The REVOLT Summit touched down in Los Angeles this weekend (Oct. 25 – 27), following the success of the conference in Atlanta just six weeks prior.
Presented by AT&T, the confab took place at The Magic Box in downtown L.A. and featured dozens of panels and performances, bringing to the stages such hip-hop greats as Snoop Dogg, Killer Mike, Vince Staples, Master P and Revolt Media founder Sean “P. Diddy Combs,” wearing a Crenshaw jersey in a sign of respect for the west coast.
L.A.’s rap roots was a common theme of the many discussions about the dominance of west coast powerhouses like TDE, home to Kendrick Lamar, SZA and Schoolboy Q. Run by Top Dawg, which Snoop commented was a “better version” of Death Row Records. Punch later tweeted that he was “humbled” by the compliment. In a 2013 interview with Vibe, Snoop said:
“No, they’re not the new Death Row,” he said. “TDE did it completely differently than Death Row did it. Death Row did it with a gangsta approach. We was smashin’ on niggas, fuckin’ people up, we was determined to be the hardest, meanest, baddest, coldest, roughest, toughest in the game. That was our mission. TDE, rappers. They peaceful, they love, they get down, they rappers from everywhere, and they represent Hip Hop.