Ben Brode – “ARTHAS” (The story of Arthas, performed as a rap, because I’m SUPER excited for the new Hearthstone...

Ben Brode – “ARTHAS” (The story of Arthas, performed as a rap, because I’m SUPER excited for the new Hearthstone expansion!)

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  • This is genuinely really, really good and very accurate/comprehensive of Arthas’s story. This is exceptional, great job /u/bbrode. You continue to reign as lead designer of memes.

  • Glad you could make it Ben.

  • #ARTHAS by Ben Brode (Lyrics)

    Well met!

    My name is Ben Brode, I got a story to tell.

    Are you ready? Then come on and listen well!

    Many years ago there lived a Paladin,

    he was Prince of the Alliance when the story begins.

    This ain’t a happy story, it’s a little dark;

    this ain’t no summer day, this ain’t no walk in the park!

    You see this prince’s name was Arthas, A.K.A. the Lich King.

    This is the story of how he became him.

    It all started with the mysterious plague.

    Only vague reports was all the Alliance scouts gave.

    The king sent Arthas to go check out the rumour,

    and he met up with his college buddy Jaina Proudmoor-a.

    Arthas and Jaina, yo they were on the case,

    the found some crates filled with grain that were poisoned laced.

    Suspicious, they looked about as something moved in the forest,

    shadows emerged and Arthas yelled “They’re coming right for us!”

    That’s when the Scourge attacked,

    their defenses just cracked,

    and Arthas just snapped.

    He jumped in to act,

    but quickly got trapped,

    ghouls at his front and ghouls at his back!

    Arthas looked up and through the battle,

    saw a Necromancer’s shadow.

    It was Kel’Thuzad, Arthas gave him a nod,

    and then he swept the ghouls away, clawed his way to KT,

    and punched that necromancer straight square in the teeth.

    KT said “Seek Mal’Ganis where he makes his home,

    he controls the Scourge from the city of Stratholme!”

    Those were the last words that Kel’Thuzad said,

    Arthas killed the necromancer with a blow to the head.

    Then said,”Jaina, I demand that you call the Silver Hand

    and Uther will command them, we will purge the damned then.”

    And Jaina said, “Yo, yo, yo, ok, I’ll go,

    I will go find Uther and tell him what I know, yo.”

    And she teleported away, there wasn’t much else to say.

    They had to stop the plague, the undead were coming this way.

    *(Chorus, x2)*

    Arthas, where did this go wrong?

    Why did you turn to darkness?

    Right then he arrived at Hearthglen,

    Looked down, saw plagued grain on the ground again.

    Arthas took a deep breath then turned around;

    he was surrounded by the entire town!

    “Wait a second,” said Arthas, filling with dread,

    “This plague just doesn’t kill, it turns you into UNDEAD!”

    The Prince’s stomach began to churn,

    At that second townsfolk began to turn!

    Twelve hours later, Arthas barely alive,

    His royal bodyguards, well, they didn’t survive.

    The undead had him on the ropes, all outta hopes.

    Guess who showed up then? You better check your notes!

    It was UTHER, Arthas’s tutor,

    an incredible maneuver, shoulda come sooner.

    He saved the day, but poor Arthas would never be the same.

    Something clicked in his brain, and they heard him exclaim:

    “STRATHOLME! Mal’Ganis is there!

    He will pay for what he did today, I swear!”

    And then he left still covered in ichor,

    heading to Stratholme all alone, and here is the kicker:

    Empty crates lined the streets, the plague had been released.

    Pretty soon the city would be an undead army of beasts!

    Arthas knew he couldn’t let them become Scourge,

    turned around and said “Listen to my words!”

    “There is only one way to emerge as victors!”

    “We surge into the city and PURGE the villagers!”

    Uther said: “Are you serious?”

    “Your father will be furious! You can’t possibly consider this!”

    “There must be some other way!”

    Arthas said: “Not today!”

    “There is no other way to save this town. You betray the crown!”

    Uther said: “Fine then, do it alone. I’m taking my army home.”

    Arthas started killing people in the night.

    They were sleeping? Didn’t matter, he would kill’em on sight.

    Better to kill’em now before they turned to undead.

    So he burned the town down ’till the skies turned red.

    Then he found Mal’Ganis in the wreckage,

    he was just seconds from wrecking when he said “Wait, I have a message!”

    “Do you think you can get the best of me?,

    then come to Northrend, Arthas! Fulfill your destiny!”

    *(Chorus, x2)*

    Arthas, where did this go wrong?

    Why did you turn to darkness?

    Yeah, he went up to Northrend. He would chase Mal’Ganis

    and do anything to avenge the death of his people,

    including doing things that sound a little evil.

    Or at least are a little illegal.

    But his campaign in Northrend didn’t go very well.

    His army kept getting weaker, his soldiers fell.

    It was bleak. They’d only been there for a week,

    but they were close to defeat. Arthas was willing to cheat.

    There was a rumour of a sword full of ultimate power,

    but the inscription said that it would devour

    the soul of any that touched it. It was called Frostmourne.

    Arthas tracked it down anyway, because he’d sworn to kill Mal’Ganis.

    It was worth any risk, including this.

    So he lifted his fist and gave the sword a twist.

    It came out of the altar, Arthas did not falter.

    He ran back to his army where the undead all were.

    Arthas tore through the undead forces,

    straight to Mal’Ganis of course.

    The Dreadlord laughed, “You think you’re winning?”

    “When you picked up that sword, you became a pawn of the Lich King.”

    And Arthas knew it was true.

    He was doomed, through and through.

    “I’ve damned everyone and everything I’ve ever loved,

    and I still feel no remorse.”

    A lot happened after that. He killed his father.

    But I’m not just gonna bother to rap the rest.

    I guess I oughtta tell you one last thing.

    He found the crown of the Lich King.

    He put it on his head, and now it’s time to sing!

    *(Chorus, x2)*

    Arthas, where did this go wrong?

    Why did you turn to darkness?

  • /r/all here we come!

  • **GET this to the TOP**. Even Better than last time. Ben, do you get help with the lyrics or do you do it all yourself?

  • This is spicy. I love the inclusion of Warcraft 3 footage. What a legendary game and story.

  • We have bbrode. East Coast never stood a chance.

  • You did a rap so I did a pre order.


  • Hey there, don’t be scared

  • Honestly his flow is really fuckin sick

  • Will the real Ben Brode please stand up, please stand up!

  • It doesn’t even need 1.5 speed

  • This year, We’ve had Kendrick and Ben Brode release an album. This has been a good year FeelsGoodMan

  • Ben “Rap God” Brode <3

  • You know brode everyone is expecting now a rap for the third one this year. You better get writing 🙂

  • Gold after 6 minutes. Oh this is gonna be good.

  • Ben must have at least half the karma ever on the subreddit now

  • Oh my god at 0:53 , he is a fuckin rap god

  • At this rate I think we have 2 more expansions tops until Ben leaves us to pursuit his music career.

  • Straight fire. 1.5x master race, btw

  • Now this is how you do advertising.

  • 👌👀👌👀👌👀👌👀👌👀 good shit go౦ԁ sHit👌 thats ✔ some good👌👌shit right👌👌there👌👌👌 right✔there ✔✔if i do ƽaү so my self 💯 i say so 💯 thats what im talking about right there right there (chorus: ʳᶦᵍʰᵗ ᵗʰᵉʳᵉ) mMMMMᎷМ💯 👌👌 👌НO0ОଠOOOOOОଠଠOoooᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒ👌 👌👌 👌 💯 👌 👀 👀 👀 👌👌Good shit


  • 9 minutes and gold, fastest I’ve seen

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  • That was incredibly informative! As a non WoW player I salute you!

  • Well met!

  • Notorious Bb.Ro.De.

  • So, when do we get a full album?!

  • See you boyos at the top of /r/hearthstone best of all time.


  • When is the album dropping?

  • We don’t deserve you Ben

  • 1.25x speed best version.

  • He’s gonna have to do one of these for every expansion now

  • Hey /u/bbrode,

    This is now the top post on reddit. It will be recorded at /r/topofreddit with all the other top posts.

  • My body is ready.

    [[Kabal songstealer]]

  • The rap god returns!!!!!

  • So it has happened, a new musical video.

  • Killed the beat, then resurrected as lich king

  • Arthaaaaas where did this go wrong?

  • Him rapping on my bday makes it that much more special.

    Also after listening i got such nostalgia for warcraft now.

  • 15 minutes, 250 comments and double gold.


  • All aboard the front page express. Next stop /r/all

  • Ben Brode sounds like a superhero name

  • 🎶 Aarthass, where did dis go wrong? 🎶

  • Shouldn’t this be on bbrodeVEVO?

  • 1.25 speed for max enjoyment.

  • Hardest bars of this decade, straight fire.

  • Looks like all my pre-order money went to into production special effects here.

  • Was 8 mile a bio pic on B Brode or Em?

  • Top 50 r/all and it’s only been 13 minutes… lol.

  • What playback speed should be used for maximum fire?

  • Step up your game J4ckie

  • Can’t wait to hear u/bbrode rap about Sylvanas’ story!

  • Witnessing the birth of a brode new meme right here. Truly a glorious moment

  • Jesus christ, this is actually good… Fuck it, I’m pre-ordering tonight.

  • Oh man the warcraft 3 nostalgia hitting me hard!

  • /u/LamboDiabloSVTT if the first rap wasn’t enough I definitely think that now is the time to shut down /r/hearthstonecirclejerk

  • No card reveal btw

  • Ben Brode the man THE LEGEND. THIS IS AWESOME.

  • The rap god has returned from his slumber

  • straight 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  • play on x1.25 speed 😀

  • /u/bbrode chill with that my computer almost caught on fire from that heat

  • Utherrrr, Arthas tutorrrrr rofl

  • ben brode world tour when?

  • It was Kel’Thuzad
    Arthas gave him a nut

    that’s literally what I’ve heared for the first time

  • Ben Brode solo handetly carrying the hype for this expansion.

  • that was incredible. Makes me want to go play the Warcraft 3 campaign again…


  • Holy shit that was good. I knew nothing of the story because I never was into WoW. Thanks Brode!

  • I love this. Our lead designer doing rap videos. Cards for Knights seem very interesting. This expansion can’t be released soon enough.

  • Straight fire

  • but i ain’t a rappa. seriously tho, what a gem. how can you not love this guy.

  • For now until he leaves Blizzard, this is his new job.

  • damn lil brode u didnt have to do it to em but then u fucked around and did it to em you absolute sav

  • replying in legendary thread. I was here in 7/31/17

  • H E ‘ S D O N E I T

  • Bow down before the Frozen Ode!

  • New album when? I can’t live with just these singles.

    Edit: 0:53 is straight fire.

  • This was more thought out than the Warcraft movie

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