Baba Brinkman is a rap artist, award-winning playwright, and former tree-planter who has personally planted more than one million trees. (What a legacy!) His best known for his “Rap Guide” series of plays and albums, including his latest work, The Rap Guide to Consciousness. I must admit that I don’t consider myself much of a fan of rap music, but I’m going to have to rewire my brain on that subject. I absolutely fell in love with this album and the wonderful way Baba incorporates peer-reviewed neuroscience into his compelling, sometimes haunting tunes.
In this episode, I talked with Baba about his amazing work, his fascination with the brain and his life married to an actual neuroscientist.