Baba Brinkman began his rap career at nineteen, freestyling and writing songs in his hometown of Vancouver, Canada. During his development as an MC he also completed both a B.A. with Honours from Simon Fraser University and an M.A. in Medieval and Renaissance English Literature from the University of Victoria. His thesis drew parallels between the worlds of rap music and literary poetry.
In the summer of 2004, Baba toured his hit theatre show, "The Rap Canterbury Tales" to seven cities around the world, including Prague, Montreal, Edinburgh and San Francisco. In the fall of 2004 he completed the album version of "The Rap Canterbury Tales", and in the spring of 2005 he was sponsored by Cambridge University to tour schools across England, performing for over sixteen hundred students in over thirty schools. Since 2004 he has toured almost constantly with "The Rap Canterbury Tales," including a tour of Australia and frequent returns to the UK. With his UK connections, Baba recently recorded his third independent full-length LP, "Lit-Hop", featuring Josh Martinez, Moka Only, and ten original songs co-produced with UK hip-hop artists.
"The Rap Canterbury Tales" has also been published as an illustrated paperback by Vancouver's Talon Books, Canada's premier independent literary publisher.
Baba currently resides in Vancouver, B.C.
Festivals: 2006 (fall)