Gully Bop is a dancehall Deejay/Singer. He was born on 30 May 1964 christened Robert Lee Malcolm, in Jamaica. He recorded as Countryman in the early eighties.
Gully Bop re-surfaced in 2014, following a video of him performing went viral; a shrewd producer saw this and applied his lyrics to a soundtrack and this video also went viral. By the end of the year, Gully Bop had recorded “Pussy Specialist”, “My Gawd, dem nuh bad like me”, he performed at the island’s Sting Festival and continued to have massive success, recording collaborations with many artists, continuing to perform at Reggae Sumfest, Bob Marley’s 70th birthday celebration in Trenchtown, and his infamous “killing” of Merciless, together with Ninjaman! Then the tours started, and he performed at many places, the Islands (such as Grenada, Guyana, St Kitts, Barbados), England, Canada, Europe, America and other countries.
Gully Bop is a “freestyle” artist, put him in a situation and he can deejay about it at the drop of a hat, and that is what he has over all other deejays”. Gully Bop is also a singer and has many songs that can testify to this. In most of his recordings, there is a tale to be told e.g. “Every Gyal Want a Wuk Offa Me” – I knew that ordinarily, the women would not give me a second glance, but with fame came lots of girls. At a price.
“Streetwise” – This is a tune which resonates with me, and many other youths from the ghetto. ‘You neva know me when me bruk and me hungry – mawga like macaroni” If you listen to the words you will understand me.
I like to sing my more conscious tunes them, and in “Nuh Know Me Story” it shows a more melancholic side to me. I sing about the bad-mind, grudgefulness (sp.) badman, they must stay in their corner, I stay in mine. I was hot, they all wanted Gully Bop, the world bawled for Gully Bop, even in Europe, it was Gully Bop. People see me, but they don’t know me.
“My Life” again speaks for itself. It is MY LIFE, my own life, my sweet sweet life; nobody can take that away from me. You may want to be my life but think of your own family. You cannot be human, you must be Satan! You cannot get a thing out of anyone if you’ve not put anything in.
“Believe it or not” is my latest song, and it is true to form. It is how I like to be – a bit tongue in cheek… I’m sorry for those who are stuck in the trap!
Gully Bop appeals to women, men and children; the kids know most of his songs, he has the appeal of a big man for the men, and for the ladies….they just love him.
GULLY BOP: Mixing Lab’s tracks