It's the same old, same old from Afroman -- drinking, getting stoned, and getting in trouble. While his subject matter and lazy flow haven't changed a bit, with Drunk'n'High the rapper has settled into a comfortable indie life as explained on the highlight "Husler Man." "Go to your computer and select it/Shop online/And I'll ship it" promotes the man's cottage industry, and then he rattles off all the major music retailers -- some now dead and buried -- who have done him wrong. It's a Kottonmouth Kings/Insane Clown Posse-type move, and it suits him just fine. Not so different from what a Kings or ICP fan desires, Afroman's target audience just wants to get drunk and even more so, high along with flipping the bird to authority. From beginning to end, Drunk'n'High does just that, over beats that are better than expected but never stunning. What is impressive is the clever "Scrollin Thru My Bitches," a seven-minute epic that pages through Afroman's black book and lists all of his female conquests in alphabetical order. The out-of-place "Gotta Stop Drinkin" is a real bad hangover but it's the only time the album isn't entertaining. With so much weed talk and plenty of empty 40s rolling across the floor, this isn't for everybody; however, those who still pull out his big hit "Because I Got High" on a regular basis are going to pleased by this simple, unambitious, and rather fun album.
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AllMusic Review by David Jeffries