Lil Dicky Explodes Onto Rap Scene With Music Video That Didn't Cost A Thing

One clever idea turned into a national splash.

Lil Dicky is rising to the top of the rap game, and he's doing it his way.

The 27-year-old rapper from Cheltenham, Pennsylvania evolved from a YouTube hit to a professional emcee overnight when he dropped his first studio album Professional Rapper. His opening track, which featured Snoop Dogg, made waves across the country for showcasing the true ceiling on just how good he could be. 

Since then, Lil Dicky, whose real name is David Burd, has drawn national attention for his latest (and possibly greatest) video, $Ave Dat Money. The video is a hilarious rewrite of most hip-hop music videos — Lil Dicky centers his attention on how to save money, rather than spend it lavishly. In the video, he goes around to mansion owners, Lamborghini dealerships, and night clubs asking for free contributions to his video. Amazingly, he succeeded enough to put together an epic, absolutely top notch music video, allegedly without spending a dime.

Featured in the video were Kevin Durant, Mark Cuban, the cast of Broad City, T-Payne, Tom Petty and Sarah Silverman. Fetty Wap and Rich Homie Quan also made it on the track.


But before we get to the video, let's look at some of his saving tips:

- Those margaritas not goin' on my card

- I ain't 'bout to split a damn thing for convenience sake

- I wear the same pair of jeans everyday

- Book flight December but I leave in May

- Drugs are generic but still work the same

- I get login's for Netflix from my cousin Greg

- I ain't parkin' that unless the meter green, homie

- Hair cut several months in-between, homie

- Coppin' sweaters in the summer with the sale on it

In order to get people to agree to contribute something to the video, Lil Dicky made the promise of linking any website or company they wanted at the end of the video. One such promise was made to a "Mrs. K," who let Lil Dicky use her mansion to film a good portion of the video. She had asked that he drop a link to make donations to Planned Parenthood, which he did. 

Then, over this weekend, he posted this on Instagram:

Sounds like the plan worked. Check out the full video here:


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