Energy God ~ The Very Best Of
Elephant Man
VP Records - Groove Attack
February 13, 2009

Track list
  1. Pon De River Pon De Bank
  2. Elephant Message
  3. Krazy
  4. Signal De Plane
  5. Nuh Linga
  6. Genie Dance
  7. Tall Up Tall Up
  8. Dance
  9. Rah Rah
  10. Jook Gal (Remix)
  11. Willie Bounce
  12. Gully Creepa
  13. Sweep
  14. Bun Bad Mind
  15. Gangsta Rock
  16. Nah Man A Bad Man
  17. Shizzle Ma Nizzle
  18. Egyptian Dance
  19. Hot Girls (The Club)
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 4/5 Backing : 5 Production : 5 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 3/4
Probably too often seen as just a lisping gimmick, Elephant Man has been a constant force to be reckoned with over the last decade. It's no more than justice that he gets an overview of his greatest hits by VP Records with their "Energy God ~ The Very Best Of" CD. It opens with the giddily infectious "Pon De River Pon De Bank" produced by Rupert Blake for his Q45 label, then "Signal De Plane" another 2003 dance-instruction tune for Q45 and the 2004 "Jook Gal (Remix)". More dance instructions on Q45 with "Willie Bounce" and "Gully Creepa" over the 'Creepa'-riddim from Sean 'Seanizzle' Reid for his Seanizzle Productions.

Elephant Man's recent hit "Nuh Linga" across the 'Look Gal'-riddim from Assassin's Boardhouse Records. The 'Look Gal' a.k.a. 'Nuh Linga'-riddim saw major success in the dancehall and beyond as the dance "Nuh Linga" was performed by Jamaica’s Usain Bolt after his record-breaking victory in the 100 metre finals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. "Genie Dance" over 'Coolie Dance' from Cordell 'Skatta' Burrell, then the 'AK-47'-riddim by Daniel 'Blaxx' Lewis backs "Tall Up Tall Up", this truly is a hit explosion with "Dance" followed by "Rah Rah" the tune that gave the world a catchphrase in 2005 that is still used 4 years later over the riddim of the same name for Bobby Konders' Massive B label and over the 'Self Defence'-riddim, Cordel 'Skatta' Burrell's own update of his own in 2002 for Kings Of Kings produced 'Martial Arts'-riddim "Sweep", "Elephant Message" his tune over Stephen 'Lenky' Marsden biggest ever riddim from 2002 'Diwali'.

"Krazy" giving Don Corleon's 2003 riddim its name. "Bun Bad Mind" from 2004 over Stone Love Movement's 'Tabernacle'-riddim, 'Gangsta Rock' recorded in 2006 for Christopher 'Longman' Birch "Nah Man A Bad Man" "Shizzle Ma Nizzle" over Stone Love Movement's 'Bad Kalic'-riddim "Egyptian Dance" for Daniel 'Blaxx' Lewis, which the wheelchair-bound producer laid together with Don "Vendetta" Bennett a.k.a. Don Corleon in 2003. And this superb hot collection (although almost 20 Elly-tunes in a row might be too many for most) closes with "Hot Girls", giving way to the bonus DVD. If you don't own these tunes already however, this is a must buy and proof of Elephant Man's unique dancehall approach!