Afroman Is Here To Remind Us That Drug Abuse Can Really Screw Up Your Copyrights

May 12th, 2009 // 2 Comments

You know, I thought the THC-filled patriotism splashed across the cover of Frobama: Head Of State–the new album by the chronically high, Grammy-nominated Afroman–was going to be the best thing about today. But then Jeff Rosenthal said to me “Someone just said that he made ‘Because I Got High 2009′?,” and things brightened a little bit more.

Well, at least his proclivity for getting high hasn’t rendered him inert enough to not realize that re-re-re-merchandising yourself is never a bad idea. Why, just take a listen to “Because I Got High 2007,” which Afroman self-released, complete with Asher Roth-predicting cover!

Yep, it’s the same song–with just a title tweak. Even the Doritos-crunching is still there! And the choking fit! Shenanigans, or a sign that sometimes, Highdeas can be pretty profitable with very little effort? It’s a point to ponder! So in honor of that ingenuity–and those “la de da da da da”s being permanently lodged in my brain–let’s take a listen to the original, back when Afroman had things like video production budgets:

Afroman – Because I Got High 2009 [YouTube]
afroman – because I got high [Dailymotion]
[HT: Universal Music Group]


  1. wow, check this nominee list out:

    Rap Solo Performance
    ”Because I Got High,” Afroman
    ”Who We Be,” DMX
    ”Get Ur Freak On,” Missy ”Misdemeanor” Eliott
    ”Izzo (H.O.V.A.),” Jay-Z
    ”Ride Wit Me,” Nelly

  2. @Maura: One of these things is / Not like the others / Which one is different / Do you know?

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