Tony Pizarro
Tony Pizarro

Birth name

Tony Pizarro

Also known as

Audio-Tone, Moses, Tony D, Master Tee, Black Moses


Oakland, California, United States


Hip hop


Record producer, Executive A&R, Entertainment executive

Years active


Associated acts

Ice T, 2Pac, DMX, Scarface

Tony Pizarro Tony Pizarro (Puerto Rican & African American) is an American entertainment executive, record producer listed as one of the "Top 50 Hip Hop Producer's" of all time. Contributing to selling over 75 million albums as Tupac Shakur's producer, songwriter, recording engineer, and mixing engineer. Tony Pizarro is one of Hip Hop's most notable producers playing an instrumental part in Tupac achieving one of the Best-Selling Music Artists In The World. Memorable for co-writing & producing the hit single "Dear Mama". Which was inducted into the Library of Congress making Tupac Shakur the 3rd American rapper to have a song honored in the National Recording Registry.

Several years after Tupac's death, Pizarro reemerged as one of DEF JAM RECORDS top performing executive A&R/Producers. Pizarro ignited prominent artists such as DMX, Scarface, MOP, Capone-N-Noreaga, WC, and Keith Murray. Facilitating DMX in the films Coach Carter and Cradle 2 The Grave. As well as, designing and delivering music for video games DEF JAMS Vendetta with EA sports.

Tony Pizarro a multi talented musician catapulted to the top of urban music in the early 90's mixing a (radio mix) for the hit single "I Wanna Sex You Up" by R&B group COLOR ME BADD. Enjoying much success Pizarro continued working as a recording & mixing engineer for highly successful artists, such as, Ice T, Teena Marie, Tevin Campbell, etc...

It was 2Pac who 1st exploited all of Tony's talents. Nicknaming him "Audio-Tone" for his gifted ability to do it all.

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