Baba Brinkman is a New York-based rap artist and playwright. He is best known for his "Rap Guide" series of science-based hip-hop albums and theater productions, performed off-Broadway and on tour around the world.

A former tree planter from Canada turned rapper and science communicator

Baba Brinkman has toured the world, won multiple awards and enjoyed successful runs at the Edinburgh Fringe and off-Broadway. He has performed live on “The Rachel Maddow Show”, opened for Stephen Hawking, released more than a dozen albums, and done several TEDx talks. His “Rap Guide” series so far includes Evolution, Human Nature, Religion, Medicine, Wilderness, Climate Change, Consciousness, and the latest: Rap Guide to Culture.


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September 14, 2019

Making History off-Broadway

Making History off-Broadway For the first time ever, I will be performing an off-Broadway production that consists of five (5!) different shows in rotation. In fact, I’m pretty sure I…

April 5, 2019

Freedom Ain’t Free Lyric Video

I recently heard Mayor Pete Buttigieg on the Pod Save America podcast arguing that Democrats should reclaim the word “freedom” because of the freedoms afforded by government support, civil rights,…

March 12, 2019

Feelings for Reasons is often described as the Rotten Tomatoes of New York Theater, and when they recently published their “Trending Shows off-Broadway List” I was proud to see three of the…