Baba Brinkman is a New York-based rap artist, best known for his "Rap Guide" series of science-themed albums, TEDx Talks, and off-Broadway theater productions. During the pandemic, Baba founded Event Rap Inc, a booking service that helps you commission videos and virtual performances on any topic, delivered by experienced rappers.
Released in May 2021, Bright Future is Baba’s 12th full-length solo rap album, a collection of ten songs about science and society and the many hopeful paths towards improving the human condition through greater understanding of the natural world, medicine, and technology. Each of the album’s songs and music videos was commissioned by a scientist or an organization with science at its core, for the purpose of communicating an important and complex idea to the general public. This makes Bright Future not only a unique record, but also a blueprint for a new approach to the rap music industry, which Event Rap is now pioneering with other artists.
From planting a million trees in Canada to internationally-known rapper and science communicator.
Baba Brinkman has won multiple awards and enjoyed successful runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and off-Broadway. He performed live on MSNBC's “The Rachel Maddow Show”, appears regularly at science, technology, business, and environmental conferences, opened for Stephen Hawking and Neil deGrasse Tyson, and has released more than a dozen solo albums. Before launching his rap career, Baba earned a Masters in English Literature (writing his thesis on The Canterbury Tales) and worked in the forests of Western Canada for ten years, personally planting more than one million trees.
Cloud Feedback – Baba Brinkman Music VideoFrom the album "Bright Future", out now:
The wide range of possible warming scenarios found in climate models is mostly due to cloud feedback effects, which both influence global temperature and also respond to it. We just need clouds to spill their secrets.
Track Produced and Mixed by Tom Caruana
Lyrics by Baba Brinkman
Chorus by Skillz FJ
Guitar and Additional Percussion by Skillz FJ
Keys by Simon Kendall
Scientific Consultation by Stefan Buehler, University of Hamburg
Caption Translations by:
German: Sabrina Harich / Stefan Buehler
Italian: Nico Cimini
Spanish: Yanmichel Morfa Avalos
Brazilian Portuguese: David Marcolino Nielsen
Korean: Doyeon Kim / Yechul Shin / Hanjun Kim
Chinese: Ge Cheng
Made with Support from
The German Research Foundation
aka The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
Under Germany’s Excellence Strategy, EXC 2037
CLICCS: Climate, Climatic Change, and Society
Project Number: 390683824
Qubits – Baba Brinkman Music VideoFrom the album "Bright Future", out now:
Quantum computers can now perform certain kinds of tasks faster than the world's most powerful classical computers, and quantum processing power doubles with each new qubit (quantum bit) added to the system. How high can an exponential go?
Track Produced and Mixed by Mr. Simmonds
Additional Vocals by Jessie Davis
Video by Anna C. Gilmore
The song "Qubits" was written and produced on commission with support from the Google Quantum AI Lab and premiered at the Google Quantum Summer Symposium 2020, along with this freestyle set:
And this rap up performance:
Learn more about rap ups, custom raps, and freestyle sets:
Counterfactual – Baba Brinkman Music VideoFrom the 2021 album "Bright Future", out now:
Counterfactual studies in science predict the outcomes of different kinds of interventions at the individual and public policy level. Counterfactual beliefs lead to the worst possible outcomes.
Chorus by Aaron Ross
Track Produced by DJ Plain View
Additional Production and Mix by Lin Gardiner
Clav and Additional Organ by Clef Seeley
Video by Rob Penczak
Scientific Consultation by Dr. Gary Yohe