By: Amanda Lewis
Jesus Hernandez On the set of Afroman's music video for the new version of "Because I Got High"
Few novelty songs are as much fun as Afroman's 2000 track "Because I Got High." (The video, which has 47 million views, is at the bottom of this post.)
The Grammy-nominated hip-hop jam worked not just because it's an hilarious earworm, but because it tells a story. It starts off relatable: "I was gonna clean my room/ Until then I got high," but soon, like the genius Anna-Faris-as-pothead flick Smiley Face, it escalates to the absurd: "I wasn't gonna run from the cops, but I was high...Now I'm a paraplegic."
Now Afroman, who hails from Palmdale, has recorded a new version of the track, in conjunction with NORML and Weedmaps, the Irvine-based dispensary directory app. It's not out yet, but we've got a teaser clip of the video below.More »