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Elephant Man

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A genuine dancehall superstar, the boisterous DJ Elephant Guy (aka Energy God) was created O’Neil Bryan in 1974. Excessively huge ears as a kid gained him the nickname “Dumbo Elephant” from his classmates within the Seaview Backyards section of Kingston, Jamaica. Shabba Rates and Bounty Killer had been Seaview residents at that time, and with Ruler Jammy’s studio not a long way away, Elephant Guy had early contact with dancehall lifestyle. While singing on the gates of Rates and Jammy’s studios, Bounty Killer noticed him and recommended forming an organization with various other Seaview teenagers. The group was originally known as the Seaview Family members, but after Bounty Killer got a massive strike with “Big Weapons Scare Dem,” the name transformed to Scare Dem Staff. Scare Dem Staff just released one record but performed multiple celebrations around Jamaica, offering Elephant Guy an opportunity to refine his on-stage persona. Dancehall evening at 1998’s Reggae Sumfest was a high light, with Elephant Guy climbing up a tv camcorder crane and providing his lively rhymes high above the viewers. The others of Scare Dem began to issue the DJ’s capability to be a group participant and Elephant Man still left the group sense disrespected. Single, he could incorporate the hip-hop rhythms he cherished on his full-length debut, Comin’ 4 You, released by Greensleeves in 2000. The name cut from his second discharge, SIGN ON, was a big success as well as the album’s WTC episodes commentary attracted an abundance of attention through the press. A duet with among Elephant Man’s preferred rappers, Busta Rhymes, made an appearance on the remix of Lil Jon’s “Obtain Low,” and Mariah Carey recruited the DJ for an appearance on her behalf Charmbracelet record. Atlantic Records got take note of his developing reputation and released his major-label debut, Great 2 Move, in past due 2003 while his “Pon di River, Pon di Loan company” one was taking metropolitan radio by surprise. In 2008, the Let’s Obtain Physical record appeared for the VP label together with P. Diddy’s Poor Boy Information. It highlighted the one “Five-O” with Wyclef Jean, while Chris Dark brown and Busta Rhymes made an appearance elsewhere for the record. Offering the Jamaican strike “Nuh Linga,” the 2011 work Dance & Sweep! Activities from the Energy God discovered him back again on VP appropriate. In 2013, he made an appearance on Main Lazer’s recording Free the World, and experienced a solo strike having a cover edition of Eminem’s “Berzerk.”

Quick Facts


Date Of Birth August 5, 1862
Died April 11, 1890, Whitechapel, United Kingdom
Height 1.57 m
Nationality English
Children Oneifa Bryan, Orane Bryan, Omar Bryan, Eli Two Bryan, Eli One Bryan, Omeka Bryan, Oneil Bryan, Onesham Bryan, Olivia Bryan, Elepus Bryan
Parents Mary Jane Merrick, Joseph Rockley Merrick
Siblings Marion Eliza Merrick, William Arthur Merrick, John Thomas Merrick
Awards BAFTA Award for Best Film, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, César Award for Best Foreign Film, BAFTA Award for Best Production Design, NME Award for Best Film
Music Groups Scare Dem Crew
Music Songs Nuh Linga, Pon de River Pon de Bank, Pon De River, Jook Gal, How We Do It, Willie Bounce, Bun Bad Mind, Punanny, Five-O, Dance & Sweep, Bad Gal, Bad Man, Dip Again, Signal de Plane, Bad Man Style, Elephant Message, Replacement Killer, Gal Bruk, Miley Cyrus, Wata Party, Egyptian Dance, Bad Man Forward, Sweep, Bad Man, Shmoney Dance, Dancehall Soca, More Gal, Jamaica Jamaica, Gully creepa, Log On, Father Elephant, Cock Up Your Bumper, Gang War
Albums Let's Get Physical, Good 2 Go, Comin' 4 You!, Dance & Sweep! Adventures of the Energy God, Bogle Move, Log On, Elephant Man: Special Edition (Deluxe Version), Blaze It Up Reggae, Krazy Hype, City Lock, Higher Level, Monsters of Dancehall, Energy God - The Very Best of Elephant Man, Toe 2 Toe Volume 6: Vybz Kartel Vs Elephant Man, Head 2 Head, Elephant Man Dancehall Hardcore, Collection Of Music 2010-2016, Vol. 25, Elephant Man : Special Edition
Nominations Academy Award for Best Picture, Academy Award for Best Actor, Academy Award for Best Director, Academy Award for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay, Academy Award for Best Original Music Score, Academy Award for Best Film Editing, Academy Award for Best Production Design, Academy Award for Best Costume Design, Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama, Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay - Motion Picture, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture – Drama, Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture, BAFTA Award for Best Direction, BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography, BAFTA Award for Best Editing, BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay, Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film, Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Foreign Language Film, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cinematography, DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television Film/Miniseries, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Special, Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Drama


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#Fact
1 Was given his stage name because of his gigantic ears.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dancing with the Stars TV Series writer - 1 episode, 2011 performer - 1 episode, 2008
CSI: Miami 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Bring It On: Fight to the Finish 2009 Video performer: "Whine Up" Johnny Vicious Spanish Mix
Summerslam 2007 TV Special performer: "Whine Up"
The Wire 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Skeppsholmen 2003 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Grind 2003 performer: "Crazy Feeling" / writer: "Crazy Feeling" - as O. Brian

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kung Faux 2003 TV Series Voice Over / Various
Third World Cop 1999 Tek-9

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
OnePeople: The Celebration 2012 Documentary Recording Artist
Jamaican Gold 2008 Video
Made in Jamaica 2006 Documentary Himself
It's All About Dancing: A Jamaican Dance-U-Mentary 2006 Video documentary Himself
Riddim Driven: VP Records 25th Anniversary Concert 2005 Video documentary
MTV Backstage Pass: VP Records 25th Anniversary 2004 TV Special
The 2nd Annual Vibe Awards 2004 TV Special Himself
Def Jam Fight for NY 2004 Video Game Himself (voice)
4th Annual BET Awards 2004 TV Special Himself
Reggae: The Story of Jamaican Music 2002 TV Series documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
106 & Park Top 10 Live 2007 TV Series Himself - 'Get Low' Video

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#Trademark
1 Incorporates the melodies of familiar pop songs into the choruses of his work
2 Gigantic ears
3 Dyed blond hair
4 Prominent lisp


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