Afroman may not be a name that many music fans recoginize, but there's a certain crowd — mostly high school and college students in the early 2000s and pot smokers — who remember his 2001 top 10 hit "Because I Got High" with a certain fondness. For those former fans and anyone else looking for a night of fun, party tunes, the rapper will bring his 40oz iPod Tour to Drink! on Oct. 15.
The amicable rapper, whose albums include "The Good Times" "Afronolic" and "Waiting to Inhale", made his mark on the music world making good-natured, hard-partying tracks about drinkin and smoking the night away.
But after so many years of practicing what he preached, Afroman realized he had substance abuse issues and cleaned up his act. He still performs the party anthems that made him a hit, but has also focused his newer work on some different themes.
"I caught a lot of flak for having so many drug references in my music, so I wanted to give cats a few songs that are really good but don't say anything about drugs," reveals the singer. "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.'"
He's currently touring the southeast with about 20 shows in the Carolinas, Georgia, Florida, Alabama and Mississippi over the next two months. For more information on the tour or to listen to Afroman's music, click here.
Here's the details for the Oct. 16 Shows in Myrtle Beach: