Mr. B The Gentleman Rhymer Reveals his new Single, first novel and Love For The Lucky 7 Club
Recently at The Lucky 7 Club, we caught up with the much-loved King of Chap-Hop, Mr. B The Gentleman Rhymer for a chat around his love for Hip-hop, The Lucky 7 Club and upcoming projects.
Since 2007, Mr. B has travelled around the world while performing at the likes of Glastonbury and Boomtown festival on the way. Now, this old-school hip-hop-head returns to The Lucky 7 Club at its secret location in Paignton. Intrigued to see what this chap had to offer, we attended the show and spoke to the man behind the posh-pipe-puffing-persona.
Expectedly, Mr. B welcomed us to take a seat in his usual awfully polite manner, as we set out on a heavy hip-hop conversation; covering his favourite moments in the movement to his opinion of the current culture. But first, we asked, what is Chap-hop?
“I introduce it, generally, on stage as reintroducing hip-hop at its ilk to manners and the Queens English. But also, I'll say further into that I'd say: if George Formby, Chuck D, and Noel Coward got drunk in a bar together and came up with a band, Chap-Hop is what it would sound like." - Mr. B The Gentleman Rhymer.
Despite being niche in the genre, Mr. B believes there's room for old-school fans, chaps, and even room for modern trap and mumble rap artists. Admitting his guilty pleasures of Tekashi69 and Lil Pump, we asked if Mr. B would adventure into the world of 'Mumble Chap'?
"There probably will be a 'mumble chap' track which I'll probably just do really, really drunk; so it will inevitably be mumbled." - Mr. B The Gentleman Rhymer.
Mr. B The Gentleman Rhymer is a favourite at The Lucky 7 Club in Paignton, which stems back to the co-owner Sarah Bell's renowned burlesque events, Kinky & Quirky. Their mutual love for each other has seen Mr. B return to South West multiple times.
"I've known Sarah & Mark for about 9-years now; I first did a show with them in 2010 I think... one of their Kinky and Quirky shows... I like the fact its part burlesque club part workers men club; there's not really anywhere else I've played that's like this at all." - Mr. B The Gentleman Rhymer.
While still touring the UK, Mr. B has released his Paper Plates single, which is The Gentleman Rhymer's Banjolele and beatboxed interpretation of MIA Paper Planes. On top of that, his first novel, called Roast Beef should appear on the shelves in time for Christmas too. We can’t wait to read it!