Joseph Edgar Foreman, aka Afroman, launched his career by selling home recordings of his raps to his eighth-grade classmates. His first tape, which moved 400 copies, was about a teacher who’d had him kicked out of school. “It was selling to teachers, students, just about everybody,” he says in a press release. “I realized that, even though I wasn’t at school, my song was at school, so in a way I was still there.” Afroman went on to earn a Grammy nomination and record hits like “Crazy Rap” and “Because I Got High.” (He’s also aligned with personal totems like a giant pot leaf necklace and a 40-ounce bottle of Colt 45.) Afroman plays Asheville Music Hall on Wednesday, June 4, at 10 p.m. Philo, Metaphonia and members of Empire Strikes Brass also perform. $15 advance/$18 day of show. ashevillemusichall.com. Photo courtesy of Afroman
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