Well Met! So apparently this is a thing now. Ben Brode, the Game Director of Hearthstone is hereby required to rap for every expansion. It started with Journey to Un’Goro after fans complained that the reveal was kinda lackluster. And now, to hype the release of Knights of the Frozen Throne he’s at it again with ‘ARTHAS’!
To be fair, the beat is actually pretty solid. The hook is incredibly catchy and I’ve been breaking into it sporadically the past few days. It also serves as an excellent intro to the lore of World of Warcraft for people who’ve never played. It tells the story of Arthas, the infamous prince who became a Lich King, and probably one of the most iconic villains in WoW history.
Of course, the best part about Ben Brode rapping isn’t his rap. It’s the remixes. The community goes nuts with these. Some of the highlights include ‘ARTHAS Redbone Remix’. ‘Every time Brode says Arthas it gets faster’ and ‘Every time Brode says Arthas, Hearthstone Superstar Kripparian gets salty’. Personally, my favourite is ‘ARTHAS x Clint Eastwood by the Gorillaz’. Undoubtedly, there will be plenty more remixes to come.
So, readers, what do you think? I know a lot of people have been wishing they had a game director like Ben Brode. Can’t say I blame them. I’m waiting for a full album to come out.