Afroman headlines Whiskey Dick’s Saloon in South Lake Tahoe | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Afroman headlines Whiskey Dick’s Saloon in South Lake Tahoe

Afroman headlines Whiskey Dick's Saloon on Friday, March 24.

In 2001, "Because I Got High" swept the nation and earned a Grammy nom for Best Rap Solo Performance. This weekend, the man behind the hit is gracing Tahoe's South Shore — on Friday, March 24 Afroman takes the Whiskey Dick's Saloon stage at 9 p.m.

"A hilarious ode to the pitfalls of smoking marijuana, the track was a Top 10 tune in over a dozen countries, with the album certified gold in the United States," states the rapper's online biography.

Afroman got his start in the music business in eighth grade when he wrote a song about a teacher who kicked him out of school.

"It sold about 400 copies: It was selling to teachers, students, just about everybody," he said.

The artist is also known for his song "Crazy Rap (Colt 45 & 2 Zig Zags)," which is featured on "The Good Times" album along with "Because I Got High."

"While most of the tracks admittedly focus upon having a good time, listeners who know Afroman solely through 'Because I Got High' are in for a surprise," continues the bio.

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The musician's latest record, "Happy to Be Alive," debuted in May 2016. He was most recently featured on Big K's single "Official (Loud Music!)" in October 2016.

Tickets for Afroman's performance are available in advance for $18 and go up to $20 on the day of the show.

Learn more about the gig and how to purchase tickets online at http://www.facebook.com/whiskeydickstahoe. Additional information about Afroman can be found at http://www.afromanmuzzicc.com.

The venue is located at 2660 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

— Lake Tahoe Action

If you go …

What: Afroman

When: Friday, March 24, 9 p.m.

Where: Whiskey Dick’s Saloon

Tickets: $18 in advance, $20 day of show

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