In the final episode from our Complex Conversations series, which took place during our first annual ComplexCon, we shine a light on John Singleton's career with a one-on-one conversation hosted by activist DeRay Mckesson.

The celebrated filmmaker talked about his early years, including work on Boyz n the Hood, and how hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons helped him out in a major way. Later, Singleton shared his thoughts on social activism and how hip-hop has historically played a role. "We need to keep on kicking up dust and not make our fight against our persecution​ a fad," he said.

Singleton also praised Moonlight as well as Donald Glover's work on Atlanta because it shows a "multiplicity to black America."

Check out our latest episode of Complex Conversations above, and to catch all 16 parts of the series visit here.