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Scott Storch on Making Hits for Dr. Dre, The Roots and Fat Joe | Red Bull Music Academy

Hip-hop producer and pianist Scott Storch discussed his career and the stories behind hits for Dr. Dre, Fat Joe, The Roots and many others during his public lecture at Red Bull Music Festival Toronto 2018. #RBMTO #scottstorch #hiphop

TOPICS:
05:40 - Meeting Questlove and joining The Roots
18:18 - Writing “Still D.R.E.” with Dr. Dre
25:25 - Making “Cry Me A River” with Timbaland and Justin Timberlake
42:48 - Looking back on the excess of success and its lessons
53:35 - Working with Young Thug, Trippie Redd and today's upcoming rappers

MUSIC:
09:40 - The Roots – “Proceed”
15:05 - The Roots – “You Got Me ft. Erykah Badu”
20:43 - Dr. Dre – “Still D.R.E. ft. Snoop Dogg”
26:21 - Justin Timberlake – “Cry Me A River”
30:07 - Beyoncé – “Baby Boy ft. Sean Paul”
36:14 - Terror Squad – “Lean Back ft. Fat Joe, Remy Ma”
41:19 - Fat Joe ft. Lil Wayne – Make It Rain”
48:09 - 50 Cent – “Candy Shop”
53:12 - Big Boi – “Shutterbugg ft. Cutty”
56:38 - Trippie Red – “Taking A Walk”

Songwriter and producer Scott Storch is no stranger to success. After being drafted into hip-hop band The Roots in 1994 upon moving to Philadelphia, the group's first album Do You Want More?!!!??! leaned heavily on Storch's distinctive use of the Fender Rhodes and would help define their sound. Storch's playing would eventually lead him to Dr. Dre, for whom he would come up with the classic piano riff found on “Still D.R.E.” From there, Storch would go on to feature in and produce hit records for the likes of Beyoncé, Fat Joe and Justin Timberlake, becoming one of the most sought after producers of the mid-2000’s in the process. His meteoric rise in the industry had its downsides though, the party lifestyle eventually leading to Storch entering rehab in 2009 and filing for bankruptcy in 2015. Since then, Storch has re-entered the music industry with more drive and inspiration than ever, working with some the most exciting names in modern rap, including Young Thug, Russ and Trippie Red.

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Scott Storch