REVOLT Turns 5! | Here are three of our favorite moments from 2017
Before we celebrate our birthday with “99 Bomb Ass Moments,” the epic 3-hour special airing on Sunday, October 21, we’re looking back at some favorite occasions from each year.
This month, REVOLT is turning 5 and we’re celebrating the only way we know how… by throwing a massive celebration all weekend! Starting the morning of Saturday, October 20, we’re rewinding the clock to take us back through highlights from our wild first five years. It all leads up to the world premiere of 99 BOMB ASS MOMENTS, an epic 3-hour special (Sunday, October 21 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT) that looks back at 99 of the biggest, wildest, and most important moments from REVOLT TV history! Until then, here are three of our favorite moments from 2017.
Diddy reflects on The Notorious B.I.G.’s Life After Death album
On the 20th anniversary of The Notorious B.I.G.’s death, friend and frequent collaborator Diddy reflected on his late homie and how much he missed him. Diddy spoke about still discovering hidden messages and metaphors in Biggie’s music, which fascinated Puff because he’s worked on the late Brooklyn MC’s music from day one. As millions of hip hop lovers already knows, Biggie was Puff’s first signee on the infamous Bad Boy Records. The mogul even stated that not knowing whether Biggie would’ve become even more of an incredible MC is extremely sad to him. R.I.P. to Biggie Smalls.
Kendrick Lamar at “Rolling Loud”
In 2017, Kendrick Lamar released his critically acclaimed DAMN. album completely shattered the hip hop world with its release. So, when Lamar performed at Rolling Loud, the Cali rapper definitely shut the stage down. The MC was full of energy when he blasted some of his album’s bangers like “DNA.” and “PRIDE.,” as well as previously released hits like “Alright,” “Swimming Pools” and much more. The performance was so lit, Diddy was even seen rocking to it in the crowd.
Hip Hop vs. Trump at 2017 REVOLT Music Conference
The hip hop community hasn’t held its tongue when discussing the presidency and Donald Trump’s controversial ways. Bringing the community’s thoughts about today’s politics to the main stage, REVOLT TV launched “Hip Hop vs. Trump,” an open discussion with David Banner, Joey Bada$$, T.I. and more, as they all spoke about Trump at the REVOLT Music Conference. No punches were held and listeners all appreciated the realness coming from everyone onstage.