Herschel Beahm IV, better known as Dr Disrespect, has announced that he is working on an album. During a broadcast, the popular streamer, game developer and NFT-shiller played a new track to his audience, with several warnings about it being “still rough” and “not mastered”.
The music side is actually not that bad, although that’s because it’s a remix of the main theme from Interstellar, which was written by Hans Zimmer, Ryan Rubin, and Alex Gibson. The remix is from producer Volkor X and you can hear the unadulterated version here.
Unfortunately, after a while, Dr. Disrespect starts singing along, repeating the “another way” line in a semi-falsetto several times. After the track ends, he modestly describes it as “an amazing start”. It’s worth mentioning that everything seems to be done with a little humor: after all, the guy’s whole talk is to inflate himself, win or lose, and people love him for that.
This isn’t as strange as it sounds: Dr Disrespect has released music videos, though, like 2018’s Gilette, they tend to involve a synthesizer beat over which images of the man shooting things and screaming about how he’s the best are superimposed.
“Champs, I have a busy life,” continues Dr. Disrespect in recent stream. “I really like it. Between the album, the bourbon, the hundred million game studiomy hotshot career and the animation show, I have a lot going on at champions, I don’t know what else to say.”
The producer, Volkor X, has a considerable history into heavy synth music, and a penchant for sci-fi metal album covers: what can I respect. So the final product, if it really comes out, is likely to sound good regardless of what is being bubbled over the top.
Dr. Disrespect is, whatever may be said about him, never far from a headline. More recently, he settled his long feud with Twitchalthough going by the fact a chess grandmaster was later banned for broadcasting Dr Disrespect playing chess, it is clear that he will never be able to approach that platform again. As he says though, the guy has other things on his mind: how to sell NFT access to your game that doesn’t exist yet.