Elon Musk Is Now a Rap Star, Releases New Song Honoring Dead Gorilla Harambe
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Titled 'RIP Harambe', the bouncy song finds the Tesla CEO paying tribute to the gorilla, which was killed in 2016 after a three-year-old boy fell into his enclosure.

AceShowbiz - Being a billionaire with successful business is apparently not enough for Elon Musk, because he's now pursuing career as a hip-hop star. Over the weekend, the Tesla CEO released what was dubbed as his debut single, entitled "RIP Harambee", on Soundcloud.

Released through Emo G Records, the track is a bouncy song that finds Elon paying tribute to Harambe, the gorilla which was killed in the Cincinnati Zoo after dragging a three-year-old boy who climbed into his enclosure in 2016. "RIP Harambe/ Sipping on some Bombay/ We on our way to heaven/ Amen, Amen," he sings in auto tune. "RIP Harambe/ Smoking on some strong/ In the gorilla zoo/ And we thinking about you."

Taking to Twitter, Elon confidently declared that the song "might be my finest work," even though he had created other praise-worthy things such as rockets, electric cars and drilled tunnels. In another tweet, he jokingly ranted, "I'm disappointed that my record label failed."

As of now, the song has been streamed more than 603 thousand times ever since it was released on Saturday night, March 30. Some of his devoted followers begged him to release an album, while there were some who wished he would collaborate with well-known stars such as Travis Scott (II) next time. "I'm not going to lie Elon this is some fire," one commented as another dubbed him the "future." There was also a fan who joked, "I would like to have the first track on Emo G Records."

Harambe, a Western lowland gorilla, was shot and killed in May 2016 after a 3-year-old boy fell into his enclosure. The moment was recorded in a dramatic video and uploaded to YouTube, where it went viral and sparked global publicity and controversy. Following the killing, Harambe also became subject of multiple viral memes, with Vox writing that the gorilla had an "undeniable status as 2016's meme of the year."

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