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.
Targeted Pressure – Baba Brinkman Music VideoThe nascent CDR (carbon dioxide removal) industry is innovating dozens of creative ways to capture carbon, some using biology and botany and ecology, some oceanology, some chemistry and physics and engineering and computer science.
It's an exciting race to the top with the ultimate target of scaling up until carbon removal is so cheap and plentiful that it can lower the parts per million of carbon in the earth's atmosphere and reverse global warming.
Let's put them all up on the same stage, Lollapalooza!
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Wizard of Odds – Baba Brinkman Lyric VideoThe science of "predictive processing" reveals how our brains engaged in a constant cycle of prediction and error-correction, comparing the "expectations" generated by internal top-down mental models with the streams of bottom-up raw data coming in from the senses, the body, and surrounding environment.
In other words, perception is a form of controlled hallucination, and hallucination is a form of uncontrolled (or less-controlled) perception.
How else could a blind lump of meat in a silent boney cage make sense of the world?
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Lyrics by Baba Brinkman
Music by Tom Caruana
Chorus Vocals by Aaron Ross
Keys by Simon Kendall
From the album "The Rap Guide to Consciousness":
Fish Free Feed – Baba Brinkman Music VideoLet a fish thrive without any fish in its diet, take innovation and scale it.
The movement to transform aquaculture from a primarily fishmeal-fed industry to one that is supported sustainably by nutritious fish-free feed is gaining momentum. Supported by a major cash award called the F3 Challenge, using fish free feed is cheaper, produces better outcomes in yield, and leaves billions of forage fish in the ocean to feed the ecosystem, including our essential wild fish catch. What's not to love?
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