Bob Marley’s son Rohan has launched a contest to find his father’s biggest American fan. Reggae legend Bob died in 1981 at the age of 36 after battling cancer, but his music is still loved all over the world. Rohan is launching the competition on the official Bob Marley music app as part of a week of celebrations marking what would’ve been the Jamaican musician’s 72nd birthday on February 6. One lucky prize winner will be flown to New York City alongside a guest where they will have lunch with Rohan and discuss his legendary father. “This is a chance for me to meet one of the best Bob Marley fans and share the many blessings that my father has given to the world,” Rohan said. The 44-year-old will decide on the winner by reading app users’ justifications of why they are Bob’s greatest fan in the app’s comments section. The competition is only open to fans in the U.S.
Rapper Lil Yachty made his New York Fashion Week debut yesterday (February 1). Yachty is the creative director of Nautica, where the rapper’s helping to promote and market the brand’s Nautica Heritage Gallery. A bunch of Lil Yachty fans showed up for the presentation, which features a collection of distressed jeans, fisherman jackets and bright bucket hats.
Rappers Migos almost landed a collaboration with top fashion house Versace following the success of their 2013 track namechecking the luxury Italian brand. The hip-hop trio scored its first hit with the song Versace, from its mixtape “Y.R.N. (Young Rich N##gas),” and the stars claim their early success earned them a call from company officials who appeared to be eager to work with the band. “They reached out before,” they told DJ Whoo Kid’s The Whoolywood Shuffle radio show. “I think we just missed the opportunity to go link and politic (do business) with them, but it’s gon’ (sic) be another opportunity down the road because sales is sales and money is money and you can’t take that away.”