Shannon Barbour

Black girls rock

The BET network aired the annual “Black Girls Rock” awards ceremony.

“The Griot” called the celebration the “antidote” to negative media portrayals of African-American women. Music journalist Shannon Barbour joins me to talk about the ceremony and also about the myth that there hasn’t been a talented black female lyricist, producer and artist who wasn’t manufactured by industry handlers since the days of Missy Elliott and Lauryn Hill ruling even the Pop Charts. There are a number of Black women making art and making history on their own terms.

 Shannon also shares some of the artists who are creating and making great music in Atlanta that might be interesting to check out and learn from.


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