On Sunday, Musk posted a link of the song named 'Rip Harambe' on his Twiter account and since then it has been retweeted several thousand times earning the distaste and bewilderment of his 24 million followers on the micro-blogging website.
We all know Elon Musk as an ace entrepreneur and the founder of electric car company Tesla and his space exploration venture, Space X. There is another hat that Musk has just worn as of Sunday and that is of a rapper. Yes, you heard that right! Musk is a rapper now and people are confused. On Sunday, Musk dropped a rap song and posted the link about the same on his Twitter handle Jung Musk - we'd say this also sounds like some rap name on the likes of Lil Wayne, Lil Uzi and who not. Called RIP Harambe the song appears to be about Harambe, the 17-year-old Western lowland gorilla who was shot and killed on May 28, 2016. A three-year-old boy had fallen into the enclosure where the gorilla was kept at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. Soon after he was grabbed and dragged by Harambe. Fearing that the gorilla would kill the boy, a zoo worker shot and killed Harambe. The entire incident was captured on video and received wide world coverage and commentary, including the controversy over the choice to kill the Harambe. Now we don't know why Musk chose Haramabe for his first rap song and why now? But it appears more as a way to poke fun at himself for no reason at all or probably it's an April Fool's Day prank.
The quality of emojis varies wildly— Jung Musk (@elonmusk) March 30, 2019
In the song, one can barely even recognize Musk's voice since the entire track uses heavy voice auto-tuning. Had the song not been posted by Musk on his Twitter account chances are one would not even be able to recognize it. The rap song was released under his fictional rap label named 'Emo G'. Musk tweeted out a link to the song that was hosted on Soundcloud. In certain parts of the song when you manage to listen through the autotune, Musk can be heard dropping a bar that goes something like this, “RIP Harambe/Sipping on some Bombay/We on our way to heaven/Amen, Amen.”
🦆— Jung Musk (@elonmusk) March 30, 2019
Lame— Jung Musk (@elonmusk) March 30, 2019
Here's another one, “RIP Harambe/Smoking on some strong/In the gorilla zoo/And we thinking about you.” We will give 100 marks for creativity but we think Musk still needs to practice his lyrical writing abilities and especially his delivery because otherwise, his rap career (if he plans one) will take him nowhere. After this tweet about the song, Musk put out several tweets. In one of them, he mentions how his fictional record label has "failed." This gets weirder. He then posted a duck emoji and followed it up with tweets such as: Duck Emoji defeats Emo G Records. Crushing Victory.
This might be my finest work— Jung Musk (@elonmusk) March 30, 2019
U r so cute elon— Oktavianus Elta (@mollewtf) March 31, 2019
In another tweet, he also mentions: This must be my finest work.
Some people thought it is an April Fool's joke. But alas.
april fools is impossible now. i just woke up to “elon musk drops rap single about harambe” and “mussolini’s granddaughter is beefing with jim carrey on twitter” and neither of them were jokes— ✨ ᴀᴘʜᴇx 🏳️🌈 ᴛᴡɪɴᴋ ✨ (@thenatbird) 1 de abril de 2019
Like it or not, Musk manages to grab attention whatever is it that he does. His post has already had over 96,000 likes and retweeted around 16,000 times. People also expressed their angst as well as confusion at the track. This is not the first time Musk has put out mindless tweets or waded into the controversy. Remember the time when he went on air at Joe Rogen's radio show and smoked some marijuana with the host. And that other time when he came on a talk show and gave conspiracy theorists plenty to talk about the nature of existence.
On the show, Musk supported a theory that had been propagated by a few academicians that the world as we live in is a computer simulation rather than actual reality. Presently, Musk is also in an ongoing fight with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over his habit of giving out inaccurate information about Tesla through, yes his Twitter account again, reports CBS News. On February 19, 2019, Musk had put out a tweet that said that Tesla had made "0 cars in 2011, but will make around 500k in 2019.”
He then posted another tweet indicating that the company will deliver just 400,000 cars this year. Regulators flagged Musk for giving inaccurate and material information about Tesla to his over 24 million Twitter followers. Subsequently, the SEC sued Musk saying that he had breached a deal struck last October. According to the deal, Musk had to pre-approve any of his posts with information that’s “material” to shareholders said CBS News. A court hearing is set to take place very soon where a judge will decide whether to hold Musk in contempt for allegedly violating the agreement is scheduled for an April hearing.