Tone Loc releases Loc-Ed After Dark (Deluxe Edition)

Posted on 27 September 2012
By Bert Bernstein
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Few voices of any genre have the distinct sound quality possessed by rapper Tone Loc.

Match that with one of the most laid-back flows in hip-hop and the result is one of the first rap albums to ever reach #1 on the pop charts as well as to be certified platinum.

Over two decades since Tone Loc’s debut album was released in 1989, Delicious Vinyl is proud to bring you the album once again in its entirety, plus seven additional bonus tracks that include remixes and unreleased material.

For a debut rap album, Loc’ed After Dark spans a wide range of styles, and with this release, listeners will be able to experience them in their fully remastered glory.

The title track features one of the first major uses of the oft-sampled Edwin Starr track Easin’ In, and does it with the deft and simplicity many of those later tracks lacked.

The album also boasts early production from a pre-Beastie Boys production duo Dust Brothers (Fight Club soundtrack)on songs such as Next Episode and Don’t Get Close, among others.

Even casual hip-hop listeners will enjoy re-discovering classic party jams Wild Thing and Funky Cold Medina.

As always, this brand new edition will feature detailed cover art as well as exclusives never previously seen, adding to the enduring legacy of one of hip hop’s biggest early names.

Tracklisting Original Album:
ON FIRE (REMIX)
WILD THING
LOC’ED AFTER DARK
I GOT IT GOIN’ ON
CUTTING RHYTHMS *
FUNKY COLD MEDINA
NEXT EPISODE *
CHEEBA CHEEBA
DON’T GET CLOSE *
LOC’IN ON THE SHAW
THE HOMIES

Bonus Tracks
ON FIRE (NEW FLAVOR)
CHEEBA CHEEBA (VOCAL)
I GOT IT GOIN’ ON (REMIX)
THE HOMIES (ON TILT MIX)
THE FINE LINE BETWEEN
HYPER AND STUPID
WILD THING (WILD BEATS)
FUNKY BEATS