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‘Because I Got High’ rapper visits South Lake Tahoe

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

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."

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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

If you go …

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