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.
This or That – Baba Brinkman Music VideoThe world faces a stark choice, rapidly phase out fossil fuel use, or suffer the ecological, economic, and human consequences of catastrophic climate change. What's it going to be, this or that?
Endorse the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty:
Baba Brinkman live at COP26 November 9, 2021:
From the album The Rap Guide to Climate Chaos (2016):
Inspired by the original song "The Choice is Yours" by Black Sheep:
Lyrics by Baba Brinkman
Music by Tom Caruana
Cuts by Corey J fka Illspokinn
Piano and Organ by Simon Kendall
Vocal Mix & Master by Mr. Simmonds
Instrumental Mix by Tom Caruana
Instrumental Master by Mozu Mastering
Video Edited by Buck Bowen
Patients Waiting – Baba Brinkman Lyric VideoThere are thousands of inherited diseases caused by mutations in key metabolic genes, of which just one is Niemann-Pick C, part of a family of lysosomal storage disorders involving lipid transfer in cells.
The CRISPR revolution is at hand, and there are many many patients waiting for it to succeed. Let's go!
Lyrics by Baba Brinkman
Music by Mr. Simmonds
Video by Rob Penczak
Scientific Consultation by Ethan Perlstein
Song made with support from Perlara:
Video made with support from Synthego:
Palindrome in the Genome – Baba Brinkman Music VideoCRISPR stands for "Clustered Regularly Interspersed Short Palindromic Repeats" and the palindromes in DNA resemble the palindromes in words and poetry in key ways.
Can you guess which palindromic sentence in the video I wrote myself?
Made with support from Synthego for World CRISPR Day:
Created through Event Rap: