Tone Loc's "Funky Cold Medina" and the Beastie Boys' "Brass Monkey" are two of the funniest songs about drinking. This single to Tone Loc's second best-known song contains four versions: the vocal version, the funky beats, an instrumental, and the funky a cappella. "The Funky Beats" is a very short rhythmic instrumental about as funky as Mark "Mad Dog" Madsen. The instrumental simply strips the song of Tone Loc's distinctive voice and puts it on the disc as an a cappella version, which sounds like a bad demo. Hillarious, outdated commercial reference: "I got every dog in my neighborhood breaking down my door/Spuds Mackenzie, Alex from Stroh's." "Funky Cold Medina" is a fun, silly song, but this single is a waste. Trivia note: "Funky Cold Medina" and Tone Loc's smash hit "Wild Thing" were both co-written by Young MC.
Funky Cold Medina Review
by JT Griffith