Tone Loc

Anthony Terrell Smith

Also known as T-Loco, T. Smith, Töne Löc, Ton Loc, Ton-Loc, Tone Lóc, Tone Lõc, Tone Lock, Tone Lōc, Tone-Loc, Tone-Lōc, Tone‐Loc, Tony Loc
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Discography of Tone Loc:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 On Fire / Funky Cold Medina 3 Audio 1989 4th & Broadway
2 I Got It Goin' On 4 Audio 1989-06-00
3 The Witch 4 Audio 2002 BMG
4 Funky Cold Medina 4 Audio 1989-03-00
5 Lōc'ed After Dark 13 Audio 1989 Delicious Vinyl
6 Funky Cold Medina 'Y2K 3 Audio 1999
7 Loc'ed After Dark 11 Audio 1989 Delicious Vinyl
8 Wild Thing 4 Audio 1988 Delicious Vinyl
9 All Through The Night 4 Audio 1991 4th & Broadway
10 I Got It Goin' On 4 Audio 1989
11 Loc'ed After Dark 11 Audio 1989 Delicious Vinyl
12 Wild Thing 4 Audio 1988
13 Wild Thing 2 Audio 1989-01-00 4th & Broadway
14 Wild Thing 4 Audio 1989
15 Funky Cold Medina 'Y2K 5 Audio 1999
16 Funky Cold Medina 2 Audio 1989
17 Wild Thing 2 Audio 1988 Delicious Vinyl
18 On Fire / I Got It Goin' On 4 Audio 1987 Delicious Vinyl
19 Loc'ed After Dark / Wild Thing 4 Audio 1988 4th & Broadway
20 Funky Cold Medina 4 Audio 1989 Delicious Vinyl
21 Cool Hand Lōc 11 Audio 1991
22 Loc'ed After Dark 11 Audio 1989
23 Wild Thing 'Y2K 4 Audio 1999 BMG
24 Lōc'ed After Dark 13 Audio 1989 Island Records
25 Loc'ed After Dark 11 Audio 1989 Delicious Vinyl
26 I Got It Goin' On 4 Audio 1989 4th & Broadway
27 Funky Cold Medina 4 Audio 1989 Delicious Vinyl
28 Funky Cold Madonna / Another Insomnia 2 Audio
29 Funky Cold Medina 4 Audio 1989 Island Records
30 Wild Thing 4 Audio 1988 Island Records
31 Funky Cold Medina (Remix) 4 Track EP 4 Audio 1989 4th & Broadway
32 Loc'ed After Dark 11 Audio 1989 Delicious Vinyl
33 Wild Thing 4 Audio 1989 Festival Records
34 I Got It Goin' On 5 Audio 1989 Island Records
35 Wild Thing 4 Audio 1988-12-00 Delicious Vinyl
36 Funky Cold Medina 2 Audio 1989 Island Records
37 Wild Thing 4 Audio 1989 4th & Broadway
38 Loc'ed After Dark 11 Audio 1989 4th & Broadway
39 I Got It Goin' On 5 Audio 1989 Delicious Vinyl
40 Cool Hand Lōc 11 Audio 1991 4th & Broadway
41 I Got It Goin' On 3 Audio 1989 Streetheat Music
42 Lōc'ed After Dark 11 Audio 1989 Island Records
43 Lōc'ed After Dark 11 Audio 1989 4th & Broadway
44 Lōc'ed After Dark 11 Audio 1989
45 Loc'ed After Dark 18 Audio 2006 Delicious Vinyl
46 All Through The Night 6 Audio 1991 Delicious Vinyl
47 Wild Thing 4 Audio 2004 Delicious Vinyl
48 On Fire / I Got It Goin' On 4 Audio 1987
49 Loc'ed After Dark 11 Audio 1989 Island Records
50 Posse Love 3 Audio 1993 A&M Records


American hip-hop artist/actor, born 3 March 1966, Compton, California. Scored big in 1989 with his crossover hit "Wild Thing." Taken from his debut album, Loc-ed After Dark, the single was penned by fellow pop-rapper [a=Young MC] and featured a sample from [a=Van Halen]'s "Jamie's Cryin'". Tone Loc was discovered by [l=Delicious Vinyl] label owners [a=Matt Dike] and [a=Michael Ross] in the late '80s, who signed him for his unique, gravelly voice. Even though "Wild Thing" and its follow-up, "Funky Cold Medina" (also written by [a=Young MC]) were huge commercial hits, and Loc-ed After Dark was only the second rap album to top the charts, Loc was quickly scorned by a majority of the hip-hop scene. Consequently, his sophomore effort, Cool Hand Loc (1991), didn't fare as well. Loc adapted, however, and left music behind to focus on his acting career. Tone Loc has since appeared in television (on Fox's "Roc") and movies (Posse, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective); and has used his instantly recognizable vocal chords to voice-over commercials and animated works.

Got his nickname from his name "Tony" and the slang term "Lōc", which refers to members of the Los Angeles street gang the "Crips", of which Tone Lōc was previously a member.


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