I wondered what caused the criticism that lead to taking the item of the shelves (online store)...perhaps a lot of Wall St. "Suits" are big Jay-Z aficionado's and took offense? Hmm maybe...Perhaps more likely, a faceless corporation affiliated with Jay-Z, such as SONY, had board members that wanted to 'stick it' to 'Occupy' supporters and removed the shirts from sale.
I was off on both assumptions - What was I thinking? The criticism came from 'Occupy' supporters and general observation that Jay-Z et al. would be making MONEY from the sales. Jay-Z and his crew are trying to piggyback on the notoriety of others...probably sourcing garments from sweat shops and investing the high profit margin into financing corporate scum - All from a notion that this kind of behavior is wrong.
It makes me think of Che Guevara, his approach to popular/consumer culture, and how the iconic image of his face is sloganized on all sorts of commercial merchandise.
Because my readers also like a bit of video footage, and I'd never seen a Che Guevana video before I figured I'd share a video I found uploaded by someone on YouTube - A poem read by Che Guevara, written by 'A desperate man' w/ Enlgish Subtitles.