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‘Because I Got High’ rapper visits South Lake Tahoe

Afroman performs at Whiskey Dick's Saloon on Friday, Feb. 16.
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What: Afroman

When: Friday, Feb. 16, 9 p.m.

Where: Whiskey Dick’s Saloon

Tickets: $20 Advance, $25 Day of Show

Info: http://www.facebook.com/whiskeydickstahoe

One-hit wonder Afroman is headed to South Lake Tahoe.

“Born Joseph Foreman, Afroman is a Southern rapper best known for his hit stoner classic ‘Because I Got High.’ Citing influences like Too $hort, Big Daddy Kane and 2 Live Crew, he began his rap career in the eighth grade, when he started making homemade tapes of his own songs and passing them out to his classmates,” states a press release from Late-Nite Productions.

From there, Afroman’s journey to success took him from Los Angeles to Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where he joined forces with drummer Jody Stallone and keyboardist/bassist Daryl Havard.

“In the spring of 2000 he recorded his breakout LP, ‘Because I Got High,’ with producer Tim Ramenofsky. He distributed it at shows with the help of T-Bones Records in Hattiesburg. As word spread about his live shows, demand for his music increased,” continues the release.

The hit song gained recognition and Afroman was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2002.

Since then, the rapper has gone on to release collections such as 2008’s “Frobama,” 2014’s “One Hit Wonder” and 2016’s “Happy to Be Alive.”

Catch Afroman at South Shore’s Whiskey Dick’s Saloon on Friday, Feb. 16. The gig begins at 9 p.m. and also features the talents of Luck Factor Zero and The Guestlist.

Tickets cost $20 in advance, $25 on the day of the show, and are available at the venue and The Spot, as well as online at http://www.ticketweb.com.

Learn more about the show at http://www.facebook.com/whiskeydickstahoe.

— Lake Tahoe Action

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