#LifeAtComplex: Limited Edition Trophy Room Air Jordan 17’s

#LifeAtComplex is a daily vlog that offers an inside look at Complex. Watch as Tony Mui takes viewers behind-the-scenes in the office—you never know who or what will pop up.

On today's episode a viewer submits his resume and video application in a very unique and creative way. Zoe approves of this tactic as well as the rest of the video editors. Later on Russ Bengston receives an exclusive pair of Trophy Room Air Jordan 17's from Marcus Jordan. Not to be out done by Russ, Beija also shows off a pair of Aleali May's Air Jordan 1.  

 

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Joe Budden and DJ Akademiks Discuss the Lil B and Post Malone Beef on ‘Everyday Struggle’

On today's Everyday Struggle, Joe Budden, DJ Akademiks, and Nadeska run through the day of rap news, including Lil B beefing with Post Malone, Nelly getting accused of rape, and Young Thug's weird apology video to his fiancée Jerrika Karlae. The crew also break down a recent Black Thought and Method Man freestyle.

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Joe Budden and DJ Akademiks Break Down the Young Thug Cheating Scandal on ‘Everyday Struggle’

On today's Everyday Struggle, Joe Budden, DJ Akademiks, and Nadeska run through the day of rap news, including a rumored new rule where YouTube streams would be counted on the Billboard 200 album chart. The crew also break down the alleged Young Thug cheating scandal and weigh in on how Thugga is handling the situation.

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Smokepurpp on Young Thug, Lil Pump, and Dogs

As we learn more about the group of artists first classified as “SoundCloud rappers,” the title feels increasingly inadequate. Smokepurpp is the latest South Florida phenom to break big, recently signing with Alamo Records and landing features from Chief Keef, Travis Scott, and D.R.A.M. for his Deadstar release.

Now that he's fully in the public eye, we wanted to see what Smokepurpp was thinking about during his rise—so we took a trip in Twitter's time machine and asked the Miami rapper what was going through his head when he forgot what a chicken was.  

Watch the latest episode of Trending Topics above, and listen to Deadstar below. 

Catch Smokepurpp live on the Pigeons & Planes stage at ComplexCon, which goes down November 4 and 5 in Long Beach, California. Tickets are on sale​ ​now.​

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Watch Wyclef Jean Get Interviewed by Puppies on ‘Hounded’

It's been a long time coming, but the first episode of Hounded is finally here. When we first conceived of the show, we figured it would be easy. Puppies interviewing rappers? Who could say no?

Many months later, we have our first episode in the bag and ready for your eyes. Wyclef Jean, who is coming off some excellent collaborations with Young Thug and his twelfth studio album, is our first guest. The puppies had some twisted questions for Wyclef, but he stayed honest and survived the hounding intact. Watch the video above, and look out for new episodes every other Wednesday. 

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Joe Budden and DJ Akademiks Discuss J. Cole’s NFL Boycott on ‘Everyday Struggle’

On today's Everyday Struggle, Joe Budden, DJ Akademiks, and Nadeska celebrate the show's 100th episode while diving into some news, like J. Cole calling for an NFL boycott because of Donald Trump, Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott's rumored pregnancy, and much more. The group also jump into a number of new music releases, including Rapsody, Kevin Gates, and Young Thug

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N*E*R*D, Gucci Mane, Young Thug, and M.I.A. Set to Headline Second Annual ComplexCon

The music lineup for the second annual ComplexCon has officially been announced, and it expands on everything that made the first year such a success for fans of the latest and greatest in hip-hop. N*E*R*D is set to headline the first night of the two-day festival, which kicks off on Nov. 4 in Long Beach, California. Gucci Mane, M.I.A., and Young Thug will headline the second night on Nov. 5.

In addition to the headliners, there will also be a long list of other performers set to hit the stage at ComplexCon. Those performers will include DJ Khaled, A-Trak and Friends, D.R.A.M., SUPERDUPERKYLE, A$AP Ferg, Jaden Smith, Virgil Abloh, i am OTHER #BeGreat Party ft. Special Guests, Noname, Ski Mask the Slump God, Wifisfuneral, Dreezy, Chloe x Halle, Injury Reserve, Ronny J Presents, Cozy Boys, and more. Additionally, Fool’s Gold Day Off will make ComplexCon its southern California performance stop.

Tickets for ComplexCon will go on sale starting at 12 p.m. PST on August 25 at Complexcon.com.

Want to experience Complex IRL? Check out our second annual ComplexCon, a festival and exhibition taking place in Long Beach, California Nov. 4-5. Host committee members include Murakami, Pharrell, Virgil Abloh, Sarah Andelman, J Balvin and Jaden Smith. For more information on performers, panels, and tickets, visit here

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Young Bulls Players Are Reportedly Sick of Dwyane Wade, Contract Buyout Is ‘Inevitable’

Earlier this offseason, Dwyane Wade opted in for the final year of his two-year deal with the Chicago Bulls, which seemed like a bizarre decision considering that the team is rebuilding and he's 35 years old (though feel free to point out that his $24 million salary is more than he would've commanded had he tested the market).

However, despite that development, D-Wade's days of being listed on Chicago's roster are clearly numbered, a fact that was once again echoed by ESPN's Nick Friedell on Tuesday, as he stated definitively that a buyout between the club and the 12-time All-Star is “inevitable.” Friedell made that statement during an airing of The Jump:

“This is inevitable. It's coming,” Friedell said. “It's just a matter of when not if. But right now, guys, it's just kind of a staring contest. Everybody's looking at each other saying 'OK, how much money are you willing to give up?'”

While saying that he didn't think the move would happen until December or January, Friedell also relayed that the young players on the Bulls had had enough of Wade, ever since he and Jimmy Butler aired them out after a loss to the Hawks this past January. The source of the contention, as you may remember, was Wade calling out his teammates in practice about working hard enough, despite the fact that he wasn't really practicing himself.

“The young players on the Bulls really can't stand Dwyane,” Friedell added. “It's no secret in Chicago, they have had enough.”

“He didn’t practice…but they really got upset because he called them all out in the media. And he said, 'You guys aren’t working hard enough.' And then they had a big team meeting the next day, and they said, 'Who are you to say we’re not working hard? Because we’re out there every day busting our butt.' So there’s a lot of friction there, a lot of tension.”

This info comes at the same time that there has been speculation about Wade joining the Cavs at some point in this upcoming season. And while that certainly would've been a much more exciting development a few years ago, it sounds like it couldn't come soon enough for players currently in the Bulls's locker room.

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Rich Homie Quan Blames Birdman for All Those Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan Song Leaks

A few years back, a bunch of songs from Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan leaked, causing an avalanche of speculation about who was behind it and why it happened in the first place. 

During the latest episode of Everyday Struggle, Quan revealed it was Birdman's decision to not pay certain people that led to the solo and Rich Gang songs hitting the web. “This one of the times Birdman didn't pay the studio, so the studio leaked all the music,” Quan said. “They said Bird didn't pay them so they leaked all the songs, bro.”

Quan explained he wasn't too thrilled about it happening. “I got mad… when I would see them, I kept thinking it was a dream. Like, 'I know this song.'”

“It might have been two songs out of all those songs that I really cared about,” he continued. “And once those two got leaked, I was like, 'Damn, those were going to be on the album.'” 

Quan said he was ultimately able to learn from it all. “That was the lesson: Quan, get your own studio. No music getting leaked.”

Even with the issue, Quan says he's still cool with Birdman and even saw him in L.A. recently. Check out Rich Homie Quan's comments on the situation at the 46:30 mark.

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Rich Homie Quan Talks Kendrick Lamar vs. Drake and Addresses Biggie Lyrics Flub on ‘Everyday Struggle’

On today's Everyday Struggle, Joe Budden, DJ Akademiks, and Nadeska are joined by Rich Homie Quan for an in-depth conversation about Kendrick Lamar vs. DrakeChance the Rapper talking about the 90s, Trina's epic PSA, and more. Later, Quan opens up about his own career and breaks down what happened with him, Birdman, and Young Thug. He also addresses his infamous Biggie lyrics flub at the 2016 VH1 Hip Hop Honors​. 

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