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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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Stations Featuring
Afroman

    1-Hit Wonders

    1-Hit Wonders
    1 song

    '00s Alternative

    '00s Alternative
    1 song

    '00s Hip-Hop

    '00s Hip-Hop
    1 song

Albums by
Afroman

Top Songs by
Afroman

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  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.   Palmdale
  10.   She Won't Let Me Fuck
  11.   Tumbleweed
  12.   Whatever
  13.   She Won't Let Me F**K
  14.   Let's All Get Drunk
  15.   I Drive Better Drunk
  16.   Late at Night
  17.   Mississippi
  18.   Dicc Hang Lo
  19.   Cracchouse
  20.   Hush
  21.   Let's Get High Tonight
  22.   Deck My Balls
  23.   Whack Rappers II
  24.   What If
  25.   She Won't Let Me F$%^
  26.   Drunk'n'high
  27.   Dirty South Legend by Mr. Mixx
  28.   On Tha Mio
  29.   Whack Rappers
  30.   Smoke 1
  31.   U Can Make It
  32.   F*** tha Corporate World
  33.   Tall Cans V.2
  34.   Police Blow My Wad
  35.   White Girlz
  36.   Turn Up the Volume Knob
  37.   Beer Bottle Up
  38.   Ghetto Memories
  39.   The B#*cH Goes Home
  40.   Gonna Be a Long Road
  41.   One Hit Wonder
  42.   High on the Highway, Pt. II
  43.   Taking Over
  44.   My Chunk
  45.   Let Her Blow
  46.   Frosty
  47.   I Refuse
  48.   Ghetto Life
  49.   Trip
  50.   Still Smokin' by Po Boy
  51.   Smoke a Blunt
  52.   Come On
  53.   Dance wit Me
  54.   Gangsta Sound
  55.   Major Beat
  56.   On My Hustle
  57.   Cali Swangin'
  58.   The American Dream
  59.   Paranoid
  60.   Christmas Time
  61.