Month: December 2015

Little known Facts about hip-hop heavy weight Scott Storch

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Music Producer Scott Spencer Storch has played a chief role in bringing the hip hop music scene to its current state. As one of the oldest hip hop music producers, Scott Storch owns a music production company that goes by the name Tuff Jew Productions LLC. As young as a 19-year boy, Scott started his music career after he joined the Hip Hop music group by then known as The Roots in which he played the role of a keyboard player. At the age of 27 years, Scott Spencer Storch had gained lots of popularity as one of the top best and widely known hip hop music producers.

Early Life

The birth of this highly-celebrated hip-hop music icon took place in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on the 16th of December of 1973. He is the son of Phil Storch, a court reporter by then and Joyce Yolanda, a professional singer. Jeremy Storch (Scott’s Uncle) was one of the founders of the rock music band known as The Vagrants. After the divorce of his parents, Scott didn’t live with his mother very long and went to live with his father in Philadelphia. It was in Philidelphia where he attended high school at Bensalem.

However, he later left school to focus on his music calling. His father relocated to Cherry Hill, New Jersey when he was 18 years of age where they lived near his cousin. While still living in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, Scott’s dreams of becoming a renowned musician grew to another edge.

His Achievements

As of the December of 2006, Scott had accumulated more than 70 million dollars of wealth. It was during the same year this superstar music producer received the award for ASCAP’s Songwriter of the year. He is known as one of those celebrities who used his wealth prudently since, unlike most other celebrities of his status, he purchase many expensive items such as yachts and luxury cars.

During his career as a top hip-hop songwriter and music producer, music producer Scott Storch worked with high-profile hip-hop rappers like Busta Rhymes and Snoop Dogg. As one of the most reliable and in-demand songwriters and producers, Scott has assisted in creating hit records for popular and international artists like Chris Brown, Beyonce, Lil Wayne, Christina Aguilera, 2-Pac, Pink, T.I, 50 Cent and Dr. Dre.

Little Known Facts About Scott Storch

  1. He started playing piano at the age of nine, and it was around the same time that he started dreaming of making a career in music especially after he was paid 200 dollars for playing a five minute piano gig to a friend’s father.
  1. He was among the youngest though the most talented pianists when he joined the Roots music group.
  1. He took part in the play Things Fall Apart in 1999.
  1. His rise to glory and popularity was catalyzed by the mutual relationship he had with D.R.E.
  1. He has two sons – Jalen Scott Storch born in the year 2006 and Steve Storch Bellido born in 1991.

Here is a VIDEO of Scott Storch in the studio making a beat.

Top 7 Facts That You Probably Didn’t Know About Hip Hop Music Producer Dr. Dre

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While it may be true that you may not have forgotten about hip-hop producer Dr Dre, chances are that there are several things that you may not know about him. As you may already know, Dr Dre is a multimillionaire rapper/music producer who was the co-founder of the “Beats” headphones. He originally entered the hip hop industry back in 1984 and is currently regarded as one of the most influential individuals within the hip hop industry. Here are six things that you may not know about hip hop music producer Dr Dre.

1) Head Slammer

In 1990, Dr Dre slammed TV personality Dee Barnes’s head into a brick wall before kicking her in her in the ribs and punching her in the back of the head. She initially interviews Ice Cube as to which she spoke about the beef that Ice Cube was having with Dr. Dre. Her TV show featuring Ice Cube was played, immediately after an N.W.A video was played, which infuriated Dr. Dre because he was trying to resolve the conflict. He eventually proclaimed that she deserved it, and paid a $2500 fine, received two years of probation and served 240 hours of community service.

2) California Love Was Originally Set To Be Dre’s Song And Not Tupac

California Love is regarded as being a hip hop anthem for California. So much so that many people believe that you can’t truly call yourself a Californian hip hop enthusiast if you have never heard of it. Even though the song features Tupac as the main artist and Dre as the backup artist, it was originally set to be Dre’s first single from the album “Aftermath.” However, Suge Knight placed Tupac on the second verse, which essentially made it Tupac’s song.

3)Tupac and Dre Did Not Get Along During Their Time At Death Row Records

According to several credible sources, Dre didn’t like the fact that Tupac signed into Death Row after being released from prison. And while many people believe this was just a rumor, during a rare interview Tupac dissed Dr Dre numerous times.

4) Suge Knight Paid Someone To Attack Dr. Dre

During the 2004 annual Vibe Awards, Quincy Jones and Snoop Dog was in the midst of presenting Dr. Dre with the Lifetime Achievement award, when suddenly, a mysterious man appeared and asked Dre for his autograph. After which, he subsequently attacked Dre. Even though the incident was eventually situated, in 2005, the NY Post reported that the individual “Jimmy James Johnson” was paid approximately $5000 by Suge Knight, to attack Dre during the award show.

5) Only One Of Two Hip Hop Producers To Receive Producers Of The Year

Besides Neptunes, Dr Dre is the only hip-hop producer to win the Grammys “Producer of the Year” award. The album that he produced which earned him the Grammy was “The Marshall Mathers LP” which sold approximately 1.76 million within the first week of its release.

6) The Loudest Hip Hop Drums on the block

Dr. Dre is probably most famous for making one of the loudest hip hop records of it’s time – Chronic 2001. It was an iconic hip hop record in the fact that no one had heard hip hop drum samples hit that hard before. They were loud, they were tight and they were everything you would expect to hear on a Dr. Dre record. Since then every other producer in the industry has gone on to tweak their hip-hop drum sounds to hit just as hard, if not more.

7) Dr Dre Started The Phrase And Song “F— Tha Police.”

N.W.A is known for being the first group to coin the phrase “F— That Police.” In an interview that was conducted in 2007, Dr Dre proclaimed that he came up with the phrase after police officers caught him and Eazy-E riding around with a paintball gun that they used to shoot people who were waiting at bus stops. When they were caught, the officer made the Eazy-E and Dre lay face down on the pavement as they pointed guns at the back of their heads. Dr. Dre proclaimed that this was the inspiration for the popular song and quote “F— Tha Police.”

VIDEO: Check out one of Dre’s most successful hip-hop songs of all time – The Next Episode

6 Surprising Facts About Hip Hop Music Producer Timbaland That You May Not Know

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Timothy Zachery Mosley or “Timbaland”, is a rapper, songwriter and producer who originally entered the hip hop industry back in 1990. One of the most popular songs that he is known for producing is “Cry Me A River” by Justin Timberlake. Even though he has been in the industry for over two decades, he is still a formidable force within the industry.

Here are some facts that you may not know about him…

1) Highest Paid Producer At One Point

Even though Dr. Dre is the listed as the most expensive producer in the hip hop industry, producer Timbaland topped Dr. Dre as being the most expensive producer at one point. During this period, he charged as much as $270,000 per track.

2) Partially Paralyzed For Nine Months

Even though he is right handed, he DJs with his left hand. This is because he was shot while he was working at a Red Lobster. The injury resulted in a partial paralyzation of the right side of his body for an entire year. During this period, he learned how to DJ and primarily used his left hand, due to the partial paralysis that affected the right side of his body.

3) Music Producer Of Empire

Many hip hop fans are well aware of the fact that Empire and Power are two of the hottest TV shows that are out there, which features various elements of the hip hop industry. However, what most people don’t know is that Timbaland is the music producer of Empire.

4) Honorary Patron

In October of 2008, hip hop music producer Timbaland was inducted into the Philosophical Society of Trinity College, as an Honorary Patron.

5) He Was Closer To Aaliyah Than Most People Think

Many people assume that the only relationship that Timbaland had with deceased singer Aaliyah was strictly business. However, this is far from the truth. In a rare interview, he proclaimed that she was like blood or in essence like a family member. He has also proclaimed that her untimely death was so heartbreaking that he took a break from producing music for a few years.

6) His Drum Game Was Heavily Respected

Similar to Dr. Dre, Timbaland is known as one of the hip hop legends in regards to banging hip hop drums.  Even all the way back to his hit “Pony” with Ginuwine, those drums are considered years ahead of their time.  Timbaland will forever be known as a hard hitting, hip-hop drum sample Icon.

Here is a video of Timbaland in the studio with Busta Rhymes