Joseph Edgar Foreman born July 28, , better known by his stage name Afroman , is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Afroman was nominated for a Grammy award in Foreman's musical career began in the eighth grade, when he began recording homemade songs and selling them to his classmates. So I wrote this song about her and it sold about copies: it was selling to teachers, students, just about everybody. And I realized that, even though I wasn't at school, my song was at school, so in a way I was still there.
All these people would come by my house just to give me comments about how cool they thought the song was. Ramenofsky produced and released Afroman's album Because I Got High in on T-Bones Records ; it was distributed primarily through concerts and the file-sharing service Napster before its title track was played on The Howard Stern Show. Afroman was inspired to write the song's lyrical content by his unwillingness to clean his room, and he ran with the idea of everyday tasks being derailed by drug use.
The Good Times was a compilation of Afroman's first two albums and some new tracks. Afroman started releasing his music independently and mostly through the Internet in ,  and that year, he recorded Jobe Bells , which satirized traditional Christmas songs.
Afroman was part of the Gathering of the Juggalos lineup. In October , Afroman released a remix of his hit song "Because I Got High" in order to highlight the usefulness of marijuana as part of the effort to legalize its sale across the United States.
On February 17, , Afroman was midway through his performance at a live music venue in Biloxi, Mississippi , when a woman walked on stage. She approached Foreman from behind, drink in hand, while dancing. When she touched Foreman he spun around and knocked her down with a blow to the head. He was subsequently escorted offstage by security and was arrested and taken into custody, and charged with assault. He was released on bond shortly thereafter. There were reportedly 12 to 15 security guards on duty to manage a crowd in excess of people.
When interviewed, Foreman's representative claimed that the act was an involuntary reflex caused by the woman invading his space. He also stated that he mistook the woman for another audience member who had been consistently heckling him. He has since publicly apologized and is seeking assistance with anger management. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. American rapper and musician. For the Canadian Olympic sprinter, see Joseph Foreman athlete.
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