Brandon Jermaine Foster aka Prime 1 is one of the most avant-garde lyricists of rap music’s post-modern era. Based out of Los Angeles, California, Prime 1 grew up in a troubled household and was able to utilize his growing passion for music as a means for making a better life for himself and family. He started doing music at the age of 15 and having his gift birthed in the gospel rap industry. Prime 1 would later direct his energy towards mainstream rap music. As a real student and missionary of the hip-hop culture, he cites Tupac, Biggie, Ice Cube, Easy-E, Nas, Jay Z, Outkast, Wu-Tang, and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony as some of his greatest musical influences.
Prime 1 has performed at numerous venues throughout California, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. He has opened up for legendary acts like Too Short, Bone Thugs, and more specifically Bizzy Bone. Prime 1 is often noted for his distinct flow of rapid jargon. His “Love vs Hate Mixtape” Series and In The Element (full album) speak for themselves. This is one rap soldier that the best aware are sure to keep in sight. Peace!