Afroman is preparing
to release Jobe Bells, a twelve-song compilation of holiday spoofs on
his own Hungry Hustler Records.
Songs like “Deck
My Balls,” “Violent Night,” “Chronic Tree,” and
“The 12 J’s of Christmas” are amongst the tracks of humorous
holiday content on the project.
Produced by Po
Boy and the 2 Zigg Zaggs (Afroman’s back-up group), Jobe Bells
takes you back to the childhood days of school time joking on Christmas carols.
Most of the album
was penned when Afroman was a high school student. He said the album was “a
black dude’s version of Christmas in South Central.”
season is about laughter and happiness, and this will bring you both by the
bucketful, especially if your holiday season is a bit bleak, and mine were pretty
much like that a lot of the time,” Afroman said. “I grew up in South
Central so I had to make comedy out of whatever I had.”
The rapper said
the album is not meant to slight the Christmas holiday, he wants to bring a
bit of humor back to the rap industry.
a funny rapper – I’m peaceful. I don’t rap about killing people,”
Afroman continued. “I find light-hearted things to rap about, and I’d
rather make people laugh. I represent the average person that likes to just
go out and drink a beer, smoke a joint, laugh, dance and go home.”
Afroman is currently
on tour promoting Afroholic, the follow-up to The Good Times,
the album that contained Afroman’s biggest hit, “Because I Got High.”
The Good Times
sold over 1.8 million copies worldwide. Jobe Bells will be released