Recap: Complex Invades the LBC for Another Successful ComplexCon

Posted on November 6th, 2017
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Complex’s real-life version of the internet was even more enticing the 2nd day. From a panel about Kanye West’s incredible My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album to a conversation between Kendrick Lamar and Kobe Bryant at Nike’s booth, there were way more unforgettable moments within the second chapter of Complexcon 2017.

Hosting performances by ChloexHalle, Noname, Dj Khaled, Jaden Smith, DRAM and more on the Pigeons and Planes stage, there was someone to see at every moment. As if the set line-up wasn’t star-studded enough, Khaled brought G-Eazy to the stage to perform “No Limit” before giving away a bunch of free Jordans.

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Moving on with Day 2, we made our way to the “Leading Ladies” conversation with moderator Chelsea Handler and panelists Young M.A., Lena Waithe, Iskra Lawerence, and Dascha Polanco. During the panel, each lady voiced their opinions on how society has varies expectations about how women should look and act like while remaining true to their own inner baddass. “I’ve been told I’m too urban. I used to be ashamed of being different. I just have to know that I’m here a purpose,” said Dascha Polanco.

After Rick Ross, Mike Dean, Malik Yusef and Consequence participated in a roundtable discussion on Kanye’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Andre 3000 made his way to the coveted ballroom stage to deliver a sermon on the art of collaboration. Sitting with Colette’s Sarah Andleman and legendary designer Hiroshi Fujiwara, the master collaborator discussed how he manages to collaborate effectively, saying “I just do what feels right. There have been times where I’ve wanted to write on a song with an artist, but just couldn’t convert.”

Once 6pm came around, one of the most anticipating conversations of the weekend went down which was “The Rap Generation Debate: Hip-Hop’s New Rules” with Rick Ross, DJ Akademiks, Cam’ron, SuperDuperKyle, ASAP Ferg, Young M.A., Trippie Redd, and Complex’s very own Jinx.

By the time the conversations came to a close, everyone was ready to see the evening’s headliners. Young Thug, M.I.A. and Gucci Mane performed to close out the weekend, leaving a stadium full of festival goers wondering how their lives would ever compare to the weekend they’d just had.

Needless to say, Complex had yet another successful ComplexCon event.

Until next time, ComplexCon!


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