Famous for his hit songs "Funky Cold Medina" and "Wild Thing," this deep-voiced hip-hop vocalist is also notable for his 1989 double platinum album Loc-ed After Dark. In 1990, he received two Grammy nominations and an American Music Award.
Before beginning his music career and ending his involvement in crime, he belonged to a Compton, California-based gang.
A voiceover artist as well as a singer, he contributed to the 1992 animated film FernGully: The Last Rainforest.
The son of James and Margaret Smith, Tone Loc (born Anthony Terrell Smith) grew up in Los Angeles, California. He fathered a daughter named Tawny and sons named Bijan, Anthony, Tony Terrell, Stephen, and Sean.
He was featured on Fefe Dobson's 2003 track "Rock It 'Til You Drop It."