Tone-Loc To Record New Album

Tone-Loc, the hoarse-voiced rapper who will forever be remembered for his hits "Wild Thing" and "Funky Cold Medina," is planning to record a full-length LP.

The rapper, who has not recorded since 1993's "Cool Hand Loc," recently told a reporter from the "Grand Junction Sentinel," "I plan to put out an album by the end of the year. I didn't want to make a comeback. It's fun, and people said, 'Do it,' and I said, 'What the heck. I'll do it. But not for the money.'"

Tone-Loc was recently in Grand Junction, Colorado performing some of his old hits at the Avalon Theater.

In the years since the release of "Cool Hand Loc," Tone-Loc has funneled much of his energy into an acting career, and has had roles in "Poetic Justice," "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective," and "Heat," starring Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro. He has also appeared on TV series such as "Touched By an Angel" and "Roc."

Loc has completed some new material, including a cover of the song "Dream Weaver,"

the 1976 rock hit by Gary Wright. The rapper recorded the track as the theme to "Dreamweavers," a TV series he plans to star in. The series is still seeking a distributor (see "Tone-Loc Covers Dream Weaver' For TV Series").