Lil Dicky Is Joining Forces With Kevin Hart In A New Comedy Series Based On His Life
One of rapper Lil Dicky’s trademarks is his fantastic music videos. Even as an independent artist, the Greater Philadelphia MC uses elaborate concept, self-deprecation, and some applicable life wisdom to complement his fast rapping and witty wordplay. If “Freaky Friday” or “Save Dat Money” didn’t give fans enough insight into Lil Dicky’s life and style of Comedy Rap, it’s about to be laid out, in detail, for them. Variety reports that Dicky – born Dave Burd – is slated to star in a piloted comedy series on FX Network. It’ll also be executive produced by him, alongside Kevin Hart, Scooter Braun, manager Mike Hertz, and others.
The series will supposedly revolve around “a suburban neurotic man in his late twenties who has convinced himself that he’s destined to be one of the best rappers of all time,” but really, it’s Dicky’s actual life story that will create the main inspiration for the program. He posted on Instagram that the pilot is something he’s waited his whole life to do.
FX’s pilot order of the currently untitled show based on Lil Dicky may have been facilitated by another rapper-created show that gave the network great success. Critically-acclaimed Atlanta, which stars Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino), proved that if pulled off correctly, rappers crossing over to television in front of and behind the camera can produce lots of viewers and high ratings.
The show announcement comes during a very successful year for Lil Dicky. His aforementioned viral hit “Freaky Friday” featuring Chris Brown debuted at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 in April, becoming the rapper’s first Top 10 song. The video for the song is currently approaching 270 million views on YouTube. He also recently appeared in the Trill Sammy video for “Nah Foreal” where he plays a harassing police officer.
For those looking to get a glimpse of what kind of subject matter to expect from the Professional Rapper creator, revisit his 2015 “Where It All Began” interview with Ambrosia For Heads.