One great aspect of social media is its ability to showcase genuine talent, without the assistance of PR companies, and publicists. Nowadays, an individual can do something as simple as sharing a video on Youtube. From here, we have seen people go on to capture both the attention, and support of people all over the world, eventually becoming widely supported artists.
A recent example of this phenomenon is Gullybop also known as Country Man, who I had originally posted about back in December 2012, when he was recorded dropping an acoustic freestyle, whilst fixing a fan. At the time, I expressed the view that he sounded better than some of our current Dancehall 'artists,' and felt that it was a shame to see him go back to the mere task of fixing a fan. You can read the original post here, and below I have featured the original freestyle which Andre Solid, CEO of Solid Empire Productions, and myself have been commending for two years now.
As things stand today, Gullybop has put true meaning into the frequently used saying from nothing to something. Having mentioned Laing in his original freestyle, he has finally been signed up for this year's Sting stage show, and has been in the studio voicing riddims, filming videos, and doing interviews globally. As we continue to follow his journey, don't forget to check out his latest track "My God Dem Nuh Bad Like Me," which sees him getting into the Sting spirit.
I am sure it has been a very eventful time for Gullybop over these last few months, and I can hardly wait to see how he delivers his performance as Sting 2014. I personally hope that his performance will reflect a similar style to that portrayed within the freestyle above, as opposed to some of the recent material that I have been exposed to, but nonetheless, them nuh bad like him!