2015 saw a lot of great concert tours, from J. Cole’s Forest Hills Drive Tour with Big Sean, YG and Jeremih to Taylor Swift’s huge 1989 World Tour. Some tours sold out stadiums and arenas, selling out the entire tour before it even begun, and some tours were in small intimate venues, either strategically or because simple supply and demand. Some had stacked lineups top to bottom and some introduced us to a lot of great new artists. Festivals like Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and Coachella were bigger than ever this year, but that didn’t stop your favorite artists from building up some great shows of their own.
Hit the jump and check out our list of our 20 Favorite Concert Tours of 2015!
The always hilarious, rapper Lil Dicky, paid a visit to Charlamagne and friends at Power 105.1‘s The Breakfast Club to talk about his come up, white privileged, his new Fetty Wap assisted single ‘Save Dat Money’, penis girth, and more. At one point, Charlamagne tried to get deep and randomly asked Dicky, a white Jewish rapper, what he is doing for the “Black Lives Matter” movement.
Dicky had a perfect response though, saying “First off, I think it’s ridiculous we live in a society where people aren’t able to treat everyone equally… That being said though, I’m not doing much… I’m not doing much for world hunger though either.” LD later asked Charlamagne what he should do, and Charlamagne couldn’t really give much of a good answer.
Watch Lil Dicky’s full interview with The Breakfast Club below.
For the official remix of his record, ‘The Woods’, Chicago rapper ProbCause recruited his former tourmate, the always hilarious and talented, Lil Dicky. ‘The Woods’, which first appeared on ProbCause’s Drifters album, is a very smooth record and perhaps not the one that you’d expect LD to jump on. But it works! You can check out the record here and if you like it, you can purchase it now on iTunes.
Profession rapper, Lil Dicky, brought The Looking For Love tour to the Concord Music Hall in Chicago, IL. Repping his Chicago Cubs Sammy Sosa jersey, LD didn’t bring the Cubbies any good luck (as they fell 0-2 to the New York Mets), but he definitely put on a wild show! Accompanied by Chicago’s own, Alex Wiley, who performed his new record which features Chance The Rapper, Lil Dicky rocked the sold out crowd. The show was full of mini-games in a dating game show (you read that right), grinding, a make out session with a fan, a black penis version of pin the tail on the donkey, and of course the rapper performed a number of records from his Professional Rapper LP and his Get Hard mixtape.
Check out our photos below and check out LilDicky.com to see if LD is bringing his Looking For Love tour to a city near you.
Lil Dicky is coming to Chicago next month as he is set to bring The Looking For Love Tour to the Concord Music Hall on October 18th, 2015. And not only are we giving away a pair of general admission tickets to his show next month with React Presents, but our winner will get to meet the man himself! A pair of tickets and a meet and greet with Lil Dicky, what more could you ask for!?
Winning is easy, enter at the link below and by following The Early Registration on social media, and by sharing the contest with your friends, you gain entries that increase your chances of winning! Contest ends Thursday, October 15th.
But why leave things to chance? Buy your tickets for the show and VIP meet & greet packages here.
Lil Dicky isn’t only a talent rapper and a hilarious comedian, but he is fiscally responsible as well. And that’s why for his new music video for ‘$ave Dat Money’, LD does just that, he saves that money and found a mansion owner who would let him shoot the visuals on-site for free. Recruiting ‘Trap Queen’ rapper Fetty Wap and Rich Homie Quan, Lil Dicky’s ‘$ave Dat Money’ video continues his trend of absolutely awesome and hilarious music videos. The video even features (free) appearances from comedians Hannibal Burress and Sarah Silverman, Kevin Durant, Dillon Francis, Tom Petty and billionaire Mark Cuban.
Watch the official music video for ‘$ave Dat Money’ below.
Dickheads get ready, because rapper Lil Dicky is hitting the road again this fall for “The Looking for Love” tour. The ‘Lemme Freak’ rapper/comedian will be joined by California’s Iamsu! and the tour will kick off in Pozo, CA on October 3rd. LD will hit stops in Chicago, LA, Phili, New York and much much more, until the tour closes in Atlanta on Halloween. Read our review of Lil Dicky’s new debut album, Professional Rapper, and check out the tour dates below. You can look out for more ticket info on Lil Dicky’s website, LilDicky.com.
Whether it is accomplished via sports, travel, or entertainment, humans thrive off of living vicariously through one another’s pursuits. In regards to music, hearing The Weeknd croon about drug-fueled sex or Rae Sremmurd trading bars about throwing stacks in the club creates a temporary sense of leading a lifestyle that’s generally unavailable to the common music enthusiast. The exact opposite process is found on Lil Dicky’s new record, Professional Rapper; rather than crafting an image driven by dramatized events, the Pennsylvania rapper spits about the mundane with the intention of causing the listener to laugh and ultimately relate.
Heavy-handed in its approach of Dicky explaining his rap method to a potential employer voiced by Snoop Dogg, the title-track is redundant as Dicky’s ability to even secure a Snoop feature confirms a wide audience already understands his shtick. The first of three interludes featuring Dicky’s parents that precedes the album opener provides a more natural way to visualize his normalcy; an approach that correlates with the album’s strong suits, as comedic events are best experienced rather than explained. Take ‘Oh Well,’ a melancholy production with occasionally fluttering percussion that finds Dicky laying out lines like, “I just can’t go a day with being alone/When I’m friends, though, why the fuck am I still on my phone?” Speaking on legitimate downsides of 21st century life amongst line’s joking about the issue (“Laying in the bed but I can’t rest/Till my gram checked, wish I cared less”) affords a nice balance of comedy and social awareness without either being forced front-and-center, especially when presented with an excellent verse of Jace from EarDrummers’ Two-9.
Of course, Dicky is best known for his outright humorous tracks such as ‘Lemme Freak’ and ‘Classic Male Pregame’ alongside their absurd music videos. Even without visuals, the songs still manage to entertain as the attention remains on the narratives being woven while also shifting toward the record’s capable production value and Dicky’s equally capable flow. Ranging from stoned-slow to hyper-quick, he is able to shift the tracks sonically at a pace that allows his story-centric humor to methodically progress with the music, whether it is atop a bass-driven, DJ Mustard- esque beat or snappy, minimalistic drums. Lyrically, a good portion of Dicky’s punch-lines deliver, especially on cuts such as ‘White Crime’ (“Looking like a nice guy ‘til I take your motherfucking Wi-Fi) and ‘Pillow Talking’ (“I’m five feet eleven/on Tinder I’m six feet”); on a broader scale, wide-range concepts for tracks like ‘$ave Dat Money’ also excel with a Lonely Island-esque ridiculousness to them that’s furthered by catchy hooks from the likes of Fetty Wap and T-Pain.
By the time the record’s staggering hour and a half runtime is complete, Dicky’s style does admittedly lose its appeal at times though. One has to believe Professional Rapper would have been better served at an hour at most, thus leaving many of the songs best heard outside of the album’s context after running through it once. Nonetheless, Dicky manages to entertain with unconventional plots and engaging sounds on a collection of tracks that will surely be well received by its millenial audience.
The Early Registration has partnered up with WebsterX to give away a pair of 3-Day GA passes (camping passes not included) to see The Weeknd, Bassnectar, Deadmau5, Earl Sweatshirt, WebsterX, Lil Dicky and many more at Summer Set 2015! As always Summer Set will take place in Somerset, WI (715 Spring Street), this year from August 14th to the 16th. Winning is easy, enter at the link below and by following The Early Registration, Summer Set and WebsterX on social media, and by sharing the contest with your friends, you gain entries that increase your chances of winning! Contest ends July 30th.
But why leave things to chance? Buy passes for Summer Set 2015here and check out the lineup and official schedule below. Also be sure to enterour giveaway to win a pair of 3-Day passes to Chicago’s North Coast Music Festival.
Young LD kills a Thugger beat in his new freestyle. Spitting over Young Thug’s track ‘Check’, Lil Dicky blessed Sway and the whole Sway In The Morning crew today. Full of bars, sports references and even a lyric paying reference to the First Lady, Lil Dicky proves his writing is nothing to joke about. Also be sure to check our video recap of Lil Dicky’s Midwest leg of his Professional Rapper tour!