Whether you love him or hate me, there's no denying that Lil Dicky is establishing himself as rap's next big superstar and since appearing on the 2016 XXL Freshmen cover, the 28-year-old shows no signs of slowing down.

With a cult following that's been riding with Dicky since 2013, the rapper has showcased an arsenal of traits that separate him from today's hip-hop artists. From his incredible storytelling skills to his funny demeanor and innovative music videos, the Cheltenham Township, Pa. native has managed to earn the respect of hip-hop heads and music critics in a short span of time.

While Dicky's been rapping for merely three years, he's already managed to secure a number one album on the Rap Billboard chart with his debut LP, Professional Rapper, reaching the top spot in its first week of release in 2015. The project not only earned Dicky more fans, but it spawned his biggest hit to the date with the contagious and crafty single, "Save Dat Money" featuring 2014 XXL Freshman Rich Homie Quan and 2015 XXL Freshman Fetty Wap.

With Dicky's "Save Dat Money" still receiving heavy airplay on nationwide radios in 2016, the "Lemme Freak" rapper has also gotten a chance to showcase his funny side, appearing in several major campaigns for the biggest brands in food and lifestyle, promoting burgers and condoms.

If you have yet to check out Lil Dicky, we strongly suggest you watch his XXL Freshman freestyle to see what all the hype is about. Get to know the guy behind the rhymes in his profile interview above and go behind the scenes of his cover shoot below.

Behind the Scenes With Lil Dicky at the 2016 XXL Freshman Shoot

Freestyle directed by @travissatten and produced by @apk.nyc

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