After talking to several musicians who had a formal background in science, I thought it was time to interview someone who ended up in science communication by way of music: Baba Brinkman.
Listen to find out how Baba Brinkman “evolved” from medieval literature scholar to evolution rapper:[audio:http://easternblot.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/baba-brinkman-for-blog.mp3|titles=Baba Brinkman for blog]
Baba is currently currently working on adapting his “Rap Guide to Evolution” to a DVD with some funding from the Wellcome Trust, but he’s also raising additional funding to make the videos just that more awesome. This is done through crowdsourcing, where you can donate a small amount in exchange for digital downloads of the final product, or more in exchange for a future physical DVD, or even more for their own image in the music videos. There are still 18 days left in the funding drive, with a few thousand pounds still to go, so help him out if you can. Here’s the trailer for the DVD: