Snoop Dogg would like lawmakers to consider a “minorities clause” as weed legalization expands.
The REVOLT summit was held in Los Angeles from October 25-27, following the success of the conference in Atlanta six weeks earlier. Presented by AT&T, the conference was held at The Magic Box in downtown Los Angeles. She has presented dozens of panels and performances, featuring hip-hop figures such as Snoop Dogg, Killer Mike, Vince Staples, Master P and Revolt Media founder Sean “P. Diddy Combs”, dressed in 'a Crenshaw jersey as a sign of respect for the west coast.
"I think there should be some sort of clause, as is the case in sport for the NBA and the NFL, where there are certain rules set that minorities have to get first place," said the 48-year-old rapper, during a recent Revolt Summit panel in Los Angeles.
“So one person of color or someone from a minority community would have to be a priority, and then the others in ***** s who have money could take action. Because it shouldn't be based on a lack of money. "
Snoop's words highlight the significant inequality in the legal cannabis industry. It is dominated by middle and upper class whites while lower class minorities bear the brunt of marijuana-related lawsuits. There is a fear that the economic and financial bubble of legal cannabis business will burst before minorities can develop their businesses in this sector. The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this month that "the party is over for the cannabis companies," citing a nearly 40% drop in stock prices, "a disappointing series of quarterly reports and growing skepticism about growth forecasts in the industry ”.
The roots of LA rap were present in the many talks about the dominance of West Coast powers such as TDE, which is home to Kendrick Lamar, SZA and Schoolboy Q., led by Top Dawg, which Snoop said was a "better one." version ”from Death Row Records. Punch then tweeted that he was "humbled" by the compliment.
A look at the influence and impact of hip-hop in the fields of technology, entrepreneurship and entertainment was also explored from multiple perspectives. Other highlights include the live recording of 'State of the Culture', a conversation with Master P and his son Romeo, a panel of today's most popular producers including Murda Beatz, Hit-Boy and Sounwave, as well as the conversation between Diddy and Staples.