TONE-LOC Biography - Musicians


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Name: Tone Loc                                                                     
Birth name: Anthony Terrell Smith                                                   
Born: 3 March 1966 Los Angeles, California, United States                           
Tone Loc was born in south Los Angeles, California and attended University High     
His song, "Wild Thing", includes a drum beat and guitar riff from Van Halen's       
song "Jamie's Cryin'". Though the sample was used without permission, Van Halen     
did not sue. His song "Funky Cold Medina" contains a guitar riff from "Christine   
Sixteen" performed by "KISS".                                                       
As an actor, Tone has appeared in movies such as Heat, Surf Ninjas, Ace Ventura:   
Pet Detective, FernGully: The Last Rainforest, Bebe's Kids, Poetic Justice,         
Blank Check and Titan A.E., as well as in the television series NewsRadio and       
the reality television series Superstar USA.