Revolt Summit: What is it?
Revolt Summit is one of the biggest cultural events that caters to everything that we love and respect about our people - the music, fashion, personalities and more. This time the event berthed in the City of Angels, Los Angeles.
Diddy’s Revolt TV has been on the rise since its launch and has created a seat at a table for many young artists and creators who represent the culture in many ways. So it’s no surprise when he announced the Revolt Summit as a platform that will help push the culture even further. Unlike the Revolt Music Conference series, which has been ongoing for a while now, the Revolt Summit is the merging of music, politics, tech and all things that affect and represent the culture in a hip and authentic way with no inhibitions.
The Summit kicked off on October 25th and, on the 27th, before the curtain was drawn on this year’s event there were amazing performances and appearances from the likes of Ty Dolla $ign and DJ Battlecat.
More than Just Music
This event wasn’t just about the music, politics and fun, this time the Summit created room for young adults to understand entertainment business in a more personalized way as there were representatives from organizations like Comb’s Enterprise, Universal Music Group and other companies who not only provide mentorship but also provided jobs to applicants who got their first break into the entertainment business.
One of the highlights of the event was the Revolt Pitch competition; this was more than just a platform to share ideas but a chance for a couple of innovators to pitch their ideas to a panel. The finale witnessed 5 innovators pitching their ideas to investors and it was no surprise that 15-year-old Sienna got the $10,000 investment and a chance to scale her business with Combs Enterprise.
The Influence of Hip Hop
One of the most important aspects of this Summit is the influence that Hip-Hop has on entrepreneurship, tech, and empowerment was analyzed and brought to the forefront. This was groundbreaking and a lot of vantage points were analyzed to indicate that the culture of Hip-Hop goes beyond the idea of gang violence, money, and women.
We can't forget Killer Mike who brought on some remarkable ideas to the stage as always to a teeming audience and it is no surprise to see why he got his own Netflix special.
The long list of speakers at the Summit included Ebro Darden, from Hot 97's Ebro and the Morning Show, Snoop Dogg, Diddy, Aoki Lee Simmons, Killer Mike, Ice Cube, Rich Paul, Van Jones, Tamika Mallory, Jeff Johnson, and a host of other very influential names in the industry.
We got a chance to soak in the entire Summit and photographer Skit was on hand to get some amazing shots that captured the essence of the Revolt Summit. There is no arguing that this Summit will only increase and impact the culture in more ways than one. Looking forward to see what the next event will bring.