Scott Storch (born December 16, 1973) is an American record producer. He produces a variety of music, particularly hip hop, reggaeton, and R&B. His label, Storch Music Company (formerly Storchaveli Recordings) is responsible for signing Brooke Hogan and Nox. He also has his own music production company called Tuff Jew Productions LLC which is published by Reservoir Media Management.
Scott Spencer Storch was born in Long Island, New York. 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 soul-rock band The Vagrants and wrote songs recorded by Dave Mason and Eddie Money Storch's parents divorced in 1983.
Storch attended elementary school in Sunrise and middle school in Davie, Florida. In the middle of his freshman year, he left South Florida to join his father in the Philadelphia area, and attended high school in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. After dropping out of high school in the ninth grade, Storch was expelled from home at the age of 16. By age 18 he was living with his father in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, where his cousin lived nearby. It was here his musical abilities flourished. Scott had a son in 1991, Steve Storch Bellido.
Scott made his first big step in 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. Storch's first big commercial hit was when he collaborated with Dr. Dre and helped produce the riffs for the song "Still D.R.E.". Storch's most successful commercial hit was "Lean Back", a 2004 single by Fat Joe. In 2006 Scott had another son, Jalen Scott Storch with Dalene Daniel, his on and off girlfriend of four years. After commercial and artistic success, he became addicted to cocaine and lost his fortune which included his mansion in Miami and all of his sports cars.
On February 4, 2012, Storch was arrested in Las Vegas for possession of cocaine and was released on bond.