Joseph Foreman, widely recognized by his stage name Afroman, is a prominent Southern rapper celebrated for his timeless stoner anthem, 'Because I Got High.' This iconic track garnered significant acclaim and even earned a nomination for the prestigious 2002 Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance. Following the immense success of the song, Afroman graced the stage alongside esteemed artists such as Method Man and Deftones at Cypress Hill's renowned "Smoke Out" fall festival. This achievement propelled his career further, leading him to sign a lucrative six-album contract with Universal Records. Under this label, he released his album 'The Good Times,' featuring fresh tracks as well as a compilation of his earlier works. Subsequently, Afroman parted ways with Universal but continued to create and release numerous successful albums.
Born in Los Angeles, Afroman embarked on his musical journey at a young age, independently recording and selling his songs to classmates. In 1998, he debuted with his first full-length album, 'My Fro-losophy.' Later, he relocated to Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where he crossed paths with producer Tim Ramenofsky, also known as Headfridge, and joined forces with keyboardist/bassist Darrell Havard and drummer Jody Stallone. In 2000, Ramenofsky produced and released Afroman's breakthrough album, 'Because I Got High,' through T-Bones Records. Initially introduced to the world through the file-sharing service Napster, the titular track gained traction after being played on The Howard Stern Show. By the end of 2001, Afroman's relatable song, narrating the disruption of everyday tasks due to drug use, had become a global sensation and even found its way into the film 'Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.'
Beyond his prowess as a recording artist, Afroman is a captivating performer cherished by audiences wherever he graces the stage. His recent tour was hailed as one of the most captivating and entertaining shows of 2021 by News 4U Magazine.