MusicBaba has independently recorded and released ten original hip-hop albums since 2004, as well as executive producing and collaborating with a range of artists. His lyrics have been described as “sometimes Shakespearian in their beauty,” (Fest Magazine) which may be why his breed of rap is often referred to as “Lit-hop”.
"Funny? Yes. Endearing? Yes. Interesting? Hugely." ★ ★ ★ ★—Broadway Baby
"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
The Rap Guide to Medicine
A hip-hop guide to evolutionary medicine and the Darwinian roots of disease. Produced, mixed, and mastered by Mr. Simmonds, with co-production on track 8 by Tom Caruana. Commissioned by Randy Nesse at the ASU Center for Evolution and Medicine.Read More >
The Rap Guide to Wilderness
Developed in collaboration with The WILD Foundation, this hip-hop celebration of wild nature explores the many contributions of wilderness to human wellbeing. 50% of the net profits from each album sale are donated to WILD to advance their wilderness conservation efforts. Engineered, co-produced, and mixed by Lin Gardiner at Super G Music Studios.Read More >
The Infomatic EP
Better science communication through hip-hop. This album was conceived during our one-month songwriters-in-residency position at NIMBioS in Knoxville, Tennesee in 2012. It features five tracks of auditory goodness produced by Mr. Simmonds, exploring allo-parenting, prosimians, oxytocin homologues, cladistics, population modelling, climate change, pseudo-science accommodationism, the homophobic paradox, and the applicability of Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad references to science rap.
The Canterbury Tales Remixed
Gritty retellings of four of Chaucer's most unforgettable Canterbury Tales, plus the epic stories of Beowulf and Gilgamesh, The Canterbury Tales Remixed takes you on an auditory journey into the distant past, accompanied by the epic cinematic music production of Mr. Simmonds.
The Rap Guide to Business (2011)
Commissioned by the NYU Stern School of Business. Hustlers, gangsters, entrepreneurs, hip-hop music and business accumen combine in this 80's-inspired tour of the corporate world. Written as a satirical business plan for Baba Brinkman's whole Rap Guide enterprise, this album explores market economics, the intangibles of human capital, strategies for success, and corporate responsibility. The views expressed here are not necessarily the views of the Stern School of Business.
The Rap Guide To Evolution Revised (2011)
Scientifically peer-reviewed hip-hop album exploring Charles Darwin's theory of evolution by means of natural selection. Revised, remixed, and updated from the 2009 version by Mr. Simmonds.Read More >
The Rap Guide To Human Nature (2010)
Produced, mixed, and mastered by Brighton hip-hop virtuoso Mr. Simmonds, Human Nature is Volume Two of Baba’s “peer-reviewed” Rap Guide series, exploring the science of evolutionary psychology and some of the bizarre behavior patterns of the world's most fascinating primate species.Read More >
Produced, mixed, and mastered by Brighton-based music maven Mr. Simmonds, Rapconteur is a hip-hop retelling of five oral epic poems from the annals of literary history, stretching from 4500 BC until the 19th century, from the ancient Sumerians to the American Romantics.Read More >
Apocalyptic Utopian Dreams in the Western Wilderness (2009)
Baba’s fifth full-length hip-hop album, featuring Aaron Nazrul, Smoky Tiger, Erica Dee, Tia Brazda, Noa Bodner, and Chantel Upshaw, with production from Lucid Notion, Infinite Potential, Mr. Simmonds, and Tom Caruana (UK), and DJ NST (Germany). Engineered, co-produced, mixed and mastered in Vancouver by Lin G.
The Rap Guide To Evolution (2009)
A hip-hop exploration of modern evolutionary biology, with songs about Sexual Selection, Artificial Selection, Altruism, Morality, and Unity of Common Descent.Read More >
The Rebel Cell (2008)
Concept album by Mud Sun (Baba Brinkman & MC Dizraeli) based on their award-winning play by the same name, produced by Mr. Simmonds, Infinite Potential, and Tom Caruana. 8-Mile meets 1984.Read More >
Mine the Gap (2008)
Debut EP from hip-hop duo Mud Sun (Baba Brinkman and MC Dizraeli), filled with joyous head-bangers and slicing social commentary, produced by Tom Caruana and Infinite Potential (UK).
Recorded on tour in 2006, Baba’s seminal expression of the lit-hop genre.Read More >
An unreleased EP recorded as a demo with Lin G in 2005, featuring Eric Solomon (aka Zayne).
The Rap Canterbury Tales (2004)
Baba’s original skillful retelling of four of Chaucer’s best-loved tales, produced by Lin G.Read More >
Baba Brinkman’s first hip-hop release, produced by John Tennant, Lin G, and Ricardo Almeida, recorded at Vancouver’s Greenhouse studios in 2004.