Jay-Z & Pharrell
On the eve of the release of Watch The Throne, his highly anticipated album with Kanye West, Jay-Z’s adding more to his plate. GQ has learned that as of today, Jay-Z’s fashion house, Rocawear, owns the licensing to manufacture and distribute Billionaire Boys Club. Sources say that Jay-Z and Pharrell, the current face and force behind BBC, will work as a tandem—utilizing Jay-Z’s business prowess and Pharrell’s creativity. Hypebeast, fret not! BBC won’t be on the shelves of large department stores simply because it’s under the Roc umbrella. But this is the backing that most streetwear brands don’t have, which has lead to many shuttering their doors in recent years. For now, this is truly the best of both worlds *cue R. Kelly chorus*.