Elephant Man

Elephant Man

Elephant Man is one of the most colorful characters on the dancehall scene.

His stagename stemmed from his large ears, which led to the nickname 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 yellow-orange hair, his unique low-key voice, or his stage performance, which included excessive jumping and running, or even climbing on stage props and monitors. His acustic trademark is marked by a light lisp.

The first international recognition came when Elephant Man and Puma settled a contract for using his single “All Out” for their Olympics commercial campaign in 2004.

Elephant Man has been criticised in some circles for his lyrics supposedley calling for violence against gay people. In 2003 British LBGT group OutRage! called for the arrest and prosecution of several dancehall stars including Elephant Man, Bounty Killer and Beenie Man for violation of hate crimes statutes, however the dubious nature of these allegations has allowed the dancehall giant to remain free.

Elephant Man also had a song called “Willie Bounce” that appeared on several Mixtapes in early 2006. It borrowed the first few bars from I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor.

Recently, the Jamaican star has been signed to New York-based label Bad Boy Entertainment.

Most common songs by Elephant Man are found on various Riddim Driven albums, which he plays songs with various riddims like “Coolie Dance”, “Stepz”, “Bubble Up”, and various others.

Artist info

Real Name:
O'Neil Bryant
Birthdate:
September 11, 1976
Birthplace:
Kingston, Jamaica
Style:
Dancehall
Albums:
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He is also known as The Energy God
Official website:
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