By Ne’ Richa
(AllHipHop Rumors) Instagram, Pinterest, and Tumblr has become the “go-to” place for fans to express their appreciation for their favorite artists.
Many talented graphic and illustration artists have actually been discovered by the world with one press of the share button.
Usually, this is great but in the case of @RellBrodie, who gifted Dave East with a dope, psychedelic design that is very eye catching and unique. So unique that, when East decided to promote a few pieces of gear from his Paranoia merchandise line, the artist noticed right away that the graphics were his.
@RellBrodie took to his account to express his dissatisfaction, and also noted that the original gift he gave to East did in fact have his contact information on it, but he was never contacted for permission to use the artwork for the line.
Needless to say, he has not been compensated with the proceeds from the merch, and East has gone on to say that he does not control the Paranoia line.
It is unclear if Dave East will be paying the artist in any way for his artwork, but it’s safe to say that this is a good business lesson all the way around. Copyright those ideas, people!