The Piece Maker 2

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The Piece Maker 2
Piece Maker 2.jpg
Studio album by Tony Touch
Released February 24, 2004
Recorded 2003 - 2004
Genre Hip hop
Label Koch
Producer Tony Touch, Erick Sermon, Pete Rock, RZA, Q-Unique, Psycho Les, Ray Roll
Tony Touch chronology
The Piece Maker
(2000)
The Piece Maker 2
(2004)
The Reggaetony Album
(2005)
Singles from The Piece Maker 2
  1. "Capicu"
    Released: 2002
  2. "We See Yall"
    Released: 2003
  3. "Dimelo"
    Released: 2004
  4. "Non-Stop"
    Released: 2004
  5. "Ay, Ay, Ay"
    Released: 2004
  6. "Como Suena"
    Released: 2004

The Piece Maker 2 is the second studio album by Tony Touch, released on February 24, 2004 through Koch Records.

Background[edit]

The album was a "sequel" to Tony Touch's 2000 debut, The Piece Maker, which became a minor hit on the Billboard charts. The Piece Maker 2 followed the same format as the original with Touch rapping his own lyrics with several guest artists, including P. Diddy, Fat Joe and members of the Wu-Tang Clan. Touch also produced 12 of the album's 19 tracks, with additional production from prominent hip hop producers such as Erick Sermon and Pete Rock. One charting single was produced from the album "Ay Ay Ay" which featured Sean Paul. It spent 15 weeks on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, peaking at No, 77.[1][2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[3]

David Jeffries af Allmusic gave the album three stars out of a possible five. He praised "Trouble on the Westside", "Ay Ay Ay" and "Capicu", as well as the album's skits, saying "it's all blended so well the album feels more effortless than ambitious". He also stated "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."[4]

The album was not a success on the Billboard charts and unlike the first Piece Maker album, did not sell enough copies to qualify for the Billboard 200. It peaked at No. 53 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and No. 12 on the Top Independent Albums.[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Tony Navaja" - 2:47 (featuring Rubén Blades)
  2. "Non-Stop" - 3:59 (featuring Diddy, Black Rob and G. Dep)
  3. "How You Want It?" - 4:03 (featuring Def Squad)
  4. "Battle Skit" - 0:52
  5. "Capicu" - 3:24 (featuring Fat Joe, N.O.R.E. and Juju)
  6. "Rock Steady" - 3:12 (featuring Method Man, Raekwon and U-God)
  7. "Dimelo"- 3:19
  8. "Click Bang" - 3:28 (featuring Doo Wop)
  9. "Ay Ay Ay" - 3:04 (featuring Sean Paul)
  10. "Just Be Good to Me" - 3:27 (featuring Soni)
  11. "Spanish Harlem, Pt. 2" - 4:23 (featuring Cocoa Brovaz and Hurricane G)
  12. "Battle Skit, Pt. 2" - 0:47
  13. "Spit 1" - 2:15 (featuring Q-Unique)
  14. "Out da Box" - 3:35 (featuring Large Professor, Masta Ace and Pete Rock)
  15. "Trouble on the Westside" - 2:44 (featuring Slick Rick)
  16. "A Beautiful Day" - 1:38 (featuring Nature)
  17. "Touch 1, Touch All" - 3:51 (featuring Dead Prez)
  18. "Como Suena" - 3:10 (featuring Don Chezina)
  19. "Spoken Word" - 2:13

Charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 53
Billboard Top Independent Albums 12

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