Why did jayz name his record lable rocafella?

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 12-18-2009, 10:10 PM         #1
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Why did jayz name his record lable rocafella?
 

 
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Doesn't he have to have permission from the Rockefeller corporation to use that name?

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 12-18-2009, 10:12 PM         #2
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 8 years ago '06        #3
DrockSteady 44 heat pts44
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its spelt differently

Jay is about money so that shouldnt be hard to figure out why he named it Roc-A-Fella
 12-18-2009, 10:13 PM         #4
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Please don't come in here with the conspiracy theory bs, I just wanna know how he was able to use the derivation of the name.
 8 years ago '05        #5
THEINFAMOUS 19 heat pts19
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Cuz he's rocks fellas.
 8 years ago '09        #6
Axl Rose 21 heat pts21
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 12-18-2009, 10:14 PM         #7
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 Picasso said:
its spelt differently

Jay is about money so that shouldnt be hard to figure out why he named it Roc-A-Fella
It is still a derivation of the name.

I can't start a burger joint called "Macdonalds"
 12-18-2009, 10:16 PM         #8
Sam Rothstein  OP
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Didn't he name it after a famous drug dealer from his hood? Who also went by the name "Rocafella."
 12-18-2009, 10:18 PM         #9
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 8 years ago '04        #10
Claudinho69 6 heat pts
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then yr question shouldnt b why jay-z named his company that
 8 years ago '08        #11
Effit 2 heat pts
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 8 years ago '06        #12
revolution03 
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cz he throws up the roc and chills with some fellas?
 8 years ago '05        #13
Flatbush85 54 heat pts54
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 Get it Right said:
Didn't he name it after a famous drug dealer from his hood? Who also went by the name "Rocafella."
I wouldn't call him famous but there was a dude by the name of Danny getting money in Marcy they used to call him "Rockefeller" because he was caked up. The whole Roc-A-Fella spelling and play on words was all Dame and Jigga.
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 8 years ago '07        #15
KeepinItTrill 30 heat pts30
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I always thought cuz they wanted to be paid and have the power like he did
 8 years ago '05        #16
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 KeepinItTrill said:
I always thought cuz they wanted to be paid and have the power like he did
it worked too

 8 years ago '08        #17
lifetimez 
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Rockefeller is not a corporation
 8 years ago '07        #18
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no one has answered the question or no one knows. here's my take on it. heinz, the ketchup company once tried to sue a lady selling sauces from her home cuz she branded it with her last name which was Hines. The main problem here is the fact she was trying to work within the same industry as the big name corp that shared a similar name. needless to say she ceased with her business before it ever went to court, i think she may have ended up working for them.

with rocafella, there are no rockefeller record labels. nor has that family ever really dabbled in the music business so as far as brand recognition there really isn't any confusion on who's who. Ironically enough if someone from the actual rockefeller family wanted to start a label using thier own name he/she would probably have a hard time.

and dipset, there are alot of businesses named Macdonalds but none of them are burger joints.
 12-19-2009, 09:27 AM         #19
Illuminated  OP
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Lol @ people thinking the Rockefellers would give two f**ks about Jay-Z naming his label Rocafella. Maybe Jay-Z named his label Rocafella to compare his domination of the rap game to John D. Rockefeller Sr.'s domination of the Oil Industry. Rockefeller is the richest man that ever lived, and Jay-Z is one of the richest people in rap. I don't know of anyone that wouldn't want to have success like John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
 12-19-2009, 09:30 AM         #20
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yup.
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