Yep, you read right. 

I was sitting down writing when I heard a commercial on a local radio station for an Elephant Man performance and said WTF!

It seems that Elephant Man is scheduled to perform Saturday, June 30th on the Reggae Boat Party Cruise that leaves out of Long Beach.

In case you don’t know, Elephant Man one of several reggae artists that promote homophobia and violence against gays in his music.

Now recently, reggae artists Beenie Man and Sizzla signed an agreement, The Reggae Compassionate Act, that invited all people to enjoy their music without fear of violence.  But a number of other reggae acts have not signed up for the campaign, including guess who? Elephant Man, TOK, Bounty Killa, Vybz Kartel, and Buju Banton.

Still working on details of the show.  Check back, but in the meantime check out some of Elephant Man’s lyrics below.

Oh and by the way, Long Beach is the second largest city in California that’s home to hundreds of thousands of gays…I sure would hope they would have something to say about this scheduled performance.  And even though we might not be able to get the show cancelled, we can definitely make our voices heard.

Elephant Man – A Nuh Fi Wi Fault

Battyman fi dead!
Queers must be killed!
Please mark we word
Please mark my words
Gimme tha tec-nine
Give me the Tec-9
[Tec-9: semi-automatic assault pistol]
Shoot dem like bird
Shoot them [queers] like birds

Elephant Man – We Nuh Like Gay

Battyman fi dead! Tek dem by surprise
Queers must be killed! Take them by surprise
Get  a shot inna yu head, inna mi big gun collide.
I am going to shoot you in the head, you are going to meet up with my big gun
Gimme me Tec-9 General B, wid de chrome wah a shine
Give me the Tec-9 General B, the one with the chrome that shines
[Tec-9: semi-automatic assault pistol]

Elephant Man – Log On

Log on and step pon chi chi man
Log on and step on a queer man
[Log on is a type of dance using the right foot in a stepping motion as if to squash a cockroach – the lyrics boast about crushing queers.]
Dance wi a dance and a bun out a freaky man.
Join our dance and let’s burn out the queer man
Step pon him like a old cloth
Step on him like an old cloth
A dance wi a dance and a crush out a bingi man .
Join our dance and let’s crush queer men
Do di walk, mek mi see the light and di torch dem fast
Do the walk, quickly let me see the lighter and torch
[lighter and torch: makeshift aerosol flame thrower weapon]