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Shannon Barbour - Bio

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Shannon Barbour - Bio

Shannon Barbour

Shannon Barbour has worked as a freelance journalist and copywriter for various prominent print publications and websites, as well as many small and large businesses. She has written on topics such as African-American history, diversity, women’s issues, consumer finance and hip-hop culture. Her nearly lifelong love of hip-hop extends beyond the music, to the history, fashion and all-around culture, East Coast, West Coast, Down South and worldwide.

In addition to About.com, she is also a contributing writer to Upscale magazine and fierce411.com. She holds a B.A. in English from Duquesne University.

From Shannon Barbour:

"Hip hop follows the tradition of jazz as a bold, exciting, and uniquely American art form that wields a powerful global influence. No matter what happens in the genre, I never get bored with hip-hop. Every time we think it is on its way out, some artist, cultural mover, or mogul comes along to shake things up and keep us in the game.

You can reach Shannon at hiphopcontributor@gmail.com.
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