Old school hip hop icon Tone Loc became rap royalty in the early ‘90s with seminal party anthems like “Wild Thing” and Funky Cold Medina”. Two decades later he’s got as much swagger as ever, taking fans on a dance-filled trip down memory lane every time he takes the stage to perform his beat-heavy hits. Loc’s conversational flow, sense of humor, and onstage energy always make for a good time, and his career-spanning sets on tour get ticket buyers moving and shaking “All Through the Night”.
Tone Loc was born and raised in Los Angeles, where he was involved with the SouthSide Compton Crips before leaving gang life to focus on music. He shot from relative obscurity to overnight stardom in 1988 when his debut single “Wild Thing” -- which was based on a Van Halen sample -- topped charts around the world. His rise continued with his 1989 debut album Loc-ed After Dark, a platinum-selling smash that became the second-ever rap album to top the Billboard 200 (the first was the Beastie Boys’ 1986 album Licensed to Ill). Loc’s1991 sophomore album Cool Hand Loc had less of a chart impact, but it still managed to land a Top 20 R&B hit with “All Through the Night” (feat. El DeBarge). Following a tour in support of the release Loc began acting, eventually becoming a successful voice actor with roles in FernGully: The Last Rainforest and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. He hasn’t released an album in more than two decades, but his reputation as a wicked performer continues to make him a staple at freestyle and old school hip hop festivals around the country.