Press

November 29, 2017
"At the core of his mission, Baba wants to open minds and keep them open. In his rap battle against ignorance, when he wins, we all win."  —High Existence

September 1, 2017
"He is not the world's coolest rapper, but he might be the funniest and most well-read. Exercise any free will you have and buy a ticket."  ★ ★ ★ ★—Evening Standard

August 31, 2017
"Insightful and greatly informative... a funny but serious appreciation of the wonders of the human mind"—The Psychologist

August 23, 2017
"Mind-blowingly, awe-inspiringly good" ★ ★ ★ ★ ★—Broadway Baby (Edinburgh)

August 20, 2017
"Lyrically rich, educational, and fascinating" ★ ★ ★ ★—13th Floor

August 19, 2017
"Makes you feel truly engrossed and enlightened" ★ ★ ★ ★ ★—Arts Fringes

August 18, 2017
"Funny and enjoyable"—Sick of the Fringe

August 18, 2017
"Beautifully combines scientific adventure with the arts" ★ ★ ★ ★—Voice Magazine

August 17, 2017
"The unlikely combination of rap and neuroscience turns out to be an absolute winner"—FringeReview.co.uk

August 15, 2017
"Exudes a wicked sense of fun... giving new meaning to the term 'pop science'" ★ ★ ★ ★—British Theatre Guide

August 13, 2017
"Massively entertaining... will keep you thinking – maybe for a lifetime" ★ ★ ★ ★ ★—Mumble Music

August 12, 2017
"Genius... something very special indeed" ★ ★ ★ ★—EdFringe Review

August 11, 2017
"Fascinating... witty and informative rapping" ★ ★ ★ ★—Three Weeks

August 10, 2017
"My brain is still buzzing" ★ ★ ★ ★ ★—Edinburgh Culture Review

August 9, 2017
"Brilliant... a hip-hop sensation" ★ ★ ★ ★—Voice Magazine

August 8, 2017
"An elegant marriage between comedy and science" ★ ★ ★ ★—The Wee Review

August 8, 2017
"If you're of two minds, do both your selves a favour and check it out" ★ ★ ★ ★—Edinburgh Reporter

August 7, 2017
"Relevant, educational, and a huge amount of fun" ★ ★ ★ ★—The List

July 26, 2017
"Phenomenal and infectious... our dopest unlikely MC" ★ ★ ★ ★ ★—CBC

July 23, 2017
"Clever and extremely entertaining... the brilliance comes in the balance" ★ ★ ★ ★ ★—Winnipeg Free Press

July 23, 2017
"Highly entertaining... humorous and engaging" ★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2—The Reviews Hub

July 23, 2017
"Hilarious and touching... utterly unique" ★ ★ ★ ★ ★—Broadway Baby (Brighton)

February 9, 2017
"A testament to the expansive nature of rap music"—Williams Record

January 9, 2017
"Highly engaging... If you like rap or neuroscience, you should go"—Scientific American

January 9, 2017
"Irresistibly charming, enthusiastic, funny, talented and smart"—DC Metro Theatre Arts

November 7, 2016
"This guy raps about climate change and it's actually pretty amazing"—Allegheny Front

October 24, 2016
"Deftly explores the science, politics, and psychology of this century’s toughest challenge"—Sierra Magazine

October 4, 2016
"Takes listeners on a musical tour of the defining issue of our time, bringing much-needed color, clarity, and humor"—Popular Science

September 30, 2016
"If the thought of putting Al Gore’s 'An Inconvenient Truth' into a lyrical blender with 'Hamilton' and sprinkling bits of Eminem’s '8 Mile' over top sparks your interest, this might be the album for you"—Geek Dad

September 7, 2016
"Awesome! If you're at all on the fence about climate change, this album alone should be enough to convince you"—Fandomania

June 10, 2016
"For a rapid-fire summary, you can hear Baba Brinkman, a rap artist who provided a daily report on the meeting, which he called 'half science lab and half Burning Man.'"—New York Times

June 10, 2016
"Baba not only entertains, but enlightens both the environmentally conscious and unconscious"—R&D Magazine

June 10, 2016
"The complete package of Brinkman & his 'Rap Guide to Climate Chaos' is cleverly seismic"—The Highlighter

April 23, 2016
"Smart, funny and informative... a devoted student of hip-hop, lacing his songs with rhythmic and lyrical allusions to the genre’s greats."—Huffington Post

April 22, 2016
"I left the theatre feeling more hopeful about humanity"—Fusion

April 11, 2016
"Fires up the audience in a way that I've never seen before off-Broadway in New York city"—J. J. Brown

April 9, 2016
"A funny, thoughtful look at the science, economics and politics of climate change — in verse and with a backbeat"—Think Progress

April 7, 2016
"A mix of comedy, sincerity, and self-consciousness"—WNYC

March 31, 2016
"Baba Brinkman is an original, informed and prolific artist"—Downtown Magazine

March 8, 2016
"This is not preachy; this is theatre – funny, surprising, and smart." ★ ★ ★ ★ ★—Front Row Center

March 8, 2016
"Fun, thought-provoking, and highly original... pulsing energy from beginning to end"—Theater Scene

March 8, 2016
“Electrifying… a mesmerizing must-see production"—Theater Pizzazz

March 8, 2016
"Sick rhymes and energetic presence"—Theater Is Easy

March 8, 2016
"Packs in wit, intelligence and scads of information"—Show Me Shows NYC

January 7, 2016
"Meet the guy raising climate change awareness through hip-hop"—New York Observer

November 6, 2015
"Demonstrates the perceptiveness of a literary scholar and the wit of a chart-topping rapper. Full of head-bobbing rhythms and clever rhymes"—Daily Tar Heel

August 30, 2015
"Their chemistry on stage is fantastic... You’ll learn a lot here, with plenty of laughs along the way." ★ ★ ★ ★—Three Weeks

August 27, 2015
"Funny? Yes. Endearing? Yes. Interesting? Hugely." ★ ★ ★ ★—Broadway Baby

August 27, 2015
"An invigorating hour... smart, funny, well-sustained" ★ ★ ★ ★—The Times

August 25, 2015
"Exceptionally talented, brilliantly lyrical... Ambitiously mashing together complex climate change research with popular culture... paints a compelling picture" ★ ★ ★ ★—The Scotsman

August 23, 2015
"A high octane performance that will make viewers think about what they can do to help slow down global warming" ★ ★ ★ ★—British Theatre Guide

August 18, 2015
Deftly-worded... close to perfect... an artist at the absolute top of their game." ★ ★ ★ ★ ★—The Skinny

August 18, 2015
"An intelligent, info-rich show... Fluid, self-aware, passionate, and engaging. And also very funny." ★ ★ ★ ★—The Stage

August 18, 2015
"An inspiring and wonderfully entertaining show from beginning to end... an absolute jewel." ★ ★ ★ ★ ★—Mumble Comedy

August 16, 2015
"Unendingly entertaining, jaw-droppingly fascinating... a momentously important show. Pure unashamed geekery." ★ ★ ★ ★—Arts Award Voice

August 11, 2015
"Mixes comfortable quips from our teacher Dr Heather Berlin and a few swift rhymes from her husband Baba Brinkman." ★ ★ ★ ★—The Skinny

August 11, 2015
"A must-see for any hip-hop fan, science geek, or multi-genre fanatic." ★ ★ ★ ★—Arts Award Voice

August 11, 2015
"This show could change your life. An absolute fringe must-see." ★ ★ ★ ★ ★—Edinburgh Reporter

May 24, 2015
Conclusive proof that it is possible to be funny and clever.—Evening Standard

March 31, 2015
"A smart and entertaining survey of what gives us faith, and Brinkman’s confidence and delight in wordplay make it a pleasure to sit back and go with his flow." ★ ★ ★ ★—Time Out New York

March 20, 2015
Fully engages all cylinders... a true artist—Tracy’s New York Life

March 12, 2015
The material is incredibly thought-provoking and richly dense, but he makes it digestible and, most importantly, fascinating—Broadway World

February 23, 2015
Very funny, very educational... like attending the best TED talk ever, but with musical breaks.—The New York Times

February 23, 2015
Who the hell is Baba Brinkman? He is a thoughtful, funny, erudite, and amazingly likable talent.—The Humanist

February 23, 2015
Totally changed my opinion of this generation’s musical vision… you’ll not only learn a lot, but you’ll have fun.—A Seat On The Aisle

January 28, 2015
Offers a lively and surprisingly sophisticated take on science.—Nature

January 20, 2015
A memorable theatre experience, your brain will get a good workout from this very talented and dynamic artist.—Theater Is Easy

January 16, 2015
"The lyricism at its best is both incredibly funny and relentlessly honest."—Technician Online

January 16, 2015
His flow is often impressive and he strikes a solid balance between punch lines and substantive lyrical content.—Theater Pizzazz

January 16, 2015
Sweet hip-hop rhymes take the audience on a journey of self-discovery as to the origins of our culture's extreme love affair with religious identity.—Stage Buddy

December 6, 2014
This is no dry academic lecture — it’s a hip-hop show. With intricate rhymes, solid beats, and no small dose of good humor.—Empiricist League

December 4, 2014
"From all angles it's clear Brinkman has his act together"—Village Voice

November 26, 2014
"So engaging and so funny. An amazing show, it really must be seen."—Harry Allen, WBAI “Nonfiction”

September 14, 2014
"Rap gegen den Glauben"—PRO Magazine

August 22, 2014
"Baba Brinkman and Dr. Heather Berlin deliver what may be the best show of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2014." ★ ★ ★ ★ ★—Edinburgh Uncovered

August 20, 2014
"A spectacular show that sets the bar high for comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe" ★ ★ ★ ★ ★—Plays To See

August 18, 2014
"A grittier, wittier, visceral and definitely  saucier, coarser Chaucer" ★ ★ ★ ★ ★—Edinburgh Reporter

August 18, 2014
"Unashamedly fun... a five star experience and a hell of a good time" ★ ★ ★ ★ ★—Edinburgh Uncovered

August 18, 2014
"Geek heaven... who says science is boring?" ★ ★ ★ ★ ★—Edinburgh Reporter

August 17, 2014
"Devilishly insightful and dazzlingly witty... a fringe must-see" ★ ★ ★ ★ ★—Edinburgh Reporter

August 17, 2014
"Irresistible lyricism... a fantastic show" ★ ★ ★ ★—A Younger Theatre

August 16, 2014
"An Edinburgh phenomenon... very effectively combining Baba Brinkman’s unique brand of comedy and dissemination of fascinating data." ★ ★ ★ ★—British Theatre Guide

August 13, 2014
"Fabulously intelligent... an original and delightful performer"—London Grip

August 11, 2014
"I had the time of my life. I love Brinkman’s blend of lecture hall, with vaudeville, with a studied and yet organic lyricism... real talk, in every sense." ★ ★ ★ ★—Edinburgh Uncovered

August 11, 2014
"Brilliant and unique, Baba Brinkman uses his talent in a very special way."—This Is Cabaret

August 11, 2014
"Breathlessly epic... verges on poetry" ★ ★ ★ ★—Broadway Baby

August 11, 2014
"Tremendous energy, enthusiasm and warmth... Go along and brighten up your afternoon and let Baba enlighten you." ★ ★ ★ ★—SG Fringe

August 10, 2014
"Brinkman is intelligent, engaging, funny and can actually rap... he forces us to think about what we get from religion, and whether we can get it from anywhere else."—The Stage

August 7, 2014
"Brinkman’s ability to weave complicated arguments into rhyme is uncannily clever and his wordplay is wonderful."—The Scotsman

June 7, 2014
Simply put, this guy is freaking brilliant... He’s a package of talent, intelligence and wonderful energy.—AussieTheatre.com

June 7, 2014
Brinkman's style is fresh, brave, and radical. ★★★★1/2—Toorak Times

May 25, 2014
Sizzles on stage as he rips rhythmically through strands of evolutionary theory with masterly command of the science. ★★★★1/2—The West Australian

November 6, 2013
Whether you’re a fan of rap, comedy, or the scientific method, this show is a must-see.—Vancouver Observer

November 4, 2013
Brinkman has created audience-friendly infotainment of the highest order.—The Province

November 4, 2013
Expect to be entertained and enlightened.—Jo Ledingham On The Scene

November 4, 2013
Simple but profound evolutionary insights to help make the world a better place.—OUT TV

April 2, 2013
Brinkman gives eloquent voice to pain without committing a fallacious appeal to nature.—Scientific American

April 2, 2013
Learning to the sound of rap—MacLeans Magazine

January 6, 2013
If Bill Nye the Science Guy fell into a vat of hip-hop flavored radioactive waste, he would probably end up as Baba Brinkman.—ScienceLine

January 3, 2013
Amiable and energetic—New York Times