5 REVOLT Summit participants share their favorite moments of the event
The REVOLT 2021 summit fell on “the A” just on the heels of the Atlanta Braves’ World Series victory and it couldn’t have come at a better time. While the city is still booming, bright and aspiring artists and entrepreneurs have flocked to the home of the Dirty South scammers. The three-day sold-out event presented by AT&T was not limited to those keen to make their mark in the entertainment industry – from “Be Heard” auditions to “Dream in Black Pitch Competition” with “Office Hours” dotted around. throughout the duration – the Summit offered something for everyone.
Entertainment was plentiful with performances by Lil Yachty, Jeezy, City Girls and Meek Mill, as well as live recordings of the popular “Earn Your Leisure” and “Big Facts” podcasts. While the “85 South Show” and Druski tickled the fun bones of the attendees, there was also food for thought during the Summit. Allen Iverson, Taylor Rooks, NLE Choppa, Mozzy and Royce Da 5’9 “all touched on mental health – a topic that is becoming less and less taboo in the black community.
Tucked away in the Windsor Creative Complex, the Summit wouldn’t be a REVOLUTION event without learning from lessons on how to get that money. The discussion with the leaders of the Excellence Program kicked off Thursday afternoon and Friday’s events took things to another level. Partnering with Ally Financial, Target, State Farm, Crest, and Frito Lay, the panels covered everything from the power of the black dollar to cryptocurrency and grills.
There was a lot to figure out, so we interviewed five of this year’s attendees to see what their favorite moments from the Summit were. Find out what they had to say below!
Christina Kanu, Christina Kanu Consulting
” I had a great time. This is my first time here. I am a business and branding consultant and owner of Christina Kanu Consulting. One of my favorite things to do so far has definitely been office hours. I had the opportunity to chat with Deon Graham and got some wonderful advice and got to listen to Rick Ross and all the roundtables. The whole REVOLT team has been really great, and I love that there are so many black-owned businesses in Atlanta that are supported.
CheekoFue, Entrepreneur and Musician, Big Oomp Records
“My favorite part of the Summit is just being able to gain more knowledge in general. Everyone has opinions, and opinions are getting more and more political these days. But, being able to come and bask in the mood of success and successful people – it’s not about stealing their ideas or taking their creative point of view, it’s about being able to say, “That person.” remained through it ”. These are the advice and directions they give me. Let me take some of what they say and apply it to what I’m doing if I’m serious about what I’m doing.
Kareen Ulysse, owner of a hospital in Haiti
“I attended the REVOLT Summit to get feedback on office hours, which was one of my favorite parts of the three-day summit – getting new perspectives from industry professionals on how I can relate my story to a different audience. Although I’m not in the music industry, marketing is universal so it was great to be able to talk to someone in this area.
DJ Larry Luv, host
“My favorite part of the Summit was probably the black mental health panel. See NLE Choppa and Mozzy talk. We being black men we grew up having our ass whipped with extension cords and hangers. So to see us embrace black sanity and just talk about it, it’s good that we embraced it. It’s one of those conversations we don’t have a lot of. We are the most intimidating species on the planet. This is my first summit, but I will be back. I think it’s informative.
Diana Garcia, founder / host of the Shaking the Culture podcast
“My favorite part about the summit definitely has to be – dang there are so many parts – I can’t choose. I absolutely loved “Big Facts” with Rick Ross. Their energy – Baby Jade! I really admire Baby Jade because she’s just something different. Yachty was also very good when he had his panel. He was amazing and I could really connect with him on all types of aspects so it was really great to listen to him talk. This is my first summit and I will definitely be back. The goal is to possibly host one of the events later. Eventually you’ll see my name, you know, as the host of the REVOLT Summit.