Last week, flagging hip-hop super-producer Scott Storch filed for bankruptcy—the natural conclusion to a lifestyle modeled after Tony Montana and the kid from Blank Check. Fueled by drugs and provocative fame, Storch's downfall was a decade in the making.
In the 2000s, Scott Storch produced and co-wrote hit records with Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Beyoncé, Nelly, 50 Cent, Ja Rule, and Fat Joe. But compared to his super-producer contemporaries, Storch's peak was a flash in the pan, a career cut short by disastrous extravagance and a nasty coke habit that sapped his $70 million fortune.
In the past couple years, Storch has restored his presence of mind, if not his career. The one thing that no court or bank official can repossess, however, is Scott Storch's legacy. Here we chronicle the rise and fall of Scott Scorch, who, miraculously, isn't dead yet.
Justin Charity is a staff writer for Complex. Follow him @BrotherNumpsa.