Born and raised in New Jersey, rapper "foster," founded the musical collective "foster & the pranksters" in 2016; along with guitarist, Mike C. a.k.a. The Irate Genius. Mike went on to recruit longtime friend, Steve Padelski on bass and the three began a long, open audition process for drummers, eventually crossing paths with Chris Stadler in 2018.
Influenced by hip-hop heavyweights such as Kanye West and The Roots, as well as rock icons like The Strokes, Jimi Hendrix and The White Stripes; foster & the pranksters combine elements of rap, garage rock, funk, blues & soul to create a sound that feels familiar and completely original, all at once.
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