Jay-Z Joins Rocawear In “Marcy To Barclays” Commercial

After Rocawear was forced to lay off half of their staff, it was no secret that their That’s Rocawear campaign was less than successful.

“Rocawear — the hip-hop clothing brand founded in 1999 by rapper entrepreneurs Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter and Damon Dash — laid off half the staff of its men’s and boys apparel division on Jan. 6, one day before Jay-Z’s wife, Beyoncé Knowles, gave birth to the couple’s baby girl. Rocawear’s New York headquarters — a 40,000-square-foot facility at 1411 Broadway where Jay-Z took an office in 2009 — fired 28 of its 56 workers for “economic” reasons, according to documents filed with the New York State Department of Labor.”

Fortunately they went back to the drawing board, revamped, and came back with an imagery that may just save their sinking brand.

“The first ever Rocawear commercial is a retrospective of Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter’s journey as a kid growing up in the humble projects of Brooklyn aspiring to make music and eventually making history. On that journey, the first business beyond music was the birth of Rocawear. Carter’s Rocawear brand represents his prowess as a business man who continues to challenge himself to be more than merely a musician.”

“Marcy To Barclays”? I like this…