Musicians collaborate to combat climate change


Rapper Lil Dicky performs his latest hits in Austin Texas.

Shira Zeiberg '22, Staff Writer

The topic of climate change has people talking. Many say that if we don’t make massive changes to our behavior in the upcoming year, the planet’s destruction will be irreversible. With that in mind, 31 year old rapper, Lil Dicky released his song “Earth” on Earth Day, April 22.

Although the song is very popular, the video is drawing attention to many people. In the seven minute long music video, it shows a cartoon character in a loincloth who travels to several imaginary locations.

Dicky got around 30 different guests to sing as the voices of animals. Some guest stars include Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber and Katy Perry, who appear as different animals, such as  zebras and cubs. The track also features Meghan Trainor, Joel Embiid, Tory Lanez, the Backstreet Boys and John Legend.

The stars have joined forces to alarm people of the danger of climate change.

However, some lyrics have sparked some controversial conversations, some regarding the history of the Holocaust. The Jewish rapper says phrases such as, “We forgive you Germany.” This comment had people talking as it seemed inappropriate for the message of the song.

The song is very long and repetitive, however, it is catchy and very drawing. It repeats the same phrases and has lots of life to the song.

The music video is very colorful and draws the attention from viewers. I enjoy how in the beginning of the video it gave a realistic image of how the polluted world looks today and then took the audience to a make believe world.

Also, as the song and video comes to a finish, Leonardo Dicaprio makes an appearance saying net profits from the song and associated merchandise will go to groups partnered with the actor’s foundation that are working to combat climate change.”

Dicky has the help of many famous people to get the point across that climate change is something we can’t avoid.The two stars are joining forces and making everyone aware of the dangers of climate change. Dicky in his video clearly states, “I’m not going to lie to you, I mean, there’s so many people out here who don’t think global warming’s a real thing. You know? We gotta save this planet. We’re being stupid.”

He is doing a great job of getting younger students to understand the dangers of climate change, and educating them very well.

Overall, the song and video are both very accurate to help stop climate change. I enjoyed the message of saving the earth and the catchy beat, so I would rate the song an eight out of 10.