Clarkson’s Farm icon Kaleb Cooper is releasing a diss rap song about his hate of sheep.
The farmer, who welcomed his second child last year, is attempting to hammer home his disdain for cattle with a song titled, in case his emotions weren’t already clear: ‘I Cannot Stand Sheep!
Far from being a baa humbug, the 25-year-old released the record to benefit charity, with all proceeds going to the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI).
Speaking about his quest for chart success, Kaleb said: ‘Never did I think I’d be saying these words, that I’m releasing a record.
‘When you listen to it, you’ll realise why I didn’t ever think it was possible – my singing voice isn’t a match for my farming skills by any stretch. I had a lot of fun recording it and I hope that people like it, but there is also a serious side to it.
Reflecting on his decision to fundraise for a good cause, Kaleb explained: ‘As a community, farmers are only too aware of how pressurised the industry has become, the farming way of life can feel lonely at times.
‘I wanted to make sure that if people are struggling they have somewhere to reach out to.’
The track, set to the tune of The Floral Dance, includes the RABI’s hotline number in order to increase awareness for the organisation, which gives financial, emotional, and practical support.
Kaleb, who assists former Top Gear star Jeremy Clarkson with the day-to-day operations of his Diddly Squat farm in Oxfordshire, has also established a bursary for Royal Agricultural University students.
Music is not Kaleb’s first recent excursion away from the farm; he earlier announced plans to embark on a theatre tour of the UK.
The 33-day national tour will see Kaleb open up about his life, and while he admits he is anxious, he is making an effort to accept new chances.
‘I’m a firm believer, if I want to go out there and learn something, you’ve got to go out then and go full, head down, go for it,’ he told PA last June.
‘Yes, it’s a fear, or you know, a nervousness thing, but I think I’m a firm believer of… going towards it and facing your fear with brave shoulders.’
In addition to theatre, Kaleb has published two novels, Britain According To Kaleb: The Wonderful World Of Country Life, a sequel to his best-seller The World According To Kaleb.
This year will see the debut of the third season of Amazon’s Prime Video series Clarkson’s Farm.
Clarkson’s Farm is available to stream on Amazon Prime Video.