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Scott Storch

Scott Storch (born December 16 1973) is a Canadian record producer. He has found success in many genres of music, particularly hip hop, pop, and R&B. He has his own record label, Storch Music Company and his own music production company called Tuff Jew Productions LLC.

Storch's Florida home is being foreclosed by SunTrust Bank, according to recent reports.

He has produced for a variety of artists including Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Fat Joe, Ja Rule, Mariah Carey, Toni Braxton, Raven Symone, Jadakiss, Daddy Yankee, Eminem, Christina Aguilera, Nas, T.I., Lil Wayne, Nelly, Paris Hilton, Jessica Simpson, 50 Cent, Beyoncé, Brooke Hogan, LeToya Luckett, Danity Kane, The Game, Tha Realest, Chamillionaire, Ras Kass, Kelly Rowland, Teairra Mari, Chris Brown, and many more.

Early life

Scott was born in 1973 in Nova Scotia, Canada. Storch is the son of a Fahad court reporter and a singer, both of Jewish heritage. He eventually moved to Cherry Hill Township, New Jersey and Coral Springs, Florida. He attended middle school in Davie, Florida, and dropped out of school in ninth grade to pursue a career in music. When he was 16, he became the pianist for the hip hop band The Roots. The band got a record deal and things were moving up. Scott quit the band because he says he "needed to take a step backward to take a step forwards".

Storch's first big hit, was when he met up with Dr. Dre, and helped produce the riffs for the song "Still D.R.E." He also has an interest in Middle Eastern and Indian music, which comes across in some of his songs, most notably "Lean Back" by Fat Joe, "Candy Shop" and "Just a Lil' Bit" by 50 Cent, "Side Effects" by Mariah Carey, "Turn It Up" by Paris Hilton, Poppin' Them Thangs" by G-Unit, "Let Me Love You" by Mario, "Playa's Only" by R. Kelly (featuring The Game), "Lock U Down" by Mýa, as well as "Naughty Girl" and "Baby Boy", both by Beyoncé, "About Us" by Brooke Hogan, and "Turn It Up" by Chamillionaire, and "Work" by Kelly Rowland.

Financial collapse

In 2006, Rolling Stone estimated that Storch had earned over 70 million dollars in his career. According to a 2007 Forbes article, "Hip Hop Cash Kings," Storch was one of the highest-paid people in the music industry in 2007, having earned $17 million in that year. His fee per track was around $85,000, exclusive of publishing royalties. In July 2008, it was reported that Storch was unable to pay over $500,000 in late property taxes, and a warrant was issued for his arrest for failure to appear at his child-support hearing. According to his attorney, there had been "mismanagement" of Storch's finances.

Private life

Storch has been romantically linked with rapper Lil Kim, actress Lindsay Lohan,and video model Erica Mena. He is rarely, if ever, photographed without his signature aviator-style sunglasses.

On April 16, 2006, Storch's on and off girlfriend of four years, Dalene Daniel, gave birth to his second son, Jalen Storch.[3] Dalene Daniel filed a paternity suit against Storch, verifying that he is the father of the baby, and claiming that her only assets are valued at $17,000. She wanted custody and child support. Storch did not respond to the suit and was judged to be the baby's biological father. In June 2008, a Miami judge issued a "writ of bodily attachment" that authorized police to arrest Scott Storch. Storch has failed to pay child support for his 2 year old son Jalen. He is also being sued by his other child's mother Vanessa Bellido. He has failed to pay child support for his 16 year old son Steven Brandon Bellido.

In April of 2008 Storch had a number of things repossessed including a yacht, and a silver Bentley he gave as a present to Kimberly "Lil Kim" Jones. When camera crews came with the repo man to interview and bother Miss Jones she replied "Oh please, get the f*** outta here. You are so f***ing ridiculous" adding "I'll have my accountant take care of it".

Storch also owes $511,839.16 in property taxes from 2006 and 2007.

Storch is well-known for wearing ostentatious diamond jewelry and a collection of exotic sports cars. However, he prefers a relatively low profile. As a producer, Storch's preferred method of creating beats/sounds is with a Macintosh, A Motif, MPC 2000 XL, and VSTs.

Storch is mentioned in Lil Wayne's song "Back on My Grizzy" where he sings "I got glasses like that white boy Scott Storch and a Porsche."

Conflicts

Timbaland

Hip hop producer Timbaland refers to Storch in his single "Give It to Me," singing: "I get a half a million for my beats, you get a couple grand/Never going to see the day that I ain't got the upper hand/I'm respected from California way down to Japan/I'm a real producer and you just the piano man/Your songs go up the charts, I heard 'em, I'm not a fan." Timbaland confirmed that he was talking about Storch in an interview with MTV presenter Sway Calloway. He said that he would go after the haters on his new album Timbaland Presents Shock Value.

Storch responded with the track "Built Like That" on February 26, 2007 co-produced by Nu Jerzey Devil, which features Philadelphia rapper Nox. On the track, Storch claims to have been solely responsible for the production of the 2002 Justin Timberlake hit "Cry Me a River," for which he received credit as a co-writer and pianist, but production was solely credited to Timbaland. He also claims that Timbaland's production partner Danja Handz has been responsible for his recent string of hits with Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake, and mocks the commercial failure of Timbaland's former Beat Club label. They recently ended their feud. This was confirmed by Timbaland in the final issue of Scratch Magazine.

Christina Aguilera

The eighth track and first disc on Christina Aguilera's double album, Back to Basics, was titled, "F.U.S.S." rumored to stand for "Fuck U Scott Storch." Storch produced and co-wrote several tracks for Aguilera's previous album Stripped. Storch was asked to be involved with Back to Basics, but he refused to be a part of the project when Aguilera declined to fly him and his entourage out to her, amongst other demands, which led to a breakdown of their relationship. "F.U.S.S.," was written as a response to the animosity between Aguilera and Storch during the recording of Stripped. In an interview with Maxim, she said, "That’s a way of burying my experience with him. We did great work on Stripped... When I tried to work with him again, he made uncalled for demands. It was disappointing that someone would get affected like that. He also was included in various magazines, including Time.

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