Matthew Shafer, “Uncle Kracker”, is an American rock musician. At the beginning of his music career his music was more rap rock-based then took a turn for a more country rock influenced sound.
His career started from a turntables competition where he became good friends with musician Kid Rock and asked Shafer to play in his band.
He continued to DJ for Kid Rock until 2000 when he released his first solo album “Double Wide”. He has released a total of five studio albums and had more than ten hit singles.