The highly-anticipated REVOLT Summit x AT&T returned to Atlanta, GA for its third iteration of specially-curated panels, workshops and more aimed to empower young Black artists and leaders. The 3-day experience kicked off yesterday, November 11th with the Welcome to Atlanta ceremony, where hosts Jeezy and DJ Ohso fired up the crowd and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms formally welcomed the Summit back to Atlanta. Mayor Bottoms and Jeezy shared the stage to set the tone for the entire weekend. The Summit is a mainstay in today’s hip hop culture.
The Summit continued with the Dream In BlackPitch Competition, where young, tech-focused entrepreneurs of color presented business ideas in a high-energy competition. Celebrity judges Angela Yee and Iddris Sandu led the competition, and awarded Donald Boone with first place for his innovative BoxedUp Equipment Rental business.
The community then gathered around the main stage for an energetic performance by comedy group The 85 South Show’s DC Young Fly, Karlous Miller, Clayton English and Chico Bean. The crowd went wild as Lil Yachty and hip-hop duo City Girls hit the stage for special performances throughout the evening.
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12th – Panels include Earn Your Leisure Podcast featuring Chance The Rapperand REVOLT Black News: Black Dollar withentrepreneur and The Lip Bar CEO, Melissa Butler. REVOLT’s signature talent competition finale, BE HEARD, which will be hosted by comedian, Druski along with special performances from Yung Bleu and Rubi Rose.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13th – Conversations will include REVOLT Black News: Black Safety First featuringsocial justice activist, Tamika Mallory, a discussion around Power Players Film & TV will feature rapper, singer and songwriter, Joey Bada$$, Black Men Mental Health, featuring NLE Choppa, and a panel discussion titled Destination Global with Shenseea, Latino rapper, Anuel and Tunde of LVRN as the moderator.
Additional programming features REVOLT TV’s exclusive content, including a live episode of Big Facts, featuring Atlanta’s own Big Bank, DJ Scream, & Baby Jade alongside the legendary Rick Ross.