The resonating impact of Lil Dicky’s “Earth”

Don’t be afraid of climate change, but do be aware of your presence and impact on the planet. Listen to the words of environmentalists, such as Lil Dicky, apparently.

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The resonating impact of Lil Dicky’s “Earth”

Emily Richardson, Editorial Board

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**DISCLAIMER: “Earth” is an explicit song.

Contrary to popular opinion, it is not yet too late to attempt to prevent further climate change— but now is crunch time. Don’t be afraid, but do be aware of your presence and impact on the planet. Listen to the words of environmentalists, such as Lil Dicky, apparently.

Of all the people setting out to save the earth, rapper Lil Dicky, writer of such titles as “Molly” and “$ave Dat Money”, is probably the most unexpected one so far. By bringing together over a dozen of the most popular artists on the charts, the rapper has managed to put out one of the biggest publicity spectacles of the year: “Earth”. A single and music video, “Earth” has already amassed over 80 million views in the two weeks it has been out. Featuring artists such as Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, and many more, the single brings into mainstream the dire awareness we all must have in this critical period in human history.

As a song, “Earth” does have its moments. Aside from those few it’s not a particularly good one; the lyrics are a little odd and could be offensive to some; what it has going for it is that it’s just fun. This is something Lil Dicky is bringing to the table that few have before: a sense of humor. It’s a relatively new take on environmentalism, but hardly an unwelcome one, if the song’s climb to 100 million views goes to show anything.

Not only is “Earth” simply a fun listen but net profits from streaming the song are going to various charities of environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio’s, who is featured in the end of the music video.

Lil Dicky pulled a genius formula with this release; even if he’s not your favorite artist and the song doesn’t exactly strike your fancy, chances are it features an artist you know and like. Not only is this going to draw a mass of streams, but it  also shows us, the general public, that even our favorite celebrities are set out to save the Earth. This is an important message that will, hopefully, resonate in approaching years as the fight to save the planet kicks into high gear.

Stream the song on Spotify here, and the music video below.

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