Sweet Tree Farms Presents Afroman

Event Date/Doors Open: 
Friday, April 12, 2019 - 8:00pm
Event Time: 
$18 Advance

On Friday, April 12, Sweet Tree Farms presents Afroman at the WOW Hall.

Afroman (Joseph Edgar Foreman, born July 28, 1974) is a Grammy nominated artist best known for his 2001 hit single, “Because I Got High”.  In 2014, Afroman recorded a new version of the song along with a video that highlight’s the positive side of marijuana; taking the song from cool party anthem to real-time legalization anthem.  As might be expected, the video with viral.

The focus of the new version is a result of the pairing of Afroman with the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) and Weedmaps. The updated song promotes the medical and economical benefits of marijuana in order to educate the public and push for legalization.

Afroman says, "The remake of ‘Because I Got High’ is a collaboration that evolved from passion on all sides. I was still living in prohibition while my fellow comrades across state lines are living legalized. I had to take a stand."

A rapper, multi-instrumentalist and musician, Foreman's musical career began in the eighth grade, when he began recording homemade songs and selling them to his classmates.  Foreman also performed in his church, playing both the drums and guitar.

In 1998, Afroman released his first album, My Fro-losophy.  Afroman's album Because I Got High was released in 2000 and gained popularity once its title track was played on The Howard Stern Show.  The song became a hit and was featured in the films Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, The Perfect Score and Disturbia.  "Because I Got High" was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance in 2002.

After the single's success, Universal signed Afroman to a six-album deal.

Tickets are $18 in advance.  Doors open at 8:00 pm and showtime is 8:30.