Tay Zonday’s “Chocolate Rain” Was More Woke Than We Imagined

His cavernous voice juxtaposed towards the whimsical piano melody made his ode to confectionary precipitation fairly a spectacle, however it could have overshadowed the music’s relatively critical undertones.

“I grew up in a biracial family. My mother is black and my dad is white. We by no means referred to one another as ‘black’ and ‘white.’ So it was a little bit of a shock to out into the world as a teen and there these items they usually don’t actually converse to my life and who I do know human beings to be. I suppose general ‘Chocolate Rain’ was meant as a ballad about institutional racism.”

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