Posts tagged "Elephant Man"

Seanizzle Realizes His Higher Purpose In Music

Seanizzle Realizes His Higher Purpose In Music

A Life Threatening Accident Causes Seanizzle to Produce Music With A Message

In the fall of 2016, Sean Reid, Seanizzle was basking in the glory of the “47 Floor” riddim, with it’s bosterous trumpet propagating over waves of jazz sounds.  Two months later, on November 27, 2016,  the producer experienced moments that changed his life forever. As Seanizzle recovered at Kingston Public Hospital, he felt thankful to be alive and had a greater appreciation for making music. We spoke with Seanizzle about his musical path and spiritual enlightenment. More After The Jump…

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This Year’s Best Dancehall Christmas Songs

This Year's Best Dancehall Christmas Songs

Reshma B Selects The Sounds To Get Your Holiday Party Poppin’

The Reggae Girl About Town’s new Murda She Wrote column just dropped on Pigeons & Planes, and it’s right on time to help your Christmas jam tun up: “There’s nothing better than Christmas in Jamaica—not just because the balmy Caribbean weather beats a polar vortex every time, but because Jamaicans love Christmas with a passion. The parties start in early December and run all the way through the top of the new year… and the most festive thing of all is the music. Over the years, thousands of reggae Christmas tunes have flooded the internet, but here are Murda She Wrote’s picks for the hottest this year. Full List After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Elephant Man x Starface
“Tek Wuk” Official Music Video PREMIERE

WATCH THIS: Elephant Man x Starface "Tek Wuk" Official Music Video PREMIERE

When Elephants Play The Grass Gets Trampled

“The main idea was to paint a vivid picture of a twisted fantasy,” says director Peter Parkkerr of his latest video. “Starface played the role of a sexy French maid who serviced Elephant Man’s room. It’s definitely gonna light up your TV screens.” After one glass of wine, Elly’s mind starts to wander. And after that, well… one wine won’t do. Boomshots proudly premieres the mad new music video from Energy God Productions: Elly alongside a fresh new face on the dancehall scene: Starface. “This was a fun video to shoot,” she says. “The acting part is always what I enjoy, to be someone else for a minute. I appreciate Elephant Man reaching out to me as a new artiste to represent on his track.” Dancehall’s Energy God was impressed with the new artist. “I wanted a bad female for this track,” he says. “When I made checks the feedback I was getting was all saying to choose Starface. Send her the track and she proved herself on it.” But don’t take his word for it. Check “Tek Wuk” for yourself. Video After The Jump… Read more »

Out and Bad: Elephant Man Teaches His Top 10 Dance Moves

Out and Bad: Elephant Man Teaches His Top 10 Dance Moves

Getting Jiggy With Di Energy God

With Notting Hill Carnival coming up next weekend—and Brooklyn’s Labor Day parade the weekend after that—it’s time to brush up on your dance steps. You love the vibes and you want to bust some moves like Usain Bolt celebrating a gold medal, but you don’t know your “Willie Bounce” from your “Gangsta Rock.” Well fret not thyself. Reshma B linked up with Elephant Man in Kingston, Jamaica. Elly is known for spreading Kingston street dance choreography around the world with hit songs like “Pon Di River Pon The Bank” and “Signal Di Plane.” Di Energy God himself  taught The Reggae Girl About Town how to do each and every one of his Top 10 Dance Moves. He also took time out to reason about his early King Jammy’$ days, and big up the elders in the business from Shabba Ranks to Bounty Killer and Buju Banton. Videos After The Jump… Read more »

Download the House of Marley x Boomshots
Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise Zeen

Download the House of Marley x Boomshots Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise Zeen

Our 2015 Zeen Is The Next Best Thing To Being On Board

“All in the Same Boat,” Bob Marley sang on The Wailers’ 1971 Boomshot “Don’t Rock My Boat,” produced by Lee “Scratch” Perry, “Rockin’ on the same rock / Got to get together, loving each other.” This lyric isnpired the title for the 2015 Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise Zeen, the official guide to who’s who and what’s happening on our second annual seafaring excursion. The limited edition Zeen contains origjnal interviews and full-color photos of all 23 acts on board—Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Stephen Marley, Julian Marley, Ky-Mani Marley, Third World, Sly & Robbie, Maxi Priest, Super Cat, Bounty Killer, Popcaan, Elephant Man, Cham, Tarrus Riley, Morgan Heritage, Protoje, Tanya Stephens, and many more—plus all 10 champion sound systems. It also contains QR code links to exclusive Boomshots content—interviews and live performances direct from the cruise.  If you didn’t make it on this year’s cruise, the Zeen is the next best thing to being there. There’s even a discount code for House of Marley audio gear. Download Link After The Jump…
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Spice Speaks on “So Mi Like It,” Rappin’ with Busta Rhymes and Ragga Ragga Ragga 2014

Spice Speaks on "So Mi Like It," Rappin' with Busta Rhymes and Ragga Ragga Ragga 2014

Reshma B Kicks It With Spice And Gets To How Grace Hamilton Likes It

Mad Gyal Spice is on top of her game right now. With the official video for her sexy smash hit “So Mi Like It” racking up millions of Vevo views, rap legend Busta Rhymes jumping on the official remix, and not one but three cuts on VP’s latest Ragga Ragga Ragga compilation, the DJ born Grace Hamilton is breaking records and making history that any dancehall artist—male or female—would be proud of. The last time she was in NYC Spice linked up with The ReggaeGirlAboutTown to chat ’bout “So Mi Like It” and explained why she decided to rap on the remix with Busta. She also revealed that the real Grace Hamilton is very different from her onstage image as Spice. Grace is a family woman who’s really “a nice calm girl at home reading who doesn’t drink or smoke.” Spice, on the other hand, was born as a fearless competitor. “Spice is the person to tek on everybody,” she explains. “I was born to do that.” And when it comes to hardcore dancehall shows like Sting, she says “Me govern it.” Videos After The Jump… Read more »

Miley Cyrus Inna Dancehall Style

Miley Cyrus Inna Dancehall Style

When Pop Culture Gets Down and Dirty, Dancehall Doubles Down

Who can forget the most provocative performance of 2013? Miley Cyrus at the MTV Video Music Awards, fully equipped with a foam finger, wagging tongue and twerking dancers in oversized teddy bears costumes. Robin Thicke wore black and white pin stripes which became “Blurred Lines” when Miley let him know the time was 6:30pm. 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar kept the twerking vibes flowing and the conglomerate made for a memorable performance. Check The Dancehall Remixes after the Jump…

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FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Scare Dem Crew “Many Many”

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Scare Dem Crew "Many Many"

How Many Girls Scare Dem Get When They Ready?

Monday the “Energy Gad” Elephant Man dropped a video honoring America’s favorite past time entitled “Miley Cyrus (Twerk).” Before Ele gained his moniker and had the gyal dem gyrating he was apart of the Scare Dem Crew. Consisting of Boom Dandimite, Elephant Man, Nitty Kutchie and Harry Toddler, Scare Dem took Dancehall by storm in the mid 90’s releasing a myriad of hits most memorably “Many Many,” Scare Dem’s ode to the number of girls they get when they feel like it. Video After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Elephant Man “Miley Cyrus Twerk” Official Music Video

WATCH THIS: Elephant Man "Miley Cyrus Twerk" Official Music Video

Di Energy God Won’t Be Doing This Dance Himself—Strictly Hannah Galtanna

Fromm “Willy Bounce” to “Signal Di Plane” to “Pon Di River Pon Di Bank,” Elephant Man has had a trunkload of hit songs about new dance crazes. No wonder they call him Di Energy God, because his music gets the crowd energized. And don’t even mention his life shows—mad, mad, mad. His latest music video is all about twerking, so you won’t see Elly doing it himself. But this tune gets the bashment girls going wild like Miley. (Or is Miley going wild like a bashment girl?) Better just pree the video and judge for yourself. Video After The Jump…

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WATCH THIS: I-Octane Life On The Road

WATCH THIS: I-Octane Life On The Road

Tour Life Is The Best Life 

Reggae star I-Octane gives us a glimpse into everyday tour life. The video give us a look at his recent shows at #InDiDancehall show with Elephant Man in Delaware and Irie Jamboree at Barclays Center, Brooklyn featuring appearances from Beenie Man, Diva Nikki Z, Camille McDonald, Damian Marley, Lady Saw and some other familiar faces. Video After The Jump… Read more »

Dawn Penn, Chaka Demus & Pliers, Beenie Man and Elephant Man Shell Down BET Awards

The Award Show’s First Ever Dancehall Showcase
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Year in and year out, the BET Awards have become known for show-stopping performances. But the water-cooler talk this year isn’t about the latest hip-hop posse cut, it’s about the awards’ first-ever mashup of reggae and dancehall superstars. Opening with Dawn Penn’s Studio One classic “No No No” the set segued into Chake Demus & Pliers’ “Murder She Wrote” which had the venue of rap and R&B superstars  skanking and raving as Jabba punctuated their precise singer and DJ routine with his energetic exhortations. Next up was Beenie Man doing “Who Am I” and “Rum and Red Bull” and then Elephant Man came through in a zebra-print jacket to shut the whole show down in true Energy God style and fashion. As Elephant Man put it: “Feel good fi know seh BET Awards a request Elephant Man U have a million artistes dem can call but dem call Ele.” Witness history in the making. Video After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Elephant Man “Bad Wi Bad (The Extractors)” Official Preview

Some Boy Only Feel Bad, But Elly Real Bad
ExtractorsBoomshotsYou already know Truckback and Payday Music do their thing a little bit different. Like this new tune from Elephant Man—it’s not a song; it’s a flippin’ movie. So it doesn’t come with a video, it comes with a preview. When their pretty blonde agent gets kidnapped, Elly and his team have to parachute in and extract her. And of course they brought along some tall-up guns with red and green lasers on top. Get the picture? Yup—bare badness. Video After The Jump… Read more »