Words by Jesse Serwer, Photo and Video by Martei Korley—
If you’ve been to dancehall parties in New York, or ever tried to learn how to Bruk It Down, you may have come across our friend, MissLikkleBit. You may have also caught her choreography live on stage during one of Major Lazer’s insane live shows. The diminutive, Jamaica-born dynamo, who has amassed nearly 2 million views for her astounding interpretation of Mr. Vegas’ latest hit, is one of the most talented dancehall dancers we know. You’d never know it from her humble demeanor, though, which flies in great contrast to most of her contemporaries.
It’s exactly for this reason that we wanted to shine a proper light (and high-definition camera) on Likkle Bit, and the perfect opportunity came on a recent visit back to her family home in the foothills above Kingston. She informed us that she’d just come up with some new steps to Busy Signal’s “Bounce,” so we took her to a scenic point on Jack’s Hill at nighttime, overlooking the lights of uptown Kingston, and let the LikkleBit show begin.