Afroman released his first album “My Fro-losophy” in 1998. He scored a major hit with the comedic song “Because I Got High” two years later. The song, originally inspired by his unwillingness to clean his room, surged in popularity on Napster after it was played on “The Howard Stern Show.” Nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance, “Because I Got High” was later featured on the soundtracks of “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back,” “The Perfect Score” and “Disturbia.”
The success landed Afroman a place in Cypress Hill’s Smoke Out Festival and a six-album deal with Universal Records. He released the “Jobe Belles” Christmas albums and performed at Insane Clown Posse’s Gathering of the Juggalos.