Sean “Diddy” Combs, REVOLT and AT&T kicked-off the first of three cultural happenings with the sold-out REVOLT Summit New York preview event on Wednesday night at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn. Meant to celebrate and honor the Hip Hop community, the highly anticipated New York kickoff event offered guests general admission tickets at no charge courtesy of AT&T, creating an inclusive and accessible experience. Tickets for the Atlanta and Los Angeles events are now available at REVOLTSummit.com.
The official REVOLT Summit series, which comes to Atlanta on September 12-14 to Los Angeles on October 24-26, will offer young people an immersive experiential opportunity to learn, network and celebrate the world of Hip Hop and culture, and will ultimately help them develop and hone the crucial skills needed to grow their own companies. AT&T, the sponsor of the REVOLT Summit series, will help expand reach by providing tickets and greater access for those seeking to become future leaders. And, in true REVOLT style, the event will include performances from major artists, spotlight new emerging artists, showcase local talents and offer plenty of opportunities to celebrate culture. Headliners for the Atlanta and LA events will be announced in the coming weeks.
Selling out within just a few hours, the celebratory New York kickoff event served as a taste of the conversation and music that will take over Atlanta and Los Angeles later this year. Special guests of the evening included: REVOLT Chairman and Hip Hop icon Sean “Diddy” Combs, A$AP Ferg, Brooklyn Johnny, Charlamagne tha God, Joe Budden, Remy Ma, Brandon “Jinx” Jenkins, DC Young Fly, Chris Matic, Tierra Whack and Queen Naijia.
Following a pre-event VIP reception where guests had the opportunity to network with business and cultural leaders across various industries, the event opened with a live presentation of REVOLT’s “State of the Culture” featuring Joe Budden and co-hosts Remy Ma and Jinx along with special guest A$AP Ferg. Co-host of REVOLT’s The Breakfast Club and radio personality, Charlamagne tha God, engaged in a moderated panel discussion with CEO of District 18 Entertainment label, Brooklyn Johnny, in which they shared insight into the business of Hip Hop and discussed issues important to the culture followed by a second panel discussion with REVOLT Chairman, Sean “Diddy” Combs. The event was hosted by comedian and recording artist DC Young Fly, who also performed for the crowd in addition to rapper, Chris Matic. The evening culminated in a live concert from rapper, Tierra Whack, and breakout singer, Queen Naija.