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Fighting Trousers [SLYT ChapHop]
posted by quin (39 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
Context much?
posted by secondhand pho at 7:40 PM on August 24, 2011


Either this is a double, or I've just seen it somewhere else. I still prefer Mr. B -- his stuff I've listened to more than once, this one I couldn't get through.

but I do like the idea that a second chap-hop guy has appeared just so that there can be extremely polite fighting
posted by davejay at 7:41 PM on August 24, 2011


Context - 'Chap-Hop History' by Mr. B The Gentleman Rhymer
posted by -harlequin- at 7:44 PM on August 24, 2011


Mother requests that I render you unconscious.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 7:50 PM on August 24, 2011 [7 favorites]


There are times when I feel like Metafilter opens windows into vast worlds, worlds of which I have no prior knowledge, worlds which evade comprehension, bewildering worlds created by scintillating people who defy explanation.

Then I close the window, shake my head briefly, and continue on, bemused.
posted by MrVisible at 7:53 PM on August 24, 2011 [2 favorites]


Ok, so. Not 'just so'. A brief Elemental-y education (previously):

What's Your English? (previously)
Cup of Brown Joy

And yes, they did battle.
And they've been given the amb3rgambl3r Master Mix treatment, which I -swear- was on the Blue before but can't find the massive link-fest fpp.
posted by persona at 7:54 PM on August 24, 2011 [3 favorites]


The first engineer/fashionista to come up with a bicycle pith-helmet will win one million Hipster Points and be3 entitled to drink in Portland or Brooklyn forever on their fame.
posted by Slap*Happy at 7:57 PM on August 24, 2011


(It so totally has to protect your head in a crash, tho.)
posted by Slap*Happy at 7:59 PM on August 24, 2011


Donald where's your troosers?
posted by clavdivs at 8:01 PM on August 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


Another previously for reference.
posted by sharkfu at 8:02 PM on August 24, 2011


Oceans of accolades to the person who invents fop hop.
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER at 8:05 PM on August 24, 2011 [6 favorites]


The first engineer/fashionista to come up with a bicycle pith-helmet will win one million Hipster Points and be3 entitled to drink in Portland or Brooklyn forever on their fame.

Shhhh, don't tell the hipsters, but in Denmark, they have a parallel but different world of bicycle technology, much like the parallel but different rocket technologies of the USSR and USA during the space race.

Not only can you get genuine effective bike helmets that look like various classic headgear, you can get bike helmets that look like [glances around, lowers voice] bowler hats.
posted by -harlequin- at 8:10 PM on August 24, 2011 [3 favorites]


I love Professor Elemental. Apart from him and Mr. B, are there more players in this fantastic genre?
posted by polywomp at 8:17 PM on August 24, 2011


I don't know what the context is, but I bloody well loved this.
posted by katillathehun at 8:22 PM on August 24, 2011


Mr. B is sub-par. Professor Elemental wins this battle.
posted by asnider at 8:23 PM on August 24, 2011 [6 favorites]


Also I have to chime in and voice my preference for Professor Elemental over Mr. B. Watch Cup of Brown Joy and Watch his facial expressions. It's genius.
posted by polywomp at 8:30 PM on August 24, 2011


We know about Pederson bikes, give us New Worlders some credit, and we have fedora helmets here in the savage lands. Try. Harder.
posted by Slap*Happy at 8:41 PM on August 24, 2011


Mr. B is sub-par. Professor Elemental wins this battle.

Elemental wins the battle? How? I'm baffled? Clearly you're rattled.
Daft I say, because its draft you spray. A salty tale you tell as your man doeth fail.
His rhymes, stale. His sails, stall. Why, the mizzen of his mast falls more than three feet from tall.
Elemental rising? Must be hot air. But come down to earth. Simply put, Elemental's all wet for Mr B just gave birth.
posted by Mike Mongo at 8:42 PM on August 24, 2011 [5 favorites]


Mr. B is sub-par. Professor Elemental wins this battle.

Nonsense. Balderdash and Poppycock sir !
Mr B is the finest exponent of his art.
This so called "Professor" Elemental is a fraud and a charlatan.
posted by Webbster at 8:42 PM on August 24, 2011


(I really like Elemental's catchy tunes also. But in the video, Mr B took the battle.)
posted by Mike Mongo at 8:45 PM on August 24, 2011


Slaphappy - I wasn't talking about those.
posted by -harlequin- at 8:53 PM on August 24, 2011


Elemental is a highly amusing cove, but as the upload date on the video shows (and as numerous folk here have mentioned), this has been around for ages and linked here numerous times.

Mr. B is rubbish. B for bounder, I say.
posted by Decani at 9:31 PM on August 24, 2011


Fisticuffsmanship?
posted by Smedleyman at 9:34 PM on August 24, 2011


Either this is a double, or I've just seen it somewhere else.

Not a double, but you probably saw it on Boing Boing a couple of days ago.
posted by w0mbat at 9:40 PM on August 24, 2011


There's something very Mr. Show about all this, and that's a good thing.
posted by Crane Shot at 9:54 PM on August 24, 2011


I'm rough, much like a locomotive used for transporting goods; but I am also as slippery as frozen water! I believe I can give Mike Tyson a proper dressing down!
posted by not_on_display at 10:07 PM on August 24, 2011


Trousers shmousers, there's no substitute for the blessing of a good skirt.
posted by homunculus at 10:27 PM on August 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


Mr. B is sub-par. Professor Elemental wins this battle.

Fiffle

Mr B has a banjolele
posted by the noob at 10:43 PM on August 24, 2011


Mr B has a banjolele

But the Professor has a posse and they are awesome.
posted by ninazer0 at 11:54 PM on August 24, 2011


Ah, Professor Elemental. Always lovely.

I keep wanting Mr B to do a diss record in return - since Mr B's stock in trade is parody as much as it is whimsy, maybe sir would consider something based on "REAL MUTHAF***IN G'S" by Easy E? Except "real g's" would be "real gentlemen", of course.

You could call it "OLD SCHOOL TIE" and instead of opening with "Comp-ton Comp-ton Comp-ton" in the background, it would, of course, be "E-ton E-ton E-ton".

And then he could start in on the Professor for being working class.

(There's an earlier album of the good Professor's material where he hadn't quite refined the character and still spoke with a more modern accent - 27,000 Leagues is very charming, if you can find it - I think it's on his Myspace Page).
posted by lucien_reeve at 1:31 AM on August 25, 2011


All a ploy to get featured on boingboing.
posted by crunchland at 5:22 AM on August 25, 2011


I saw Professor Elemental compering one of the stages at White Mischief, a vaguely steampunk/electroswing themed evening that occasionally gets held in London.

He was great live, and a fairly good compere. As the evening progressed, it obviously wasn't just tea he was drinking and he started sliding in and out of character/accent, but still a very fun host.

Slap*Happy - The first engineer/fashionista to come up with a bicycle pith-helmet will win one million Hipster Points and be3 entitled to drink in Portland or Brooklyn forever on their fame

I've no idea whether it meets your "actually protective" requirement, but I think you'll like this little clip if you haven't already seen it. (I think it has been on MeFi before, but I'm too lazy to search for it).
posted by metaBugs at 6:28 AM on August 25, 2011


Writing a diss track is not a gentlemanly way to behave.
posted by Lucien Dark at 6:59 AM on August 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


So that bit about "Jeffrey what's that you have in your hand boy?" Obviously a classist thing. Do we have the lower class equivalent to chaphop yet? The butler's version or the chimney sweep's version might actually be worth listening to interesting.
posted by Peztopiary at 7:24 AM on August 25, 2011


So that bit about "Jeffrey what's that you have in your hand boy?" Obviously a classist thing.

Speciesist, dear boy: Jeffrey is a monkey.

Who, in a later song, turns on his master: watch this one all the way to the end...
posted by lucien_reeve at 8:17 AM on August 25, 2011 [2 favorites]


I don't know. This all just seems so... gimmicky.
posted by crunchland at 8:25 AM on August 25, 2011


Which makes everything awesome again. Speciesism is obviously completely in character for the Prof. Also that kangaroo flamingo thing is pretty cool. crunchland, everything is a gimmick now. It has to be to sustain our (well alright mine at least) interest long enough for us to buy whatever the gimmick is selling.
posted by Peztopiary at 8:29 AM on August 25, 2011


Jeffrey, get off the drums.
posted by Decani at 3:19 PM on August 26, 2011


Moar context plz? OK!

First, it started with Tom Caruana (the same fellow who was previously seen on the blue for his Wu-Tang vs Beatles mashup album). According to this interview with the good Professor, Tom was looking to do an album of tracks set in different eras, with different rappers on each track. Paul Alborough was inspired by Vivian Stanshall (of the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band), and thus was born Professor Elemental, who now has 3 albums, 2 singles, and an instrumental version of his second album. Bandcamp is wonderful - I do not work for them, I swear.

As for similar artists, some Mr. Scruff stuff sort of fits the style (sans the "period piece rap"): Wail, Fish, and Ahoy There!. Tom Caruana created another couple concept albums that he credited to Tom Bombadeal, though only one album is available online now.
posted by filthy light thief at 10:27 AM on August 27, 2011 [1 favorite]


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