NPR

Lil Dicky's 'Earth' Video Is Band Aid For The Internet

How did this guy manage to create a music video that rivals this year's Coachella lineup, recalling the infamous '80s supergroup that also hoped to heal the world with song?
An animated Lil Dicky holds a skunk, voiced by Wiz Khalifa, in the star-studded video for "Earth." Source: YouTube screenshot by NPR

Lil Dicky unveiled the absolutely star-studded, possibly not-safe-for-work animated music video for his charity single "Earth" today — featuring Leonardo DiCaprio as a human and Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Halsey, Bad Bunny, PSY, Zac Brown, Miley Cyrus, Sia, Snoop Dogg and countless other celebrities as animals pitching in to save the earth.

Turns out, Lil Dicky is this generation's Band Aid. "It really adding, "What started as a silly joke of an idea along the way became the most important thing I'll ever do."

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

Related Interests

More from NPR

NPR5 min readPolitics
Barr Is Investigating The Investigators: Will He Find Wrongdoing Or Political Fuel?
Attorney General William Barr may reveal what he discovers as he looks into the origins of the Russia investigation, the president says. Democrats complain about information being "weaponized."
NPR2 min read
Police Say They Have 'Subway Brake Bandit,' Who Stopped Trains Without Reason
New York transit officials think he would surf on top of a train, get into the operating cabin, and then yank the emergency brake. The train would be delayed, along with others on that line.
NPR2 min readPolitics
Trump Orders An Additional 1,500 Troops To The Middle East
The Pentagon would not say where the troops would be sent, other than that they would not be heading to Iraq and Syria. Some of the forces have already arrived in the region.