News & Opinion | April 1, 2019 9:39 am

Elon Musk’s Musical Debut Is a Rap Song Dedicated to Harambe the Gorilla

The Tesla CEO uploaded an Autotuned track to the fictitious Emo G Records’ SoundCloud.

Elon Musk, CEO and CTO of SpaceX, CEO and product architect of Tesla Motors, and chairman of SolarCity, was denied a tequila patent. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Elon Musk added rapper to his resume of talents after he uploaded a surprise song for his fans onto SoundCloud this weekend.

The new song, called “RIP Harambe,” might be my finest work,” the SpaceX head wrote on his fictitious Emo G Records’ SoundCloud page. The name of his “label” is a play on emoji, a callback to a joke from earlier in the weekend, according to Rolling Stone.

“I’m disappointed that my record label failed,” he added.

The two-minute track is a tribute to Harambe — the gorilla who tragically lost his life at 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,” an autotuned voice sings. “RIP Harambe/Smoking on some strong/In the gorilla zoo/And we thinking about you.”

The song was been streamed over 250,000 times since being uploaded on Saturday, but received mixed reviews on social media.