Get Loc-ed After Dark, Deluxe Style Delicious Vinyl Releases 20th Anniversary Deluxe Digital Edition Of Tone Loc’s Classic Debut Album
Tone Loc’s Loc-ed After Dark was a milestone in hip-hop when it was released in 1989. With its immortal hit singles “Wild Thing” and “Funky Cold Medina” it catapulted authentic rap to the top of the pop charts. On January 27, 2009 Delicious Vinyl is releasing a 20th Anniversary Deluxe Digital Edition of Tone Loc’s classic debut album. The deluxe edition also includes six rare bonus tracks.
Deep-pocket album tracks like the outrageously pungent “Cheeba Cheeba” and the speaker-sweating “Cutting Rhythms” prompted Loc’ed After Dark to capture the flag of an east coast-centric genre and plant it firmly in Tone Loc’s hometown. As Tone declaims on the title track: “Every time you hear my song your hands clap / the chosen one putting L.A. on the map!”
The cheeba-chomping, gravel-gulleted, Rayban-rocking Los Angeles rapper soon appeared on the cover of Newsweek, performed privately by exclusive invitation for the Princess of Monaco, and had his “hasta la vista, baby” catchphrase jacked by Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator 2.
Loc-ed After Dark endures as the proving ground of some of hip hop history’s most notable names, including Delicious Vinyl founders/producers Matt Dike & Michael Ross, engineer Mario Caldato Jr., and production duo The Dust Brothers.
This digital-only deluxe release features six bonus tracks: “On Fire (OG 12″ version),” “Cheeba Cheeba (OG 12″ version),” “I Got It Goin’ On (Remix),” “The Homies (On Tilt Mix),” “Wild Beat,” and “Funky Beats.”
The 20th Anniversary Deluxe Digital Edition of Loc-ed After Dark is the inaugural release in Delicious Vinyl’s DV20 campaign. Throughout 2009, Delicious Vinyl will re-release classic LPs from the label’s legendary catalog in bonus-packed digital download format. Stay tuned for DV20 versions of Young MC’s Stone Cold Rhymin’, Def Jef’s Soul Food, Masta Ace Incorporated’s SlaughtaHouse, The Brand New Heavies’ Heavy Rhyme Experience Vol. 1, and more.
Tone Loc- “Cheeba Cheeba” OG 12″ Mix