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- $15 for two tickets to see Afroman (up to $13.98 value each) with two well or domestic drinks ($4 value each; up to $35.96 total value)
- When: Friday, March 21, at 7 p.m.
- Where: Diesel Concert Lounge
- Section: general admission
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- The name he had when he was a bald baby: Joseph Edgar Foreman
- And the name he took when the hair grew in: Afroman
- When Afroman started rapping: in eighth grade, where he recorded homemade raps about his teacher and sold them to his classmates
- The track that made Afroman blow up like the world’s dopest puffer fish: “Because I Got High”
- Legal ways that track first made it to the public: The Howard Stern Show, live concerts
- But how most heard it in 2000: through an antiquated service known as Napster, which ran on steam and required a handcrank
- How high that hit got: it earned Afroman a Grammy nomination, scored him a major record deal, and put him on the road with like-minded acts such as Cyprus Hill and Method Man
- Fun fact about Afroman: he plays a mean Gibson SG double-neck, just like Jimmy Page
- What to expect from the show: smooth raps that might include “Let’s All Get Drunk Tonight,” “Colt 45,” and his signature hit, plus guitar solos
Diesel Concert Lounge
“It’s like a little city in there,” says co-owner Mike Mitchell of the 47,000 square feet of entertainment surrounding Diesel Concert Lounge. As part of the Premier Lanes complex—also home to an Italian restaurant and the Premier Lanes Bowling Alley—Diesel Concert Lounge is a complete about-face from the space’s previous incarnation: a country music club called Diamonds & Spurs. With Mitchell and Premier Lanes’ owner Joe Sgroi behind the scenes, the floor where cows once learned how to square-dance is now a haven for head-banging hard rock and head-bobbing hip-hop. As one of the only places in Michigan to sport multiple stages within one venue, Diesel keeps its calendar packed with a variety of touring stars and local heroes. Most of those heroes, including Kid Rock, Megadeth, and Uncle Kracker, are enshrined on the walls in hand-printed concert posters.