Frankie J

Frankie J

Frankie J in 2006, photo by s_bukley/

Birth Name: Francisco Javier Bautista, Jr.

Place of Birth: Tijuana, Mexico

Date of Birth: December 7, 1975

Ethnicity: Mexican [Spanish, Indigenous]

Frankie J is a Mexican-American singer, songwriter, and rapper. He was a member of Mexican-American Cumbia group Kumbia Kings. Chris PĂ©rez and A.B. Quintanilla were also members of the band. He is also known as Frankie Boy and Cisko.

He was born in Tijuana and moved to San Diego, California, when he was two.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Frank explained that his uncle took Frankie, his brother, and sister trick or treating for Hallowe’en in Mexico. The kids were dressed up in costumes when his uncle decided to take them over the border to the U.S., and they never returned to Mexico.

Frankie’s maternal grandfather was named Nestor Ruiz.


Curious about ethnicity

6 Responses

  1. bablah says:

    Frankie’s maternal grandfather wasd Nestor Ruiz.

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