Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Mr. B The Gentleman Rhymer

What ho, Maniacs! Jolly nice rapper, or "MC," as it were, I've got spinning on my gramophone right now. The king of "Chap-Hop," doncha know. Unlike those other rap ruffians, this fellow knows the importance of good manners, has mad cricket skillz, and most importantly, comes from the right stock. Proper schools and all that.Mr. B has a ripping debut album out ("Flattery Not Included") of his upper-class raps (and occasional crooning) over beatz sampling vintage recordings + "banjo-lele" (a cross between a banjo and a uke) playing. DJ Kool's "Let Me Clear My Throat" is remade as "Let Me Smoke My Pipe" and the break-dance classic "Hey You (The Rocksteady Crew)" becomes:

Mr. B The Gentleman Rhymer "I Say, You!"



DDay said...

Wow !!! I want that album !
Further videos on his myspace are hilarious as well.
Tx for discovering & sharing.

____ said...

Hey i love his music ! It's so funny and cool !

r-tine said...

Speaking about upper-class rappers, have a look at Klub des Loosers.
It's a French duet (MC + DJ) whose MC was born and raised in Versailles (the place with the very famous castle built by Louis XIV) and he likes to depict his youth there among the very conservative bourgeoisie. He is very ironic about this and his life in general (he seems to have endured harsh relationships with women).

For those of you who don't understand French, they also provide great music, based on vintage sound - but the MC's flow is very peculiar.

All this great stuff here: http://www.myspace.com/klubdesloosers (mostly instrumentals) and here: http://leklubdesloosers.free.fr/

Anonymous said...

Isn't he just ripping off the charming associates?