Good 2 Go (2003) On Good 2 Go , his first major-label release, Jamaican dancehall star Elephant Man aims to duplicate the Kingston-to-Brooklyn crossover success of Sean Paul, without… 2003-12-02 Elephant Man
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Good 2 Go (2003)

The Elephant Man | NO PARKING ON THE DANCE FLOOR Elephant Man's first major-label release is stuffed with rump-shakers
Image credit: Elephant Man: John Ricard/Retna
NO PARKING ON THE DANCE FLOOR Elephant Man's first major-label release is stuffed with rump-shakers
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Dec 02, 2003; Lead Performance: Elephant Man

On Good 2 Go, his first major-label release, Jamaican dancehall star Elephant Man aims to duplicate the Kingston-to-Brooklyn crossover success of Sean Paul, without pandering to hip-hop tastes. Famous for his acrobatic, off-the-wall performances (he's nicknamed Energy God), the gruff-voiced platinum blond translates that live exuberance to CD. With its ping-ponging beats and goofy melody quotes (Survivor's ''Eye of the Tiger''), ''Good'' is unruly and infectious -- even if you can't decipher Elephant Man's dense patois.

Originally posted Dec 05, 2003 Published in issue #740 Dec 05, 2003 Order article reprints