Sunday, 27th September 2020

Dad getting into rap music despite family resistance

A FATHER-OF-TWO is becoming increasingly interested in rap music despite opposition from all members of his household.

Martin Bishop started out by playing Snoop Dogg and Jay-Z but has now moved on to blasting out songs by underground hip-hop artists like Jedi Mind Tricks and MF DOOM, much to the distress of his family.

Bishop’s daughter Sophie said: “I blame myself. I thought it would be funny to make him listen to Stormzy, presuming he’d hate it. But instead he said he was a visionary and called him the ‘Shakespeare of Croydon’.

“Now he’s started wearing a Chance The Rapper cap and talking about doing a podcast on the 90s UK hip hop scene. I would be mortally embarrassed if I wasn’t so worried about his mental health.”

Bishop’s wife Olivia said: “He’s probably having a midlife crisis. I just wish he could have done something less weird and upsetting, like running off with his secretary or faking his own death.”