[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Mr_B_The_Gentleman_Rhymer-1-200-200-85-nocrop1_6070.jpg]]Mr. B The Gentleman Rhymer (real name Jim Burke) is a parodist who is one of the pioneers of Chap Hop HipHop delivered in a Received Pronunciation accent. Mr. B raps, or "rhymes", about high society, pipe smoking and {{cricket}} while playing the banjolele. His appearance is that of a dapper chap from the 1920's, complete with period mustache and pipe. He has become quite popular in the SteamPunk community with his parody of Music/{{NWA}}'s ''Music/StraightOuttaCompton'' called "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bj7J7vXCf5w Straight Out Of Surrey]]."

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!!!Tropes he displays:
* AffectionateParody: Most of Mr. B's songs, most notably "Straight Out Of Surrey" and "Chap-Hop History."
* BritishAccents: Mr. B rhymes in the Received Pronunciation.
* DashinglyDapperDerby: Mr. B often wears one.
* DistinguishedGentlemansPipe
* HipHop
* IAmVeryBritish
* [[NiceHat Nice Hats]]: Mr. B always sports a nice hat, be it a newsboy cap, bowler, boater or trilby.
* [[SmokingIsCool Pipe Smoking Is Cool]]
* ProtestSong: Mr. B complains about not being able to light up his pipe in a pub in "Let Me Smoke My Pipe!"
* QuintessentialBritishGentleman
* RapFeud: Was in a feud (of sorts) with fellow chap-hop artist ProfessorElemental, which gained them both [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-music-videos-that-justify-existence-internet_p2/ international recognition]]. They have since guest-starred in each other's videos and recorded "The Duel" together for Elemental's latest album "Father Of Invention", which begins as a RapBattle and ends with them praising each other.
* SharpDressedMan
* SpotOfTea: In the video for his song, "Mr. B's World Cup Song," Mr. B escapes some kidnappers by enticing them into having a cup of tea with him (and later a game of cricket).
* StiffUpperLip
* TakeThat:
** "Whatever Happened To Timothy?" is a TakeThat at [[TheBBC Radio 1]] DJ Tim Westwood, mocking him for his PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy persona.
-->Whatever happened to Timothy?\\
I was at [[BoardingSchool prep]] with him, you see.\\
He was a wizard with a cricket bat,\\
But he never used to talk like that.
** "Hip-hop Was To Blame After All" is a TakeThat to the Hip-hop music industry. It starts out sounding like an indictment of hip-hop in general...
-->Hip-hop decided to homogenize itself\\
And place itself in violence and wealth.\\
Hip-hop decided to pick up its lowest traits\\
And sell them to the public over everything that's great.\\
Hip-hop decided that misogyny and greed\\
Would be the sort of thing that America would need.
*** But later in the song, sarcastically:
-->So hip-hop was to blame after all\\
I thought I'd say it as no one else has the gall\\
Yes, it's all hip-hop's fault, you see,\\
[[OldMediaAreEvil Not the]] [[MegaCorp three companies]] [[DoNotAdjustYourSet who decide what you hear and see.]]
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