The Tesla CEO, Elon Musk dropped a surprise song called “RIP Harambe” on SoundClould under the account name Emo G Records. The album art (if you can call it that?) features Harambe memorialized in some ornate medallion with a crown on top of his head.
At first, Musk did not say much about the song when he announced its debut on Twitter. In a subsequent tweet, however, he wrote, “I’m disappointed that my record label failed.”
There’s still time. Not to worry. He could be Elon Musk: CEO of Tesla and SpaceX and record producer extraordinaire.
The single “RIP Harambe” is just under two minutes long and is virtually all auto-tune. It memorializes the gorilla and essentially imagines what he would be doing now if he were still alive.
Harambe became a viral sensation and meme in 2016. A 4-year-old boy entered the gorilla’s enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo in May 2016 and Harambe ended up dragging the boy around for a few moments. Harambe was then shot and killed.