If you're a parent, then you've probably become very well-acquainted with the particular video series and nursery rhyme songs that help to keep your kids occupied while you try to get some work done or mentally check out. YouTube has no shortage of these series.
PewDiePie just released his Cocomelon diss track, "Coco," and the music video's hilarious.
While folks have been speculating about the insanely popular Swedish YouTuber's diss track for some time now, with leaks and fakes cropping up all over the internet, the wait is finally over. PewDiePie dropped the new clip on Valentine's Day 2021 and sent social media into a frenzy. The beat sounds nothing like a previous snippet he released on a live stream, but it's still a pop friendly banger with tons of hilarious references.
Folks seem to be digging the track and after just being uploaded for a couple of hours it managed to amass well over 460,000 views.
If it seems strange that someone would make a 'Cocomelon' diss track, then you don't know 'Cocomelon.'
It starts as a cute collection of nursery rhymes filled with colorful imagery and a variety of cute and cuddly recurring characters that go on trips, engage in games, cause general mischief, and provide endless hours of entertainment for kids. But nursery rhymes are meant to be repetitive so kids can learn whatever lessons and words they're trying to impart to their young viewer base.
And there's this strange hypnotic effect Cocomelon induces in children. We've all been to that one parent's house who sits their kid down in front of the tablet, and we've probably seen their kid screech like some unholy demon whenever the WiFi cuts out or their iPad loses battery. If you've got kids, put Cocomelon on for them for 20 minutes, and you'll see the kind of temper tantrum they throw once you shut the show off.
Which could be why so many people were pressing one of the most popular streamers in the world, PewDiePie, to make a Cocomelon diss track. On one of his videos, he responded to the constant urging of fans to make the song if a certain video clip would hit at least 500,000 likes. Well, that happened and then PewDiePie kept true to his word.
However, he wanted to debut the whole song with a music video worthy of the diss track before he showed the song to his fans. He did release a short snippet of a track many presumed to be from the song during a livestream that actually impressed a lot of people. From changing his flow up on a few verses to transitioning between rapping in English to Swedish, the content creator had people excited about what was coming next.
You can listen for yourself and see what you think.
In this clip, he rapped about his Viking heritage while making references to Belle Delphine and the Backstreet Boys. Commenters expressed how much they loved the beats and hilarious lyrics, and that they can't wait to see the full video once it's released, however, after listening to "Coco", it's clear that this verse either ended up on the cutting room floor or is from another song entirely. Is PewDiePie planning an album?
After the news of his track's release came out, there were tons of other 'Cocomelon' diss tracks published online.
It's important to note that none of these disses are "official," but that hasn't stopped other YouTube channels from making their own diss tracks about Cocomelon. Some even "pretended" to be PewDiePie and created a rap battle between the cartoon and content creator, while others created the diss track by remixing phrases into another one of PewDiePie's disses.
What do you think about PewDiePie's Cocomelon diss track? Can you relate to his disdain for the YouTube channel geared toward simple (and annoying) children's songs?