July 10, 2013


Hip Hop Vet Tony Touch on Nabbing Eminem & the Lox for 100th Mixtape

Tony Touch arrived in the early '90s with a barrage of ambitious mixtapes, like his 50 MCs series which featured 50 rappers, including Big Daddy Kane, Wyclef JeanMos Def and more. The Brooklyn producer-rapper pulled a repeat for his 100th (!!!) mixtape, Piece Maker 3: Return of the 50 MCs, recruiting the LoxBusta Rhymes and, most notably, Eminem, who drops his first verse since guesting on Skylar Grey's "C'Mon Let Me Ride" last December.

Tony Touch says a professional rapport was key to landing Em for LP cut "Symphony in H." "It was a relationship through years with him and his team," Touch tells Fuse. "I can't front though, there's a lot of follow-ups, a lot of calling, a lot emails."

He also nabbed late-'90s trio the Lox (who are working on their first album in 13 years). "The longevity they've had in this game, I've always been a supporter of their movement," Touch explains. "They've been super lyrical to me for so many years. They were one of my main targets for this album."

Watch the interview above to preview mixtapes cuts and get more insight on the project. Love hip hop as much as we do? Don't miss Fuse's new series The Hustle Wednesdays at 11/10c. Check out Fuse's channel finder.