Sunday marked the second day of the third annual ComplexCon, where collectors and purveyors of culture alike gather en masse to shop, drink, eat and dissect the science of hype.
Early in the day, Action Bronson, who was one of the headliners at the Pigeons & Planes stage, sat down with E-40, Trick Daddy, N.O.R.E. and Sean Evans to discuss how food and rap music became unlikely bedfellows. Elsewhere, Brooklyn-born rapper Nas unveiled a collaboration with Cadillac, ending the evening by giving away 10 signed hoodies from the capsule. Throughout the day, performances from Tinashe, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Flipp Dinero and Kodie Shane -- who performed her new single “High Speeds” ahead of the release of her debut album this week -- provided some much-needed respite for retail-depleted attendees, some of whom laid or sat at the perimeters of the stage.
As the evening crept along, attendees flocked back to the Pigeons auditorium for a performance from Atlanta dynamo Lil Baby -- who had also stopped by the Reebok booth to give away 10 pairs of Sole Fury R58s. Baby hyped the crowd with a special appearance from Moneybagg Yo and also ran through popular bangers like “Yes Indeed” and “Drip Too Hard.” Tallahassee native T-Pain -- whose higher-education-flavored booth featured a live marching band -- took the stage shortly after, whipping the crowd into a frenzy with nostalgic mid-2000s favorites like “Can’t Believe It” and “All I Do is Win.”