An artist known as “the world’s highest rapper” will soon be more than 6,200 foot above sea level, when Afroman appears at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa’s Blu Nightclub Sunday, Sept. 1.
Born Joseph Edgar Foreman, Afroman is probably best known for his 2000 hit “Because I Got High.” Released in 2001, the song describes a bevy of motivational, social, medical and legal challenges afflicting a habitual marijuana user. The track initially gained widespread popularity on the internet before being released as a single. It was nominated for the Best Rap Solo Performance Grammy in 2002 and was featured in several films, including Kevin Smith’s “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.”
Afroman signed with Universal Records after the single’s release, following up with the record “The Good Times” in 2001. He has since released much of his music independently. Other albums include “Drunk ‘n’ High,” “A Colt 45 Christmas” and “Waiting to Inhale.”
Foreman lists Too Short, Big Daddy Kane and 2 Live Crew among his hip-hop influences. Onstage, Afroman often plays a Gibson EDS-1275, a double-necked electric guitar, as well as drums and bass. He has appeared both as a solo artist and with a live band.
Josh Sweigert, Lake Tahoe Action