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Baba Brinkman has been touring and performing as an independent rap artist since 2004, posting regular updates along the way about his adventures bringing literature and science to the masses. Several of his scholarly articles have been published in science and culture journals, and his first book of poetry, The Rap Canterbury Tales, was published by Talon Books in 2006.
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April 5, 2019

Freedom Ain’t Free Lyric Video

I recently heard Mayor Pete Buttigieg on the Pod Save America podcast arguing that Democrats should reclaim the word “freedom” because of the freedoms afforded by government support, civil rights,…

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March 12, 2019

Feelings for Reasons

Show-Score.com is often described as the Rotten Tomatoes of New York Theater, and when they recently published their “Trending Shows off-Broadway List” I was proud to see three of the…

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January 21, 2019

Redemption – New Music Video!

View on YouTube | View on Facebook | Download from Bandcamp For those of you who follow my video releases, you will know that I worked with Wesleyan University Environmental…

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December 3, 2018

RAP GUIDE SERIES OPENS OFF-BROADWAY DEC 27

Starting on December 27th 2018 the Soho Playhouse is launching a new off-Broadway encore series featuring three of my Rap Guide shows in rotation for an initial run of nine weeks. Check out…

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November 30, 2018

SEE FROM SPACE – NEW MUSIC VIDEO

My latest music video features a rapping alien assessing the biological diversity on yet another planet, ours. Do we qualify as an “intelligent civilization”? And what evolutionary processes produced the odd technology-using apes…

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November 5, 2018

CONFESSIONS OF A SKEPTIC

I BELIEVE IN THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD… Watch “Confessions of a Skeptic” on: YouTube  |  Facebook The timing of this release might seem odd since it isn’t explicitly about the most important election…

Scholarly Articles

Darwin on the Mic – Published in the journal Evolution
April 2015
Hip Hop Music As Brain Food
Published in The Informal Learning Review No. 121
The Speciation of Rap
Published in The Evolutionary Review Volume 2
Finding God in the Female Orgasm
Published in The Evolutionary Review Volume 3
PUBLICATIONS

THE RAP CANTERBURY TALES.

The ambition that inspired rapper and MC Baba Brinkman to transpose his performance piece “The Rap Canterbury Tales” to the printed page was his desire to resurrect Chaucer’s brilliant stories from their vellum mausoleum into visible and audible contemporary forms that would once again delight and edify both live listening audiences and readers – a rebirth of what poetry should be in its essence, and once was.

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