Lil Dicky’s real name is David Andrew Burd. He was born in 1988 in Pennsylvania in a well-to-do Jewish family. While in high school, David became a hip-hop fan.
The young man was shy and clumsy, so he had a tough time making friends. However, Burd’s amazing sense of humor was his forte. He came up with funny jokes to be noticed and accepted among his classmates. One time, he was assigned to do a report about Alexander Pushkin. The aspiring artist added elements of rap to the report. Both the class and the teacher were impressed.
After graduating from high school, the young man enrolled at the University of Richmond. After graduation, he moved to San Francisco. In California, David got a job at a marketing agency. The boring paperwork frustrated the young rapper and he decided to have a little fun. David drafted his monthly report as a rap music video. The funny video ended up in his boss’s hands, who immediately transferred the talented worker to the creative marketing department.
Since that time, David has started making first steps toward a career as a rapper. He filmed short music videos for his songs. At first, it was more of a hobby with the goal to become a comedian for further work on TV. Soon, Burd got a good hang of the process and came to enjoy it. While still working for the marketing agency, David was recording songs for his first album.