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November 30, 2012 7:08 AM   Subscribe

I'm British (SLYT)
posted by fearfulsymmetry (24 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
Right, well I found that quite amusing. Ta.
posted by iamkimiam at 7:24 AM on November 30, 2012


I liked the piano.
posted by From Bklyn at 7:33 AM on November 30, 2012


I'm British and I live in NY and that video didn't grab me.

There is better rapping happening in the UK right now. Check out DON'T FLOP - Rap Battle - ‬Blizzard Vs Mark Grist (youtube)
posted by 13twelve at 7:36 AM on November 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


...and the whitest motherfucking thing outside of Cheltenham it appears.

But you know, each to their own.
posted by fullerine at 7:41 AM on November 30, 2012


I'm British and I too would like to apologize for Piers Morgan. His tea video is rather good too. "When I say "oo", you say " long"".
posted by arcticseal at 7:51 AM on November 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


This is great. It picks up the kind of post-Britain imagery that was begun in the 1960s. By making it playful and ironic they break down whatever leftover meaning it may have held. The past is a pastiche to be picked up and played with as you will. We can say these things and makebelieve that we are these people, simple for the fact that we no longer are.
posted by Jehan at 8:20 AM on November 30, 2012


Good god, why did I know this would be a rapping thing?
posted by koeselitz at 8:28 AM on November 30, 2012


I danced around my kitchen while listening to this. Sorry, but I do believe that may mean I enjoyed it.
posted by killThisKid at 8:41 AM on November 30, 2012


I'm sorry, but I thought that was jolly good.
posted by arkham_inmate_0801 at 8:55 AM on November 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Just Like a Chap
posted by backseatpilot at 9:01 AM on November 30, 2012


His flow is wack as hell, and he's wearing a pith helmet.
posted by ShawnStruck at 9:04 AM on November 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Previously from Prof Elemental
posted by memebake at 9:07 AM on November 30, 2012


Not a patch on Flanders and Swann's Song of Patriotic Prejudice. (Youtube; actual song gets underway about 2:45)
posted by Hogshead at 9:55 AM on November 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Weird, I would have sworn I learned about this here but ... there is a vicious chap hop battle between Professor Elemental and Mr.B The Gentleman Rhymer (and his banjolele). The first shot was fired in the song Fighting Trousers. Here's a mash-up/mix of the two of them.

Chappism is a whole big thing here in the UK, with their own Olympiad and everything.

(ah yes! Previously-er on Metafilter)
posted by Eumachia L F at 11:25 AM on November 30, 2012


Naa. Nae good at all.
posted by glasseyes at 1:03 PM on November 30, 2012


I also liked the piano.
posted by Chutzler at 1:18 PM on November 30, 2012


'chap hop'?
posted by mannequito at 1:19 PM on November 30, 2012


Let me tell you, as an American living in Britain oh these many years, you fucking well should apologise for Piers Morgan.

I'd take an American Private Eye, plus Ian Hislop, any day though. At least I know that once, in a douche-off, Jeremy Clarkson punched Morgan apparently.

As far as I can tell, in recent years we've sent over Richard Hall, Reginald Hunter, Elizabeth McGovern, in the plus column, and yes, sorry, Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow in the minus. But Piers Morgan is the nuclear option. Fugg that twat
posted by C.A.S. at 1:39 PM on November 30, 2012


Is that Paloma Faith in the birdcage veil?
posted by HypotheticalWoman at 3:39 PM on November 30, 2012


Eumachia, Mr B. was definitely on MeFi previously, and in fact he makes a short cameo in this video.

Personally I think he's better, but this wasn't bad either.

The battle here
posted by sauril at 3:50 PM on November 30, 2012


This is far, far worse for Britain than Mark Russell is for the United States. I'll have 'Yakety Sax' and you-know-who any day. What bilge.
posted by nj_subgenius at 6:28 PM on November 30, 2012


I enjoyed that immensely - nice beats and that flow was far from wack!

From the non technical side... eh it's having fun with stereotypes, no harm no foul, even if they don't apply to me (other than the pith helmet).
posted by Wrinkled Stumpskin at 7:51 PM on November 30, 2012


On the other hand...
posted by moss at 10:18 PM on November 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Eumachia, Mr B. was definitely on MeFi previously, and in fact he makes a short cameo in this video.

The Prof turned up in Mr B's latest too.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 4:06 AM on December 1, 2012


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