Thousands flood inaugural ComplexCon at McCormick Place

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By Tedarius Abrams

Thousands of diverse music fans flooded McCormick Place last weekend for the inaugural ComplexCon, a massive two-day event that featured some of the biggest names in Hip Hop.

Artist Taylor Bennett performs during the inaugural ComplexCon. (Photo by Tedarius Abrams)

Summer in Chicago is always filled with so much to do. The people of Chicago do not have a problem showing up when a new event comes to town.

ComplexCon is a convention put together by the urban media outlet, Complex. The convention consists of booths with some of the hottest clothing in pop culture, food that pop culture raves about, and performances by various artists.

Retired NBA player Allen Iverson shoots hoops at ComplexCon. (Photo by Tedarius Abrams)

City natives and people from surrounding areas came out in droves to enjoy the festivities. If you had your heart set on purchasing a pair of the latest sneakers or just wanted to spend time around Hip people, Complex provided the perfect opportunity to accomplish just that.

Hip Hop Artist T.I. spoke during the inaugural ComplexCon. (Photo Courtesy of ComplexCon)

The fashion forward people, no matter the age, showed up to see artists such as T.I, Rick Ross, Saweetie and others. ComplexCon Chicago lived up to the hype of being the “paradise of culture” Brands such as Reebok, old spice and Toyota had booths to entertain and satisfy the attendees. Puma even hosted a Dunk contest in which the grand prize was $15,000.

The people of Chicago are hopeful that ComplexCon will return next year. An attendee when asked said “ ComplexCon puts everyone on the same social level, you may just see your favorite rapper walking around acting like a normal person”

Artist Wale speaks during the inaugural ComplexCon in Chicago. (Photo by Tedarius Abrams)
Artist Rick Ross performs at ComplexCon in Chicago. (Photo by Tedarius Abrams)
Schoolboy Q performs at ComplexCon in Chicago. (Photo by Tedarius Abrams)

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