ATLANTA – If you didn’t know, Atlanta is where it’s at. Over the weekend the magazine Rolling Out hosted their first ever RIDE Conference and judging by the turn out, there will be one next year.

For years the magazine has been at the forefront of black culture, entertainment, politics, technology and news that was pertinent to the community. That concept would come to fruition over the weekend when the magazine introduced R.I.D.E, its inaugural tech summit, Rolling Out Innovation Digital Entertainment conference. The two-day conference hosted progressive thought leaders, actors, songwriters, rappers, CEO’s of multiple companies, moguls, authors and business executives who have launched some of the greats.

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According to Rolling Out, the conference opened with an inspirational “State of the Industry” breakfast where entertainment industry executive, Kenny Burns , served as Keynote speaker. He motivated the crowd as he reflected on  working tirelessly over the years to make key connections and business deals within the music industry. Not only is he a top influencer turned lifestyle specialist, but also a former music executive who worked at Mariah Carey’s Monarch Music, later Roc-A-Fella Records and currently serves as Senior Vice President of Brand Development for Combs Enterprises,the entrepreneurial arm for entertainment mogul, P. Diddy.

“I started in Atlanta throwing parties, but I didn’t know that it would be the beginning of the lifestyle specialist…