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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. in Race, Inequality and Language in Education and a Ph.D. Minor in Linguistics from Stanford University. In his art and scholarship, Cross explores the ways lyricism (i.e., the composition and performance of song lyrics) is connected to cognitive function, language (and language-mediated) learning, and cultural and environmental sustainability. Cross is the former Assistant Professor of Multilingual and Multicultural Education at University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, and for several years, 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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These new tops are inspired by my Summer 2022 trip to Raleigh, North Carolina to cypher and share my research with the emcees at Cypher Univercity and the NCSU community. It is a banner for the ways in which Hip Hop practices can keep us well.

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