Log On CD (2001)

Artist: Elephant Man

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Product Overview


Label Greensleeves
SKU 60512595
UPC 601811126622
UPC 14 00601811126622
Format CD
Release Date 11/13/2001
Author Elephant Man
Associated Artist/Work Deluna, Kat
Associated Artist/Work Markie, Biz
Technical Info
CatalogID 266
Lable Name Greensleeves Records
Released 11/13/2001
Original Release 2001
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00601811126622
Musical Guests
Ky-Mani Marley
Ward 21
Spragga Benz
Wayne Marshall
Buju Banton
Lukie D
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel includes: Elephant Man, Ky-Mani Marley, Ward 21, Spragga Benz, Wayne Marshall, Buju Banton, Lukie D, Ce'cile.
The hair, the hair, the hair. The one thing known for sure about Elephant Man is that his hair is totally wild. That's what makes him the "Punk Rock of Dancehall" aka "The Energy Man" aka "the Bahamanian Syd Barrett." Now that Elephant Man's branding is finished, it's time to get to the music. Log On is his second full-length release and was a huge smash in Jamaica, spawning five charting tracks. Over the course of 22 tracks, Elephant Man demonstrates his considered dancehall skills. This guy is no amateur, and pulling off an epic-length album like this takes skills. Quite rightfully, these skills have made him a staple of crates around the world. On one of the better tracks, "Bring the War" (set to the tune of Missy Elliott's "Get Your Freak On"), Elephant Man breaks off a fine rhyme: "I know you hate me now/The girls that date me now/The girls they waiting and want to come and rape me now/It's getting feverish now/They can't believe us now/The war is on and none of dem can defeat us now." On "The Bombing," he demonstrates his range, pulling off a paranoid paean to the WTC attacks. Other critics have written negatively about the preponderance of "war" songs on this record, of which there are roughly eight or so. It seems, however, that his best tracks are the war tracks. While he doesn't have the pointed social crit skills of a Lee "Scratch" Perry, it's on these tracks that he's trying to hone them. (They do need honing.) Overall, the album doesn't break any new ground, but it's a respectable entry -- more consequential for its massive popularity than its merit. At this point, he's too concerned with commercial success to produce an album of lasting value. But Elephant Man was only 24 when he recorded Log On, so let the young be young and bring the war on. ~ Brian Whitener
Professional Reviews
Q (1/02, p.100) - 3 out of 5 stars - "...slamming dancehall rhythms....[reggae] taking its cues from American hip hop..."
The Wire (1/02, p.71) - "...This set opens with the enormous title track...and continues through another 21 tunes produced by the cream of Jamaica;s elite Panzer attack division of young producers....The results leave you wondering whether Timbaland and co are tuning in..."
Disc 1
1 Log On
2 Showdown - (featuring Ky-Mani Marley)
3 They Call Me
4 Jamaica Part 2
5 Warrior Cause - (featuring Spragga Benz)
6 Su We Tan
7 Bad Man Bad Girl - (featuring Ce'Cile)
8 Giving Them Peace
9 Yuh A War
10 Passa Passa
11 Giving Them Peace
12 Hot Girls (The Club) - (featuring Wayne Marshall)
13 New Application
14 Draw Wi Out
15 Hot On A Boi
16 Angel - (featuring Lukie D)
17 Haters Wanna War
18 Jamaica
19 X-Rated - (featuring Buju Banton)
20 Bring The War
21 Anything-A-Anything - (featuring Ward 21)
22 Blaze It Up
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