The music industry is full of stories of artists, producers and executives who had meteoric rises to fame only to lose it all to addiction or other bad habits. At one time, Scott Storch had his name attached to just about every hit that made its way to radio.
And then the former Aftermath affiliate disappeared.
In a new interview with MTV, Storch reveals that he hit rock bottom. The producer is currently recovering from a cocaine addiction.
“I got involved in doing drugs,” Storch said. “I had to get myself into recovery. Being in the life that I was living — very fast-moving, option to do anything you want, go anywhere you wanna go — it definitely takes its toll on you, and you lose your concept of reality. I had to get it under control. I had to take it back to the beginning and back to the Hit Factory, where I made a lot of my hits.”
As for the financial situation? Storch says he lost $30 million on the road to the bottom.
Currently in a recovery house, Storch adds that the battle against addiction isn’t over, and the process of making music helps keep his spirits up.
“I have to constantly battle it,” he says of his addiction. “I feel so much better and have more clarity, especially in the studio. It’s cool. It’s been a really productive period. … With the help of my publisher TVT, I’ve had the chance to woodshed and come up with a whole new vibe. I’m very happy right now.”