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The Inaugural Revolt World Delivered On Community, Connections And Culture

Revolt World

Diddy, now known as Love, has been influencing the world since the 90s. His major success in the music industry, ultimately, propelled him to obtain bigger and better deals within the fashion and the spirits industry. But, it's a new day, a new century, a new idea of success. Does the Bad Boy Records founder still have his pulse on the culture?

The answer is YES.

Sean Combs has 20.3 million followers on Instagram but we have learned that having a big social media presence doesn't equate to being able to move the needle when it comes to attendance and sales. Being my first conference produced by Revolt, I really didn't know what to expect. Would the people who attended be the ones who grew up with Diddy who will follow whatever he does or would the audience consist of independent artists looking to get their chance to get their music in front of the legend?

The answer is YES and then some.

Revolt World

The inaugural Revolt World was attended by all types of patrons with different reasons for coming out to Tyler Perry's old studio in Atlanta, Georgia. The demographic skewed toward the younger end but the crowd was very intent on learning and having a good time.

Some came because they were fans of Diddy and the Revolt Network. Some came because they are artists and are trying to learn how to navigate the industry by getting advice from some of hip-hop's biggest artists. Many came because they wanted to get tips on content creation and the intersectionality between fashion and music. But one thing they all had in common; they believed that attending Revolt World would give them the answers they were seeking.

The event, presented by Walmart, featured a star-studded lineup, including Lauren London, G Herbo, Omarion, Jemele Hill, Saucy Santana, Queen Naija, Young M.A, Jeezy, Don Toliver and many more. The event consisted of various panel discussions like IDK's Multihyphenate Mastery: The Intersection of Music, Fashion and Culture, and musical performances from artists like Moneybagg Yo, Juvenile and Eric Bellinger.

Revolt World

Revolt World was envisioned to celebrate the global influence of hip-hop and introduce a new live event category that represents the pinnacle of entertainment, education and opportunity. "Our vision was to build on the tremendous success of REVOLT Summit and deliver a first-of-its-kind event that reimagined the intersection of culture, community, and connections with the most influential leaders across generations,” Diddy shares. And Revolt World did just that. The outdoor/indoor conference incorporated panels that not only focused on the music industry but also provided educational blueprints and opportunities like the Podcast Pitch Competition.

Revolt CEO Detavio Samuels expressed excitement about the event, stating, “We are thrilled to present this extraordinary lineup of talent at REVOLT WORLD who share our mission to provide access, knowledge, and opportunities that amplify our culture’s influence.” The event indeed lived up to its promise, igniting conversations, sparking inspiration and creating a lasting impact on a global scale.

Check out our recap of the event where Editor-in-Chief Eric K. Thomas talked to some Black men about attending Revolt World, sharing what Black men need and what politicians need to do to earn their votes.

Check out more photos from the event below.

Photo Credit: Jamel Martin Of @Jmartinvisuals

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