Eight Gigs: Afroman

Tues., June 7, 7 p.m., The Boardwalk, $20-$25

The hip-hop artist known for songs like “Because I Got High,” “Tumbleweed” and “Palmdale” keeps churning out new tunes and touring the country on the power of Colt 45, two Zig-Zags and his double-neck guitar. And although the fun-loving, marijuana-smoking artist may come off as the guy you want to party with, his arrest last February for assaulting a woman who danced on stage may have fans singing another tune. That said, Afroman released a new EP, The N-Word, last year with 11 tracks that express his feelings toward the use of the derogatory term. 9426 Greenback Lane in Orangevale, www.afromanmuzzicc.com.