Track Masters

With over 130 Million records sold to date, Brooklyn New York natives, Jean Claude "Poke" Olivier from Crown Heights and Samuel “Tone” Barnes from Fort Green, make up the world renown, multi platinum music production team The Track Masters. The duo introduction is probably the most magical meeting ever in the "FairyTale" of urban pop music. The story goes that their respective friends submitted their instrumental tapes to a west coast base artist manager in search of tracks for his groups. The manager loved their work so much, that he instantly started calling them "My Track Masters." The rest as they say is history. Poke & Tone, unlike many of their contemporaries, have secured street credibility while capitalizing on the heavily commercial driven market. Their flavor and longevity lies in diversity for the duo, with production credits ranging from Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, R. Kelly, Total, Destiny's Child, Notorious B.I.G. Will Smith, Puff Daddy, New Edition, 98 Degrees, Big Daddy Cane, Jennifer Lopez, Blaque, Mary Mary, Mobb Deep, 50 Cent, Rihanna, Fat Joe, Big Pun, 3LW, Wu Tang Clan, Michael Jackson, DAngelo, Toni Braxton, Baby Face, Loon, A.Z.Martin, The Band, Usher, Mya, Tyrese, Slick Rick, Soul For Real, Anthony Brown, LL Cool J, Faith Evens, 2 Pac, Method Man, Nas, Chubb Rock, The Lox, Kool G Rap, Noreaga, Brandy, The Firm, Cypress Hill, Brian McKnight, Busta Rhymes and Lil Kim. From 1998 -2001 in addition to their music production careers for 20 Years, Poke & Tone have established themselves as music executives by starting their self-entitled record Label Track Masters Entertainment, distributed by Columbia / Sony Music Group, and running the Columbia / Sony Music Group Urban Department as Executive Vice Presidents Of Urban Music. So with their extensive diverse music production skills and experience in top executive positions, longevity is the set goal for Poke & Tone and their Track Masters brand.

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