Tommy Coster

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Tommy Coster
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Background information
Birth name Thomas Joseph Coster, Jr
Born (1966-06-10) June 10, 1966 (age 50)
Burlingame, California
Origin San Bruno, California
Genres Hip hop, jazz, jazz fusion, dubstep, trap, adult contemporary, world music, Latin, rock, JPop, KPop, EDM, RnB, blues
Occupation(s) Record Producer, Music Composer, Film Composer, musician,
Instruments Piano, synthesizer, keyboards, drums, drum machine, sampler
Years active 1977–present
Labels JVC, Headfirst, Sony, Interscope, Aftermath
Associated acts N.W.A, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Tha Dogg Pound, 50 Cent, Game, Nate Dogg, Xzibit, D12, Santana

Thomas Joseph Coster, Jr. (born June 10, 1966), known as Tommy Coster, is an American record producer, keyboardist, entertainment entrepreneur and composer. He is the son of Santana keyboardist Tom Coster. He is the founder and current CEO of FAUP Entertainment, 327 Entertainment, Retsoc Tech, and Kitty King Music Publishing. He has produced and composed music for Interscope, JVC, Universal, Aftermath, Shady Records, G-Unit, For Life, Def Jam, AVEX, Warner Brothers, Fox Searchlight, Paramount, Sony Pictures, MGM, FCB, BBDO, NBC, ABC, CBS and Disney. He has composed songs with such artists as Dr. Dre, Eminem, 50 Cent, and Carlos Santana. In 2000 he co-wrote the single "The Real Slim Shady" with Dr. Dre and Eminem.


In 1999 Tommy worked on various projects, one of which being "The Marshall Mathers LP". From 1999 to 2004, he performed on several records including, "The Marshall Mathers LP", "Get Rich Or Die Tryin", "Devil's Night", "War & Peace Vol. 2 (The Peace Disc)", "The Documentary".

Film and commercial work

Coster alongside Brad Fairman scored Master P's movie entitled "I Got The Hook Up". Later, in 1998 Coster scored two movies for Michael Martin and Snoop Dogg, "The Eastsidaz" and "Da Game of Life".

2011 to present

In 2011, Coster was involved in the soundtrack for South Africa's first animation movie called "Jock of The Bushveld" which featured the voices of Bryan Adams & Helen Hunt.

Filmography and television

Year Title Notes
1998 I Got The Hook Up Composer
1998 Da Game of Life Composer
1999 Saturday Night Live Live performance with Dr. Dre, Eminem and Snoop Dogg
2000 Gatorade Composer for 3 National Gatorade commercials with Michael Jordan for Foote Cone & Belding
2000 Kumho Tires Composer for National Kumho Tire commercial for Sang Am
2000 Saturday Night Live Live performance with Eminem and Dido
2000 Top of The Pops Live performance with Eminem and Dido
2000 Road Dogz Composer
2000 Eastsidaz Composer
2000 A Path Beyond Thought Composer
2000 The Last Gunshot Composer
2001 43rd Grammy Awards Wrote a musical intro for the live performance of "Stan" with Elton John and Eminem
2002 Serving Sara Additional composer for trailer
2002 Barbershop Additional composer for trailer
2002 The Luau Composer
2002 Living The Life Composer
2003 Fox Anti-Piracy PSA Composer
2003 Dumber Than Dirt Additional composer for trailer
2003 Chasing Papi Additional composer for trailer
2003 Freaky Friday Additional composer for trailer
2003 Gatorade Composer for National Gatorade commercial with Derrick Jeter & Yao Ming for Foote Cone & Belding
2004 Eminem AKA Composer
2004 Little Black Book Additional composer for trailer
2004 The Honeymooners Additional composer for trailer
2005 Roll Bounce Additional composer for trailer
2005 Underclassman Additional composer for trailer
2006 Stormbreakers Additional composer for trailer
2006 I Think I Love My Wife Additional composer for trailer
2006 The X-Files: I Want to Believe: Original Motion Picture Score Additional composer for trailer
2006 Miami Vice Contributing Composer
2006 Dumber Than Dirt Composer
2006 Klunkerz Composer
2011 Jock of The Bushveld Songwriter and Music Supervisor
2011 Seven Days in Utopia Songwriter
2011 Yoko Songwriter
2011 30 Degrés Couleur Additional score and songwriter
2012 21 Jump Street Soundtrack and opening song