We're sure most of you reading this are already hype for this year's ComplexCon, which will take place in Long Beach, California on November 4-5. But if the prospect of seeing Gucci Mane, Young Thug, N*E*R*D, and M.I.A. wasn't enough, now there's an indisputable reason for you to show up.
This year the Complex Con(versations) Zone will be powered by the all-new 2017 Jeep Compass with a roster of engaging Complex Con(versations) panels not to be missed.
Complex Con(versations) panels are curated to provide an intimate dialogue about the topics that matter most to today’s Complex generation, from what makes a successful collaboration, to food as the new pop culture, and building an influential and lasting brand. This year’s event features the return of the standing-room-only panel "Sneaker of the Year," in which renowned sneakerheads Wale, DJ Clark Kent, Lonzo Ball, Russ Bengtson, and Sneaker Shopping’s Joe La Puma debate the dopest kicks and crown the year’s top sneaker.
LaVar Ball will also be joining DJ Khaled, Rick Ross, and Complex Networks CEO Rich Antoniello for the Disruptors panel.
On the fashion end, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Yoon Ambush, and Don C. will come together to discuss Japanese streetwear for the Hype East panel.
"We've put together an incredible couple of days of conversations that bring together masters in their fields for lively discussions about timely topics that help deepen our understanding of each other, our culture, and the passions that inspire us," said Marc Ecko, Complex founder and Chief Branding Officer.
The list of guests for the panels is eye-popping. It includes ASAP Ferg, Fear of God founder Jerry Lorenzo, André 3000, Don C, Cam'ron, Selita Ebanks, Roy Choi, and many more.
Check out the panels for ComplexCon below:
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Panel -- An insiders' look on what it was like to work with creative genius Kanye West on his masterpiece at a pivotal juncture in his career, featuring the architects behind the albums music, art and videos.
Drop Science -- A deep look at the mechanics, and struggles, behind clothing and sneaker drops as a marketing phenomenon
The Art of Collab -- The architects and contributors to some of the most notable collaborations discuss the inspiration, process and impetus to co-create with their peers
Hype East -- The Godfathers of streetwear, both American and Japanese, sit down and dissect how both cultures have influenced each other throughout the years and how they continue to do so today:
The Rap Generation Debate: Hip Hop's New Rules -- Rappers debate the new evolution hip hop has taken and define its new pillars
The Rebel Chefs -- The new wave of media chefs explore their growing influence and how they break the mold.
The Disruptors -- A panel conversation featuring anecdotes and advice from some of the real "influencers" in the culture who have spun their unique approach into revenue streams featuring artists, executives and designers.