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, Brinkman has received two Drama Desk Awards and a Scotsman Fringe First Award. Brinkman is also a pioneer in 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.