Roc-A-Fella Logo Brings Lawsuit From Creator; Jay-Z & Partners Included in $7 Million Suit
In 1995, a Bronx clothing designer was approached to design the logo of Roc-A-Fella Records and seventeen years later, that same clothing designer is suing for $7 million in unpaid royalties. Seventeen years later? Really?
In 1996 the leader of Roc-A-Fella records dropped the classic “Reasonable Doubt” by Jay-Z which started the mainstream media to accept there was a new record label on the rise. This would become a long standing run of Dame Dash, Jay-Z, and Roc-A-Fella Records for years to come…. In 1995, Dwayne Walker, a clothing designer from the Bronx was approached to create the logo for the company which would later become as famous as throwing a diamond in the air with your hands. Dwayne says after seventeen years, he hasn’t been paid his just due and has placed a copywright infringement suit in Manhattan Federal Court.
“The logo has become universally recognized as an iconic symbol of Jay-Z, one of the most successful recording artists in the history of popular music,”
No comments have been made from the camp of Jay-Z or Universal Music Group, who now owns the record label at this current time.
Word Eye Heard Staff