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The Jamaica Observer spoke with Elephant Man about his Grammy nomination, "Let's Get Physical," the untimely passing of dancer Ice, among other subjects.

Elephant Man indicates in the interview that he had a one album deal with Bad Boy. Now that the album has gone through it's promotional cycle, so to speak, it seems as though his commitment to the label has now ended.

The [Grammy] nod was unexpected, he admits, but he gives props to music mogul Sean 'Diddy' Combs, on whose Bad Boy label Let's Get Physical was released in April 2008.

"[Working with Diddy] was okay, it was just the one album we had planned to do, and now it's nominated for a Grammy so we feel overwhelmed to know that something major came out of it. I think it's also the only album from the Bad Boy camp nominated for a Grammy this year," says Elephant Man.

And though their working partnership has come to an end for now, Elé has nothing but high praises for his former boss.

"Well, Diddy is a very easy-going person. Him ever on the move, always on the run. He's a workaholic, and that's what I like most about him; his work ethic and attitude is very strong," the deejay emphasises, while pointing out that he's pleased with the success of the album. "It's a very good feeling to log onto the net and see over 2 million people listening to the songs, and see the fans showing love. The album might not have sold millions and billions but I love represent for the dancehall and please the fans."

I have reached out to someone at the label for comment and confirmation on this story.

Meanwhile, The Gleaner has a quick interview with Ele on the Grammy awards, as well.