doctabarz

is creating healing music & scientific insights into its creation & effects.

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Fire

$10
per month
  • Patron-only videos: musings & sneak previews.
  • Early access to all music releases.
  • Pre-publication copies of my scientific articles on lyricism & cognition      
  • An exclusive yearly mixtape (July)


This is the Fire tier because I believe that learning to harness lyrical creativity has been as important to human advancement and survival as has been our ability to harness fire. For supporting me in demonstrating and investigating this ancient technology, I want you to have access to the research papers emerging from or drawing upon my Patreon works. Thank you!


Please Note: To maximize your benefits, please sign up closer to the beginning of the month, as Patreon does not pro-rate charges. On the day you become a patron, you will be charged the amount for the tier you've chosen, and be given instant access to its benefits. You will be charged the 1st of every month thereafter.

Electricity & Magnetism

$100
per month
  • All previous tier benefits, plus...
  • Annual Video Conference (July)

Research on Electricity & Magnetism is behind many of our modern technologies. Similarly, lyricism is an ancient technology that electrifies and magnetizes human minds (both figuratively and physiologically)! Thank you!



Please Note: To maximize your benefits, please sign up closer to the beginning of the month, as Patreon does not pro-rate charges. On the day you become a patron, you will be charged the amount for the tier you've chosen, and be given instant access to its benefits. You will be charged the 1st of every month thereafter.

The Void

Limited (2 remaining)
$1,000
per month
  • All previous tier benefits, plus...
  • Commission my creation of a song addressing the social/environmental issue (or scientific discovery/topic) of your choice, completed at the close of 1 year of patronage



When I released "Homegrown", I got an email from someone who asked me to create a song about fracking, and regrettably, because I was in grad school with neither time nor resources to produce the song with integrity, I had to decline. I never want that to happen again! If you or your organization would like me to compose an anthem addressing a social/environmental issue that I am in alignment with, or a scientific discovery/topic I find interesting, your patronage at this level allows me the time to research the topic, compose the song, and hire musicians and engineers to make it happen. We'll have quarterly video conferences to discuss progress, and you'll get a nonexclusive license to use the song (in its original format) for you/your organization in perpetuity. I would love nothing more than to use my creative energies in this way. If you're interested, before pledging, please direct message me first (ig/twitter) with your song proposal. Some ancients refer to The Void as the 5th element--that from which possibility itself flows. Thank you for making me...no-- for making Us--possible! Please email first if interested in this tier. 


Please Note: To maximize your benefits, please sign up closer to the beginning of the month, as Patreon does not pro-rate charges. On the day you become a patron, you will be charged the amount for the tier you've chosen, and be given instant access to its benefits. You will be charged the 1st of every month thereafter.

About doctabarz

Hey family!

Keith Cross here. For those of you who don't know me, I'm a lyricist and a learning scientist. Whether I'm composing a song about the personal and global benefits of growing our own food (Homegrown), or I'm studying the brains of expert freestyle rappers to understand neurological adaptation related to rap practice, I am committed to using the power of music and lyrics to move people's bodies, moods, and minds. In both my artistic and scientific/educative roles, I am interested in understanding the power of music and lyrics for passing on diverse types of knowledge between different people and generations of people, and to expand human consciousness and human possibilities. I love making music that does this whether its rap, blues, RnB, or some hybrid, and I love the science of figuring out ways to make people tick through music. If you're still reading, I want your support in making powerful music and in learning the secrets of making powerful music. 

There's two main projects your patronage will support. The first is simply my ability to make more music--more Hip-Hop & RnB albums, more socially/environmentally conscious anthems, more music that feels really good but can't fit neatly into one genre. The second project is a learning project, taking a deep look at the different ways music and lyrics move and educate people, and ways it can be harnessed to purposefully address some of our current society's problems, and/or guide future generations: from the creative and procreative powers of love songs (a.k.a. "baby-making" music), to the various ways lyrics can expand the minds of both lyricists and audiences. A large part of this project (and the lion's share of my content here) is rap improvisation or freestyle. I love doing it, and I am a mad scientist and mad rapper obsessed with figuring out how to push the limits of the practice, and push the mind through the practice--beginning with my own! I will be giving you a front seat to my live musical experiments, and sometimes unpacking my research. Another part of this learning project is my unpacking of scientific perspectives and research on learning with you, so that you can apply it to the mastery of your own interests. 

To be honest, because I am an interdisciplinary artist, scientist and educator, I don't want to limit the possibilities for what I might create and share with you from one moment to the next. With your support, I can be free to create good music and useful knowledge in ways that might not be possible otherwise. The tiers to your right list the levels at which you can support. No level is too little, and surely no level is too much! In all cases, you are helping me to do what I love to do, and in the process, create some stuff that (I hope) you and others will enjoy as much as I enjoy making it. You are my record label and my research institute, and I look forward to you taking this journey with me. 

Warmest regards,

Keith Cross, M.C. Ph.D.
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