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The Rap Guide to Evolution

When aspiring rapper Baba Brinkman went to Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, he decided to mix a little rap into his studies in Medieval and Renaissance English Lit. In fact, he recreated Chaucer's Canterbury Tales in rap for his Master's thesis, thus making him the only peer-reviewed rapper in the world.

After graduating in 2003, Brinkman began his career as a rap troubadour and achieved great success with this clip above, The Rap Guide to Evolution.

View more of Brinkman's work over at this neat post by 'xim Sauriol over at Geeks Are Sexy: Link

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to be fair, baba's rap (including the above piece) has continued to evolve. i first saw boing boing posted about him in 2011, and he could've been posted before. he's definitely good and entertaining (i've seen him at fresno's rogue festival). i'm only commenting now because i'm curious what he's doing now and why boing boing is resposting him?
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