Baba Brinkman is a Canadian rap artist, writer, and former treeplanter with a Masters in Medieval and Renaissance English Literature and a thesis that draws parallels between the worlds of hip-hop music and literary poetry. To date Baba has written or cowritten five hip-hop theatre shows, including The Canterbury Tales Remixed, The Rap Guide to Evolution, and The Rebel Cell. Baba's newest theatrical mix tape, Ingenious Nature, is now playing at the SoHo Playhouse. Find out what makes Baba tick as we get him On the Couch!
What do you consider to be your best asset?
What was your proudest moment?
Opening for Stephen Hawking at the Seattle Science Festival, and making him laugh when I freestyled about him.
What is your favorite drink?
What is your favorite food?
What is your favorite condiment?
What is your current obsession?
If you could give up one of your vices, what would it be?
What is the one professional accomplishment you long for most?
What is the one thing you waste too much money on?
What is the one activity you waste too much time doing?
What do you consider to be the single greatest threat to your health?
What is the single best trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
What is the single worst trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
Male pattern baldness.
What in the world most thrills you?
What current trend in popular culture most irritates you?
Thanking God for sports accomplishments.
What was the single most embarrassing moment you've ever experienced on the job?
Losing my voice off-Broadway last year.
What is your favorite place in the world?
New York City.
What is the most important trait you seek in a romantic partner?
Do you prefer the company of dogs or cats?
What would have to happen to make today the best day of your life?
Lots of famous people would come to my show and help it blow up.
What is your personal motto?
Try not to mistake your personal preferences for general moral principles, or vice versa.