Kyrie Mason is an aspiring historian and writer working out of Durham, N.C. He has an avid interest in cultural history, the arts, and agriculture, and seeks to combine the three in his work. Follow him @kyriemasn on instagram to stay up-to-date on his work.
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'Our Presence on This Land Is Impossible to Erase'
COVID-19 reveals the artificiality of the urban/rural divide.
Rooted: Taking the Time to Cherish the History that Makes Me
Much like Isaac from the book of Genesis, I am the son of a family seemingly destined to transience.
The Spirit of Jesus in Trap Music
The themes associated with “Gangster rap” and its successor, “Trap music,” are often thought of as being as far away from Christian morals as the east is from west. Heavy on percussion and profanity, its tracks hit hard and depict the violence of black life interspersed with tales of excess, sex, and money. While some may discount hip-hop music as vulgar entertainment, it indicates a people’s great hunger for getting more out of this world.