After years of destroying dancehalls with his live performances,
Elephant Man is primed to follow the recent wave of American
mainstream success and acceptance of Jamaica dancehall reggae as
pioneered by Sean Paul. With his first major label debut, the man
who has been dubbed the “Energy God” for his legendary
stage show, presents Good 2 Go.
The production stays very true to the dancehall energy and
Elephant Man maintains his same spit-fire delivery that will have
Yankees as well as Islanders confused as to what exactly he’s
saying. But it doesn’t really matter because he says it with
energy and conviction, all while making you want to dance. Included
is the summer anthem, “Pon de River, Pon de Bank” as
well as a sick collaboration with Bonecrusher and Lil’ Jon
that will absolutely own the dance floor.
This album is not stylistically streamlined like Paul’s
runaway success Dutty Rock, and the album runs a little
long, but it remains a quality addition to what is hopefully a
burgeoning tradition of reggae artists pushed into the
Rating: 4 stars.