Rocawear is a dominant lifestyle apparel brand for a wide range of customers, with annual retail sales over $700 million. Inspired by an urban aesthetic rooted in young mens sportswear, Rocawear has expanded is brand through licensing pacts to develop lines for children (Kids Headquarters), juniors (Signature), socks (Gina Group), handbags and belts (M. London), big & tall (Endurance), headwear (Nas Industries), jewelry (Lucas Design), ladies intimates and mens loungewear/underwear (Age Group), ladies shoes (Topline), watches (The Vestal Group) and sunglasses (Colors in Optics); as well as co-branded athletic footwear with PRO-Keds.
Shawn Corey Carter, better known as Jay-Z, is an American rapper and former CEO of Def Jam Recordings and Roc-A-Fella Records. Carter has been with long-time girlfriend Beyonce Knowles since 2002, married on April 4, 2008. Damon Dash is an African-American label executive; the former CEO and co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records with Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter and Kareem “Biggs” Burke.
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About Damon Dash
Damon Dash (born May 3, 1971) also known by Dame Dash is an American entrepreneur. Dash is Jay-Z’s former manager and business partner at Roc-a-Fella Records, and in 1999, he organized a tour for Jay-Z which made $19 million. However, their relationship soured as a result of two subsequent events. The first was when Roc-A-Fella Records was purchased by Def Jam Recordings (which had previously only owned half of the company) in 2004, after which Jay-Z agreed to take a job as Def Jam’s president. Then, in the fall of 2005, Jay-Z bought Dash out of his stake in Rocawear. In April 2014, it was announced that Dash is also involved with Blind Debit, a fingerprint payment application being developed by Dez White.
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About Jay Z
Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969), known by his stage name Jay Z (formerly Jay-Z), is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He is one of the most financially successful hip hop artists and entrepreneurs in America. In 2014, Forbes estimated Jay Z’s net worth at nearly $520 million. He is one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, having sold more than 100 million records, while receiving 21 Grammy Awards for his musical work, and numerous additional nominations. Consistently ranked as one of the greatest rappers ever, he was ranked number one by MTV in their list of The Greatest MCs of All-Time in 2006. Three of his albums, Reasonable Doubt (1996), The Blueprint (2001), and The Black Album (2003), are considered landmarks in the genre with all of them featured in Rolling Stone‚Äć‚Ää’‚Äčs list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.