Storch decided to return to his Florida roots to, as he has said, build his empire.Beginning in 2003, the hits rolled in: Beyonce's "Naughty Girl," Terror Squad's "Lean Back," 50 Cent's "Candy Shop," and Chris Brown's "Run It."Storch had the quintessential producer's talent for coaxing career-making performances out of both veteran and new artists."When we created that 'Baby Boy' record, Sean had only worked with Jamaican producers," says Atlantic Records chairman and CEO Craig Kallman, referring to the 2003 single by Sean Paul and Beyonce that Storch produced and that helped to make Paul an American recording star.
An extensive Rolling Stone profile called him "hip-hop's Liberace" and said he had earned million."The people who have always been on top of the production game - Timbaland, Neptunes, Swizz Beatz, Scott Storch - they all had their own sound," says the Miami-based producer Infamous, whose own recent work on the Lil Wayne and Jay-Z track "Mr. "When their one record took off, everybody wanted a record that sounded like that."Fame brought added responsibilities: In 2004, Storch reunited with the child he had fathered 12 years earlier with Bellido.Replete with tragic details and bad behavior, the ballad of Scott Storch may be the swan song of the bling era, a riches-to-rags tale of excess, poor decisions and a hobbled music industry.Born in Nova Scotia, Canada, and raised in South Florida and the Philadelphia area, Storch is a high-school dropout from a broken, middle-class family who turned serious musician chops and intense ambition into a high-flying career.He moved Bellido and their son Steven to South Florida: Bellido calls it "one of the happiest times in our lives."Three years later, the producer began paying for another son, the now 2-year-old Jalen Daniel.
He produced their breakthrough single "You Got Me," which helped Philly's acclaimed live hip-hop band win a Grammy, and gave the sandy-haired Jewish producer serious hip-hop credentials.Deciding he preferred studios to touring, Storch moved to Los Angeles to work with Dr. There his keyboard loops helped form the basis of such hits as "Still D. E." He produced seven tracks on Christina Aguilera's "Stripped" album, including "Can't Hold Us Down," which featured Lil Kim.