POWERS PLEASANT By Jack Barnes The Pro Era movement that DJ-producer Powers Pleasant co-founded has been going strong since it first grabbed the attention of boom-bap tastemakers and new-school backpackers in 2012. But the Brooklyn-bred collective broke new ground thanks to “Devastated,” the Joey Badass anthem that was co-produced by […]

ComplexCon By Jack Barnes Hundreds of fans camped out overnight to be among the first to cop the latest merch from Puma, Human Made, adidas, Neighborhood, Billionaire Boys Club, Colette, Nike, Kimoji, and dozens more at this year’s ComplexCon. Fans got a special treat when Big Sean made a surprise appearance at the Puma […]

Smokepurpp By Jack Barnes Smokepurpp, Yung Pinch and Fool’s Gold artists Falcons and G-Worthy will join the Pigeons and Planes stage sponsored by Hennessy at ComplexCon, the music, retail, art and culture experience taking over Long Beach, Calif., November 4-5. The musical artists join N*E*R*D, the influential, genre-blurring group formed by Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo and Shae Haley that […]