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Baba Brinkman - The Rap Guide To Religion - double volume set


Baba Brinkman - The Rap Guide To Religion - double volume set


I've long been a fan of the work that Baba does so it made sense to reach out and see what we could do together. It's a feather in my cap to be able to work with a genuinely multi-faceted and super talented artist like Baba. To me rap is a legitimate literary endeavour and all my favourite rappers would have at some point spent many hours in the library..... 

This is a 2 volume LP pair with separate sleeves on mixed clear and black heavyweight vinyl. Strictly limited to only 25 copies worldwide.

The Rap Guide to Religion is a hip-hop concept album about the evolution of religious instincts, by Canadian science rapper Baba Brinkman. If the answer to the number one BIG QUESTION of religion is "no", what other questions are worth asking? This album tackles the OTHER big questions of religion, such as "How did faith evolve?", "Does it serve any adaptive purpose today?", and "Is religion an adaptation, a byproduct of an adaptation, or a virus of the mind?” 

With lyrics that were "peer reviewed" for accuracy by experts in the field of Evolutionary Religious Studies, Rap Guide to Religion offers fifteen tracks of mind-blowing science and auditory irreverence from a truly unique voice in hip-hop. 

"Brinkman is able to successfully combine mind-expanding academic knowledge but with beats that make you tap your fingers on the steering wheel and earworms that can stay in your head for days." 
– Daily Beast 

"Terrific and informative" 
– Huffington Post 

"A thought-provoking and hip exploration of some of humanity’s deepest concerns" 
– This View of Life Magazine 

"Major themes; big thinking" 
– The Province 

“Baba Brinkman is the Eminem of atheism and the Jay-Z of secularism—a rapping genius with biting wit that appeals to a whole new generation of free thinkers and humanists fed up with religion’s cultural dominance. His Rap Guide to Religion is for this decade what Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion was for the previous decade—a breakthrough work that changes peoples’ perspective." 
—Michael Shermer, Publisher of Skeptic magazine and author of "The Moral Arc" 

"Rap Guide to Religion is insightful, daring, and hilarious. An unforgettable exploration of one of humanity's most enduring and puzzling experiences.” 
— Ara Norenzayan, Professor of Psychology and Author of "Big Gods" 

"A lyrical masterpiece that makes you bounce your head at the same time it makes you use it.” 
— Peter Boghossian, Philosopher and Author of A Manual for Creating Atheists

"Baba Brinkman gets into your mind with music, drops in new ideas based on the latest science, and leaves you with a feeling of enlightenment.” 
— Jonathan Haidt, Author of "The Righteous Mind: Why good people are divided by politics and religion"

Baba Brinkman is a Canadian rap artist, award-winning playwright, and former tree-planter who has personally planted more than one million trees.

Best known for his “Rap Guide” series of plays and albums, Baba has toured the world and enjoyed successful runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and off-Broadway in New York. The Rap Guide to Religion was nominated for a 2015 Drama Desk Award in the category “Unique Theatrical Experience” and The Rap Guide to Evolution (“Astonishing and brilliant” NY Times), won a Scotsman Fringe First Award and a Drama Desk Award nomination for “Outstanding Solo Performance”, and was featured on US national TV on The Rachel Maddow Show and at the Seattle Science Festival opening for Stephen Hawking. In 2014 the show enjoyed a sold-out week at the Sydney Opera House.

Baba is also a pioneer in the genre of “lit-hop” or literary hip-hop, known for his adaptations of The Canterbury Tales, Beowulf, and Gilgamesh. He is a recent recipient of the National Center for Science Education’s “Friend of Darwin Award” for his efforts to improve the public understanding of evolutionary biology.

Baba tours and performs regularly and has spoken at several TEDx conferences and performed at the World Science Festival. His latest work “Rap Guide to Climate Chaos” premiered in Edinburgh in 2015, followed by a six month off-Broadway run in 2016.

When he is not on tour, Baba resides in New York city.

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