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  • ♪ (dramatic music) ♪

  • Chocolate Rain

  • Tay!

  • The biggest legend on YouTube.

  • "Chocolate Rain"!

  • Oh, boy.

  • - I see it; it's "Chocolate Rain." - ♪ Chocolate Rain

  • You don't have to move away from the microphone to breathe in.

  • ♪ ...again, Chocolate Rain

  • (breathes) Sorry, I had away from the computer to breathe.

  • I was just thinking,

  • how awful would it have been if he breathed into that mic?

  • - I'm glad he spared us. - (laughs)

  • Chocolate Rain

  • Man, this is an old video.

  • This takes me back, man. This takes me back.

  • I used to post this on people's MySpaces.

  • This went huge. This went viral.

  • There was all this media attention.

  • It had not happened to anybody before, and in this time,

  • no one really knew what to do.

  • You know that weird place of YouTube?

  • I feel like Tay Zonday is the gatekeeper to it.

  • ♪ ...shake their heads in shame, Chocolate Rain

  • What is Chocolate Rain?

  • I've never looked up what the actual meaning of this song is.

  • We've had years to decipher what this song is about.

  • I have made no progress.

  • Chocolate Rain

  • When I watched this, I never thought,

  • oh, my God, I would meet this guy.

  • When I saw Tay Zonday, I was like,

  • "Man, I thought you were seven feet tall."

  • He's not. He's, like, the size of a Fine Brother.

  • ♪ (instrumental) ♪

  • Oh. (chuckles) Oh, it's over.

  • I've never actually made it to the end. (laughs)

  • Okay. That's one of the best videos on YouTube.

  • I feel like "Chocolate Rain" blew up

  • in a moment of me not being self-aware of my not really knowing,

  • "Is this what I want to do? Do I want to pursue music?"

  • It was a happy accident.

  • (FineBros) So, what was that video?

  • "Chocolate Rain." Don't act like you don't know, bitch.

  • "Chocolate Rain."

  • "Chocolate Rain." Just YouTube gold.

  • I have, of course,

  • a love-hate relationship with "Chocolate Rain,"

  • as many people do who are disproportionately known

  • for a particular thing.

  • (FineBros) Why do you think this video went so viral?

  • I mean, 4chan was a big help.

  • Well, I know it got memed up.

  • 'Cause it's amazing.

  • The song is catchy as hell. You can't deny that.

  • That voice is just unmatchable.

  • We're there for the voice, and we stay because we're like,

  • "What the (bleep) is the voice singing about?"

  • Three strikes for virality, right?

  • Step one: deep voice. That gets you right away.

  • Step two is take yourself super seriously.

  • Step three: takes the breath from the mic.

  • The first one gets their hand on the mouse.

  • The seconds one moves it over to the "share" button.

  • - The third one fires the click. - (laughing)

  • Probably 80% watched it because the found it funny.

  • It was different because of the voice-body mismatch

  • and my awkward mannerisms.

  • But, there was also that part that actually said,

  • "Hey, this means something and it touches me on that level."

  • (FineBros) How would you describe his voice?

  • (deep voice) His voice is just a perfect,

  • slightly lower Barry White voice.

  • Low. (low-pitched groan)

  • The voice I want to hear, like, read me bedtime stories.

  • The voice of God.

  • Sexual. Can I say "sexual"?

  • Surprisingly real. In person, he talks just like that.

  • (FineBros) What does "Chocolate Rain" mean?

  • I don't know. It's like...

  • he's singing about Chocolate Rain, which could be, like, poo.

  • It's like, is he talking about poo?

  • I don't know. The most thought-provoking song of our generation?

  • Could be explosive diarrhea.

  • It's a serious song.

  • I don't think anybody ever, like, realizes that.

  • If they've taken the lyrics to heart or literally, it's like a--

  • isn't it kind of like a--

  • (laughing) I don't know, actually.

  • I actually saw a comment and someone was like,

  • "Maybe this is about racism,"

  • and then there were about 30 other comments mocking it

  • for thinking that it was about racism.

  • These lyrics don't even make any sense.

  • Then you're like, "Wait a second.

  • He has a whole bunch of other videos,

  • and he always sings like this.

  • Oh, my God, I'm clicking the link of him on Jimmy Kimmel now.

  • He's talking like that! He speaks like this.

  • He doesn't just sing like it."

  • You're so balls-deep in Tay Zonday, and you realize it's 5 AM,

  • and you spent the whole (bleep) night

  • on the weird part of YouTube, and you did it with Tay Zonday.

  • I always say the question is more important than the answer.

  • The greatest success of a song like "Chocolate Rain"

  • is to get people to ask questions.

  • (FineBros) Do you know Tay Zonday personally?

  • No.

  • I'd love to meet the dude. That'd be awesome.

  • We do. Not as well as we'd like.

  • - Yeah, we've met Tay. - Yeah, we do.

  • I was the dick that said, "Is this your real voice?"

  • He's an amazing guy.

  • Like one of the sweetest and nicest

  • and just intellectual people that you'll ever meet.

  • He's done so much other stuff, but he's just, you know--

  • it's almost like he's cast-typen as the Chocolate Rain guy.

  • He felt proud to, like, call him a friend.

  • (FineBros) So, Tay is actually going to be

  • - in this episode of YouTubers React. - That's awesome.

  • Oh, it's so funny.

  • Sorry if we talk crap about you, Tay.

  • (FineBros) How do you think he's going to react to himself?

  • (imitating Tay) Oh, hey, that's me.

  • (imitating Tay) Oh, come on, guys.

  • (imitating Tay) What the hell is this?

  • (imitating Tay) I've learned so much since

  • when I did this video.

  • I hope he doesn't, like, stab you guys. (laughs)

  • (FineBros) What do you think the other YouTubers

  • said about you and "Chocolate Rain" in this episode?

  • That, "I became way, way bigger than he ever became"?

  • No. Um... (chuckles)

  • I don't know. I really have no clue.

  • (FineBros) Well, what is something

  • that you'd wish people would've taken notice of

  • when it comes to how they perceived you in "Chocolate Rain"?

  • Here's what I wish, all right?

  • "Chocolate Rain" was not perceived

  • as an intimate and real experience.

  • It actually was me, I actually am like that,

  • it actually is authentic, and that's who I am.

  • I'm not bitter or anything.

  • I mean, a lot of people who work their entire lives--

  • they don't get a calling card.

  • I wish sometimes that more people would truly believe

  • that that was me, because it is. (chuckles)

  • ♪ (dramatic music) ♪

  • ♪ (Justin Timberlake, "Cry Me a River") ♪

  • For real?

  • Who is this girl?

  • No! Don't make me watch this!

  • - Justin Bieber! - Aw!

  • (girly voice) Oh, my God, I'm such a Belieber.

  • You were my sun

  • It's a little Bieb!

  • I don't think you guys understand.

  • I'm such a big Justin Bieber fan.

  • I don't even have any jokes about Justin Bieber anymore.

  • I've run that river (bleep) dry.

  • Oh, it's good! It's great!

  • Don't-- no. Don't turn it up--

  • you-- you dick!

  • I was actually subscribed to Bieber

  • when it was just this stuff.

  • I remember when kidrauhl was just a peer.

  • - ♪ (harmonizes) ♪ - It's like he's serenading me.

  • That's really wrong to say. He's, like, 12 in this, isn't he?

  • If I break this, can I pay for it and just buy you a new one?

  • ♪ (Justin Bieber, "Baby") ♪

  • - ♪ Oh, whoa ♪ - (sings along)

  • I don't know this song. I don't know what you're talking about.

  • This is my jam. This is my song.

  • I've never actually seen this video.

  • I've only seen, like, the first 30 seconds.

  • I always (bleep) before then.

  • - (lip-syncing along) - ♪ You know you love me

  • ♪ I know you care

  • - (singing along) - ♪ Just shout whenever

  • And I'll be there

  • Hey, racially ambiguous girls.

  • He's, like, the only white guy in this entire building.

  • Huh. Makes me want to dance.

  • And I was like

  • - (lip-syncing along) - ♪ Baby, baby, baby, oooh

  • I hate The Fine Brothers for making me watch this.

  • - You stole my hair, Justin! - (laughs)

  • (bleep) you, Justin Bieber, you (bleep) piece of (bleep)!

  • Oh, my God! He's got the worst voice ever!

  • His new music's not too bad,

  • but this one-- this is terrible.

  • ♪ (Justin Bieber, "Boyfriend") ♪

  • Yeah. This was a good song.

  • I hate this video. Bring back the old Bieber!

  • If I was your boyfriend, I'd never let you go

  • And then he grew up to be a douchebag. (laughs)

  • If you listen to the background noise,

  • it sounds like whales mating.

  • - ♪ Swag, swag, swag, on you ♪ - ♪ On you

  • Swaggy.

  • (laughs) That's all I got out of this song, is "swaggy."

  • - ♪ Girl, let me talk to you ♪ - I like it.

  • - (lip-syncing along) - ♪ If I was your boyfriend

  • Never let you go

  • He's really talented.

  • He's completely different.

  • Still got the racially ambiguous girls, though.

  • Still got the racially ambiguous girls.

  • I'd never thought I'd say this,

  • but this makes me miss Justin Timberlake.

  • Getting touchy.

  • Gets a bit sexual here, doesn't it?

  • - ♪ Na na na, na na na ♪ - Yeah.

  • I love you, J-Biebs.

  • Stay away from my daughters. (chuckles)

  • (bleep) you.

  • - (FineBros) So, who was that? - (bleep) you.

  • ♪ (dramatic music) ♪

  • (FineBros) All right, so, who was that?

  • - That was Justin Bieber. - That was Justin Bieber.

  • Bieber. (cringes)

  • The guy whose name has been in over 500 of my video titles

  • and over 6,000 of my thumbnails.

  • (FineBros) What are your thoughts on his music?

  • - (bleep) - I like him.

  • Love his music. He is an extremely talented musician.

  • He's cute.

  • When I was watching Bieber's old videos--

  • this was before he got signed or anything--

  • I was like, "This little white boy can friggin' sing."

  • It's not the kind of music I listen to.

  • Brandon, you're rockin' Beethoven all the time,

  • so it's like you can't beat the original B.

  • Justin Bieber is great at singing and dancing.

  • All of the other things that he outsources to other people--

  • I think those people are talented at doing those things.

  • (FineBros) How long have you loved Justin Bieber?

  • For a very long time.

  • - (FineBros) Is it appropriate for-- - Yes.

  • - Adult women-- - Yes.

  • (FineBros) Justin Bieber has a huge amount of haters.

  • Why do you think that is?

  • I think a lot of guys were jealous, probably.

  • He gets the chicks, man.

  • I think he has a lot of haters because he's popular.

  • I mean, everybody who's popular has haters.

  • When I was in junior high, I was like,

  • "Ew! 'N Sync? Pssh!"

  • But then it's like, I just downloaded the best of 'N Sync

  • two weeks ago, and I bump that (bleep), you know what I'm saying?

  • You got to be able to draw a distinction

  • between your personal tastes and if it's actually good or not.