David Burd, better known as “Lil Dicky”, is an American Jewish rapper who was born and raised in Cheltenham, a small suburb of Philadelphia. He first attracted attention through his viral song/video “Ex-Boyfriend,” which gained over a million views the first day it was uploaded. The song was featured on his very successful debut mixtape entitled So Hard.
His debut album Professional Rapper was released on July 31, 2015.
The album debuted as the Number One Rap Album, Number One Comedy Album, Number One Independent Album, and Number One Digital Album on the Billboard charts, and Number One overall on iTunes.
Since then, he has gone on to win the People’s Choice Webby Award for Best Online Film and Video: Music Video, and was chosen as one of XXL’s Freshman Class 2016, following in the footsteps of prior “class members” such as Kendrick Lamar, Wiz Khalifa, and many others.
Dicky has also created self-acted a TV show, DAVE where Dave tells fictional stories about his life as an upcoming superstar. Guest appearances include Trippie Redd, Desiigner, Doja Cat, and more. A second season was premiered on FXX and Hulu on June 16, 2021.