Elephant Man, KipRich team up to 'Ski'

February 07, 2017
Elephant Man (front) and KipRich get into character for their music video.
Elephant Man

Dancehall stars Elephant Man and KipRich have teamed up to record a single called 'Ski', which is generating a lot of spins on FM radio in Jamaica since its release last week.

Elephant Man explained that the 'ski' dance was already popular when he, at the request of friends, decided to highlight the dance with a song.

"I was at the studio, and I already had a riddim called 'Memory Lane', which I was going to voice on for Stephen McGregor a song about Bogle and every dancer; John Hype, Kevia and so on. But Q45 had been telling me about a dancer called Ski, who had a new dance that was mashing up the dance, but I never did the song because I felt someone else had probably done it already," Elephant Man said.

"But destiny is a hell of a thing, because the other day when I was up by Big Ship, KipRich was there with Sher Rumbar and Chin, and KipRich come check me inna the studio. We start talk bout dancehall music and the girls dem remind me about the ski dance. Dem say it different and it will work. Me and KipRich a bredrin long time, so we build it on spot and record it. Since that, it a play hard on the radio. Big A go hard, the disc jockey dem say mi find it again. Everybody a talk bout it."

The song was voiced on Stephen McGregor's 'Memory Lane' rhythm. Elephant Man and KipRich's last collaboration made it to the Billboard charts more than a decade ago, and they have high hopes for this new song.

"It was great teaming up with Elephant Man again to do a song. It was almost 13 years since we did Jook Gal, and it come in like me and him have a chemistry when it comes to making hit songs," KipRich said.

KipRich wrote Elephant Man's Jook Gal, and was featured on the remix of the song, which peaked at number 20 on the Billboard R&B/ Hip Hop Chart.

Meanwhile, there are plans to shoot a video for the song, and Kiprich has made plans to buy ski equipment and other gear for dancers who will be a part of the video.

"It a go mad. The dance shot from last year, but this song a go tek the song to the next level. We made a little promo video for the song and it gone thousands of views already on social media," KipRich said.

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