Schoolboy Q, Saweetie, T.I., Allen Iverson headline final day of ComplexCon

Fans take part in the second and final day of ComplexCon. (Photo: A.R. Shaw for Steed Media)

The final day of ComplexCon Chicago featured more hip-hop influenced art, exclusive sneaker releases, panel discussions and music performances. Held at the McCormick Place convention center in downtown Chicago, the event wrapped with a bang with celebrity appearances by Schoolboy Q, Rick Ross, Questlove, Saweetie, T.I., and more.

Allen Iverson (Photo courtesy of Complex Media PR)

Questlove and Black Thought spoke about the powerful influence of hip-hop on culture in the “AMC Hip-Hop + Social Justice: The Power of Your Voice” panel. Attendees also got a sneak peek of the new AMC series, “Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America.”

Allen Iverson held a meet-and-greet with fans at the Reebook activation, which featured exclusive editions of Iverson’s signature sneaker.

Photo credit: A.R. Shaw for Steed Media

T.I., Killer Mike and David Banner were featured on the Complex Current stage for the “Take Over the Block.” The trio shared their thoughts on Black empowerment, gentrification and self-love in the Black community. 

Saweetie (Photo courtesy of Complex Media PR)

On the main stage, Saweetie held it down for the women at ComplexCon by performing her hit singles, “My Type” and “ICY GRL.”

Rick Ross (Photo courtesy of Complex Media PR)

Rap legend Rick Ross proved that he continues to be an important figure in today’s hip-hop with an enthusiastic performance of his hits “MC Hammer,” “Bugatti,” and “Hustle Hard.”

Schoolboy Q (Photo credit: A.R. Shaw for Steed Media)

And TDE signee Schoolboy Q closed the festival with a high-energy performance of his hits “That Part,” “Studio” and “Collard Greens.”

Overall, ComplexCon proved that top brands, influencers and celebrities all realize the high value of hip-hop and Black culture.

Fans take part in the second and final da of ComplexCon. (Photo credit: A.R. Shaw for Steed Media)

A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Follow his journey on Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.

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