Saturday, September 5, 2009
Frank Biggs aka Mr. Biggs
Since the 1990s, Mr. Biggs has become a sought-after vocalist for hip-hop artists like Warren G, Nas, UGK, Ja Rule and Jay-Z. In 1995, he began collaborating with R&B singer-songwriter R. Kelly, who had a hit duet with Ronald and brother Ernie with "Down Low (Nobody Has to Know)", the first hit by the Isleys in a long time. In the video to the song, Kelly and Isley introduced viewers to "Frank Biggs", a character which has since become a Ronald Isley alter ego and has remained a staple in the Isley's music and videos. Mr. Biggs returns on 2001's "Contagious", the sequel to Kelly's hit "Down Low" as well as "What Would You Do", "Busted" and Kelly Price's "Friend of Mine remix", all written and/or produced by Kelly. The character "Mr. Biggs" has now become synonymous with Ron Isley to the younger generation. The Mr. Biggs character has also been featured in the video of B2K's "Girlfriend".