Lovable Chap-hop artiste and rapper for the flappers, Mr. B the Gentleman Rhymer, has composed a brand-new song especially for The Chap, to commemorate the tenth anniversary of this august publication.
Entitled “Hail The Chap!”, the ditty explores the theme of the Chap’s ten-year history, examining its various achievements and manifestoes, within a strictly syncopated aeolian cadence and partial spoken word format according to the dictates of hip-hop – but with the addition of an adeptly placed ukulele.
Mr. B is England’s foremost proponent of the musical form he calls Chap-hop; although other versions exist of this hybrid between the music of gentlemen and the music of black American ghettoes, none capture its amusing cadences quite so elegantly and lyrically as the Gentleman Rhymer.
The man himself may be seen at the Grand Anarcho-Dandyist Ball on December 5th, where he will be performing “Hail The Chap” for the very first time, along with established ditties from his repertoire, including “Straight out of Surrey”, “Timothy” and “Let me Smoke My Pipe!”
To further explore the singular oeuvre of Mr. B the Gentleman Rhymer, visit: Myspace.com/mrbthegentlemanrhymer