At this time Tony Touch had already made a name for himself as one of New York City’s best mixtape DJ’s, releasing hundreds of mixtapes since the early 1990’s. This led to Tony Touch signing a deal with Tommy Boy in 2000 and releasing his first album to not only include his DJ work and some production, but his own rhymes as well. The album featured production from the likes of Gang Starr’s DJ Premier, Cypress Hill’s DJ Muggs, and the Alchemist and of course Tony Touch himself. The album also included several guest artists on it including Gang Starr, Cypress Hill, and Wu-Tang Clan. In addition, two singles were released from the album ‘I Wonder Why? (He s The Greatest DJ)’ and ‘The Return Of The Diaz Bros.,’ The Piece Maker proved popular enough that Tony Touch released a sequel in 2004 titled The Piece Maker 2.