Afroman performing at Whiskey Dick’s in South Lake Tahoe
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When: Friday, Feb. 15, 9 p.m.
Where: Whiskey Dick’s (2660 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, Calif.)
Crack a 40, roll a fatty and get to Whiskey Dick’s Friday for the one, the only: Afroman.
That’s right, the rapper and musician returns to South Shore for a 9 p.m. performance in one of Tahoe’s … most intimate venues.
For the unfamiliar, Afroman — or Joseph Foreman as he’s legally known — is the man behind classics like “Palmdale” and “Crazy Rap.” And in case you couldn’t tell from other song titles such as “Lets all Get Drunk” and “She Won’t Let Me F***,” the Los Angeles-raised artist likes to have a good time, and he encourages his fans to do the same.
However, Afroman sought to add more variety to his catalogue with the release of “Afroholic…The Even Better Times” in 2004.
“I caught a lot of flak for having so many drug references in my music, so on this album I wanted to give cats a few songs that are really good but don’t say anything about drugs,” Afroman said while discussing the album in his online bio. “For example, on ‘Cali Swangin’,’ I’m talking about low-riding, which I really love to do. That’s one of my hobbies — it’s kind of like skateboarding to me. I’ve also got another tune called ‘Just My Paranoia’ that’s simply my interpolation of the song ‘Just My Imagination.’”
Still, Afroman is best known for his 2001 hit “Because I Got High.”
As adults of a certain age can attest, the song was in heavy rotation at high school and college parties for years after its release. Ironically, the lyrics tell of cannabis’ negative impacts on a man’s life — something the artist, at the time, said he struggled with.
Despite that bit of factual information, the song remains a stoner anthem and Afroman’s biggest hit.
If reading this makes you nostalgic for those good ol’ days when you had to hide your bong and keep Visine at the ready, head to http://www.ticketweb.com to get your tickets. Cost is $20. He performs with Mr. Mixx from 2 Live Crew.
Afroman fans will not be disappointed with the artist’s live performance … but then again, they probably already know that. You can learn a little bit more about the Afroman on his extremely outdated website: http://www.afromanmuzzicc.com.