Monday, October 31, 2011

Artist: Baba Brinkman, Album: Swordplay, Song: El Plantador

Baba Brinkman is a hip hop artist from Vancouver.  He has a Masters degree in Medieval and Renaissance English Literature.  He started recording following his graduation in 2003.  By 2006, he released his debut album entitled, Swordplay.  Baba spent many years working as a tree planter in the B.C. wilderness and the song, El Plantador, is a reflection on that time.  You can check out this great track on You Tube (  Baba's strength is obviously in his word play.  He is a fantastic MC and I guess you would have to be in order to tackle the subject matter he speaks about.  Many of his albums are actual plays and one in particular is currently an off Broadway play about Darwin and his teachings from a hip hop perspective.  One of his earlier plays was an interpretation of Chaucer's literary works.  He has played the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland where he has won an award and has toured through the U.K., Australia and the U.S..  His work has also been added to some select school curriculum's.  Baba currently has 12 works released and has founded his own label called Lit Fuse Records.  He has also recorded as part of the duo, Mud Sun.  You can follow him at  You can purchase the album, Swordplay, on Itunes. Thanks for reading and enjoy!