[[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 ChapHop 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 "Straight outta Compton" 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
* [[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 or 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.
* UpperClassWit
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