Paying Dues: Local rappers make names for themselves while living in a city that doesn't always get it

Outside of Utah, Mason is known as the rapid-fire, smooth-voiced emcee Concise Kilgore. For seasoned hip-hop fans, he’s a familiar name, but his place of residency is something that most wouldn’t know. Over the past 10 years, Mason and a handful of other Utah artists have quietly built momentum within the worldwide hip-hop industry while barely making a peep here in the Beehive State.

Alysha Kester

Salt Lake City, UT, USA

SquareSpace Specialist & Circle member.