Genres: Pop / Rock Urban
Tags: rap hip-hop reggae comedy hip hop Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s 2000s
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Joseph Foreman, Los Angeles, California, USA. Foreman broke through onto the US charts in summer 2001 with his irresistible stoner anthem, ‘Because I Got High’, reviving memories of hits by other frat-boy MCs such as Sir Mix-A-Lot and Tone-Loc.

Foreman was raised in East Palmdale, where he played drums and guitar in his local church. Adopting the name Afroman he made his own label debut in November 1999 with Sell Your Dope, an album which introduced his favourite lyrical themes: smoking, drinking and sex. Foreman relocated to Hattiesburg, Mississippi where he released his second album, Because I Got High. This set broached the issues of gang violence and racism on tracks such as ‘Mississippi’ and ‘The American Dream’, but in general stayed true to the light-hearted pop-rap vibe of the title track. ‘Because I Got High’ began to pick up national radio play after featuring on the Jay & Silent Bob...

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