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THE 1ST OF MANY COMPLEX CONS...

Just like I did w/ my previous #TBT post, I'm gonna start jumping on THE WELL LA blog from time to time to drop some knowledge + photos + vids.  Enjoy these brain farts from a fun day/night/whatever.  Thanks for letting me hijack the blog again buds!

So, I drove to tha LBC for the 1ST EVER COMPLEX CON to get my MUSIC/FASHION/CHILLIN on during the weekend of November 5-6th, 2016...

Complex Con was so craze that French Montana passing by a pretty nonchalant thing here...

Complex Con was so craze that French Montana passing by a pretty nonchalant thing here...

So... yeah, even the above photo is just the tip of the iceberg of what went down at this Fashion Trade Show / Direct-to-Consumer Buying event / Music Festival that the homie Ashley told me about like a year ago, when it was in the pre-planning stages... then, cut to this past weekend, and it was CRACKKKKKINNGGGG.  Kudos to the kind folks at Complex and Agenda and Shopify for goin in on something thats gonna be EUGEEEE in the future. TRUST.  Selfishly, for me, it was sort of like a trip down memory lane b/c I have so many rad homies killing it in both lanes and I got to just come and kick it and lurk and grab some amazing shit :))))  So, here we go with...

DAY 1 SHIT - November 5th

So, yeah, this is me literally walking into the function (after getting to the daytime function super late).  Here I am saying hello to whatever buds I ran into.  S/Os for the following homies (click their names fools): KB/Fake Sickness Hyung, Yung Jake, Urbyn HOT-FIRE, The Hundreds, Metro Boomin, 3125c, VLONE, Murakami san, Medicom, OWSLA, $U$ Boy, Nest HQ, Body High, Pleasures, Pizza Slime, Union x US Alteration and anyone else I forgot and ran into that roll in the homie squad... this was just the 1st 10 minutes of my encounter w/ Complex Con 2016!  So Tite!

Literally a BIRD IN THE TRAP SINGING BRIAN McKNIGHT...

Literally a BIRD IN THE TRAP SINGING BRIAN McKNIGHT...

Also lurked a bit of the homies Virgil and Theophilus soundchecking onstage in front of the new LIVE SET DESIGN for TRAVIS SCOTT.  This thing was huge and was gonna come alive when Travis hit the stage.  JEEEZUS

HYPE KIDS ONLY STAND IN HORDES

HYPE KIDS ONLY STAND IN HORDES

Then, they shut down the daytime part of the Convention to start the music festival part around 7pm... and of course... mad kids floooooded into the Long Beach Arena...

Just a couple kids from NY trying to play some timeless classics for the kids under 30 yrs old...

Here that bad man go again.  I've seen the rise of Travis Scott up-close for a while now... and now he brought that giant bird with him b/c you have to up your LIVE game these days (RE: Saint Pablo).   

Then, Travis brought out Quavo from Migos to urge everyone in the audience to "Pick Up The Mothafuckin Phone!" aka one of my favorite songs of this past year haha

Antidote. Lit.

Then Trav finished off his set by creeping to the back and playin his favorite track from his newest album.  Travis just keeps getting better and better every time he goes on stage and gives it his all.  The kids got what they wanted.  Then, a mysterious man just rolled back from rehab to Long Beach...

Kid Cudi was back... and he brought all he could muster to a grip of kids that have looked up to him as an OG and his hits.  Welcome back Mr. Rager.

Then... Travis rolled back out and knocked out some fuckin monsters he did w/ Cudi and they took that shit to another level with these mass consumption masters.

Then, I guess it went one level past that through the stratosphere when the big-hat-Neptunes-god himself, Pharrell, rolled to the function and decided to SURF all over the LBC shredders... even after all that... it got better when the homies from the Arts District galaxy rolled through w/ the Mothership vibes...

The Skrill is back

The Skrill is back

Yup, Sonny brought the starship back for the lucky kids in Long Beach that night... I mean, I remember when he unveiled it at Coachella way back and then he was off doing this other thing then this other thing and then this other thing... but... man, I missed the ship and here it was again....

I Love Sonny and I love his creativity when it comes to all of his projects.  Plus, how tight is it seeing this District 9 vibed ship just casually in front of you?  This shit was fuckin tite.  PS: Sorry I forgot the mic for my cam... but whatever...

Anyways, here are a couple bonus photos from Day 1 for y'all to get your FOMO on in a lil slideshow thang:

DAY 2 SHIT - November 6th

Woke up on a Sunday... then went back to Long Beach to support the homies...

Woke up on a Sunday... then went back to Long Beach to support the homies...

I rolled out earlier on Day 2 b/c I missed out on the daytime portion yesterday... But I was definitely there in time to kick it and cop it at some of the homies' booths... S/O to Anti Social Social Club, Beats Audio, OWSLA Goods, US Alteration x UNION, Pleasures and anyone else my stoned ass forgot to mention... Much vibes. Much fun.  Walked a grip around the convention center on a Sunday...

Here's a terrible video I shot of me walking around trying to catch Lil Yachty's Sailing Team at the convention, but, I get easily distracted b/c there's a lot goin on ;) But a lil more of the big lil one later...

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Enough shopping and shit... I then walked back to the Arena and was lucky enough to wander my ass around to get some flix of the Legendary Snoop Dogg (before his show in LBC for the first time in a minute) and then I linked up with the homie Aldo from way back and introduced me to the YRN team and the new legends, Migos during their sound checks.  So fucking tite. Now let's move on to the real shit... 

Back to the 3-headed-Cerberus from the ATL... Migos Migos Migos Migos Migos Migos Migos Migos Migos.  Then Lil Yachty showed up and swag surfed his way through the crowd ;)

Make sure to eat your Broccoli kids!

Make sure to eat your Broccoli kids!

Then... a secret guest played hmmmm....

BOOM... it was TITY BOI himself... 2 CHAINNNNNNZZZZZZZZ.... I was most excited when he played Duffle Bag Boy + Ride Around b/c that drawl in them hooks tho....

AN AOKI APPEARS TO CHAT w/ THE CHAINZED ONE

AN AOKI APPEARS TO CHAT w/ THE CHAINZED ONE

After a bit of chill time... Went back into the arena to watch the thing I waited the last 9 hours for (yup... was at the fest since 1pm...) and boy was it worth it.  It was gonna be Snoop Dogg's supposed "1st" time playing in LBC but I think it's just been a while since he played there... 

For any kid that grew up in LA all his/her life like me should understand why it is important to witness Snoop in the Long Beach Arena playing cuts off of his Doggystyle album.  No more explanations.

Then... right before I bounced to go back to LA for another function... I got to witness The Voice himself, Pharrell, join Snoop onstage and proceed to play 2 tracks that are pretty much timeless at this point.  Dropped.  Hot.

Aite, at this point, I was toooo fucking tired to stand or film or whatever so I decided to go back to my car and high tail it back to LA... I'm lazy, so here are the leftovers of some vibey moments from the day via slideshow thingamajig below:

Alright... I hoped you enjoyed this lil vicarious trip to Long Beach.  I had a long night watching a v depressing election.  Gonna go now.