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From the 10th Annual Shorty Awards

Lil Dicky

Nominated in Music

About Lil Dicky

Not many rappers aspire to be the “Larry David of rap,” but David Burd, aka Lil Dicky, raps about the often-overlooked hilarity in everyday life. A YouTube fixture ever since the video for his song “Ex-Boyfriend” got 1M+ views in 24 hours, Lil Dicky transcended his viral status this year by appearing in a faux-documentary for ESPN as the unknown “4th Ball brother,” poking fun at the famous family’s basketball pedigree. But the recent video “Pillow Talk” continues his penchant for producing ridiculously relatable rap, and features his alter-ego Brain—basically his inner monologue as a cute, brain-shaped rapper—whose 2017 EP I’m Brain brings a new perspective (and some amusing neuroses) to Lil Dicky’s 1M+ Instagram followers and 1.7M YouTube subscribers.

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