Cool Job: Lit-Hop Extraordinaire
Cool Jobs 2011 emcee and rapper Baba Brinkman wraps up the show with a special version of “Performance, Feedback, Revision” complete with a freestyle interlude taking inspiration from the audience. A self-styled “lit-hop” performer, Baba derives his raps from literary and scientific themes, stressing the parallels between modern hiphop and the works of Geoffrey Chaucer. Baba made waves at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where he performed his award-winning show The Rap Canterbury Tales. In 2008, he was challenged to give the works of Charles Darwin a similar treatment, and the subsequent show, The Rap Guide to Evolution, is now playing off-broadway at the SoHo Playhouse.
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Recorded June 2011; Posted July 2011