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Also known as

Poke and Tone


New York City, New York, United States


Hip hop

Years active



Trackmasters, Columbia, Universal

Associated acts

50 Cent, Sean Combs, Foxy Brown, Jay-Z, L.E.S., LL Cool J, Nas, N.O.R.E., Will Smith, Chubb Rock, Pudgee Tha Phat Bastard, R.A. the Rugged Man, Kool G Rap & DJ Polo, Big Daddy Kane


  • Poke
  • Tone

Past members

  • Frank "Nitty" Pimentel

The Trackmasters is an American hip hop production duo, composed of producers Poke and Tone (also known as Red Hot Lover Tone). They are best known for their commercial hit records in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Trackmasters have have made hit records for artists such as Will Smith, Nas, Jay-Z, Cam'ron, The Notorious B.I.G. and 50 Cent.

Known for their commercially successful singles and many remixes, they have earned collectively over 7 gold and 20 platinum plaques throughout their career. The style of production which gained the Trackmasters the most recognition was a mix of the traditional heavy hitting boom bap style drums generally found in 1990s hip hop music, with a more modern influence involving the use of recognisable samples, giving the overall track a commercial, polished feel yet still retaining the traditional hip hop sound.