Sunday marked the second day of the third annual ComplexCon, the place collectors and purveyors of tradition alike collect en masse to buy, drink, eat and dissect the science of hype.
Early within the day, Action Bronson, who was one of many headliners on the Pigeons & Planes stage, sat down with E-40, Trick Daddy, N.O.R.E. and Sean Evans to debate how meals and rap music grew to become unlikely bedfellows. Elsewhere, Brooklyn-born rapper Nas unveiled a collaboration with Cadillac, ending the night by gifting away 10 signed hoodies from the capsule. Throughout the day, performances from Tinashe, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Flipp Dinero and Kodie Shane -- who carried out her new single “High Speeds” forward of the discharge of her debut album this week -- offered some much-needed respite for retail-depleted attendees, a few of whom laid or sat on the perimeters of the stage.
As the night crept alongside, attendees flocked again to the Pigeons auditorium for a efficiency from Atlanta dynamo Lil Baby -- who had additionally stopped by the Reebok sales space to offer away 10 pairs of Sole Fury R58s. Baby hyped the group with a particular look from Moneybagg Yo and likewise ran by way of standard bangers like “Yes Indeed” and “Drip Too Hard.” Tallahassee native T-Pain -- whose higher-education-flavored sales space featured a dwell marching band -- took the stage shortly after, whipping the group right into a frenzy with nostalgic mid-2000s favorites like “Can’t Believe It” and “All I Do is Win.”
His melodic efficiency set the stage for Action Bronson, who introduced with him a larger-than-life stage presence and a rapid-fire stream that had followers singing alongside to favorites like “The Chairman’s Intent,” “Mt. Etna” and “Terry.” Bronson additionally took a while out to honor Mac Miller, whose loss of life from a drug overdose in September despatched shock waves by way of the hip-hop neighborhood. “Rest in peace to my boy Mac Miller. I’m doing this one for him,” Bronson mentioned earlier than launching into Miller’s “Red Dot Music,” on which he was featured in 2013.
The night ended with a efficiency from Future, who introduced his signature fashion to the well-lit stage, sporting a striped shirt and leather-based jacket with denims. Launching straight into “Straight Damn Time” from his Pluto EP, the rapper instantly obtained the group energized, inviting followers to sing the hook in his stead. He adopted that up together with his verse from Ace Hood’s “Bugatti” earlier than rolling straight into DS2’s “Thought it Was a Drought” after which “Move That Dope.” As the viewers reached new ranges, so too did Future, calling dancers Meechie and Toosi to the stage to carry out him. “I would stage dive tonight,” he informed the group because the trio two-stepped and shimmied their approach by way of “Blase” and “Real Sisters.”
Of course, the set wouldn’t have been full with no particular visitor, which prompted the second look of the day from Moneybagg Yo. The duo finessed their approach by way of the Memphis natives Future-featured single “Okay” earlier than conducting the viewers by way of “Stick Talk.” And whereas the promised stage dive by no means materialized, Future did work his approach by way of favorites like Young Thug’s “Relationship,” in addition to “Jumpman,” “Wicked” and “Karate Chop.”