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“Because I Got High” is a Grammy-nominated song by Afroman from his album of the same name. This live, unedited recording was shot with famed Executive Producer Chris Cowey at Kaufman Astoria Studios in Queens, New York for broadcast on the long-running popular British television show, “Top of the Pops.” The lyrics of the song describe how cannabis use is degrading his quality of life. The song rose from obscurity to popularity after it was circulated around the Internet and became a hit worldwide.

Afroman (Joseph Edgar Foreman) is an American rapper who came to prominence with his singles “Because I Got High” and “Crazy Rap.” Because I Got High is the second studio album by Afroman. The record was released on T-Bones Records in 2000. It is considered to be his breakthrough album, as it contained his most popular song, “Because I Got High.” The songs: “Because I Got High”, “Mississippi”, “Hush”, “Tumbleweed”, “She Won’t Let Me F**k”, “Tall Cans”, and “American Dream” would later be featured on The Good Times in 2001. “Because I Got High” went to Number One on the New Zealand charts, where it stayed for four weeks, in 2000. Foreman was nominated for a Grammy award in 2002.