The Rap Guide to Climate Chaos

Rap Guide to Climate Chaos ran off-Broadway for six months in 2016, to critical rave reviews (see below). The show is now available for touring.

In Climate Chaos, Baba Brinkman brings science to the masses with his unique brand of hip-hop comedy theatrics, breaking down the politics, economics, and science of global warming and following its surprising twists from the carbon cycle to the energy economy. With scientists, activists, contrarians, and even the Pope adding their voices to the soundtrack, get ready for a funny and refreshing take on the world’s hottest topic.

Reviews & Press:

"Baba Brinkman makes climate rap hot... the audience was spellbound"—Scientific American

"A testament to the expansive nature of rap music"—Williams Record

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

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

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

"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

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

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

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

"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

"I left the theatre feeling more hopeful about humanity"—Fusion

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Electrifying… a mesmerizing must-see production"—Theater Pizzazz

"Sick rhymes and energetic presence"—Theater Is Easy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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