David Burd is a name that sounds like your run of mill guy. He probably enjoys a wide variety of music, hanging with friends, etc. What people do not know is that David Burd is the real name of Lil’ Dicky, the most recent “funny rapper” to hit the scene since Asher Roth. So what makes this guy different than your run of mill Frat Rapper? Most likely his inclination towards topics that are educated. LD graduated Summa Cum Laude from from the University of Richmond’s business school, and his educated background shows in the undertones of his funny songs. He often addresses racial stereotypes along with social norms that should be changed. He mocks everyone, including himself, without apology in a easy going and captivated flow-style.
He broke onto the scene with his hilarious music video Youtube channel that he helped fund from his “Bar Mitzvah money”. Songs like “Lemme Freak”, “White Dude”, “Too High” and “White Crime” won him a cult following that continues to follow him today. His most recent release, and first album title Professional Rapper, featured Snoop Dogg in the song that bears the album’s name. Video below:
His satirical nature and undeniable rhyming skill has earned him the respect of both hip-hop purists and the general public. With some of his songs coming off as offensive to certain secular groups, LD takes the high ground stating the joking nature of his music. Bringing light to issues in society in the manner he has, has been eye opening for many.
In his Professional Rapper, LD took his time to explain his plan and outline how he wants to impact the hip hop world. Time will tell if David Burd can launch Lil’ Dicky into the stratosphere of the hip hop world but the future looks promising as of today.