In a testament to the mighty enduring power of 2016's most powerful mom, Elon Musk decided over the weekend to turn his attention from disturbing things (perhaps in mythological sense) and to reminding Harambe, the dead gorilla that became immortal Internet.
Technical scion fell the track "RIP Harambe" on Soundcloud Saturday night, because if it really needed something in 2019, it was Elon Musk rapping aggressively autotuned lyrics like, "We go back to the zoo, think of you," And "Where's my gorillas are? "(Not to mention the repeated theme of an unmanned tribute to one of Musk's favorite things in the world, weed, aka" strong hay. ")
After tweeting link Musk added "I'm disappointed that my record label failed." This is a clear joke: Musk has never had a record label, even though he considered forming his own streaming label; The track was added to a Soundcloud account for an "Emo G Records." But is anyone upset by Musk's lack of disturbance to the music industry? In fact, signs indicate yes: The track has been listened to nearly 950,000 times since it was posted – quite high numbers for a Soundcloud drop – and the notes are full of comments like "this slush" and "of pls take me to March."
As the song did the rounds of social media, it also complained that it was reviving a racist meme. Harambe meme started in 2016 in black social media communities as an ironic social comment – so there are some teams to unpack now as it has found its way into the hands of an ultra-privileged white male tech guru.
Is it a greater importance for Musk's foray in rap?
For those who are more familiar with Tesla's billions of controversial business decisions, his turn to rap may seem to be omitted. But this is actually a surprising, if still inexplicable, move – the eccentric, cult-beloved Musk has always been a lover of memes.
So does this mean that Harambe meme is in play again? Or is Musk now around to the 2016 tribute of his dreams? We can understand if it is the latter case – how about sending Teslas to Mars and fighting the Securities and Exchange Commission and Azealia Banks and his own staff and everything, it is possible that he has "rap about Harambe" on his long list of tasks and has just now ready to check it off.
I admit here to have a "maybe there is more to this" moment and go down a short, distant rabbit hole for a possible connection between Elon Musk and Cincinnati, in To analyze why Musk can have his sights set on Harambe currently. Here's my best shot at a Musical spiral: You can remember that Harambe lived in the Cincinnati Zoo – the now infamous location where the veteran Gorilla was shot after a toddler climbed into his reserve in one of the most controversial moments in 2016.  Cincinnati is also the home of the University of Cincinnati (UC), which has gone all-in over the past few years to build a prototype for a Musk invention called Hyperloop. The Hyper Race is a concept for a magnetic levitating, tunnel-bound high-speed train – theoretically designed to zoom across the country at 760 mph. Musk first proposed the hyperloop theory in 2013 and opened his plan to get an "all scientists on deck" thing that goes. In 2016, the UC team managed to create the first actual levitating hyperloop train pod. But while they got their hyperloop pod to levitate, the team eventually did not make Musk's international competition to produce the fastest machine.
However, Cincinnati's commitment to the cause of the hyperlip is so firm that the region's town planning agency is involved in a Midwestern consortium hoping to make the city a major stop along one of several proposed "loop" loops for hyperloop, currently being developed of various companies. The loop would be the network of magnetic tracks that versions of the hyperlink could theoretically run throughout the United States. The consortium is working on a company called Hyperloop Transportation Technologies to develop a train route that will run between Chicago and Cincinnati in under 30 minutes. (It would shave half an hour of a flight and four hours from a drive.)
Is there a hint that Musk is thinking of the city's potential as a hyperloop destination point embedded in this otherwise bucolic ode to Harambe? Or am I just in Musk & # 39; s immortal words, "sipping some bombs"? Given Musk's track record of chance and trickster shenanigans, the world can never know – but he has undoubtedly given us much to think about. Harambe wanted to approve.