- Elephant Man (musician)
Infobox musical artist
Name = Elephant Man
Landscape = No
Background = solo_singer
Birth_name = O' Neil Bryan
Alias = The Energy God, Ele
Born = birth date and age|1975|9|11
Origin = Kingston,
Years_active = 1997–present
Label = Bad Boy/
Atlantic Records VP Records Greensleeves Records
Associated_acts = Scare Dem Crew
Kathleen Emperatriz de Luna
URL = [http://www.elephant-man.net/ www.elephant-man.net]
Elephant Man, also known as the Energy God, (born O'Neil Bryan on
September 11, 1975, in Kingston, Jamaica) is a dancehall musician.
His stagename stemmed from his large ears, which led to the nickname Dumbo in his youth. Ele started out his musical career as a member of the Scare Dem Crew, later continuing as a solo artist. He was later characterized for several trademarks, such as his dyed yellow-orange hair, his unique low-key voice, and his stage performance, which included jumping and running, or even climbing on stage props and monitors. His acoustic trademark is marked by a light lisp.
Elephant Man also had a song called "Willie Bounce" that appeared on several
Mixtapesin early 2006. It borrowed the first few bars from I Will Surviveby Gloria Gaynor.
Recently, the Jamaican star signed with New York-based label
Bad Boy Recordsand released "Let's Get Physical" on November 6, 2007. The first single is called "Five-O" and features Wyclef Jean. Another track on the album will feature Diddy and Busta Rhymes, and it was produced by Cipha Soundsand Solitair. [ [http://www.hiphopcanada.com/_site/entertainment/interviews/ent_int366.php HipHopCanada.com :: Featured Artist: Solitair - April 5th 2007 ] ]
Most commonly, songs by Elephant Man are found on various "Riddim Driven" albums by
VP Recordsand Greensleeves Records’s Rhythm Album series. He performs on popular riddims such as "Diwali," "Coolie," "Stepz," and "Bubble Up," among others.
The dance Elephant Man created for his song No Linga, was danced by Usain Bolt at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing after winning the gold medal and breaking a world record in the 200 meter sprint.
Elephant Man has been criticised for his lyrics calling for violence against
gaypeople. In 2003 British LBGTgroup OutRage!called for the arrest and prosecution of several dancehall stars including Elephant Man, Bounty Killer, and Beenie Manfor violation of hate crimesstatutes, however a record company gag and agreement with gay rights groups in the U.K. has allowed him to remain free. [ [http://www.365gay.com/NewsContent/091703tatchellRap.htm Sorry ] ]
* 2000: "Comin 4 U"
* 2001: "Log On"
* 2002: "Higher Level"
* 2003: "Good 2 Go"
* 2005: "Ova Di Wall" (unreleased)
* 2008: "
Let's Get Physical"
* 2008: "Dip Again
As a featured guest
The following is a list of songs Elephant Man appears with other artists, usually remixes:
All Nite (Don't Stop)" (So So Def Remix) by Janet Jacksonfeat. Elephant Man
* "Are You Feelin' It?" by the Teddybears feat. Elephant Man; "Soft Machine"
* "Get Low (Remix)" by
Lil Jon & The Eastside Boyzfeat. Ying Yang Twins, Busta Rhymes, & Elephant Man; "Part II"
Pon de Replay(Remix)" by Rihannafeat. Elephant Man; " Music of the Sun"
* "Reggae Bump Bump" by
R. Kellyfeat. Elephant Man; ""
* "Shake (Remix)" by
Ying Yang Twinsfeat. Pitbull & Elephant Man; " Money Is Still A Major Issue"
* "Switch (Reggae Remix)" by
Will Smithfeat. Elephant Man; "Lost & Found"
* "U Sexy Girl" by
Fatman Scoopfeat. Elephant Man & Jabba; "U Sexy Girl"
* "What U Gon' Do (Jamaican Remix)" by
Lil Jon & The Eastside Boyzfeat. Elephant Man & Lady Saw; "Crunk Juice"
* "Shake That Booty (Krumpa Remix)" by
David Bannerfeat. Elephant Man; "Certified"
* "Shake Baby Shake (Seeed Remix)" by
Seeedfeat. Elephant Man; "What You Deserve Is What You Get - EP"
Whine Up" by Kat DeLunafeat. Elephant Man; "9 Lives"
* "Robbery (Remix)" by
Killah Priestfeat. Elephant Man & Savoy ( Black August)
* "Get Wild (Bonus Track)" by Lil Skeeter feat. Elephant Man; "Midwest Mastermind"
* "China Wine" by Sun feat.
Wyclef Jean, Elephant Man, and Tony Matterhorn
* "Throw Your Hands Up" by Teddybears STHLM feat. Elephant Man and Harry Toddler of Scare Dem Crew; Rock 'n' Roll Highschool
* "Money In The Bank" (Remix) by
Swizz Beatzfeat. Young Jeezy, Eve& Elephant Man
* "Spin Ya Rag" by
Lil Jon& DJ Ideal feat. Elephant Man; "The BME Mixtape"
Wall To Wall(Remix) by Chris Brown; "Wall To Wall (Single)"
* " Umbrella Remix by Rihanna feat. Elephant Man
* "Pegao (Remix)" by
Wisin & Yandelfeat. Elephant Man; "Caribbean Connection"
* "Latinas" by
Zion & Lennoxfeat. Elephant Man; "Caribbean Connection"
* "Cut Dem Off
Ricky Blazefeat.Tony Matterhorn & Elephant Man
* [http://www.elephant-man.net/ Official Web Site]
* [http://www.myspace.com/elephantmandj Official Elephant Man MySpace Page]
* [http://www.badboyonline.com Bad Boy Official website]
* [http://www.realvibez.com/elephantman Realvibez.com: Elephant Man music videos]
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/1xtra/realmedia/dancehall/elephant.ram Interview]
April 11, 2007on 1Xtra; 64 minutes. ( RealPlayer)
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