doctabarz

is creating The Kings' Lessons

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  • Early access to all music releases. 
  • An exclusive yearly mixtape (July)
  • Extras

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 be the first to hear any new material I release. Thank you!


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Electricity & Magnetism

$100
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  • 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 of 2 remaining)
$1,000
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  • 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.

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About doctabarz

Greetings visitors and friends, and thank you for considering supporting my work!

This patreon page is to support my creation of a musical collection titled, The Kings’ Lessons, volumes dedicated to helping listeners have healthy and harmonious relationships with themselves, one another, and the environment. My vision for The Kings’ Lessons is that it fill a space in the halls of Hip Hop music (and music broadly speaking), such that people seeking knowledge for individual or community empowerment will find a high-quality musical resource that makes such knowledge readily available and digestible, for the present generation and generations to come.

I have already completed four volumes (you can find them at doctabarz.com) and am currently working on a fifth. Each volume of The Kings’ Lessons is deliberately designed to promote reflection and action, drawing upon my interdisciplinary expertise of 30+ years as a lyricist and musician, 20+ years as an educator, 20+ years as a religion scholar, 10+ years as a scientist/researcher, and a lifetime of learning to thrive in the face of poverty, violence, and systemic oppression.

Many of the most revered spiritual volumes were the works of inspired poets, and included not only moral lessons, but information on diet and health, psycho-social well-being, romance, biological and physical sciences and related methods, and other useful topics. To me, Hip Hop music (when operating at the height of its potential) has always represented a way to do the same in current times. The Kings’ Lessons are my contribution to such a body of work.

Your patronage will help me with the resources to continue this work, whether it is paying for sound engineering, licensing music from others so that I can concentrate on lyrics, or freeing up my summers so that I can make music rather than work on research projects only tangentially related to music to pay my bills. Any level of support is appreciated (please see tiers). I look forward to having you on this journey with me.

Thank you,

Keith Cross, M.C. Ph.D. (aka Doctabarz)
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