Tuesday, 19 June 2012

LISTEN TO: Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer - The Tweed Album

'The Tweed Album' is the third full-length LP from the king of chap-hop, Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer.
Notable for hip-hop delivered in a Received Pronunciation accent, Mr. B raps, or "rhymes", about high society, pipe smoking and cricket while playing the banjolele. The character is described as having grown up in Cheam and attending Sutton Grammar School for Boys.

It continues Mr. B's notion of Chap Hop, a form of Hip Hop performed in the King's English with banjolele accompaniment and "chappist" lyrical themes concerning nostalgia for Edwardian life (or an idealised version of it), notably cricket, pipe-smoking, and sherry. Other songs focus on Hip Hop culture and the relations between it and "chappism" as practised by Mr. B...

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