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->''"Straight out of Surrey, a gentleman rhymer named Mr. B,\\
Friendly with chaps with an air of mystery,\\
Were I poised to be sad, I've got some more shag,\\
Squeeze it out the pipe and declare it is a voice brag."''
-->"Straight Out of Surrey"

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 UsefulNotes/{{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:
* AllMenArePerverts: Yup, even the upper-class Mr B is no exception, if "More Kissing in Porn Please, We're British", "A Thoroughly Modern Breakup" or "You Just Can't" are any indication.
* ArchEnemy: Was in a feud (of sorts) with fellow chap-hop artist Music/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, peformed live together and recorded "The Duel" together for Elemental's latest album "Father Of Invention", which begins as a [[BattleRapping Rap Battle]] and ends with them praising each other.
* AffectionateParody: Most of Mr. B's songs, most notably "Straight Out Of Surrey" and "Chap-Hop History."
* BreakupBreakout: Mr B (under his real name of Jim Burke) is the rapper for OneHitWonder Music/BritPop band Music/CollapsedLung who had one huge hit with "Eat My Goal" before going on hiatus for several years. Mr B carved out a niche in the nascent Chap-Hop genre to considerable success while the band was on hold. Recently the band reformed for performances in TheNewTens. It's pretty jarring for fans who know Burke under his Mr B persona to see him wearing a tracksuit and rapping in a working class accent about football, especially as he has to keep his dapper moustache intact for performances under his main Mr B persona and wears the same glasses.
* DashinglyDapperDerby: Mr. B often wears one.
* DeadpanSnarker: Has his moments. A particularly memorable one came in an interview just after the release of the diss song "Fighting Trousers" by Music/ProfessorElemental.
-->''"If he wants to make claims about gentlemen rhymers, he'd better start behaving like a gentleman. He could have a proper shave, for a start."''
* DistinguishedGentlemansPipe: A classic straight stem pipe in contrast to Music/ProfessorElemental's more [[Literature/SherlockHolmes Sherlockian]] calabash style one.
* HipHop: In his own trademark "chap-hop" variant.
* IAmVeryBritish: Given the genre, it's a given.
* NiceHat: Mr. B always sports a nice hat, be it a newsboy cap, bowler, boater or trilby.
* ProtestSong: Mr. B complains about not being able to light up his pipe in a pub in "Let Me Smoke My Pipe!"
* QuintessentialBritishGentleman: Mr B epitomises this type of persona, just listen to any of his songs.
* SharpDressedMan: In a classic 1920s style with waistcoats, dapper hats, fob watches and immaculately groomed moustache.
* SmokingIsCool: Pipe smoking is cool, to be precise.
* SophisticatedAsHell: The subject matter of his raps sometimes makes him come off as this (e.g. "Oh, Santa" or "A Thoroughly Modern Breakup"). The Crowner is probably "You Just Can't", which details the issues with modern life in a (mostly) sophisticated style[[note]]"Enough pornography on tap to fairly kill a chap" might be the first step over the line[[/note]] until it drops the bomb in the chorus: "You just can't[[spoiler: [[BestialityIsDepraved rape a goat]] these days, it'll end up on your facebook page...]]"
* 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: Never loses his cool, even when a miscreant "disses" him as Music/ProfessorElemental did in "Fighting Trousers"
* TakeThat:
** "Whatever Happened To Timothy?" is a TakeThat at [[Creator/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 wiz 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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