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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Lest we forget, though King Kendrick has returned and should rightfully occupy much of your listening this week, there are many other hip-hop artists making music right now, clawing for and deserving your attention.

Chicago producer IKON’s new single “Food For Thought” feels like a fitting, coincidental accompaniment to Kendrick’s intricate, dense announcement that hip-hop can be modern and still deeply embedded in the history of American music (specifically black American music). “Food For Thought” builds a soulful sound bed for a collection of Windy City talents: Noname Gypsy, Anthony Pavel, Malcolm London, and the consistently impressive Saba. Its jazzy, active bassline and mournful piano chords form a beautiful accompaniment to the meandering thoughts of IKON’s collaborators.

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