Lil Dicky, whose real name is David Andrew Burd, is an American rapper, comedian and actor.
He first gained popularity in 2013 with the release of his debut mixtape, So Hard, which featured humorous and satirical lyrics.
Lil Dicky is known for his clever wordplay, storytelling, and ability to blend comedy with hip-hop.
He graduated from the University of Richmond with a degree in business.
Lil Dicky initially pursued a career in advertising, working as an account manager at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners in San Francisco before deciding to pursue music full-time.
His breakthrough came with the release of his music video for Ex-Boyfriend in 2013, which went viral and garnered millions of views on YouTube.
Lil Dicky has since released several successful singles and albums, including Professional Rapper in 2015 and Brain in 2019.
In addition to his music career, he has also acted in several TV shows, including Dave, a semi-autobiographical comedy series on FXX that premiered in 2020.
Lil Dicky has also been involved in various philanthropic efforts, including raising money for environmental causes and supporting education initiatives.
Lil Dicky early life
Lil Dicky was born on March 15, 1988, in Cheltenham Township, Pennsylvania, USA.
He grew up in an upper-middle-class Jewish family in the Philadelphia suburbs; his parents, Barry and Elaine Burd, are both accountants.
Lil Dicky attended Cheltenham High School, where he was a member of the school’s basketball team.
He then went on to study at the University of
Richmond in Virginia, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration in 2010.
During his time at university, Lil Dicky developed an interest in music and began writing and recording his own songs.
He also started performing at local open mic nights and talent shows.
After graduation, Lil Dicky moved to San Francisco to work in advertising, but he continued to pursue his music career in his spare time.
In 2013, he released his debut mixtape, So Hard, which gained him a following on social media and led to his signing with the independent label CMSN.
Lil Dicky then released his debut studio album, Professional Rapper, in 2015, which featured collaborations with Snoop Dogg, Fetty Wap and Rich Homie Quan.
The album was a commercial success and helped establish Burd as a rising star in the hip-hop world.
Lil Dicky net worth
According to multiple sources including Wealthy Gorilla, Lil Dicky has an estimated net worth of $8 million.
How does Lil Dicky make his money?
Lil Dicky has earned his wealth through various sources, including music.
He has released several successful albums and singles, including his debut album, Professional Rapper, in 2015, which peaked at number seven on the US Billboard 200 chart.
Lil Dicky has also collaborated with other popular artists such as Chris Brown, Justin Bieber, and Ariana Grande.
Additionally, he has gone on several tours and performed at various concerts and festivals, including the 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
Lil Dicky has also ventured into acting, starring in his own FX comedy series, Dave, which premiered in 2020.
He has also appeared in other TV shows and movies, including The League and Freaky Friday.
He has partnered with various brands, including Trojan Condoms and the NBA, for endorsements and sponsorships.
Lil Dicky career
Lil Dicky first gained popularity in 2013 with the release of his debut mixtape, So Hard, which featured humorous and satirical lyrics over beats borrowed from popular songs.
Since then, he has become known for his unique blend of comedy and hip-hop, as well as his clever wordplay and storytelling abilities.
One of Lil Dicky’s most notable accomplishments is his 2015 single Save Dat Money, which features Fetty Wap and Rich Homie Quan.
The song, which parodies the excesses of mainstream rap culture, was accompanied by a music video that went viral and earned Lil Dicky a nomination for Best Music Video at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.
Lil Dicky also gained attention for his 2018 single, Freaky Friday, which features Chris Brown and parodies the movie of the same name.
The song became his first top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
In addition to his music career, Lil Dicky has also made a name for himself as a comedian and actor.
He starred in and created the FX comedy series Dave, which premiered in 2020 and is loosely based on his own life and experiences as a rapper.
The show has been praised for its humor, authenticity, and exploration of mental health issues.
Lil Dicky has also appeared in several other TV shows and movies, including The League, Undateable and Earth to Ned.