REVOLT rounded up some of Atlanta’s biggest hip-hop business heros, unveiling an impressive lineup of speakers today (Aug 16) Billboard for the REVOLT Summit Atlanta, which will take place from Sept. 12-14.
The highly-anticipated summit is set to feature conversations with T.I., Coach K, Pierre “Pee” Thomas, Jermaine Durpi, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Ester Dean and more for the three-day experience, dedicated to equipping aspiring young leaders with the right gems to succeed in the hip-hop business.
To start the festivities off on Thursday, Grammy-nominated songwriter and producer Ester Dean will appear on the Songwriting 101 panel, and DJ Moma and co-host of REVOLT’s State of the Culture will judge the Be Heard competition. Day two of the summit will feature Quality Control: The Blueprint Behind Hip Hop's Most Influential Imprint led by Coach K and Pierre “Pee” Thomas, as well as The Making Of Since The 80s panel with Kei Henderson, Zekeil Nicholson and Barry Johnson. Plus, a performance from DJ Moma, who is also set to participate in a panel discussion titled Coming to America: Afrobeats Takeover.
To wrap up the three-day affair, T.I. and Killer Mike will join Atlanta Mayor, Keisha Lance Bottoms and Ebony K. Williams on Saturday for Trap the Vote: Hip Hop & Politics, a conversation moderated by Jeff Johnson. Mayor Lance Bottoms will later present Sean “Diddy” Combs with the Phoenix Award, Atlanta’s “Key to the City.”
The Atlanta summit is a follow up to the successful New York event, which took place in July. “New York’s kickoff event was incredible, and we’re excited to bring the Summit to the next level in Atlanta.” says REVOLT Chairman Sean Combs. “We’re at the beginning of what I believe is a cultural revolution, and by empowering our young people with access to knowledge, tools and collaborative synergies all in one place, we will take ownership of our culture through the next generation of hip hop leaders.”
A future REVOLT summit is already set to take on the city of Los Angeles on October 24 to 26. Tickets for both the Atlanta and LA summit are now available at REVOLTSummit.com.