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Tone Loc: Raising the Tone

James Brown, New Musical Express, 24 June 1989

Wild Thing! You make my bank account sing. In the last six months West Coast rapper TONE LOC has sold over six million records. His second single 'Wild Thing' was the biggest selling American single since Band Aid, and 'Funky Cold Medina', a sordid tale of lust, aphrodisiacs, and trans-sexual mishaps, is still flirting with the British Top 40. JAMES BROWN reports from the video Loc'ation of the man's next single 'Got It Goin' On' and discovers a bizarre, fantastic, and almost perverted link between Tone, the Royal Family, Guns N' Roses, and a League of Professional Hollywood Bimbos.

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