On any given day, if you are real still, you can feel the earth shift. This is no ordinary shift of time and place, but of a generational mindset and the cause of this seismic movement is Quill. Lacing lyrics with a consciousness that is easy to understand, Quill’s prolific flow is a comparable mix of Common, Mos Def and Lil Wayne with a North Carolina flavor. "So Sorry Momma," a track featured o...n Talib Kweli's Community mixtape and 2010 "Gutter Rainbows Tour," shows the depth of this man’s soul and the influence of his mother’s love of words.
Hartford born, Mason (Quill) Parker emerged onto the hip-hop scene as a youth committed to lyrics that would ensure his universal message would be brought to the epicenter of the masses. This 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. Quill 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" and will soon be seen portraying the character "Julian" in Carolina Actor's Studio Theater's presentation of Idris Goodwin's "How We Got On". As founder of "The INKified Inc. Scholarship Fund", Quill has partnered with ImaginOn (Charlotte Children's Library and Children's Theater of Charlotte) and other community leaders to develop and facilitate hip-hop based educational programming for local teens. Quill will take his diverse talents of poet, MC and actor to earth moving levels. If you missed his debut mixtape “Loose Leaf” hosted by Emmy Award winning poet Bluz, keep your eye out for his next project "Loose Leaf vol. 2" hosted by DJ Tab Di'Biassi, which is sure to move you right down to your bone.
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