American rapper-comedian Lil Dicky dropped the music video of ‘Earth’, a song that raises awareness on climate change, global warming, and other environmental issues and features other prominent artists.
The animated music video, which runs for seven minutes and eleven seconds, premiered Friday, three days prior to Earth Day.
The song featured more than 30 notable personalities, singers, and rappers, including Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Halsey, Zac Brown, Panic! At The Disco’s Brendon Urie, Hailee Steinfeld, Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg, Kevin Hart, Maroon 5’s Adam Levine, Shawn Mendes, Charlie Puth, SIA, Miley Cyrus, Lil Jon, Rita Ora, Miguel, Katy Perry, Lil Yachty, Ed Sheeran, Meghan Trainor, Joel Embiid, Tory Lanez, John Legend, the Backstreet Boys, Bad Bunny, Psy, and Kris Wu.
Not only it gives awareness on the Earth’s current situation but some of the proceeds from the song, music video, and other merchandise available in welovetheearth.org, will be funded to nonprofit organizations such as the Quick Response Fund for Nature, the Shark Conservation Fund, and the Carbon Cycle Institute, according to an article by TIME.
Lil Dicky, whose real name David Burd, partnered with Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation to pick the best nonprofit organizations to donate to.
DiCaprio is also featured in the music video as himself.
The 31-year-old rapper-comedian is hoping that “Earth” will be a “unifying and mobilizing force for a movement that has largely lacked a musical anthem.”
“I wanted to minimally get people to even consider caring,” he said in an interview with TIME.
“At the end of the video, I send people to a website I’ve created, called welovetheearth.org. It shows me giving a tutorial about climate change for dummies. Because I am a dummy. I wanted to create an entertaining tutorial where a kid—or an adult—can go and digest interesting content and be aware of how dire the situation is.”