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Joseph Foreman, better known by his stage name, Afroman, released his first album, My Fro-losophy, in 1998. He recorded it independently and sold it out of the trunk of his car. The album include the single, Crazy Rap, which showed up again on a later album, Sell Your Dope. The single is also known as Colt 45 and is one of Afroman's only two hit singles.


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The Early Days


Joseph Foreman, better known by his stage name, Afroman, released his first album, My Fro-losophy, in 1998. He recorded it independently and sold it out of the trunk of his car. The album include the single, Crazy Rap, which showed up again on a later album, Sell Your Dope. The single is also known as Colt 45 and is one of Afroman's only two hit singles.


His second album, Because I Got High, was released in 2000, with Univeral Records. The title single was played on the Howard Stern Show and was an instant hit. It circulated on the internet, becoming a wildly popular download and cult hit. In the early 2000s, the song was featured on Jay and Silent Bob Strikes Back, The Perfect Score, and Disturbia. Afroman performed in 2001 at Cypress Hill's fall festival smoke out with Method Man and the Deftones.


The Recording Years


Following the success of Because I Got High, Afroman signed a six-record deal with Universal Records. In 2001, he released The Good Times, a greatest hits album, and in 2004, Afroholic . . . Even Better Times was released. It was a 2-disc compilation of singles and remixes that featured a number of collaborations, including 50 Cent, Jay-Z, and Kelis.


2004 saw the release of three more albums, including Jobe Bells, a comedy album featuring mocking versions of traditional Christmas songs. From 2006 through 2008, Afroman release four more albums, the overriding theme of each dealing with alcohol and getting high.


What's Next


While Afroman has enjoyed little commercial success, his internet presence and cult following are unprecedented. In fact, he may be one of the first artists to build his entire career and popularity on internet word of mouth. His singles and albums are available at multiple music sites, and continue to be in demand for mp3 download.


He released his most recent album, Frobama: Head of State, in 2009. The album includes twenty-five tracks, some of which are skits. He is currently on a national tour, promoting the album. Afroman has expressed, and demonstrated, that he feels music should be fun. Much of his work has been dedicated to eliminating the anger and violent themes present in mainstream rap. His is not an innocent presentation, but a fun one.


Did you know . . .


  • Afroman's first single was written about a teacher who had sent him home for wearing baggy pants. He recorded the song and sold 400 copies.
  • His hit, Because I Got High, was written because Afroman had diagnosed himself with a marijuana problem and documented everything the drug had prevented him from doing.
  • In 2009, Afroman appears, as himself, in the movie, A Family Underground, about the 2008 Gathering of the Juggalos and the fan base of the underground hip hop scene at Psychopathic Records.
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