A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that this single is the winner of the 2007 YouTube Video Awards in the music category, and has become hugely popular. And while the lyrics are a bit cryptic, the singer himself admits to racial undercurrents.
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Regardless, I think this song is pretty good. It's repetitive, but I... Continue reading
What's the story?
Twenty-five-year-old grad student Tay Zonday has quite a hit on his hands with over 15 million YouTube viewers of \"CHOCOLATE RAIN\" as of the end of February 2008. The almost five-minute song is a repetitive, programmed keyboard and drum loops that could be labeled as pop, but sounds unlike anything out there right now. There are also a whole lot of deep lyrics.
Is it any good?
Zonday's distinctively deep voice doesn't exactly match his boyish, leaning-towards-nerdy appearance, but "Chocolate Rain" doesn't really have a match, either. The video itself is plain with Zonday singing in to a microphone, doing nothing to spice things up, and after two minutes (of an almost 5-minute-song) boredom sets in. Perhaps what people find most interesting is Zonday's throaty voice and trying to figure out exactly what he's saying about "Chocolate Rain."