Here’s a page that plenty of new artists and aspiring rappers should learn from. Thanks to Lil Dicky an emcee from the west coast he put out a song titled, “$ave Dat Money feat. Fetty Wap and Rich Homie Quan” detailing the importance of saving money. I first came across this song while doing my research and writing up my future feature interview about Jonathan Shokrian the CEO and President ofMeUndies.com. He managed to lace Lil Dicky with a pair of their signature boxer briefs and French Terry sweat shorts.
After pressing play and seeing the big homie Lil Dicky going door to door in a nice neighborhood in L.A. looking for a homeowner brave enough to let a frugal stranger use their mega-mansion for 15minutes to shoot a music video I was captivated. I continued to stare at my screen as he got turned down left and right and then finally a nice lady goes I suppose that’s alright. He quickly runs into the mansion with his crew while dancing and shoots the scenes he needs for his music video then takes off for a McLaren car dealership and marina to quickly negotiate and borrow a few luxury vehicles to feature in his music video for Save Dat Money.
As if that wasn’t enough he somehow finds his way on a T-Pain video shoot that was already setup for Nappy Boy himself and somehow convinces him to use the set briefly with actors including T-Pain himself to capture a few glory shots. Once he got what he needed he goes Hey I still need a scene of me partying in a nightclub. He briefly chats with a nightclub owner and gets his wish and manages to pull off a full quirky epic music video. It finally ends with
Amongst all things, his creativity in being able to negotiate and save money he doesn’t have to produce a music video was pretty intelligent and outstanding in my opinion. I believe there are a bunch of new rappers and artist that can learn a thing or two from Mr. Lil Dicky. What’s the results? Major promotional coverage of his new album ‘Professional Rapper‘ and 5M+ views on YouTube of his latest single, $ave Dat Money. I got to admit you have to have a pretty bad-ass network when you have Kevin Durant, Marc Cuban, and Hannibal Burgess singing your song.
Now that’s what being a Stereo Champion is all about. Here’s what I managed to pull out of his lesson plan via $ave Dat Money.
1) Never take no for an answer and be persistent to obtain what you desire.
2) Be resourceful and know what you need to achieve your goals.
3) Have a great attitude and energy about yourself.
4) Build a strong circle of connections that’ll help you accomplish your goals.
5) Preparation is always key so be ready at the drop of a dime.
6) Be driven and humble.
7) Keep winning.
Make sure you follow all things Lil Dicky on twitter and be sure to catch his show when he comes to a town near you. He’ll be making a tour stop here in Washington, D.C. October 26.