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Tony Pizarro is an American entertainment executive, record producer listed as one of the "Top 50 Hip Hop Producers" 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 promoted prominent artists such as DMX, Scarface, MOP, 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 90s 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 and mixing engineer for artists such as, Ice T, Teena Marie, Tevin Campbell, and many others.