Lil Dicky ‘$ave That Money’ Music Video On A Budget
Saving money, may be an unusual topic for a rap song, but it’s not so unusual for a white middle-class Jewish business major like Lil Dicky (David Burd is his real name), who just released an epic music video for his latest song, “$ave That Money.”
Keeping true to the theme of the song, the comedian/rapper filmed the video entirely for free by asking people if he could “borrow” things like their yacht, their McLaren, or even their multi-million dollar property to use for 15 minutes or so in the video. At one point, he even asks to crash a T-Pain video shoot to grab a couple minutes of footage of an outdoor party for his video. Now that’s thrifty.
The end result is a video with all the usual conventions of the rapper lifestyle — boats, mansions, luxury cars — but because of Lil Dicky’s ingenuity (and a little bit of brand plugging) the whole thing was entirely free. Our only question is where did all those girls come from? DId he just manage to call in a lot of really weird favors?
In the song, Lil Dicky raps about all the different ways he saves money from using loyalty cards (“free sandwiches, homie, two stamps away’) to buying generic drugs, to taking advantage of free trial memberships (“I never join the shiz though”).
On top of that, the song features the currently white-hot “Trap Queen” rapper Fetty Wap and Rich Homie Quan, of “Type of Way” fame. It’s also loaded with cameos from Sarah Silverman to Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer to business mogul Mark Cuban to Tom Petty, for some reason.
Make sure to watch it to the end as the last scene in the diner is arguably the funniest part.
We were already fans of Lil Dicky, whose YouTube hits like “Classic Male Pregame” and “Ex-Boyfriend” are already hilarious hits in the very new genre of comedic rap, but this song, which is the latest single off his debut album Professional Rapper is just another reason to love him.