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Afroman Releases ‘Because I Got High’ Remake To Support Pot Legalization

Thu, October 16, 2014 5:04pm EDT by Chris Rogers 1 Comment

Thirteen years after releasing his breakthrough hit, Afroman has returned with a remake to ‘Because I Got High’ in an effort to support upcoming pro-marijuana votes. Watch the video here!

Afroman, 40, released a new version of “Because I Got High,” which lists all the reasons why marijuana has helped him in life. The rapper-singer has done so in an effort to support nationwide marijuana legalization efforts.

Afroman Releases ‘Because I Got High’ Remake For Marijuana Legalization

While the original song, released in 2000, highlighted a lot of poor decisions Afroman made because of smoking weed, this Positive Remix details the advantages of legalizing marijuana.

“I had problems with glaucoma/But then I got high/Smelled the cannibis aroma/And I got high/Glaucoma getting better and I know why,” Afroman sings on the new version.

“‘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. 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.”

Afroman Brings Attention To Nov. 4 Votes

The release of the video was timed with Smoke The Vote, a campaign that hopes to bring attention to the Nov. 4 votes, in which Alaska, Oregon and the District of Columbia will decide on the legalization of marijuana, while Florida will vote on a medical marijuana amendment.

What do you think of Afroman’s remake, HollywoodLifers? Should marijuana be legalized? Tell us how you feel!

— Chris Rogers

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