Today in Hip-Hop: Tone Lōc Releases ‘Lōc-ed After Dark’

On this day, Jan. 23 in hip-hop history… 1989: Tone Lōc dropped his debut album, Lōc-ed After Dark.   Lōc-ed After Dark was a huge critical and commercial success for the then 23-year-old L.A. rapper. The gravelly-voiced MC carved out a sound all his own thanks to the help of funk-infused bass lines and his clever art of storytelling. The record hit #1 on Billboard 200 in April of that year and spawned memorable hits like “Wild Thing” and “Funky Cold Medina.” After Lōc-ed After Dark was certified double platinum by RIAA, the Delicious Vinyl artist followed up with a second (and final) album ...

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