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Born Joseph Foreman, Afroman is a Southern rapper best known for his hit stoner classic "Because I Got High." Citing influences like Too $hort, Big Daddy Kane, and 2 Live Crew, he began his rap career in the eighth grade, when he started making homemade tapes of his own songs and passing them out to his classmates. He got his start as a performer at church, where he played drums and eventually moved on to playing guitar. For a while, he even worked as an airport baggage handler while trying to make an impression with his songs. In 1999, while he was still living in East Palmdale, Los Angeles, Afroman released his first album, Sell Your Dope, and played parties, sidewalks, and contests. Not finding L.A. to his liking, he moved to Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where he teamed up with drummer Jody Stallone and keyboardist/bassist Daryl Havard. In the spring of 2000 he recorded his breakout LP, Because I Got High, with producer Tim Ramenofsky. He distributed it at shows with the help of T-Bones Records in Hattiesburg. As word spread about his live shows, demand for his music increased. At the time, online file-sharing service Napster had just kicked off the MP3 revolution, which turned out to be a boon for Afroman. A fan managed to acquire a copy of his album in digital form and posted the track "Because I Got High" to Napster. Howard Stern also boosted the popularity of the track by playing it on his radio show. "Because I Got High" went on to become a huge worldwide hit by the end of 2001. It was nominated for a Best Rap Grammy in 2002. Afroman eventually attracted the attention of Universal Records, which signed him to a six-album deal. His first Universal album, The Good Times, was a compilation of his first two LPs and a few new tracks. "Because I Got High" was also included on the soundtrack to Kevin Smith's film Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back starring Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. After parting ways with Universal, Afroman became an independent artist and self-released a string of follow-ups. When he returned, he did so in a big way, releasing a whopping four albums in 2004. He started with the double-disc Afroholic...The Even Better Times, released on April 20th. Free of Universal, he wrote, produced, and recorded Afroholic on his own, marketed it largely online, and toured with a live band. He followed with 4RO:20, the holiday album Jobe Bells, and his fifth studio album, The Hungry Hustlerz: Starvation Is Motivation, which featured rappers like Po Boy, Mr. Mixx, Strainj, and Blaq. Two more albums arrived in 2006: Drunk'n'High and his second holiday album, A Colt .45 Christmas. In 2008, Afroman released Waiting to Inhale, the Greatest Hitz Live collection, and Frobama: Head of State. After a prolific four-year stretch, Afroman remained relatively quiet until 2013. That year, he released the aptly titled Marijuana Music, which featured his nephew on multiple tracks. The vaguely G-funk album The Frorider was released the following year, before he unveiled a pair of EPs in 2015: the self-aware One Hit Wonder and his socially conscious statement The N-Word. ~ Ed Nimmervoll & Neil Z. Yeung
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Top Songs by

  1.   Song
  2.   Because I Got High
  3.   Afroman Is Coming to Town
  4.   Because I Got High 2009
  5.   O Chronic Tree
  6.   Tall Cans
  7.   Crazy Rap
  8.   Colt 40ty Fiva (Drunk Driver)
  9.   She Won't Let Me Fuck
  10.   Palmdale
  11.   Tumbleweed
  12.   Hush
  13.   Dicc Hang Lo
  14.   Let's All Get Drunk
  15.   Whack Rappers
  16.   Paranoid
  17.   She Won't Let Me F**K
  18.   Smoke on It
  19.   Drunk'n'high
  20.   Keep It Movin
  21.   Deck My Balls
  22.   Hittin' Switches
  23.   Let's Get High Tonight
  24.   Mississippi
  25.   One Hit Wonder
  26.   She Won't Let Me F$%^
  27.   I Drive Better Drunk
  28.   The American Dream
  29.   The B#*cH Goes Home
  30.   Christmas Time
  31.   Whatever
  32.   High on the Highway
  33.   My Chunk
  34.   Frosty
  35.   Police Blow My Wad
  36.   Feel Alright
  37.   3 Wheelin
  38.   I Live in a Van
  39.   Ghetto Life
  40.   Shake Your Ass by Mr. Mixx
  41.   Smoke a Blunt
  42.   F*** tha Corporate World
  43.   Me & Kenny
  44.   U Can Make It
  45.   West Y'all
  46.   Leaving California
  47.   Gonna Be a Long Road
  48.   High on the Highway, Pt. II
  49.   Humpin
  50.   Keep on Hustling
  51.   Tall Cans V.2
  52.   Jumped Up, G'd Up
  53.   I Know All About You
  54.   A Strainy Poem
  55.   Let Her Blow
  56.   Cracchouse
  57.   I Refuse
  58.   Drinkin on the Sidewalk
  59.   Hungry Hustla Hollas
  60.   The First Time by Strainj