The late Big Punisher, Wu-Tang Clan, and Eminem are among those contributing new music to "The Piece Maker," the new album from hip-hop mix-tape master Tony Touch.
Big Pun appears on a new track titled "The Foundation" along with Sunkiss and Reif Hustle. Members of the Wu-Tang Clan took time out from their respective solo projects to come together for a song called "The Abduction," while Eminem and his Detroit group D-12 collaborate on "Get Back."
Gang Starr does the title track on "The Piece Maker" and the LP also features new music from Flip Mode Squad, Cypress Hill, Xzibit, Tash, Defari, and Prodigy of Mobb Deep. Others who came out to support Touch include Greg Nice, Psycho Les of The Beatnuts, De La Soul, Heltah Skeltah, and Starang Wondah.
The first single from "The Piece Maker," a song called "The Return of the Diaz Bros.," features Tony trading verses with his associate, DJ Doo Wop. The next offering is a new song called "I Wonder Why
(He's The Greatest DJ)" by Pam and Keisha of Total.
Tony Touch, a.k.a. Tony Toca, is an established b-boy, MC, and producer. A Brooklyn native of Puerto Rican descent, Tony is best known for his work as a DJ and his legendary 50 MC mix-tape series, a three-volume set that featured a total of 150 freestyles from various heavyweight rappers.
"The Piece Maker" is due in stores on April 18.