Apocalyptic Utopian Dreams in the Western Wilderne
A rapper's meditation on the fragility of modern civilization as seen through the eyes of Western Canadian homesteaders and survivalists, who are arguably threatened the least by climate change and global instability. Is it a coincidence that we are also the most likely to welcome the apocalypse? Apocalyptic Utopian Dreams in the Western Wilderness is a 'Waking Life' vignette of different musical realms, some grim, some transcendent, all fascinating. Lit-hop pioneer Baba Brinkman brings his virtuoso descriptive lyricism to some of the most challenging topics facing humanity today, dissecting it all with an impish grin, and some mind-bending rhyme schemes. Produced by Lin G of Super G Music, and featuring the talents of Just Plain Folks Award Winner Aaron Nazrul, Chantel Upshaw, Tia Brazda, Erica Dee, Israel's Noa Bodner, and introducing Smoky Tiger, Winnipeg's psychedelic funk hero. The beats are by UK's finest hip-hop producers, Infinite Potential, Tom Caruana, and Mr. Simmonds, as well as Vancouver's Scumbag and Germany's DJ NST. Baba Brinkman brings together a talent pool that will make you dance and make you think in equal measure, the way good conscious hip-hop was always meant to.