Sir Foster with Atlanta Hawks point guard Dennis Schroder.
Courtesy of Sir Foster
The Atlanta Hawks are dominating in the run-up to the NBA All-Star Game on Feb. 15, but that’s not the only reason fans are heading to Phillips Arena: Foster “Sir Foster” Carson, the team’s home-court organist, puts his own fun spin on hip-hop hits. The 27-year-old, whose debut, Future World Record Holder, hits iTunes Feb. 10, names the top three tracks that turn Hawks fans up.
Rae Sremmurd, “No Flex Zone“
“People love any time I play anything by Rae Sremmurd, so my Twitter blows up when I play this. They’re not actually singing on the record, just talking, but it’s so close to musical tones that I can tie it in. Some songs don’t translate to organ well; this was a personal victory for me.”
Shawty Lo, “They Know“
“If it looks like we don’t have any fight — which rarely, if ever, happens — I’ll go with a Down South record. I look at it like scoring a Broadway play, and I’m the orchestra.”
Outkast, “Ms. Jackson“
“People love Outkast here; I get a lot of requests for them. I lean on Atlanta music a lot. The games need to reflect the town — Atlanta is our soundtrack.”
This story originally appeared in the Feb. 14 issue of Billboard.