Elephant Man will be performing at HOT 97's On Da Raggae Tip concert at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, NY on August 29. You can order your tickets on Ticketmaster
, using the presale password of RTIP to purchase them in advance, beginning on July 28 at 10:00 AM and ending on August 1 at 10 AM. Wyclef will also be there, so it seems likely that he'll join Ele for "Five-0".
Elephant Man is featured on the cover of July/August 2008 issue of POSH Magazine
. You can read the issue online on their site. From pages 23 through 26.
Due to lyrical content deemed homophobic, Deutsche Welle reports
that the German government is considering adding Elephant Man to a blacklist called the "Index of Harmful Materials." This would not prevent his music from being sold, but would drastically impact what they can and cannot do to market the album in the country.
In the July 5th issue of Billboard Magazine, Elephant Man is featured in an article about the controversy behind the lyrics of some dancehall performers and how it is hampering efforts to hold concerts and music festivals. Elephant Man's photo looms large on the page, but he only receives a quick mention - in relation to Carifest, a festival that Elephant Man had previously performed at. This year, Carifest has opted not to feature dancehall, due to a new direction consisting of multi-ethnicity raggae.
Elephant Man will be appearing, along with a slew of other artists, on July 12 in Trinidad and Tobago at Soca 4 Summer. The event will be held at Queenís Park Savannah. For more info, please check out this press release
The Jamaica Observer reports
that Elephant Man will be performing in New York on August 31, as part of the Irie Jamboree at Roy Wilkins Park.
Elephant Man's MySpace
has a free download of "Bad Boy's We Run This: The Mixtape", which Ele hosted. Check out the front and back covers, as well as the track listing, below.
Check out "Call Her" by Elephant Man in our audio player
You can listen to this track in our audio player
Updating a previous story
, Elephant Man is slated to attend the NYC kickoff of Raggae Sumfest on June 4 in NYC. It's going to be held in Negril Village in Lower Manhattan.