ComplexCon returns to Long Beach Nov. 6 - 7 with hosts J. Balvin and Kristen Noel Crawley, performances by A$AP Rocky and Turnstile, and more shopping and drops.

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An argument that ASAP Rocky wouldn't be getting the attention he's getting if he was from the South. [The Smoking Section]

A look at Jay-Z's road to the The Blueprint. [Billboard]

What the music industry looked like on 9/11/01. [Al Lindstrom]

J. Cole talks growth, says he's anxious for album release. [HipHopDX]

An article that defends rappers that experiment with rock music. [Slate]

On October 1, indie rock bands plan to play Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" 144 times in a row. [Consequence of Sound]