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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.   The First Time by Strainj
  9.   Colt 40ty Fiva (Drunk Driver)
  10.   Palmdale
  11.   She Won't Let Me Fuck
  12.   Tumbleweed
  13.   Whack Rappers
  14.   Hush
  15.   Let's All Get Drunk
  16.   Airport
  17.   Cracchouse
  18.   She Won't Let Me F**K
  19.   Dicc Hang Lo
  20.   Deck My Balls
  21.   F*** tha Corporate World
  22.   Cali Swangin'
  23.   Smoke on It
  24.   Weed Life
  25.   Scrollin Thru My Bitches
  26.   I've Been Hustlin'
  27.   Keep on Hustling
  28.   Smoke Some Green
  29.   I Live in a Van
  30.   U Can Make It
  31.   Money (Ain't Everything)
  32.   Let's Get High Tonight
  33.   On My Hustle
  34.   On Tha Mio
  35.   Mississippi
  36.   One Hit Wonder
  37.   Christmas Time
  38.   High on the Highway, Pt. II
  39.   Happy to Be Alive
  40.   She Won't Let Me F$%^
  41.   A Strainy Poem
  42.   Let Her Blow
  43.   Frosty
  44.   Feel Alright
  45.   White Girlz
  46.   Front n Back
  47.   Gotta Stop Drinkin
  48.   Husler Man
  49.   Trip
  50.   Hungry Hustla Hollas
  51.   Check This Out featuring 2 Zigg Zaggs
  52.   Life of Tha Party
  53.   Check Out My Website
  54.   Violent Night
  55.   Whack Rappers II
  56.   Smoke 1
  57.   1988
  58.   Roll Your Windows Down
  59.   Hittin' Switches
  60.   Late at Night
  61.   Keep on Limp'n
  62.   What If
  63.   I Drive Better Drunk
  64.   The American Dream
  65.   Paranoid
  66.   The B#*cH Goes Home
  67.   Humpin