Riding the waves of the rapper-owned clothing line bandwagon, Nelly and Co. set off this vodka-sounding line in 1997 from their car trunks. As Nelly’s career made a swift trajectory up the mainstream ranks, so did the line, which became ubiquitous in the St. Louis area. Around 2002, Vokal hit international status and the $22 million mark in annual sales. But of course, success is not without haters, and Nelly was hit with a trademark infringement and unfair competition by two dudes claiming he stole their name. By then, the line had been shipped off to Europe, a get money fast lane most brands take to get one last squeeze before they’re officially milked. Drake to the rescue?