Lil Dicky stopped by Elvis Duran and the Morning Show to celebrate his new single "Earth." The 31-year-old rapper admitted to Elvis Duran that he didn't know much about climate change until he started working on the song and he's now made it his mission to educate people on the changes they can make to help out with our Earth.
Thirty-one artists, including the likes of Ariana Grande, Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, Charlie Puth, Justin Bieber and more, lent their talents to Dicky's single for the Earth Day release. Elvis Duran co-host Danielle Monaro asked if he called each of the big name celebs to get them to participate and Dicky said his approached 'varied.' He went on to reveal that he started with his music industry friends and worked his way out to acquaintances and onward.
"It's a really eclectic mix of people [and] it's all about saving the earth," Lil Dicky said about his hook line to get people to work the track. "Ten minuets max is all I need of your time because everyone's part is real short."
Elvis Duran also asked the Philadelphia native about the most surprising part of his climate change education and Lil Dicky opened up about how little he actually knew about the environment.
"[I was most surprised about the immediacy and the urgency. Like a lot of people, I had a vague idea that we were doing something bad with the environment. I knew that was happening, but I didn't know the facts at hand. [...] It's crazy. I didn't realize that have like literally 12-years to turn a lot of what we do around and a lot of what we do on earth or the damage is irreversible. Things will start happening very soon."
Since recording the song, Lil Dicky says he's a Telsa driver, straw refuser and an 'active riser' of his recyclables before putting them in the bin. He's also launched WeLoveTheEarth.org where he shares tutorials and facts on how to be more 'green' in your everyday lifestyle.
"I care so much about this issue on a logical level. Like, how could you not want to save the Earth?"
Get Elvis Duran's full interview with Lil Dicky + watch his 'Earth' video below.