Lil Dicky is every college guy’s favorite rapper in the game right now. He’s clever, outrageous, and almost more importantly, it feels like he’s one of us. LD is a graduate of the University of Richmond. He often raps about being a typical suburban guy. As a fellow typical suburban guy, real recognizes real. The man is definitely about the ‘burb life. It’s hard to find rappers you identify with when you’re a middle class, suburban, white kid. Having Lil Dicky around is sorta really cool.
An interesting aspect of his career has always been his drive. He quit a damn good job working in marketing to pursue rapping, which isn’t the typical origin story. Then he worked tirelessly to gain a following, initially on YouTube. Last year, he dropped his first studio album, Professional Rapper. If I was a music critic, I would give it every star I can possibly give an album. His hard work is being recognized by the industry.
A couple weeks ago, he tweeted out “my new manager is @scooterbraun, i wonder if i’ll ever get him to show me his dick or anything cool like that, that requires a lot of trust.” This guy Scooter Braun is a big deal. He manages Justin Bieber for Christ’s sake. That’s easily one of the biggest guys a manager can manage right now. And now he has Lil Dicky. I’m really hoping this opens a lot of doors for the Jewish rapper from Philadelphia. Hopefully he gets on a song with Biebs.
Look out, world: Lil Dicky is coming.