Loc-ed After Dark

Loc-ed After Dark

by Tone-LocTone-Loc


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A forgotten man in the rise of West Coast rap, Tone-Loc was effectively cut off from his hometown scene in Los Angeles by his unexpected pop success. Paced by the singles "Wild Thing" and "Funky Cold Medina" -- both co-written by a pre-fame Young MC -- and some of the earliest productions by the legendary Dust Brothers, Loc's debut album, Loc-ed After Dark, became the second rap album to top the pop charts, following the Beastie Boys' Licensed to Ill. Loc's distinctively rough, raspy voice and easygoing delivery made him an appealing storyteller, but he was aiming for the streets more than the pop charts. So there's the occasional profanity, the stalker-tinged title track, and "Cheeba Cheeba," which made waves at the time as one of the earliest pro-marijuana raps on record (of course, this was before Cypress Hill, and Nancy Reagan's "Just Say No" campaign was still fresh in the public's mind). The minor singles "I Got It Goin' On" and "On Fire" (the latter the first record ever released on Delicious Vinyl) are both pretty good, but some of the album's momentum is wasted on some fairly standard MC boasts (Loc has much more personality than he does lyrical technique). Even if Loc-ed After Dark is erratic, though, it still deserves more respect than it's generally accorded.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/20/2001
Label: Delicious Vinyl
UPC: 0081227677428
catalogNumber: 76774
Rank: 902


  1. On Fire
  2. Wild Thing
  3. Loc'ed After Dark
  4. I Got It Goin' On
  5. Cutting Rhythms
  6. Funky Cold Medina
  7. Next Episode
  8. Cheeba Cheeba
  9. Don't Get Close
  10. Loc'in on the Shaw
  11. The Homies

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Anthony Smith   Primary Artist,Vocals
Arik Marshall   Guitar
Ndea   Vocals
Kevin O'Neal   Bass
Lonnie Marshall   Bass
Anthony Smith   Sampling

Technical Credits

Mario Caldato   Engineer
Young MC   Composer
Dust Brothers   Producer
Matt Dike   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Eric Haze   Art Direction
Derek Ridgers   Back Cover,Cover Photo
B-Dub   Cover Photo
Anthony Smith   Composer
Michael Ross   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
John "Dusty" King   Composer
M. "Dusty" Simpson   Composer

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