Educator, Spoken Word Artist, Hip-Hop MC, Mason Parker is a
modern day renaissance man. Named Charlotte’s Best Rapper of the Year in
2013 by Creative Loafing Magazine, and most recently Queen City Awards'
Male Hip-Hop Artist of the Year Mason's buzz in and around the Queen
City continues to grow. A versatile versifier, Mason recently dropped
the "Quill" moniker as he gears up to extend his talents into every
aspect the arts have to offer.
former WSSU Poet Laureate and two time featured poet at the National
Black Theater Festival recently returned to his theater roots with his
professional acting debut as “Herc” in On Q Productions’ “Rhyme
Deferred” by Khamila Forbes. Mason has also landed lead roles in
productions at the Children's Theater of Charlotte, including "Liars"
and the hip-hop adaptation of Stephen Crane's book "The Red Badge of
Courage". Mason also portrayed the role of "The Griot" in the play
"Miles & Coltrane: Blue(.)" at the International Fringe Festival in
lyrics laced with consciousness, Mason's prolific flow makes it easy
for listeners to comprehend the true meaning behind his thoughtful
hip-hop scene as a youth
committed to lyrics that would ensure his universal message would be
brought to the epicenter of the masses. His debut mixtape “Loose Leaf”
hosted by 3x Emmy Award winning poet Bluz, proved Mason meant serious
business in making his mark in the industry. Mason's appearance at the
BET Music Matter showcase at the Legendary SOB's in NYC helped catapult
Mason to being one of Charlotte’s most sought after artists. His single,
“So Sorry Momma”; one track of many showcasing the true depth of
Mason's message was featured on Talib Kweli's Community Mixtape as well
as on Kweli’s 2010 "Gutter Rainbows” Tour. In 2015 Mason released the
highly anticipated "Loose Leaf vol. 2", and continued to influence
Charlotte hip-hop culture while contributing as an On-Air personality at
WPEG Power 98FM, Charlotte’s largest urban contemporary station.
founder of The INKified Inc. Scholarship Fund, Mason has partnered with
ImaginOn (Charlotte Children's Library & Children's Theater of
Charlotte) and other community leaders to develop and facilitate hip-hop
based educational programming for local teens. Mason's voracious
dedication to his craft is beyond exemplary. A poet, Emcee, Actor,
Educator, and even radio personality; Mason's abundant talent is sure to
please every palette.