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Jay-Z Sued Over Roc-A-Fella Logo


(AllHipHop News) Jay-Z has been sued by the man that designed the Roc-A-Fella Records logo for unpaid royalties.

Dwayne Walker sued the music mogul for $7 million in a suit filed in Manhattan Federal court last week.

Former Roc-A-Fella Records head Damon “Dame” Dash and Kareem ‘Biggs’ Burke were included in the lawsuit where Walker claims he was to receive payments for designing the logo until 2015.

In the suit, he explained that he was paid $3,500 in 1995 for creating the logo design. He was then allegedly given 2% royalties for anything that carried the logo through the year 2015.

”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,” he said in his claim.

None of the former heads of Roc-A-Fella have commented on the suit.

  • JimJames29

    BECAUSE THEYRE IN JAIL

  • jay

    that is a classic logo though, simple but clean… 

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  • Nemesis_Enforcer

    It’s funny how people barter to avoid paying out of pocket. But then when the money gets bigger, they don’t want to pay the people who did the work for free.

  • AfricanSoul

    The dude had the foresight to make sure he locks in this great arrangement for years to come PLUS $3500. The logo is cool, considering it was designed in 1995.

    •  plus learn how to capitalize off of it … man most gfx designers would love to have that in thier portfolio ….

      • AfricanSoul

        That’s an automatic deal sealer. It’s hard to lock in anything like that nowadays..unless you have a big design firm or already have an incredibly established rep.

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  • johnblacksad

    R.O.C…

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  • daxcaliber

    jay is a thief his resume exceeds that from the past, he steals your ideas and stacks paper, its time people have tooken their money back that he owes them, p diddy does the same type of tactics, both of them are fags that came up, satanic losers——————-X.

  • Romia Blue

    Ok…so Jay’s last album under the RocAFella label was the Black Album…that was ending of 2003? Then he becomes CEO and Prez of Def Jam which turned around and bought Roc-A-Fella and Burke and Dash sell their 50% partnership to Def Jam which gave Jay 100% ownership and Dame tried his hand at Dame Dash Music Group
    *pause*
    So from 1995-roughly 2004 all three are responsible, and from 2005-2015 this appears to be on Jay’s payroll. But Roc-A-Fella kind of transformed into RocNation…I mean, how often and in what aspect is this logo still being used?

    And where was this ni66a screaming this shyt in 2000 after he didn’t get his FIRST check?! Like has he just NOT gotten paid or he decided to pipe up after Kanye West/Jay-Z collaborated?

    #IJS…fail ni66a

    • tbirdandkoolaid

       WE don’t know if they/J been saying ‘hold up the paper’s coming’

      We also don’t know when the checks stopped coming.

      Maybe this week. last week. last year. The article only says he was paid 35 plus 2%….

      If he got this on paper. He has a case.

      Never heard anyone getting royalties off a logo though unless you went through an agency

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  • Im sorry, i dont recall the last time i saw that logo on anything inportant. Rocawear dont even use that logo. The last rocafella album was in the mid 2000’s, everything now is roc nation. Damn times are this bad??

  • GRANDACCOLADE

    just trynna get a check smh live you life homie

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