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Jay-Z sued for $7m over Roc-A-Fella logo

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Jay-Z has been sued by a New York City clothing designer over the logo for his Roc-A-Fella label.

Dwayne Walker claims that he designed the logo in 1995, at the very beginning of Jay-Z's fledgling record company.

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After party for Jay-Z's performance at Carnegie Hall to benefit The United Way of New York City and The Shawn Carter Foundation - held at 40/40.
New York City, USA - 06.02.12
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The Watch the Throne rapper founded the label with partner Damon Dash and Kareem Burke in 1996, releasing his debut album Reasonable Doubt.

The label is now owned by Universal Music Group and distributed by the Island Def Jam Motown music group, and generates millions of dollars a year.

According to The Huffington Post, Walker is seeking $7 million (£4.4 million) in unpaid royalties for the logo.

"The logo has become universally recognised as an iconic symbol of Jay-Z, one of the most successful recording artists in the history of popular music," the suit reads.

Jay-Z, who recently announced an upcoming string of Brooklyn concerts, has yet to comment publicly on the suit.

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