Words by Jesse Serwer—
Here at LargeUp we always try to keep things positive, and leave the sensationalism to everybody else. So we’d rather spare you the gory details on the death of comedic dancehall don Captain Barkey (at left in the photo above), who was killed this weekend in the Bronx by a jealous ex-lover of his female companion, and celebrate his life.
Specifically, we’d like to bring your attention to a 2006 “clash” pitting Barkey and his longtime sidekick, Wickerman (at right in the photo above) as well as Merciless against the don gorgon, Ninjaman. What at first may appear to some as hostility, with the deejays pushing one another and and grabbing the mic from each other’s hands, is quickly revealed to be comedy: Dancehall theater at its finest.