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.
Releasing May 15 2023, Rapsode explores major topics in technology, culture, and industry, from artificial intelligence to genetics to energy innovation, fourteen tracks of original hip-hop music that charts the impact of a changing world on our shared human experience. This album (like several of Baba’s previous projects) also represents a new business model for the music industry, where artists get paid to write about specific topics, producing original work on commission while retaining full ownership and freedom to distribute and sell the work after it’s made.
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.
Social Contagion – Baba Brinkman Music VideoThe study of network effects and social dynamics and the impact of 'viral' information on individual and group behavior is a new scientific field that cuts across marketing, journalism, the arts, digital media, and technology.
Made with support from Northwestern University and inspired by the Networks and Social Dynamics class taught by Prof Dashun Wang at the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management.
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Insulate It – Baba Brinkman Music VideoBuildings are 40% of emissions and 90% of the ones that we live in today are gonna be with us after 2050, so get them insulated!
Baba Brinkman breaks down the science and the rationally-compelling but unsexy appeal of retrofit insulation as a key factor in emission reductions to combat climate change.
Made with support from University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder County, and the City of Boulder.
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Can't Stop Remix (feat Mariella) – Baba Brinkman Music VideoFeaturing world-renowned philosophers and scientists, "Free Will? A Documentary" is an in-depth investigation into the most profound philosophical debate of all time: Do we have free will?
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Remix from the album "See From Space" (2019):
Original track from "The Rap Guide to Consciousness" (2018):
Lyrics by Baba Brinkman
Chorus Vocals by Mariella
Produced and Mixed by Lin Gardiner
Original Beat Produced by Dan Moross
Cuts by Mr. Simmonds
And John Kirbow as the bar manager
Quantum Animation Credit: www.toutestquantique.fr
Digger Wasp Credit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbnbFQxVRtw
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