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Genre Patrol: Chap Hop

Friday, November 04, 2011

We kick off our new occasional series “Genre Patrol” with a look into the world of chap hop. With great attention paid to tea, cricket and proper pronunciation, you would think the genre would be drama-free. But no -- the gentleman rhymers have their beefs too. Wall Street Journal correspondent Frances Robinson joins us for a proper introduction to the OG – Original Gentlemen, that is.

Watch a video for 'Chap-Hop History' by Mr.B The Gentleman Rhymer...


Frances Robinson

Comments [3]

Robert Honan from Seattle, WA

I've been a rather keen follower of Mr. B and the Good Professor for some time. Out of curiosity, why did you essentially interview another journalist, instead of actually talking to one, or better yet, both fine gentlemen?

Nov. 16 2011 05:14 PM
Pat Alder from Hudson Valley NY

I've been a chap-hop and Mr. B devotee since I accidentially found the above video on YouTube. Mr. B is a fantastic mixer as well as rhymer ( he is not approving of 'rapper') if you've heard some of his steampunk like mixes. Sheer Genius! Now if ONLY he comes across the pond for a few US appearances.

Nov. 16 2011 03:13 PM

I have long argued that the Pirates of Penzace - moderm major general was rap.

Nov. 04 2011 02:36 PM

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