Uncle Cracker Profile

Biography

Shafer was born in Mount Clemens, Michigan on June 6, 1974. With his brother Mike Shafer, he visited a nightclub in Clawson, Michigan where a turntables competition was occurring. His older brother was competing against a then-unknown musician, Kid Rock. Shafer then spent a lot of time with Kid Rock, and they became "best friends". In those times, he was mainly rapping. He went to L'Anse Creuse High School. In 1994, Kid Rock asked Shafer to play turntables for his band called Twisted Brown Trucker. Shafer knew nothing of using turntables, but since his brother was an experienced DJ, he agreed.

He only performed at live shows at the time, until he began recording for Rock's album, Early Mornin' Stoned Pimp; Shafer was a featured vocalist on some of the tracks. He then began working on a solo album, but he continued being the DJ for Kid Rock. Upon the release of Rock's multi-platinum album, The History Of Rock, Shafer decided that it was time to release his first solo album, Double Wide in 2000.

In 2007, Shafer was released on $75,000 bond following his arrest on a second-degree forcible sex offense charge. Shafer pleaded guilty to the charge and was sentenced to a year of probation. Shafer has been married to his childhood sweetheart, Melanie Haas, since 1998. They have three daughters.
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