Afroman, otherwise known as Joseph Edgar Foreman, is an American rapper from Palmdale, California.
The rapper and musician is best known for his hit single 'Because I Got High,' which was released in 2001. Afroman sold his first tape in the eighth grade with a rap song about a teacher who had him removed from the school for sagging his pants too low.
In 1998, Afroman released his first full length album, 'My Fro-losophy' and relocated to Mississippi where he met drummer Jody Stallone, bass player Darrell Havard, and future producer Tim Ramenofsky. Ramenofsky produced Afroman's second record, 'Because I Got High.' At the time, touring and utilization of the file sharing site Napster were the primary promotional methods used. That strategy paid off well getting the title track played on The Howard Stern Show and pushing Afroman into the mainstream scene.
"Because I Got High" went on to become a worldwide hit in late 2001 and was featured in numerous films including The Perfect Score, Disturbia, and Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back. The single also went on to earn Afroman a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Solo Performance in 2002. The rapper later joined the Cypress Hill 'Smoke Out' Festival line up and signed a six album deal with Universal. Universal released Afroman's compilation record titled 'The Good Times,' which included a few top picks from the rapper's first two LPs plus lots of new material that was highly received by both fans and the music industry alike.
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