Lōc-ed After Dark

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Lōc-ed After Dark
Tone-Loc Loc-ed After Dark CD cover.JPG
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 23, 1989 (1989-01-23)
StudioDelicious Vinyl Studios, Hollywood, California
GenreHip hop
Length51:12
LabelDelicious Vinyl
ProducerMatt Dike, Michael Ross, The Dust Brothers
Tone Lōc chronology
Lōc-ed After Dark
(1989)
Cool Hand Lōc
(1991)
Singles from Lōc-ed After Dark
  1. "Wild Thing"
    Released: 1989
  2. "Funky Cold Medina"
    Released: 1989
  3. "I Got It Goin' On"
    Released: 1989

Lōc-ed After Dark is the debut studio album by American rapper Tone Lōc.[1] It was released by Delicious Vinyl on January 23, 1989.[1] It reached number 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.[2] It was certified Double Platinum by the RIAA.[1] It featured three singles: "Wild Thing", "Funky Cold Medina", and "I Got It Goin' On".[3] The album cover is based on Donald Byrd's 1963 album, A New Perspective.[4]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[5]
Robert ChristgauB+[6]

Steve Huey of AllMusic gave the album 4 stars out of 5, saying, "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."[5]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."On Fire (Remix)"4:50
2."Wild Thing"4:23
3."Lōc'ed After Dark"5:11
4."I Got It Goin' On"4:32
5."Cutting Rhythms"5:11
6."Funky Cold Medina"4:08
7."Next Episode"4:01
8."Cheeba Cheeba"6:06
9."Don't Get Close"3:40
10."Lōc'in on the Shaw"4:22
11."The Homies"3:52
Expanded edition (2012) bonus tracks
No.TitleLength
12."On Fire (New Flavor)"5:37
13."Cheeba Cheeba (Vocal)"6:06
14."I Got It Goin' On (Remix)"4:14
15."The Homies (On Tilt Mix)"2:19
16."The Fine Line Between Hyper and Stupid"3:55
17."Wild Thing (Wild Beats)"3:05
18."Funky Beats"2:45

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[7] 11
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[8] 10
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[9] 15
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[10] 54
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[11] 31
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[12] 30
UK Albums (OCC)[13] 22
US Billboard 200[14] 1
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[15] 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Madden, Sidney (January 23, 2015). "Today in Hip-Hop: Tone Loc Drops 'Loc-ed After Dark' Album". XXL. Retrieved May 9, 2017.
  2. ^ "Billboard 200 - The week of April 15, 1989". Billboard. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  3. ^ Fields, Kiah (January 23, 2016). "Today in Hip Hop History: Tone Lōc Releases 'Lōc-ed After Dark' 27 Years Ago". The Source. Retrieved May 9, 2017.
  4. ^ Patrin, Nate (January 29, 2013). "A New Perspective On The Road: Donald Byrd As Driving Music". Blue Note Records. Retrieved May 9, 2017.
  5. ^ a b Huey, Steve. "Loc-ed After Dark - Tone-Loc". AllMusic. Retrieved May 9, 2017.
  6. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: Tone-Loc". Robert Christgau. Retrieved May 12, 2017.
  7. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Tone Loc – Loc-Ed-After-Dark". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  8. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Tone Loc – Loc-Ed-After-Dark" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  9. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Tone Loc – Loc-Ed-After-Dark" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  10. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Tone Loc – Loc-Ed-After-Dark" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  11. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Tone Loc – Loc-Ed-After-Dark". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  12. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Tone Loc – Loc-Ed-After-Dark". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  13. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  14. ^ "Tone-Loc Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  15. ^ "Tone-Loc Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved March 21, 2019.

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