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Six years after Jay-Z sold his and Dame Dash’s Rocawear clothing line to Iconix Brand Group and the once prominent clothing brand is now facing legal troubles. According to The New York Post, Rocawear is being sued by wholesale company iSource NYC for $450,000 of unpaid fees for shipping Rocawear clothing from Pakistan to New York City from April to June of 2012. The deal to ship clothing from Pakistan to NYC between the two companies was agreed at a price of $1 million which Rocawear has since paid only half of. The wholesale company asserts that the clothing “were specially ordered goods with the Rocawear brand name imprinted on them.” While Jay-Z did sell Rocawear he maintained control of product development, licensing and marketing.
As a signee for a major Division I football program, Jay Harris was no slouch on the field. A standout wide receiver for Exton (Pa.) Downington East High, Harris was expected to contribute for the Michigan State Spartans in some capacity as a freshman. Now he won’t even be on the team, because he decided to follow another dream to join the over 30 million young men who think they can become famous rappers, lol. Being from the suburbs and trying to become a gangster rapper reminds us of Malibu’s most wanted B Rad
Chief Keef has been ordered to pay the mother of his daughter $2,600 a month in child support according to TMZ. The court ruled that Keef must also pay $500 for day care and $10,400 in back child support. There is another hearing set for next month to finalize the settlement. Keef fathered his child at the age of 15 with an unnamed teenage girl. There have been conflicting reports about the young women’s age. TMZ originally reported that the girl is still currently in middle school making her between the ages of 13-15, but journalist Mark Konkol, who covers Chief Keef for DNAInfo Chicago, later reported that the mother is the same age as Keef. Court documents apparently showed that the 17-year-old makes $13,000 a month,which is not that much money for the level of name recognition he has achieved.
What do you get when you combine 1017 Brick Squad with Glory Boyz Entertainment? The answer is 1017 Glo Gang. Gucci Mane made the big announcement last night that he had added GBE boss Chief Keef to his 1017 roster. Big Guwop also tweeted out a new logo. Keef retweeted Gucci’s announcement as well as congratulatory tweets from fans. Fans will get a chance to hear the first new music from the partnership tonight. The two rappers are signed to different labels. Keef is on Interscope’s roster. Gucci is signed to Warner Bros., so it will be interesting to see how they put their deal together. Either way the south completely runs Hip Hop now and they keep getting stronger.