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Voices & Vibes: Rebel Lion Den promotes culture after 9 years in business

AUGUSTA -- The Rebel Lion Den Culture Shop on Broad Street in has been in business for almost nine years.

After serving four years in the Navy and graduating from Augusta College in 1996, owner Shamas Cartwright opened his doors for business in 2002.

The Rebel Lion offers customers a wide variety of natural ointments, hygiene products, cultural jewelry, clothing and music.

Cartwright named his store after his hip-hop moniker in college. The name also alludes to the Lion of Judah in the Bible.

His goal is to bring forth an overlooked culture of the urban community to the mainstream. His establishment is one of few black-owned stores of its kind in the area.

Aside from his business, Cartwright is a member of local hip-hop group Rebel Lion.

His long-term goal is to franchise his establishment and make the Rebel Lion Den a household name.

If you are interested in stopping by to explore the Lion's Den, the shop is always open, and Cartwright looks forward to your business.

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