Lil Dicky f/ Snoop Dogg “Professional Rapper”: Lil Dicky grew up in an upper middle class neighborhood in a small town on the northern border of Philly and attended the University of Richmond. His rap career started as a plan to get attention for his comedy but he fell in love with rapping and now refuses to leave the game until he proves his point. He worked for 2 years before dropping his debut mixtape “So Hard” in April 2013.
“Ex -Boyfriend” was the song/video that changed it all for Lil Dicky going viral instantly & receiving 1 million hits within 24 hours of being posted on YouTube. He continued to put in work releasing a new song or video once a week for 5 straight months. After stating that he had officially ran out of money he started a crowdfunding account with a goal to raise $70k to further his career by making more songs/ videos and going on tour. The fundraiser not only reached his goal but raised and additional $43k on top of the $70K. Soon after he signed with CMSN who also manages Tyga and Chiddy Bang. His debut album “Professional Rapper” dropped at the end July this year and features Snoop Dogg, T Pain, Rich Homie Quan, Fetty Wap, Brendon Urie (Panic at the Disco), RetroJace and Hannibal Burress. His song with Snoop “Professional Rapper” has created quite a buzz and the video has brought the song to a new level.
A great video truly can transform an average song to a big hit. Most talks involving the greatest hip hop videos of all time wouldn’t be complete without a list that includes 2Pac “California Love”, Eminem “Lose Yourself”, N.W.A. “Straight Outta Compton”, Dr. Dre “Nothing But a G Thang”, Snoop Dogg “Murder was the Case”, Missy Elliot “Get UR Freak On”, Beastie Boys “Sabotage” and Bone Thugs & Harmony “Crossroads”. Does “Professional Rapper” get added to that list? Ok, maybe that is pushing it too much, but check out his videos and see for yourself how he brilliantly uses visuals to get everything that he can out of his songs.
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Lil Dicky “Ex-Boyfriend” – The song/video that started it all!