Afroman

Afroman

Real Name:
Joseph Foreman
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Born July 29, 1974 in Palmdale, California.

Joseph Foreman, better known by his stage name Afroman, is a Grammy nominated American comedy rapper who came to prominence with his singles "Because I Got High" and "Crazy Rap". Initially unknown when beginning his career, his song "Because I Got High" circulated around the Internet before becoming a hit worldwide. He was nominated for a Grammy award in 2002. He began rapping in the eighth grade, and in his church he played drums and guitar. For a short time, he worked as a baggage handler at an airport.
In 1999, he released his first album, Sell Your Dope; he later relocated to Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where he met drummer Jody Stallone and keyboardist/bassist Daryl Havard. He released his second album Because I Got High (album) in 2000; it initially was distributed primarily through concerts and the file-sharing service Napster before its title track was played on The Howard Stern Show. Afroman based the song's lyrical content on his inability to clean his room; the lyrics outline that drug use affected his ability to do basic everyday life tasks. In late 2001, the song became a worldwide hit and was featured in the films Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, The Perfect Score, and Disturbia later in the 2000s. Additionally, the song is still in the Top 10 on Billboard's "Hot Ringtones" category, having been on the charts for over 190 weeks. Because of the single's success, Afroman joined the lineup of Cypress Hill's fall festival Smoke Out with Deftones, Method Man, and others. Universal Records signed Afroman to a six-album deal; Universal released The Good Times in 2001, a compilation of Afroman's first two albums and some new tracks. "Because I Got High" was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance in 2002.
Starting in 2004, Afroman released his music independently and mostly through the Internet. He recorded a comedy album that year, Jobe Bells, mocking traditional Christmas songs
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Afroman Discography

Albums

none Afroman My Fro-Losophy(CD) Not On Label none US 1999 Sell This Version
00712Y15 Afroman Because I Got High(CD, Album) T-Bones Records 00712Y15 Canada 2000 Sell This Version
LOAF 20102 Afroman Sell Your Dope(CD, Album) T-Bones Records LOAF 20102 US 2000 Sell This Version
4400149792 Afroman The Good Times (Album) Universal Records 4400149792 Canada 2001 Sell This Version
HHR 00420 Afroman Afroholic..The Even Better Times (Album) Hungry Hustler Records HHR 00420 US 2004 Sell This Version
HHR 00424 Afroman presents* The Hungry Hustlerz: Starvation Is Motivation(CD) Hungry Hustler Records HHR 00424 US 2004 Sell This Version
HHR 00423 Afroman 4ro:20(CD, Album) Hungry Hustler HHR 00423 US 2004 Sell This Version
SIC-CD-17 Afroman Drunk 'N' High(CD, Album) Siccness.net SIC-CD-17 US 2006 Sell This Version
HHR 00425 Afroman A Colt 45 Christmas(CD, Album) Hungry Hustler Records HHR 00425 US 2006 Sell This Version
none Afroman Waiting To Inhale(CD, Album) Hungry Hustler Records none US 2008 Sell This Version
015 343-2 Afroman Frobama(CD-ROM) Universal Records 015 343-2 US 2008 Sell This Version
none Afroman Palmdale Love(CDr, Album) Hungry Hustler Records none US 2009 Sell This Version
none Afroman Marijuana Music(CD, Album) Hungry Hustler Records none US 2012 Sell This Version
none Afroman Sell Your Dope(CDr, Album, RE) Hungry Hustler Records none US 2012 Sell This Version
none Afroman Los Angeles(CDr, Album) Hungry Hustler Records none US 2013 Sell This Version
none Afroman Pot Head Pimp(CDr, Album) Hungry Hustler Records none US 2013 Sell This Version
none Afroman L.A. (CD, Album) Hungry Hustler Records none US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

015 343-2 Afroman Because I Got High (Single, Maxi) Universal Records 015 343-2 Australasia 2001 Sell This Version
UNIR 20657-1 Afroman Crazy Rap (Single, Maxi) Universal Records UNIR 20657-1 US 2001 Sell This Version
AS 5001134 Lighthouse Family / Afroman Lighthouse Family / Afroman - Free / Because I Got High(7", Promo) Universal AS 5001134 Italy 2001 Sell This Version

Videos

none Afroman Because I Got High / Crazy Rap(DVD, Single, Promo) Universal Records none US 2001 Sell This Version