Rap Guide to Evolution
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Rap Guide to Evolution
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Rap Guide to Evolution NYC Reviews and Tickets

83%
(36 Reviews)
Positive
94%
Mixed
6%
Negative
0%
Members say
Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great writing

About the Show

Baba Brinkman presents a hip-hop tour of modern evolutionary biology, winner of the Scotsman Fringe First Award in Edinburgh and nominated for a Drama Desk Award off-Broadway.

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Member Reviews (36)

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983 Reviews | 229 Followers
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Masterful, Intelligent, Ambitious

See it if Surprisingly good. Raps his way through history was interesting and fun. Rhyming through history.

Don't see it if If you do not like hip hop or rap music.

811 Reviews | 221 Followers
78
Clever, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if you'd like a refresher on evolution vs. creationism done with good insight, humor and mostly delivered in rap by a guy who knows his stuff.

Don't see it if you don't like rap or you do not like being challenged with science. There is a little bit of audience participation.

706 Reviews | 214 Followers
75
Clever, Refreshing, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Awkward

See it if Impressive rhyming. Good music. Some novel ideas, even for someone familiar with the science.

Don't see it if Baba seemed to tiptoe around sensitive topics, worried that he would offend people. Audience participation fell flat. Read more

MJK
677 Reviews | 187 Followers
89
Clever, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Entertaining, Educational

See it if u want to see a smart, original, well-researched, inventive, entertaining, accessible (& one-sided) hip-hop TED Talk on Darwinism/Globalism.

Don't see it if you're a hardcore creationists (whose views are peremptorily dismissed very early in the show); you like to sleep with mean people. Read more

612 Reviews | 125 Followers
80
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent

See it if Rapping to Charles Darwin evolution in a interesting and fun way.

Don't see it if Not interested in evolution. Read more

567 Reviews | 146 Followers
79
Tribal, Intelligent, Ambitious

See it if Family man Canadian merges tribalism, natural selection, and genetic rhyming code into one helicoidal lane.Reproductive survival of wittiest

Don't see it if Come to celebrate kinship with primates, but tribal natural selection genetic rhyming code into one helicoidal hip-hop lane not yer thing? Read more

265 Reviews | 52 Followers
82
Intelligent, Great writing, Absorbing, Entertaining, Refreshing

See it if You want something different-a cleverly constructed solo show teaching evolution through hip hop. Not theatre per se, but very entertaining.

Don't see it if You can't tolerate any form of hip hop, even in a very mild form. But you should definitely go if you don't believe in evolution.

245 Reviews | 37 Followers
84
Refreshing, Great writing, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like rap and smart topics. The show was very entertaining. Great job baba

Don't see it if You do not like rap

Critic Reviews (4)

DC Metro Theater Arts
December 30th, 2018
For a previous production

"Filled with complex ideas, engaging wit, and a high-energy beat that will leave you thoroughly enthralled, entertained, and educated...Brinkman concludes with a question-and-answer segment...which he then spontaneously incorporates into a final freestyle rap. So if you weren’t already blown away by his astonishingly fast-paced and flawless performance, sharp intellect, and natural charisma, this should accelerate your evolution into a full-fledged fan."
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T
July 6th, 2014
For a previous production

"He raps with great passion and is very good at it...Part theatre, part gig and part TED talk; it certainly explains evolution in a whole new way. Throughout the performance an extraordinary audio-visual show supports the narrative, showing film clips of very famous rap artists and images of evolutionary theories and designs, not unlike a university lecture. Brinkman's style is fresh, brave, and radical."
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The West Australian
May 25th, 2014
For a previous production

"With the help of DJ Jamie Simmonds, Brinkman expounds on the theory of evolution with modern analogies, context, and data...Rap culture is the perfect case study for evolutionary psychology...This Canadian scholar and rap fan sizzles on stage as he rips rhythmically through strands of evolutionary theory with masterly command of the science...His lyrics are sharp and funny, whizzing by and exploding like missiles, each line crafted for maximum impact."
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AussieTheatre.com
June 7th, 2014
For a previous production

"Brinkman goes far beyond making rap palatable to varied tastes – he uses it to intelligently and effectively discuss human behaviour, evolutionary psychology and the development and implications of evolutionary theory. Simply put, this guy is freaking brilliant...If he wasn’t, essentially, such a likeable and honest guy, the show wouldn’t work nearly as well...There is so much to this show – so much content to consider and so much talent on display."
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