The crusade to legalize marijuana now has an anthem thanks to Afroman.
The original version of the song didn’t end so well for Afroman back in 2000—he lost his wife and kids! It was perfect case against the recreational drug. The 2014 remix, however, focuses on the upside of pot. Let Afroman tell it, weed will charge you up like an energy drink, calm your frayed nerves and fund your local public schools.
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The remix of “Because I Got High” is love letter to weed because Afroman says he owes his success to the natural narcotic. “‘Because I Got High’ put me on the map – it’s what got me a record deal, a Grammy nomination and made me a household name,” Afroman told ‘Rolling Stone.’ “Getting high – and rapping about it – got me to where I am today and I’ll be forever grateful for that.
He stated in conclusion, “With the current political battle with states trying to legalize weed, I thought it was a good time to educate—or set the record straight—about marijuana’s benefits, which is why I wanted to remake the song.”