Baba Brinkman is a Canadian rap artist, writer, and former tree-planter who worked in the Rocky Mountains every summer for over ten years, personally planting more than one million trees. He is also a scholar with a Masters in Medieval and Renaissance English Literature. His thesis drew parallels between the worlds of hip-hop music and literary poetry.
To date Baba has written or co-written five hip-hop theatre shows, including The Canterbury Tales Remixed, The Rap Guide to Evolution, and Ingenious Nature. He won three awards and entertained thousands while performing six full seasons at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
The Rap Guide to Evolution won the prestigious Scotsman Fringe First Award in Edinburgh in 2009, and went on to tour the USA, Australia, and the UK, including three appearances at regional TED conferences and a performance on national TV on The Rachel Maddow Show. The show was recently nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance for its extended off-Broadway run at the Soho Playhouse. When he is not on tour, Baba resides in New York City.