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Elon Musk: space travel entrepreneur, electric vehicle evangelist, meme connoisseur... rapper?
I know that it's April Fools' Day in some parts of the world already, but this is beyond a joke -- Musk, the SpaceX and Tesla CEO, dropped a surprise on his 25 million Twitter subscribers: a full-fledged, auto-tuned rap song about a gorilla-turned-meme that died in 2016.
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Musk tweeted out a Soundcloud link to the song, dubbed "RIP Harambe", part of a seemingly fabricated music label named "Emo G Records" on Saturday.
The song, featuring a heavy use of auto-tune, begins with the salute "Harambe, we love you" and features the lyrics "R.I.P Harambe, sippin' on some Bombay, we on our way to Heaven, Amen, Amen". I can't see it lighting up the Billboard Hot 100 but perhaps that's exactly the point. That being said, at time of writing, the song has been streamed 480,000 times.
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Subsequent tweets by Musk suggest the song was produced by BloodPop and co-written by Caroline Polachek and emoji artist Yung Jake.
Harambe, a Western lowland gorilla, was shot and killed after a 3-year-old boy fell into his enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo in May...
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