Tony Touch - The Piece Maker, Vol. 2

Tony Touch - The Piece Maker, Vol. 2
The Piece Maker, Vol. 2
East Coast Rap, Underground Rap
Release Date:
February 24, 2004

Taking his mixtape skills to another level, Tony Touch shepherds a sprawling guest list deep into his world of hip-hop underground beats and spicy Latin flavors, with excellent results. Touch blends the diverse styles of Sean Paul, Slick Rick, Rubén Blades, and some Wu-Tang-ers by keeping his beats very New York Hispanic, and very real. Most tracks feel like stream of consciousness freestyles -- especially when Touch grabs the mike -- but here and there Piece Maker, Vol. 2 offers up a song. A direct tale of trouble in the hood, Slick Rick's "Trouble on the Westside Hwy" returns the rapper to his rightful place as king of the gruesomely humorous.

Sean Paul's cut is welcome reggaeton rather than limp crossover, and N.


E.'s swaggering Spanglish bridges the gap between Fat Joe and Juju's hard raps and Touch's salsa breaks. The skits are actually funny, the ghost of the S.O.S. Band turns up, and it's all blended so well the album feels more effortless than ambitious. It's the album's biggest problem, and one wishes the producer had come up with that extra track that would have turned Piece Maker, Vol. 2 into a classic. But for a casual and languid ride through the downtown, you can always turn to Touch.

Tony Navaja / Rubén Blades / Tony TouchTony Touch feat: Rubén Blades2:47
Non-Stop / Tony TouchTony Touch feat: Diddy / Black Rob3:59
How You Want It / Keith Murray / Erick Sermon / Tony TouchTony Touch feat: Keith Murray / Redman / Erick Sermon4:03
Battle Skit / Ray Roll / Tony TouchTony Touch0:52
Capicu / Fat Joe / Ju-Ju / N.O.R.E. / Tony TouchTony Touch feat: Fat Joe / Ju-Ju / N.O.R.E.3:24
Rock Steady / Method Man / Raekwon / Tony Touch / U-GodTony Touch feat: Method Man / Raekwon / U-God3:12
Dimelo / Tony TouchTony Touch3:19
Click Bang / Tony TouchTony Touch feat: Doo Wop3:28
Ay Ay Ay / Tony TouchTony Touch feat: Sean Paul3:04
Just Be Good to MeTony Touch3:27
Spanish Harlem, Pt. 2 / Tony TouchTony Touch4:23
Battle Skit, Pt. 2 / Ray Roll / Tony TouchTony Touch0:47
Spit 1 / Q-UniqueTony Touch feat: Q-Unique2:15
Out da Box / Large Professor / Pete Rock / Tony TouchTony Touch feat: Masta Ace / Large Professor / Pete Rock3:35
Trouble on the Westside Hwy / Slick RickTony Touch feat: Slick Rick2:44
A Beautiful DayTony Touch1:38
Touch 1-Touch All / Dead Prez / Tony TouchTony Touch feat: Dead Prez3:51
Como Suena / Tony TouchTony Touch3:10
Spoken WordTony Touch2:13

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