The Top Ten Scott Storch Productions

This week, New Times slogged knee-deep into the messy world of Scott Storch-- the coke, the family he ditched, the fortune he blew in spectacular fashion, it's all in there in unprecedented detail. But before he was a prime candidate for the best VH1: Behind the Music ever, Storch was a massive hitmaker. Here are our top ten Scott Storch productions:

10. The Roots feat. Erykah Badu: "You Got Me"

It now seems hard to believe that Storch's career started as a member of acoustic jazz/rap group the Roots. And that this was one of his first co-writing hits-- a chill, pseudo love ballad with a hook sung by hip-hop's Queen of Bohemia, Erykah Badu, in 1999.

9. Justin Timberlake: "Cry Me a River"

Three years later, he had a major hand in this: Justin Timberlake moonwalking away his Britney angst. Wow, this song got annoying that summer. Though Timbaland's sonic stamp is all over this thing, Storch was a co-producer, and the smash hit started a feud between the two producers over who was the real maestro behind the song.

8. Nas feat Snoop Dogg: "Play on Playa"
This is about as complex as a Storch beats gets. He said he refrained from "sand bagging" a track-- adding unnecessary frills and trills. He believed that radio hits were always sonically simple.


7. Ja Rule: "Clap Back"

Look at this nice mousey fellow with his dainty little moustache.


6. 50 Cent feat. Olivia: "Candy Shop"

This is a pure Scott Storch joint, and "Candy Shop" was an example of what became his specialty-- the mindless, addictive anthem, usually the first single on a major rapper's album.

5. Terror Squad feat. Fat Joe, Remy Martin: "Lean Back"

Tell us: Is this not the exact same beat as "Candy Shop", or are we missing something here? As Storch's former bandmate on the Roots Dice Raw told New Times : "When they're paying you that much money, label execs aren't looking for a piece of music. They're looking for what you did before. They're looking for a ringtone."

4. 50 Cent: "Just a Lil Bit"

There's nothing wrong with having a signature sound, but still... It possible to sue yourself for copyright infringement?

3. Eve feat. Gwen Stefani: "Let Me Blow Your Mind"

A Dr. Dre collaboration. Makes you think: Why couldn't Storch be more like Dre-- a consummate studio rat who carefully hand-picks his clients and has a reputation as hip-hop's mad scientist bunkered down in the hills of Los Angeles, making money hand over fist? TMZ wouldn't recognize Dre if he bounced a low-rider on their front steps. And that's a good thing.

2. Beyonce: "Naughty Girl"

What's really befuddling about Storch-- even more than the $3 million pinkie ring or the Maybach he gave Paris Hilton-- is the fact that the guy who could make a hit like this agreed to produce Hulk Hogan's daughter's rap album.


1. Dr. Dre feat Snoop Dogg: "Still D.R.E."

One of his earliest hits-- and another Dre collabo-- this is still, in our book, uncontested as Storch's best beat.


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9 comments
Kjho
Kjho

this list is f-ing garbage

Guest
Guest

he's the best producer alive, SCOTT STORCH NIGGA

5byfive
5byfive

These are dope cuts, but how can you not include "Let's Ride" by The Game. That is a classic signature Storch anthem. 

Beats
Beats

Is It Me that Storch produced for Method Man's 4:21 album should have beaten most of these.

Loris Darring
Loris Darring

Now, Rush played videos of The president and Hillary together with other Dems and then also played stuff from Ahmadinejad�s talk and noticed that they both say the same things while referring to North america and capitalism.

amateri
amateri

I would like to thank you for the effort you have made in publishing this article. I am trusting the same best work from you in the future as well

colin
colin

shutterbug needs to be added to this list. Big boi kills it on that track!

MrLee145
MrLee145

This list of hits is still crazy good... Hope he gets clean and start producing hit's like this.

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