Like Gully Bop, 45-year-old deejay Skully Hop’s claim to fame began as an Internet sensation over a month ago.

“A down a town in a the market me was a sell me fruits in Coronation Market and start freestyle as usual for the rest a vendor and buyer dem when a man name Dave Rodney see me and take out him phone and start video me,” Skully Hop told Splash.

Rodney then showed his video to New York-based producer Nikimo Palache, who uploaded the song to his YouTube channel.

Incidentally, Rodney is the same videographer who brought Gully Bop to the fore.

In the video, a shirtless Skully Hop is seen dancing up a storm while deejaying the lyrics to his single Mama, a lyrical shot at incarcerated deejay Vybz Kartel.

Still peddling his fruits in Downtown Kingston, the West Kingston resident — whose given name is David Thomas — said the video has transformed his life.

“Me go studio and record several songs since. People know me everywhere me go now. Me all go pon a lot of interviews,” he said.

With the dancehall industry being dominated by the younger acts, Skully Hop said he does not feel threatened and promises to record only uplifting songs.

“My ting dem jovial but educational. Me a big man and me no ina the slackness ting. The artiste dem need to find a way to entertain without dissing the woman dem and me ago show dem how,” he said, as he ran his fingers through his hair.

Among the singles recorded on Palache’s Punch This Records are Real Dancer, Dung Inna You Book, and Me Alone Can Make You Rich.
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