Dave Burd, better known as Lil Dicky, could have launched its easy-to-charity “Earth” in April of 2019, but the message in the song is still relevant today. It is as well as Burd got more than 30 musical artists of pop-chart to help create awareness about the environment.
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All of the artists that helped make possible the “Earth”
The vision of Burd was for each artist to represent an animal, an organism, or in the case of Kevin Hart, a human being, who lives in the Earth. Justin Bieber sings a lyric about being a baboon; Ariana Grande plays the role of a zebra; Ed Sheeran is a bear of koala lazy. Even the Backstreet Boys appear in the credits list.
Other music artists who lend their vocal talent to the “Earth” include: Halsey, Zac Brown, Brendon Urie, Hailee Steinfeld, Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg, Adam Levine, Shawn Mendes, Charlie Puth, Sia, Miley Cyrus, Lil Jon, Rita Ora , Miguel, Katy Perry, Lil Yachty, Meghan Trainor, Tory Lanez, John Legend, PSY, Bad Bunny, and Kris Wu.
Burd did not stop with the musical talent. Also included Philadelphia 76er Joel Embiid in the song, as well as the actor, producer and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio.
“You start with your friends and people with whom you have relations,” said Burd to Rolling Stone, explaining how he got so many artists to collaborate on the single. “It is not so difficult to say:‘ I need You on this song. It’s all for a good cause. “ I explained to him the premise and I got a good five. Once you have five people, it is easier to go to someone with who you are less friendly and say: ‘Hey, do you like to listen to this song with Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran and Charlie Puth, where everyone is playing a different animal? ‘The launch was not so difficult. “
The names and the fact that the parts that I wanted others to sing were short (approximately one line per artist) helped Burd to purchase that long list of talents.
Lil Dicky joined forces with the Fundación Leonardo DiCaprio
To create “Earth”, Burd was inspired by the environmental crisis, something that he did not know well until I began working on the song. “It’s about saving the Earth,” said Burd Ellen Degeneres.
The investigation of Burd gave an insight into the world of climate scientists, who have been encouraging humans to change the way they interact with the environment for years. “When I started making this song, didn’t really know the details,” explained Burd. “We have 12 years to completely change the way we do so many things on the Earth or the damage is irreversible”.
Burd was associated with the foundation, DiCaprio, donating all the proceeds from the sale of the song. “[Leonardo’s] you are going to consult with me – your foundation [is] explain where they think the money is better served because they are in this space of philanthropy “. Burd made reference to a visit to the home of DiCaprio in discussing earthly matters: “One thing I can tell you is that this guy cares a lot for the planet”.
Lil Dicky continues to work with celebrities
Burd has a comedy series on FXX called Dave. The program highlights the aspects hilariously mundane of your life long before it acquired notoriety as a rapper.
In a recent episode “KID”, Burd is invited to a party at the house of Bieber. There, you will rub elbows with Hollywood stars, including Kourtney Kardashian. Hart and Scooter Braun are producing the series. With your help, Burd was able to expand their contacts of celebrities, and connect with people like Kardashian to take his show to the next level, like he did with “Earth”.
When “Earth” was launched a little over a year, gained over 3.5 million views in a few hours, according to Vox. Here are other 3.5 billion in the Earth Day 2020.