Fandom

Music Wiki

Afroman

17,434pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Comments0 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

Template:Orphan


History Edit

Early lifeEdit

He was born and raised in Palmdale, California. 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.[1]

Music careerEdit

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 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.[1] 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.[2] Because of the single's success, Afroman joined the lineup of Cypress Hill's fall festival Smoke Out with Deftones, Method Man, and others.[3] 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.[1] "Because I Got High" was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance in 2002.[4]

Starting in 2004, Afroman released his music independently and mostly through the Internet.[1] He recorded a comedy album that year, Jobe Bells, mocking traditional Christmas songs.[5]

Discography Edit

Studio albumsEdit

Compilation AlbumsEdit

SinglesEdit

Awards Edit

Template:Empty section

Trivia Edit

Template:Empty section

Similar Artists Edit

Template:Empty section

References Edit

External links Edit

From Tmp, a Wikia wiki.

Template:Persondata

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki