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Keith Cross, M.C. Ph.D

Lyricist. Scientist. Teacher. Brother.



This video details an actual scientific investigation of neurological, linguistic and learning adaptation in expert rappers. It is basically my dissertation compressed into 3 minutes.

Written and Performed by Keith Cross, MC PhD (aka Doctabarz)

Produced by Scott Ohtoro (https://zenburecords.bandcamp.com/)

Video by Gerard Elmore (https://vimeo.com/gerardelmore)

About doctabarz

Keith Cross (AKA Doctabarz) is a veteran emcee, singer-songwriter, and scholar. He has a Ph.D. from Stanford University Graduate School of Education, specializing in Race, Inequality and Language in Education, and he is currently Assistant Professor of Multilingual and Multicultural Education at University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. In his art and scholarship, Cross investigates the ways lyricism (i.e., the composition/performance of song lyrics) is connected to cognitive function, language (and language-mediated) learning, and cultural and environmental sustainability. For several years, Cross has taught Hip Hop lyricism (i.e., rap) to both youth and the elderly, as a tool for enhancing mental, social and spiritual well-being.






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