Scott Storch is an American record producer and songwriter. He started off as a keyboardist for the group The Roots. By age 18, he was living with his father in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
Scott Storch Background
He was born on Long Island, New York. He was raised in South Florida and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His mother, Joyce Yolanda Storch, was a singer signed to Philadelphia’s Cameo-Parkway Records under the stage name Joyce Carol and is of Lithuanian Jewish heritage. His father, Phil Storch, was a court reporter. His uncle, Jeremy Storch, was a founder of the soul-rock band The Vagrants and wrote songs recorded by Dave Mason and Eddie Money. His parents divorced in 1983.
Scott Storch Age
He was born on 16, December 1973, Long Island, New York, USA. He is 45 years old as of 2018.
Scott Storch Wife
He married his longtime girlfriend, Christina Gray in the year 2011.
Scott Storch Kids
He has two kids with his wife Gray, Steve Storch and Jalen Storch.
Scott Storch Career
He began his professional music career in 1991 when he became one of the first members of the hip hop group The Roots as a keyboard player.
He was heavily involved in the following two albums released by The Roots: Organix and Do You Want More?!!!??! and had involvement in Illadelph Halflife. Storch, however, had a distaste towards touring and preferred creating in the studio and decided upon becoming a music producer in his own right.
His first two commercial hits were from the production on the track “You Got Me” by The Roots ft. Erykah Badu and Eve and his collaboration with Dr. Dre for the song “Still D.R.E.” including the characteristic piano. His most successful solo production hit was “Lean Back”, a 2004 single by Terror Squad. He produces hip hop music through his label, Storch Music Company. He also has his own music production company called Tuff Jew Productions LLC which is published by Reservoir Media Management. Since filing for bankruptcy in 2015, he decided to focus on music and lay off drugs. He has worked since then with DJ Khaled, The Game, Russ, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Crim Dela Crim, and more.
Scott Storch Net Worth
At one point in time, he was worth over $100 million dollars, but he managed to throw it all away, on cars, houses, parties, and drugs. Today, his net worth is $100,000 dollars. The source of his wealth comes from his professional career.
Scott Storch Best Tracks
For Red Bull Music Festival Toronto 2018, we hosted an in-depth conversation with the decorated producer, moderated by Cadence Weapon. Brush up on your Storch knowledge with his most significant works below.
Dr. Dre – “Still D.R.E.” (feat. Snoop Dogg)
The signature haunting keys that define this legendary rap track marked Storch’s second-ever production credit on a commercial single. Released in 1999, “Still D.R.E.” was the lead single from 2001 (now a certified West Coast classic) and opened the door to Storch working with numerous affiliates of Dr. Dre, including 50 Cent, Xzibit, Snoop Dogg and more.
Beyoncé – “Naughty Girl”
Yes, Storch’s beat repertoire includes Beyoncé transcendent scorcher, “Naughty Girl”. This Middle Eastern and dancehall inspired track was one of Beyoncé’s first releases after announcing a solo career apart from the iconic group, Destiny’s Child. Considered provocative at the time, “Naughty Girl” marked a time of independence for Beyoncé and became one of the most successful singles from her debut album.
Terror Squad – “Lean Back” feat. Fat Joe and Remy Ma
There are few singles more ‘New York City’ than “Lean Back.” Easily Storch’s most successful track, the Fat Joe and Remy Ma-assisted club banger were destined for legendary status from the start. The catchy hook and signature dance move just made it too easy.
Chris Brown – “Run It!” feat. Juelz Santana
It’s only fitting that Chris Brown’s introduction to the world was powered by punchy synths from Scott Storch. This massively catchy club single was paired with an equally infectious music video that propelled the Brown and Storch duo to a Billboard Number 1 hit. And who could forget that scene at the end when the entire gym evacuates and Brown misses out on the kiss he just spent the whole song dancing for?
The Roots – “You Got Me” feat. Erykah Badu
“You Got Me” was Storch’s first ever production credit on a commercial single and marked the introduction of Storch’s piano playing skills to the world. Originally written by Jill Scott, the mesmeric neo-soul track appeared on The Roots’ 1999 album Things Fall Apart and features a guest verse from Philadelphia rapper Eve.
Justin Timberlake – “Cry Me a River”
Lead by a sharp, funky clavinet melody from Storch and several snapping and popping sounds from fellow super producer Timbaland, this single from Justin Timberlake’s debut album Justified was inspired by Timberlake’s relationship with Britney Spears and earned him the Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance in 2004.
50 Cent – “Candy Shop” feat. Olivia
“Candy Shop” is easily one of the most provocative rap singles of the mid-2000s. Storch’s dark, funky synths combined with 50’s vulgar rhymes made the song one of his most successful singles and arguably 50’s catchiest song of all time. The track even got the pair a nomination for Best Rap Song at the 2006 Grammy Awards.
Mario – “Let Me Love You”
Mario and Storch released “Let Me Love You” in 2004 to enormous commercial success. The song enjoyed nine consecutive weeks on top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart and picked up a nomination for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance at the 2006 Grammys. Director X (then known as Little X) music video begins with an iconic sequence of Mario in a barbershop busting a move to impress a potential love interest.
Lil’ Kim – “Lighters Up”
One of Storch’s many explorations into dancehall, this track was the lead single from NYC rapper and ex-girlfriend Lil’ Kim’s 2005 album The Naked Truth. The music video was shot in several locations across Kim’s home of Brooklyn and features cameos from Mary J Blige and Maino.
Fat Joe – “Make it Rain” feat. Lil Wayne
Fat Joe and Storch have collaborated several times throughout their careers, but there’s something special about 2006’s “Make It Rain.” Maybe it’s the cameo appearance from Storch in the music video (or the massive remix with T.I., Birdman, and Rick Ross) but this Lil Wayne-assisted strip club anthem has stood the test of time.
Xzibit – “X”
The year was 2000 – Pimp My Ride had not yet hit television and Xzibit was creating West Coast essentials with Scott Storch and Dr. Dre. The punchy keys, Snoop Dogg appearance and sharp, aggressive raps from positioned “X” as one of the many genre-defining singles from the Storch-Dre production pairing.
Dr. Dre – “Under Pressure” (feat. Jay-Z)
While not an official single (or even an official release), this leak from Dr. Dre’s long-awaited and now-canceled album Detox was an early look at what the project was intended to be. Described by Storch as “the most advanced rap album” fans would “ever have the chance to listen to” in a 2004 MTV News interview, Detox never officially came to life, but the unfinished tracks and leaks still live on today.
Kelly Rowland – “Work”
One of two Storch contributions to the Ms. Kelly album, the 2008 single “Work” is one of Rowland’s signature tracks and enjoys healthy playback at throwback parties today. The music video is peak 2000’s and features Rowland and several dancers accentuated by thin vertical lighting that spins to create a kaleidoscope.
Trippie Redd and Swae Lee – “TR666”
This track may not be a mid-2000’s hit or classic rap record, but the SoundCloud loosie is one of Storch’s most recent and promising steps in a new musical direction. Beginning with spacey keys from Storch, “TR666” features Trippie Redd and Swae Lee, two of the new generation’s hottest vocalists, taking turns crooning about failed love and rockstar lifestyle.
Big Boi – “Shutterbugg” feat. Cutty
This single from OutKast rapper Big Boi’s debut solo album is one of the most fun-loving productions from Storch. This deeply funky track is extremely pleasing to the ears and is guaranteed to have you bouncing along. “Shutterbugg” got Storch and Big Boi a nomination for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group at the 2011 Grammy Awards and the track was featured on the NBA 2K11 soundtrack.
Scott Storch has had a pretty incredible career in music. The super producer is responsible for some huge hits including: Fat Joe’s “Lean Back,” Chris Brown’s “Run It,” Big Boi’s “Shutterbug,” Busta Rhymes “I’ll Hurt You,” “Still Dre,” G-Unit’s “Poppin Them Thangs,” and Eve’s “Let Me Blow Ya Mind,” among countless others. Unfortunately, there was a period of time where we weren’t getting that much music from Storch, as drug and money problems kept him from performing his craft.
Over the last couple of years though, Storch has been posting frequently from his studio as he puts out beat after beat, showcasing just how good he is on the keyboard. His finger movements are effortless and his sense of melody is almost impeccable as he seemingly performs on the fly.
In Storch’s latest post, he shows off a pretty dark, melodic trap beat that seems to still be in the works. The producer doesn’t let on to who this beat could be for, although in the caption he channels his inner Soulja Boy saying “TYGA! TYYYYYGA !!! Nah but for real my comeback is .” Adopted From:https://www.hotnewhiphop.com
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