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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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.

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

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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