Just a few years ago, Scott Storch was one of the top producers in pop music, living in a .5 million mansion on an exclusive Miami island, driving a phalanx of luxury cars and dating the likes of Paris Hilton and Lil Kim. He owes over 0,000 in real estate taxes and had a warrant out for his arrest when he failed to show up in court in a child-support case last month. He still has his waterfront marble mansion, but his lawyer, Guy Spiegelman, says Storch is attempting to refinance it after a "catastrophic occurrence this year" resulting from "mismanagement." Storch no longer works with his old manager or publicist.He hasn't talked to either of his children in months."Scott was able to adapt himself to the sound of Jamaica but also to contemporary R&B and hip-hop.
Vanessa Bellido met him when they were both in high school and he was a talented keyboardist."He always knew what he wanted to be," she says. He was like, 'I'm going to make it, I'm going to make it.' Even at 15 he was an old soul.
Real smart, real different."While still a teen, Storch was a founding member of the Roots.