In honor of Earth Day, which is on April, 22, Lil Dicky has assembled a star-studded roster of singers to lend their voices for a worthy cause. How the 31-year-old comedian rapper, who is often a lightning rod for his tastelessness and appropriation, corralled such big names is mind-boggling?
“Earth” is an ode to our planet produced by Benny Blanco and Cashmere Cat. Think of it as the “We Are The World” for climate change. A portion of proceeds from the song, video and related merchandise will go toward nonprofits working to find solutions to climate change, including the Quick Response Fund for Nature, the Shark Conservation Fund and the Carbon Cycle Institute.
“I didn’t really realize how insane our climate crisis is and how screwed humanity is about to be,” Lil Dicky said. “It’s full-on crazy! I feel like everybody on the planet should be talking about this 24/7. But that’s not the case. So I wanted to make the most entertaining and epic piece of content possible, to get everyone aware and talking. Because it’s now or never … let’s save the Earth!”
The complete list of artists featured on 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 Choir Vocals by: Denise Janae, Naari Michele, Tiffany Palmer, Onitsha Shaw, George Potts, Mark Hood.
The accompanying clip finds your favorite popstars as different animals. Ariana is a zebra, Justin Bieber a baboon, Halsey a lion cub and Ed Sheeran as a koala. Watch the visual below to see how the other celebs are depicted.
Lil Dicky ‘Earth’ Music Video