Good Times

The Good Times

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by Afroman
     
 

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For those who haven't heard Joseph "Afroman" Foreman's ubiquitous "Because I Got High," suffice to say that Foreman's biggest fan is Howard Stern, whose on-air advocacy made an unknown song into a 2001 summer anthem. Quite possibly the oddest antidrug statement to hit pop music since Merle Haggard's "Okie from Muskogee," -- and the

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For those who haven't heard Joseph "Afroman" Foreman's ubiquitous "Because I Got High," suffice to say that Foreman's biggest fan is Howard Stern, whose on-air advocacy made an unknown song into a 2001 summer anthem. Quite possibly the oddest antidrug statement to hit pop music since Merle Haggard's "Okie from Muskogee," -- and the biggest novelty tune since the heyday of Dr. Demento and "Disco Duck" -- "Because I Got High" details the painful downward spiral of a chronic marijuana user as his career and family life are undermined by the drug. Of course, the song's hilarious mix of Too $hort ghetto groove and Randy Newman melody make such ruin seem like the best party going -- so much for Foreman's "message." The remainder of his major league debut on Universal is in the same vein --"Tumbleweed," "Let's All Get Drunk," and "The American Dream" combine jokey, vaguely misogynist boasts with sing-song melodies for a steady stream of party music that only a radio shock jock (and his millions of listeners) could love.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
"Because I Got High" is one of those genius, perfectly conceived and executed singles that seems to arise from the ether as if it has always been there. Sparely instrumented, recorded so nonchalantly it's hard to believe that anybody believed that the tape was rolling, it's a riot -- it's not just a frat rock anthem, it's a logical, brilliant record, escalating from verse to verse, with its consciously off-handed comments still capable of eliciting extreme laughter on the 20th spin. It's so good, in fact, that it's easy to expect that the rest of Afroman's The Good Times is of a similar caliber. The full-length is in the same vein as the hit, and is fairly well produced, but it just doesn't have the spark that makes "Because I Got High" such an intoxicating, irresistible single. So, if you're looking just for that song, you're better off with the Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back soundtrack, because at least with that you get Jason Mewes' brilliant updating of "Jay's Rap."

Product Details

Release Date:
08/28/2001
Label:
Umvd Labels
UPC:
0044001497926
catalogNumber:
014979
Rank:
4529

Tracks

  1. Because I Got High
  2. Crazy Rap
  3. She Won't Let Me...
  4. Hush
  5. Tumbleweed
  6. Let's All Get Drunk
  7. Tall Cans
  8. Palmdale
  9. Mississippi
  10. The American Dream

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Performance Credits

Afroman   Primary Artist

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The Good Times 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Light it up!!!! I was going to write something but I got High
Guest More than 1 year ago
the school part tells the story of me failing grade 10!
Guest More than 1 year ago
nobody can get mad at the man because he got high...so lets all get high!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nothin but laughs,,,great C/D
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is the best cd thats come out ina while, extremely funny
Guest More than 1 year ago
The song is slamin' but u just can't have good sex when u are high cause u forget what u are goin' to do
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a truely great CD. I haven't had this much fun sense the last time me and Monica were together, 2 days ago. I have incourged Al Gore to drop Lieberman as his running mate in 2004 and instead go with Afroman.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i listened to the song...... and now i'm high, the song told me to, and i didn't fight
Guest More than 1 year ago
This man is a true pot head. ''Because I got high'' has to be one of the best weed songs I've heard since ''Buddah Luvas'' on Bone's E. 1999.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think Joseph deserves all the best in the world! He has worked hard for his achievements and he is a wonderful person. He speaks his mind in his songs and that is what counts.I think it is great that he isn't singing about killing people like many other artists.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This song is the B-O-M-B! I was gonna listen to the rest of the Cd but I GOT HIGH!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really like this record. I was skeptical when I picked it up, but it's a very good joke rap record. The man is truely hilarious, and not an awful musician. I wouldn't call him an instrumental virtouso, but he holds his own. I think this is definately worth a listen to everyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Personally I loved tha album. I thought it was awesome. I liked the way Afroman takes a different approach to anti-drug use. He does it so smoothly and makes it less of a serious subject. Don't get me wrong, drug use is a serious issue. Afroman has some very nice vocals and kind of makes it sound kind of old school. I noticed that he brought back some old beats to tha front stage. Although Afroman pushes profanity levels to tha max, it's still a good album and I reconmend it to anyone that has a sense of humor and is not easily offened.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are a hip-hop lovin' , bud smokin'person, with a sense of humor , this C.D. is for you.I think that afro man is one of a kind and original , and you should really give this C.D. and chance.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this CD is awesome! funny too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
is very good
Guest More than 1 year ago
Yo man i love dis album yall gots ta give it a shot. If you like ta smoke blunts and get high every night dis albums u fo sho.