The Jamaica Star has yet another feature
with Elephant Man. The topic this time? Dancing.
"I am bringing back a happiness in the dancehall. It's not just dancing, but happiness. That's why wi bring back a gimmick thing to it like di Sweep, Nuh Linga and Gully Creepa," Elephant Man told The STAR.
The Jamaica Star discussed
fashion with Elephant Man.
Ele is easily spotted at a dance, on the streets or in music videos, either by his flamboyant dressing or his signature two-tone hair. Elephant Man does everything different from the rest and considers himself to be one of the best-dressed artistes in the business. "If I'm doing a suit, it's a different kinda suit yuh a see mi in. If yuh see mi in shorts, it's wid socks, mi nuh waan see no skin a show" he said.
From BBC News
As [Jamaican sprinter Usain] Bolt went into the lead they went wild, and when he crossed the finishing line in first place and in record time, the noise was deafening. ...
At the end of the race the sprinter was seen dancing to the Nuh Linga, a dance made popular by dancehall artist Elephant Man.
From the Jamaican Ministry of Information, Culture, Youth & Sports
Usain Bolt has lit up the Olympic Games with his performances on and off the track. His name rolls off the lips of the locals who erupt into a frenzy every time he performs his antics during race introductions. He has drawn criticism in the media, particularly from American journalists, who accused him of showboating and being disrespectful to his competitors by celebrating even before the races have been run. ...
Usain has been performing the Jamaican dance move "Nuh Linga", made popular by dancehall artiste Elephant man while he prepares in the blocks. The term "Nuh Linga" in Jamaican parlance means not to loiter or hang around and Usain has been showing that he's a man in a hurry to secure a permanent place in the history books by winning three sprint gold medals at one Olympics.
The Jamaica Star has the story
on eight fans who won a spot in a one hour workout session with Elephant Man.
The Jamaica Star has a feature
on Elephant Man, having followed him around for a day.
The Jamaica Star spoke with Elephant Man
about the Olympics and, specifically, Jamaican sprinters Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell.
Via Daniel Oshinsky of the Rocky Mountain News
The Jamaica Ministry of Information, Culture, Youth & Sports notes
that Jamaican Olympic hurdler Vonette Dixon is a fan of Elephant Man.
100 Metres Hurdler Vonette Dixon loves to dance and constantly listens to Elephant Man and Beenie man. "As Jamaicans we tend to have a natural rhythm and I guess that helps us on the track. It's nice to warm up to music that you actually enjoy."
The Jamaica Star has a quick interview
with Elephant Man.
STAR: Is it true that you shop with the famous Jacob the Jeweller?
Ele: "Nobody else, strictly canary!"