Many of the more prolific artists, entrepreneurs, and notable public figures of the hip hop culture showed up and showed out at this year's REVOLT x AT&T Summit. Attendees filled up the venues day-after-day to hear from a crop of flourishing influential voices speak on culture, business, and entertainment in Atlanta, Georgia at the 787 Windsor this past Thursday through Saturday.
On Thursday, a Level Up Career Fair with companies such as Combs Enterprises, REVOLT, AT&T, Universal Music Group, and WarnerMedia. The day was also highlighted by not only the 85 South Comedy Show with the trio, DC Youngfly, Chico Bean, and Karlous Miller who had the crowd laughing in tears, but also highlighted by the performances from Atlanta's own, Lil Yachty and the City Girls on the main stage.
Friday's schedule was jam-packed with panels from top to bottom with talks with people like Allen Iverson, Chance the Rapper, Joey Badass, Waka Flocka Flame, Rick Ross, and Grillz by Scotty. Day 2 had conversations about "The Power of the Black Dollar", conversations about individuality with Aminé, Alonzo Arnold, Lil Yachty, and BigBankKeisha, and talks about jewelry at the "Get Your Shine On". The night ended with a talent show of sort with auditions on the main stage hosted by Druski.
The third and final day was full of surprises from a final performance to close the weekend by Meek Mill to a surprise appearance from hip hop icon, Young Thug, as he jumped on the stage during the one-on-one of his mentee, Gunna. Saturday was also the moment where important cultural conversations took place during the REVOLT Black News: Black Safety First talk featuring Ben Crump, David Banner, Eboni K Williams and Justin Moore. They talked about activism and visions for prosperity and safety in the black community. There was also an amazing discussion of fashion and style called the "High Fashion Talk" moderated by REVOLT's on Brandon "Jinx" Jenkins.
The Revolt Summit was an exposé on all that black culture has to offer in hip hop, and that extends past music and sports. There were innumerable gems dished from people in the walks apart from entertainment from finance and fashion to health and entrepreneurship. That's a wrap another fantastic year in the books in the host city of Atlanta. Until next year!
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