$ave Dat Money

Album: Professional Rapper (2015)
Charted: 71

Songfacts®:

  • For the song's music video, Lil Dicky set out to create an epic visual without laying out any money. We see him borrow a lavish mansion, expensive boat and a luxurious McLaren F1 car after going door-to-door begging in a very posh California neighborhood. It took them six 12-hour days to create the clip.

    Rappers Fetty Wap and Rich Homie Quan are both featured on the song and video. In addition, the Philly rhymer secured the services of T-Pain, Sarah Silverman, NBA's Kevin Durant, comedian Hannibal Burress, and Broad City stars Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, again without spending a dime.

    "This was easily my most ambitious attempt at a music video - and when we began shooting it, I honestly didn't think we we're going to be able to pull it off," said Lil Dicky. "Perhaps I didn't have enough faith in humanity. But I just thought it would be so fitting to make something special while practicing what's being preached in the song. And the more we filmed, the more things started to go our way - and what began as the ultimate social experiment turned into the ultimate music video."
  • The scene with T-Pain was recorded while T-Pain was filming his own music clip. "T-Pain asked me to come by for a cameo in his video," Lil Dicky told Billboard magazine. "But then I thought. Wouldn't it be a great idea to use his set for my video? It would be perfect. I asked him, and he totally thought it was the most hilarious thing."

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