Lil Dicky has teamed up with some of entertainment’s biggest stars.
Days before Earth Day, the comedian/rapper shared the video for his new single simply called "Earth." Lil Dicky teased the track on social media this week, confirming contributions from Ariana Grande, Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Sia, John Legend, Tory Lanez, Halsey, Bad Bunny, Lil Yachty, Kevin Hart, Katy Perry, Leonardo DiCaprio, and many, many more. The most notable feature, however, is Justin Bieber, who explained his hiatus from music less than one month ago.
"It's literally got 30 of the biggest artists in the world on it and every artist plays a different animal," Lil Dicky said about the video during an appearance on Ellen. "It's all about saving the Earth," he continued. "There's an environmental crisis going on right now."
You can watch the "Earth" video above, and stream the single now on Apple Music/iTunes and Spotify.
Lil Dicky will be donating a portion of the profits from the release (including song, video, and merchandise) to select nonprofits identified by the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation that will help find solutions to climate change and spread awareness on the issue. The nonprofits involved include: Solutions Project, Shark Conservation Fund, Global Greengrants Fund, Quick Response Fund for Nature, and Carbon Cycle Institute.
The full list of people who contributed vocals to the track are: Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Halsey, Zac Brown, Brendon Urie, Hailee Steinfeld, Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg, Kevin Hart, Adam Levine, Shawn Mendes, Charlie Puth, SIA, Miley Cyrus, Lil Jon, Rita Ora, Miguel, Katy Perry, Lil Yachty, Ed Sheeran, Meghan Trainor, Joel Embiid, Tory Lanez, John Legend, Backstreet Boys, Bad Bunny, Psy, Kris Wu, Denise Janae, Naari Michele, Tiffany Palmer, Onitsha Shaw, George Potts, and Mark Hood. The track was produced by Benny Blanco and Cashmere Cat and written by David Burd, Benjamin Levin, Magnus August Høiberg, Josh Coleman, and Jamil Chammas. Chris Dave handled drums and percussion.
Earlier this year, it was announced that Lil Dicky's comedy series was picked up by FX. The Kevin Hart-produced show is reportedly based on Lil Dicky's life, as it will follow a 20-something-year-old man who sets out to fulfill his rap dreams.
"I’m so thankful for everyone who made this possible, it really is what I’ve been dreaming about since I was a kid," Lil Dicky said about the series. "I love making people laugh, it’s my favorite thing ever. And even though I’m still fully in love with and committed to my career as a rapper, I’m excited to write jokes that don’t need to rhyme every time. Ugh, that rhymed."
FX has not announced a premiere date for the untitled show.