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Tone Lōc is the stage name of Anthony Terrell Smith (born March 3, 1966), an American hip hop artist and actor, most known for his 1989 hit singles "Wild Thing" and "Funky Cold Medina". He is also known for his deep, gravelly, hoarse voice-- the result of a childhood tea-drinking accident that left his throat scalded. Tone Lōc was born in south Compton, California and attended University High School, though he rose to prominence in Los Angeles. His stage name comes from "Antonio Loco" ("Crazy Antonio"), a nickname his friends gave him.Read More...
Both "Wild Thing" and "Funky Cold Medina" involved a notable collaboration with fellow pop rap artist Young M.C.. the two being singles released from the 1989 album 'Lōc-ed After Dark'. "Wild Thing", includes a drum beat and guitar riff from Van Halen's song "Jamie's Cryin'". Though the sample was used illegally without permission, Van Halen did not sue at first, finally enacting a civil lawsuit that was settled later on.
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- LyricsAlright, dig it
Cold coolin at a bar, and I'm lookin for some action
But like Mike Jagger said, I can't get no satisfaction
The girls are all around, but none of them want to get with me
My threads are fresh and I'm lookin def, yo, what's up with L-o-see?
- LyricsLet's do it
Workin' all week 9 to 5 for my money
So when the weekend comes I go get live with the honey
Rollin' down the street I saw this girl and she was pumpin'
I winked my eye she got into the ride went to a club was jumpin'
- LyricsWhen I get to a party, To get it started
I grab tha microphone and rock it cold hearted
Go behind tha curtains while my fanz they point
You know what Loc's doin', I'm blazin a joint
Cause it seems a lot of times, I'm at my best
- LyricsThis jam I created will leave you devastated
And when I'm finished rockin you will appreciate it
The structure of this rhyme will reign supreme
To have a cut like this is a MC's dream
You first heard this cut, you thought it was imperceptible
- Wild Thang (1989) - 10,152 plays
- Funky Cold Medina (Re-Recorded / Remastered) - 7,768 plays
- All Through the Night - 7,070 plays
- Loc'ed After Dark - 8,381 plays
- I Got It Goin' On - 7,538 plays
- Funky Cold Medina (1989) - 7,630 plays