Throwback: The Isley Brothers-Just Came Here To Chill

The Isley Brothers

The Isley Brothers’ Baby Makin’ Music was their 30th album and they were still as excited about making music as they had always been. It was five years after Ron Isley was reinvented as Mr. Biggs on their 2001 Eternal album with the help of R. Kelly and they had maintained their relevancy after five decades. Baby Makin’ Music was the first released on the now-defunct Def Soul Classics label and “Just Came To Chill” launched its presence. Ron Isley wrote the song with Gordon Chambers and Troy Taylor. The easygoing plea for a pressure-free evening of intimacy outside of a high-profile setting immediately connected with Isley’s fans. The video featured actor Idris Elba as the romantic lead while Isley recapped the Mr. Biggs persona with a cliff-hanger at the end. The album went high up the R&B and Billboard 200 charts reaffirming their legacy with a new generation of fans. In 2017 The Isley Brothers collaborated with Carlos Santana on the joint album Power Of Peace. In 2021 they participated in the Verzuz battle with Earth, Wind & Fire.