Throwback Thursday: Tony Touch (2000 – 2003)
After the release of his star-studded album “The Piece Maker 3“, Tony Touch is this week’s artist in-question for our Throwback Thursday feature.
The DJ/Producer/MC/Break-dancer got together the likes of Eminem, Wu-Tang Clan, The LOX, Action Bronson and many, many more for his latest album which is the third in “The Piece Maker” album series. This week’s Throwback Thursday is looking back at some cuts from the previous two albums.
The first of the five tracks we will look at is from Tony Touch’s “The Piece Maker” 1 album released in the year 2000. “Get Back” is a track featuring Detroit rap group D-12. Proof performs the first verse and Eminem follows him with a very Slim Shady-esque verse with lyrics such as: “I’m havin a bad day/ My fuckin dad’s gay, I hate fags, and I’m fuckin mad cuz I don’t have AIDS/“. Em also performs the hook for the song which is completed with a third verse from Bizarre.
The second track of our chosen 5 is “The Piece Maker” which is the title track for the 2000 album. Produced by DJ Premier, “The Piece Maker” features an appearance from DJ Premier’s fellow Gangstarr group member, the late Guru. Not only is it the second track of our selection but it was also the second track from Tony Touch’s debut album.
“We See Y’all” is the promo single released in 2003 for Tony Touch’s 2004 “The Piece Maker 2” album. This time, the song is performed by Tony Touch himself and never appeared on the sophomore album.
One track that did make the cut for “The Piece Maker 2” is “Capicu“. This track features appearances from fellow New Yorkers Fat Joe, N.O.R.E and Juju. This track was the first single for the 2004 album “The Piece Maker 2” and was released 2 years prior in 2002.
The last track in our selection is from the original Piece Maker album and it features Tash of Tha Alkoholiks and fellow Alkaholik affiliates Defari and Xzibit.
Tony Touch’s albums are still available and you can purchase them on Amazon.