->''"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]]."

!!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 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").
* 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.]]