All About Afroman – Career, Family, Contribution to Music and Entertainment, Entry into Politics

By | April 24, 2024

Joseph Edgar Foreman, better known by his stage name, Afroman, became popular with his hit song "Because I Got High." It also earned him a Grammy nomination for the Best Rapper Solo Performance in 2002. He is an American rapper, songwriter, musician, and political figure.

Afroman is an American rapper, songwriter, and musician

Afroman is an American rapper, songwriter, and musician

Early Life

Afroman was born on July 28, 1974, in Los Angeles, California. As of April 2024, he is 49 years old. His family belonged to the low-income group and often struggled to make ends meet. In his neighborhood, drugs and violence were common.

Unfortunately, his parents separated when he was young. He and his siblings were raised by his mother, who was an addict. Afroman's love for music developed while growing up. He played the guitar and composed songs based on the realities and challenges in his surroundings.

He attended Palmdale High School but dropped out in 1991 to pursue rap music.


Afroman started playing drums at a church when he was a child. At the age of 13, he began writing songs and composing beats. He sold the mixtapes to his schoolmates.

He gained worldwide recognition in 2001 when he released his song "Because I Got High." It topped the music charts in the United Kingdom (UK) and was also a hit in Austria, Australia, Germany, and New Zealand. The song earned Afroman a Grammy Award nomination for the "Best Rap Solo Performance" in 2002.

Afroman released "Because I Got High" in 2001

Afroman released "Because I Got High" in 2001

Afroman's music career kickstarted as early as 2004, and in 2010, it began to look promising. As of 2024, he has released 18 albums, all of which have attracted a large viewership, thus contributing to his net worth.

The albums include:

  • My Fro-losophy
  • Because I Got High
  • Sell your dope
  • The Good Times
  • Afroholic- the even better times
  • Jobe Bells
  • 4R0:20
  • The Hungry Hustlerz: Starvation Is Motivation
  • Drunk ā€˜nā€™ High
  • A Colt 45 Christmas
  • Waiting to Inhale
  • Frobama: head of State
  • Marijuana Music
  • The Frorider
  • Happy to be Alive
  • Cold Fro-T-5 and Two Frigg Fraggs
  • Save a Cadillac, Ride a Homeboy
  • Lemon Pound Cake

Apart from music, Afroman has featured in the movie Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back in 2021, A Thousand Words in 2012, and Known for Disturbia in 2007.

He adopted the stage name Afroman after a girl in her youth teased him for his Afro hairstyle.


In 2022, while holding a concert in Missouri, the rapper revealed his interests in running for the 2024 presidency.

Afroman files for Presidency elections

Afroman files for Presidency elections

Jason Savage, his campaign manager, broke the news, highlighting Marijuana legalization, law enforcement corruption, the housing market, and inflation as the main concepts of the campaign.

Ohio Home Raid

On August 21, 2022, Afroman hit the news headline, as his home in Ohio was raided. The law enforcement unit raided the rapper and politician's house on account of kidnapping and drug trafficking suspicions. However, no evidence was found against him, and no charges were filed.

Afroman claimed that his family got frightened and his video surveillance system and door were broken.

He responded to the entire episode in a way that could help him earn from the events. He released an album, composed music and videos from the raid, and created different merchandise and social media posts addressing the officers involved in the incidence.

The rap song included a section of the police officers who collaborated in the raid incident, citing the damages caused and the impact it had on his life. This, however, did not sit well with the police officers, and that is why they sued Afroman for using their details for business and personal gains.

Personal Life

Afroman roughly weighs 154 pounds (approximately 70 kgs). He is 5'8" tall.


Afroman married Angie Foreman. They have two children. However, they are now separated and prefer to keep their private life away from public view. Thus, little is known about his wife and children.


Afroman declared himself a Christian in 2003. In a 60-minute video, he described his journey as a Christian and the values of being one. The video titled, "How to be Happy in an Unhappy World," summarized all of Afroman's life experiences, how to overcome all the trials and tribulations, and how faith through God's word made him a conqueror.

Assault Charges

While performing live in Biloxi Mississippi on February 17, 2015, the rapper punched a woman in her face. She had walked on stage and approached him from behind while holding a drink. The security escorted the woman from the stage while Afroman was arrested and faced assault charges. However, he was released shortly after, on bond.

Responding to the incident, Afroman's representative said the rapper's reaction was due to the invasion of his space. Afroman apologized later and decided to seek help for anger management.

Net Worth

In 2023, Afroman's net worth as an established rapper, songwriter, and American singer was estimated to be between $4 million to $6 million.

His top hits, "Because I Got High" and "Crazy Rap," earned him a great deal in his music career. Despite a rocky start, his resilience, determination, and goal-oriented characters earned him the big name he has now.

Afroman performing at a 2018 Miami event

Afroman performing at a 2018 Miami event

The two hits attracted the Universal Records, and that's how Afroman started signing better deals from just local performances. YouTube and Spotify are two other major platforms that helped Afroman rise in his music career in 2012, thus increasing his net worth.

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