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Lil Dicky's 'Earth' Video Is Band Aid For The Internet

How did this guy manage to create a music video that rivals this year's Coachella lineup, recalling the infamous '80s supergroup that also hoped to heal the world with song?
An animated Lil Dicky holds a skunk, voiced by Wiz Khalifa, in the star-studded video for "Earth." Source: YouTube screenshot by NPR

Lil Dicky unveiled the absolutely star-studded, possibly not-safe-for-work animated music video for his charity single "Earth" today — featuring Leonardo DiCaprio as a human and Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Halsey, Bad Bunny, PSY, Zac Brown, Miley Cyrus, Sia, Snoop Dogg and countless other celebrities as animals pitching in to save the earth.

Turns out, Lil Dicky is this generation's Band Aid. "It really adding, "What started as a silly joke of an idea along the way became the most important thing I'll ever do."

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