With Bob Dylan winning the Nobel prize for literature in 2017, it is finally official that song lyrics are literature. Well, not all of course, but still. What can be said for a song text in general, is even more true with rap music. Our artist of the week, Baba Brinkman, is proof in several ways.
This week’s featured artist Baba Brinkman has a rich discography. Since 2004, he has a total of 23 releases. On top of that, he also produced 10 theatre shows, wrote a book and several articles, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and a Master of Arts degree in Comparative Literature, and also studied human evolution and primatology. A productive man indeed!
We all love the music of David Bowie. But I assume most of us didn’t know that Bowie was not only a gifted musician but also a passionate reader. Bowie’s son, the director, and screenwriter Duncan Jones, has lately launched the David Bowie Book Club in honor of his father, who died two years ago.