"Because I Got High" might be the greatest of all stoner anthems. Released in 2000 by California-born rapper-guitarist Afroman, it is easy to sing along to and funnier than, say, Black Sabbath's "Sweet Leaf." "Because I Got High" was actually modeled after one-hit-wonder "Don't Worry Be Happy" and ironically the moral of Afroman's story is that nothing good happens when he gets high. Afroman's mega-hit is just the tip of an often humorous discography which draws from genres including gospel ("Hush"), blues ("You Ain't My Friend"), and country ("Thank God I'm a Homeboy").
Afroman performs Monday, June 2, at California Brew Haus, 402 Ridge Road West. 7 p.m. $15. Ticketfly.com/venue/11621-the-california-brew-haus