AFROMAN Explodes On Radio With 'Because I Got High'

By | August 7, 2001 at 12:00 AM

The writing is on the wall – and on the request lists of radio stations all across the nation – America wants AFROMAN. In just a few short weeks, AFROMAN’s breakout smash hit, “Because I Got High” has become the #1 most requested song at top radio stations around the country.

“Because I Got High” is blitzing radio stations nationwide, with an unprecedented avalanche of requests leaving no doubt that the track will be the top “feel-good” single of the year.

The first single from the upcoming Universal Records release The Good Times, “Because I Got High,” is a tongue-in-cheek anthem about the perils of partying. The track is currently available on the Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back soundtrack out now on Universal Records. AFROMAN’S own national debut album, The Good Times, will be in-stores on August 28th.

With a public response that is destined to make “Because I Got High” the run-away hit of landmark proportions, most of America is bopping along to the whimsical ditty with the sing-a-long chorus. “Hey, I just told the truth, and hopefully it will set you and me free,” AFROMAN smiles, reflecting on the events that lead to his penning “Because I Got High.” “I wanted to take my negativity, and generate something positive. Y’know how when you get up in the morning, you’re ready to take on the world? And I was going to do it, but then I got high, then I messed around and lost an entire day doing nothing.”

After that day, AFROMAN traded in his rolling papers for the songwriting ledger, inking the words of his humorous cautionary fable. For AFROMAN, penning satire has been the name of the game since he was young, knocking out rhymes and poking fun at classmates, friends and teachers. Counting Too $hort, Big Daddy Kane and 2 Live Crew among his early influences, the Mississippi native started out his rap career in the 8th grade when he began making homemade tapes of his own songs and passing them out to his classmates. “I got kicked out of junior high school for making up this rap song about this teacher, and everybody thought it was really funny, so I sold it to all my buddies.”

AFROMAN is slated to be on The Howard Stern Show on August 22nd. Fans can learn more about AFROMAN by logging on to

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