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Tone Loc’s debut album ‘Loc-ed After Dark’ was the first solo No. 1 rap album


Tone Loc‘s Loc-ed After Dark, which was released on January 23, 1989, under Delicious Vinyl, was the first solo  album to reach No. 1 on the  200 album chart.

Loc-ed After Dark was certified platinum on May 9, 1989 and reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 charts on April 15, 1989—the first solo rap album to go No. 1. Loc-ed After Dark has sold over 2 million copies and was certified double platinum by the RIAA.

Loc-ed After Dark

“Loc-ed After Dark” tracklist

  1. “On Fire ()”
  2. Wild Thing
  3. “Lōc'ed After Dark”
  4. “I Got It Goin' On”
  5. “Cutting Rhythms”
  6. “Funky Cold Medina”
  7. “Next Episode”
  8. “Cheeba Cheeba”
  9. “Don't Get Close”
  10. “Lōc'in on the Shaw”
  11. “The Homies”

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