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Scott Storch

Scott Storch Takes Success Forgets Family

Posted By on April 22, 2010

     One thing most artists, or even sports stars, do once they make it big is take care of their parents. Buy them a new home or even a car etc, but not hit-producer Scott Storch. "I was an overly worrisome mother," admits Joyce Yolanda Storch, who goes mainly by her middle name. "I was overbearing to a fault." Scott's mom banned Scotty from sports enrolled him in piano classes at Candil Jacaranda Montessori in Plantation, about 15 minutes from their Sunrise home. An old jazz pianist named Jack Keller taught him. A singer herself, Yolanda stopped taking weekday gigs so she could drive Scott to the lessons and scraped together enough cash to buy him a baby grand.

      By age 12, Scott Storch landed paid gigs and ended up becoming a member of The Roots then later producing for artists like Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Dr. Dre, Lil Wayne, and 50 Cent. By age 33, Scott was making over $100,000 per beat, which he could make in 15 minutes. So Scotts mom is happy that she introduced him to piano.  "It's not that I want to toot my own horn, but I was always very supportive of his music," she says. "It's just too bad that everything went sour."

     "Scott always told me he had plans to do certain things for the family," she says. "But then I guess things got bad before he got around to it. I read about all these other rappers' mothers — P. Diddy's mother, Kanye West's mother, Jay-Z's mother. Their sons all took care of them." Then Yolanda worries, "If he reads this, he would be very angry at me. He's not going to ever give me anything." In the meantime, Yolanda, who cares full-time for her partially blind father, waited in this $81,000 house for her son to remember her.

     Yes, Scott blew a lot of his money when he went on a drug run but he still makes a great living and now he is working again with Dr Dre. In fact he produced Dr Dre's first single from "Detox" featuring Jay-Z.

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