| Afroman in Daytona Beach, Florida, October 11, 2009|
|Birth name||Joseph Foreman|
|Born|| July 28, 1974 |
Palmdale, California, United States
|Genres||Comedy hip hop|
|Labels||Universal Motown, T-Bones|
|Associated acts||Mr. Mixx, Lowkey|
Joseph Foreman (born July 28, 1974), better known by his stage name Afroman, is an American rapper who came to prominence with his singles "Because I Got High" and "Crazy Rap". "Because I Got High" circulated around the Internet before becoming a hit worldwide. He was nominated for a Grammy award in 2002.
In 1999, he released his first album, Sell Your Dope; he later relocated to Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where he met drummer Jody Stallone, keyboardist/bassist Daryl Havard, and producer Tim Ramenofsky (aka "Headfridge"). Ramenofsky produced and released Afroman's second album Because I Got High in 2000 on T-Bones Records; 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; and ran with the idea of everyday tasks being derailed by drug use. 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.
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. Afroman is part of the 2010 Gathering of the Juggalos lineup. 
- 1998: My Fro-losophy
- 2000: Because I Got High
- 2000: Sell Your Dope
- 2001: The Good Times
- 2004: Afroholic... The Even Better Times
- 2004: Jobe Bells
- 2004: 4R0:20
- 2004: The Hungry Hustlerz: Starvation Is Motivation
- 2006: Drunk 'n' High
- 2006: A Colt 45 Christmas
- 2008: Waiting to Inhale
- 2009: Frobama: Head pop
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Nimmervoll, Ed (2008). "Afroman > Biography". allmusic. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:kzfexqrkldae~T1. Retrieved 2009-03-27.
- ↑ Schumacher-Rasmussen, Eric (2001-09-28). "Cypress Hill's Oakland Smoke Out Bumped By A's". MTV News. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1449406/20010928/cypress_hill.jhtml. Retrieved 2009-03-27.
- ↑ Evans, Rob (2002-01-04). "Grammy nominees led by U2, India.Arie, Alicia Keys". LiveDaily. http://www.livedaily.com/news/4169.html. Retrieved 2009-03-27.
- ↑ "For The Record: Quick News On Jessica Simpson, Ashlee Simpson, Snoop, Good Charlotte, Afroman, Chingy & More". MTV News. 2004-10-28. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1493225/20041028/simpson_jessica.jhtml. Retrieved 2009-03-27.
- ↑ http://juggalogathering.com/home.php?page_id=performances
- Hungry Hustler Records
- T-Bones Records
- Higher and Higher: College Crier's Jess Hopsicker Interviews Afroman