Marshstepper Accused Rocawear of Ripping Off Designs

Rocawear, the clothing company founded by Jay Z, has been accused of ripping off designs by US noise/techno outfit Marshstepper.

Marshstepper’s JS Aurelius – who also plays guitar with Arizona punks Destruction Unit and co-owns tape label Ascetic Houseuploaded a series of photos to Facebook last night (September 25) accompanied with the caption from a Rocawear Instagram post: “Never settle for something that doesn’t seem right to you. Raise hell if you have to, never settle for less.”

The pictures appear to show a very strong similarity between the two clothing designs, with hoodies and t-shirts from Rocawear seemingly emblazoned with Marshstepper’s “hell raising” print.

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Rocawear has yet to comment on the accusation. Jay Z, after founding the company in 1999, sold the company in 2007 but was reported at the time to be maintaining a stake in the brand, taking up a “chief creative officer” role at Rocawear. In a statement to FACT, however, the rapper has confirmed he no longer has “no continuing involvement” with the brand.

The owner of Rocawear?… Iconix Brand Group [FACT]

 

 

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