To The left Gully Bop’s Manager Kshoya, Center The Boss 50Cent and Gully Bop Himself
To the left Gully Bop, centre Gully Bop’s Manager Kshoya and Konvict Muzik’s A&R Director D-teck to the Right
Not sure what is being cooked up but from the Looks of it there is something major on the horizon for Gully Bop.
According to an article on Thefader.com titled How A Homeless Guy Became Jamaica’s Biggest Viral Star
Gully Bop is 50 years old, and was rumored to be a drug addict, mentally ill, and homeless.
Bop’s earliest looks were two jagged, cellphone videos uploaded to Facebook, featuring a disheveled man in rags freestyling a cappella, with a quick-lipped flow that recalled formative deejays like Ninja Man and Shabba Ranks. Soon, local DJs ripped the audio and laid Bop’s a cappellas over clean riddims that mimicked the minimalist, lyric-driven ’80s dancehall sound Gully Bop seemed to revive with two freestyles. Remixes like “Wuk Affa Mi” popped off, and Bop’s raw, stripped-down flow snatched the genre’s collective attention. Fans began to compare him to Vybz Kartel, jokingly speculating that he must be Vybz’s father and dubbing him “Daddy Kartel.”