Fire Biggs heads for the top
In the streets, Fire Biggs is known for his slang, 'Awful!'. In just a few years, he has carved out a decent niche for himself in the hardcore arena of dancehall street juggling in the Corporate Area. Although he is a fairly new dancehall selector, he has won the admiration and support of his peers because of his confidence, bravado, and 'sample slang'.
"As a street selector, mi a guh fi the number one selector in the country. The streets love me for my passion for the music and mi argument dem. Ah me ah the 'Awful' selector!" he said.
He is the owner of Fire Explosion sound with DJ Jerome, and he is an integral member of the Frenz Fa Real record label.
"I am one of the new batch of selectors who is ready to tek on di street and tek ova the game. Fire Biggs is a part of Stamped Recording enterprise, and also a part of the promotional teams of artistes, like G Mandingo and the official deejay of up-and-coming artiste Neeqah," he said.
He is the resident selector at Shellaz Fridays and Spend a Grand Saturday, both held in Tower Hill, Kingston 11. He is also booked four to five times per week at events all over the Corporate Area.
"Mi give thanks how mi fan support a grow," he said.
Born Akeem Ranglin, he grew up in Tavares Gardens, St Andew. He attended JosÈ MartÌ High School, and fell in love with playing music, following the footsteps of his father, veteran music producer Alive 'GG' Ranglin from GG Records. He first got involved with music through Jigsy from Danger Zone, and he has been playing music for the last 13 years.