News: Scott Storch Says He's No Ordinary Piano Man, "I'm Not Just A Track Maker" [Video]
Friday, Aug 26, 2011 3:00PM
Producer Scott Storch has revealed plans to put together an upcoming compilation album in the same vein as DJ Khaled projects but with a more broad presentation of musical genres.
While Storch will feature his favorite hip-hop artists, he is also looking to scoop up some non-urban talent.
"I'm doing a Scott Storch Presents album, sort of like the [DJ] Khaled album," Storch revealed in an interview. "Mine's going to be a little different. I'm going to try to have some Quincy [Jones] and some Stevie Wonder and rock people, whoever, all the things I'm into on the album. I'm a musician. I'm not just a track maker. I want to have some instrumental stuff that's featuring -- other music as well as some of my favorite emcees and singers...So that's coming soon." (Hip Hollywood)
Last year, Storch opened up about the process he undergoes when crafting records.
"One of the keys to my music over the years is there is no particular sound," Storch told DJ Skee in an interview. "I've had strings of music like my Arabic stuff that I was doing for a while that I liked, but there's never been one thing that's why it's hard to even know like, 'Oh, that's a Scott Storch' record. That versatility of just trying anything, it keeps you able to work on anything and not get labeled as, 'You do this, that.' I didn't fall off, I fell, with my personal life and I had to rebuild. It's like, they say a champion isn't a true champion until he falls from the top. Stay away from cocaine. Save your money." (DJ Skee TV)
In late 2009, Storch spoke on hip-hop artists helping him fight drug addiction.
"It's just a matter of regaining respect and trust, but as far as track record, I think I have done way above the average producer in the world," Storch explained in an interview. "My addiction was based on being trapped in it through, not so much, depressionor escape, but it was more like partying too much and having too much fun until it got unhealthy. I just made a change in my life. It really isn't a battle or a constant thing. Its just something I don't want to do. I like the way I feel so it hasn't been a thought...Dre was there for me. I remember Ludacris came over to check on me to make sure I was ok, just having heard stuff. Different people that care about me...my boy Adam. You know, just various people have remained loyal to me. Quincy Jones. I would have to say Timbaland." (All Hip Hop)
The hitmaker previously talked about the efforts he made to better himself.
"I'm taking it back to square one," he explained in an interview. "I found myself slipping a little bit, got involved in doing drugs and you know, I had to get myself into recovery, realized I was powerless over it and you know, being in the life that I was living, very fast moving, option to do or buy anything you want, go anywhere you wanna go definitely takes its toll on you. And you lose your concept of reality with the drugs and everything, had to get it under control so I'm taking it back to the beginning, back to the Hit Factory where I made a lot of my hits." (MTV)
A release date for the album has not yet been revealed.
Check out Scott Storch's interview down below: