Scott Storch Addresses Beat Battle Criticism, Argues Dr. Dre Co-Production is Fair Game
Storch joined 'The Breakfast Club' to defend himself after facing criticism for his beat battle with Mannie Fresh.
Following his beat battle with Scott Storch on Instagram Live, Mannie Fresh addressed what he thought were some oversights. In an interview with the Breakfast Club, Mannie took issue with Storch playing non-rap tracks as well as ones he argued were predominantly produced by Dr. Dre. "Some of these songs you didn't do," he said at the time. Now Storch has responded to the criticism in his own interview on The Breakfast Club, saying he sees no issue in playing songs he co-produced.
"Listen, Dr. Dre is a huge whale, if not the biggest producer in the history of hip-hop music," Storch replied when grilled by Charlamagne. "Sometimes, when your name sits next to a name that big, it kind of overshadows—especially when I was getting started in the business, I was a young man just coming up. When those records came out, people weren't reading through the credits and see who was doing what."
Storch argued that his "sound" is still "pretty clear" in the tracks he played that were co-produced by Dre. "I'm not going to play something if I'm not one of the main nucleuses or foundations of what these tracks are. I really feel the co-production and writing, whatever I contribute, I bring mine to the table," he explained.
Charlamagne argued otherwise, however, and said that certain tracks that were played did not feature elements that could easily be attached to Storch. "Sometimes the credits don't reflect what went down on the record," Storch added. "In terms of me legitimately being a part of everything I played, come on."
Watch the full interview above.