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Intro American musician
Is Rapper Musician Singer
From United States of America
Field Music
Gender male
Birth 28 July 1974, Palmdale
Age 49 years
Star sign Leo
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Joseph Edgar Foreman (born July 28, 1974), known professionally as Afroman, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. He is known for his songs "Because I Got High" and "Crazy Rap (Colt 45 & 2 Zig Zags)", both of which were released in 2001 and featured on his album The Good Times. Afroman was nominated for a Grammy award in 2002.

Music career

Foreman's musical career began in the eighth grade, when he began recording homemade songs and selling them to his classmates. "The first tape I made was about my eighth-grade teacher," he once recalled. "She got me kicked out of school for sagging my pants, which was a big deal back then. So I wrote this song about her and it sold about 400 copies: it was selling to teachers, students, just about everybody. And I realized that, even though I wasn't at school, my song was at school, so in a way I was still there. All these people would come by my house just to give me comments about how cool they thought the song was." Foreman also performed in his church at a young age, playing both the drums and guitar.

In 1998, Afroman released his first album, My Fro-losophy and later relocated to Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where he met drummer Jody Stallone, keyboardist/bassist Darrell Havard and producer Tim Ramenofsky (a.k.a. Headfridge).

Ramenofsky produced and released Afroman's album Because I Got High in 2000 on T-Bones Records; it was distributed primarily through concerts and the file-sharing service Napster before its title track was played on The Howard Stern Show. Afroman was inspired to write the song's lyrical content by his unwillingness to clean his room, and he ran with the idea of everyday tasks being derailed by drug use. In late 2001, the song became a hit and was featured in the films Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, The Perfect Score, and Disturbia later in the 2000s. "Because I Got High" was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance in 2002.

After the single's success, Afroman joined the lineup of Cypress Hill's fall festival "Smoke Out" with the Deftones, Method Man, and others. After this, Universal Records signed Afroman to a six-album deal, and Universal released The Good Times in 2001. The Good Times was a compilation of Afroman's first two albums and some new tracks.

Afroman started releasing his music independently and mostly through the Internet in 2004, and that year, he recorded Jobe Bells, which satirized traditional Christmas songs.

Afroman was part of the 2010 Gathering of the Juggalos lineup.

In October 2014, Afroman released a remix of his hit song "Because I Got High," to highlight the usefulness of marijuana as part of the fight to legalize its sale across the United States.


On February 17, 2015, Afroman was midway through his performance at a live music venue in Biloxi, Mississippi, when a woman walked on stage. She approached Foreman from behind, drink in hand, while dancing. When she touched Foreman he spun around and knocked her down with a blow to the head. He was subsequently escorted offstage by security and was arrested and taken into custody, and charged with assault. He was released on bond shortly thereafter.

There were reportedly 12 to 15 security guards on duty to manage a crowd in excess of 500 people. When interviewed, Foreman's representative claimed that the act was an involuntary reflex caused by the woman invading his space. He also stated that he mistook the woman for another audience member who had been consistently heckling him. He has since publicly apologized and is seeking assistance with anger management.


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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who is Afroman?
A: Afroman, whose real name is Joseph Edgar Foreman, is an American rapper and musician best known for his hit song "Because I Got High." He was born on July 28, 1974, in Palmdale, California.
Q: What is Afroman known for?
A: Afroman is known for his popular song "Because I Got High," which was released in 2000. The song became a worldwide hit and reached the top of the charts in many countries. It is often regarded as an anthem for marijuana users.
Q: What are some other notable songs by Afroman?
A: Apart from "Because I Got High," Afroman has released several other notable songs throughout his career. Some of his other well-known tracks include "Crazy Rap" (also known as "Colt 45"), "Palmdale," "Girls," and "Smoke Some Green."
Q: Has Afroman released any albums?
A: Yes, Afroman has released multiple albums throughout his career. He has a discography that includes albums such as "Sell Your Dope," "The Good Times," "The Hungry Hustlerz: Starvation, Volume 1," and "Happy to Be Alive." He has also released several mixtapes and compilation albums.
Q: What is Afroman's current status in the music industry?
A: Afroman is still active in the music industry, although he may not have the same level of mainstream success as he did during the peak of his career. He continues to perform and release new music independently. His music often focuses on humor, storytelling, and his experiences.
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