If so, I’m sorry…if you don’t know who he is I’m even sorrier for bringing him into your life. I really thought the Tay Zonday internet craze was already done and buried months ago. Of all the people to have gained their 15 minutes of internet fame by making horrible music, Tay’s song “Chocolate Rain” may be the worst/funniest. After recording one of the weirdest songs since William Hung released his album of covers, Tay and his YouTube site (link) has spread like wildfire through the internet by email and by bloggers. The worst part is just when I thought it was over, he’s back and worse than ever. You see this little delicious soft drink that was created in Texas, Dr. Pepper, just couldn’t leave well enough alone.
Evidently Dr. Pepper has decided the best way to promote their newest product, a Diet Cherry Chocolate Dr. Pepper, is to tie it in to Tay’s song “Chocolate Rain” and make a commercial with him! Did I miss something? Seems like a no brainer to me not to do this. In some ways it serves Dr. Pepper right. After buying a twelve pack of their Diet Berries & Crème Dr. Pepper I’m a little hesitant to try any of their new Diet Dr. Pepper flavors. And most likely a Cherry Chocolate Dr. Pepper concoction is probably disgusting.
Needless to say this video has to be seen to believe. It’s already spreading through the blogosphere like crazy and really should be watched at least once. My favorite part is the rap interlude by Mista Johnson (yeah, I’ve never heard of him either but you can check him out Here).
If you’re interested, here’s the original recording of Chocolate Rain. That is if you feel like subjecting yourself to it. I’d recommend watching at least the first 15 seconds of it…after that it just repeats over and over and over again.
Tay Zonday’s website can be found at www.tayzonday.com, it’s pretty incomplete with most of the sections saying “Coming Soon” but could actually be updated one day.