Last summer, my friend Scott and I were on our way to Longmont, Colorado for a cover band festival at the Left Hand Brewing Company. The only reason I’m bringing this up is because Scott was acting as the DJ, and he said there was this new rapper who was really good and a nerdy Jew from the suburbs of Philadelphia. He played “Professional Rapper” by Lil Dicky, and the rest is history.
Lil Dicky‘s meteoric rise, in my opinion, is not just due to his bringing something fresh to the table in the rap world, but because he doesn’t take himself so seriously. “But Zach,” some of you might say, “Eminem didn’t take himself seriously when he first started out.” I’d like to take this opportunity to tell you to shut up and get learned. Practically every rapper, whether or not they’re passionate about the bars they spit, has or had an image they wish to keep. Eminem had his “hey watch out I’m crazy,” Snoop has his weed, Kendrick has his social issues, and 50 has…mumbles, I guess. The thing with Dicky is, he raps because it’s fun and he doesn’t care about being hard or taken seriously. I realized just how little Dicky cared when I found a freestyle of his on Youtube. He was a guest on SiriusXM’s Sway In The Morning, where he dropped a pretty vulgar line about our current First Lady, and while the entire cast of Sway freaks out he doesn’t stop.
Additionally, he lives up to the good old Jewish stereotype of penny pinching with his video for “Save That Money,” feat. Fetty Wap and Rich Homie Quan, which revolves around him shooting an entire rap video for FREE. And he did it. It’s impressive, funny, and looks like an actual video.
You can catch Lil Dicky at Camp Bisco this year, I promise you won’t be disappointed.