Former Roots Keyboardist Scott Storch Files For Bankruptcy (Again)

Scott Storch robbed at gunpoint in NYC

For a moment, Scott Storch had it all. The producer, composer and keyboardist became one of the most renowned and consistent hit-makers of the early aughts, lending his touch to tracks like Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg‘s “Still D.R.E.,” multiple Beyonce numbers, and a billion (give or take) hits from 50 Cent, Fat Joe, Chris Brown and more. Today, however, Storch has reportedly filed for bankruptcy (and not for the first time), citing less than $4,000 in personal assets amongst numerous mounting debts.

Storch’s wealth at one time eclipsed $70m, Billboard reports, but today the producer is out of pocket. In a report filed by TMZ, has nothing more than $100 cash, $500 worth of clothing and a $3,000 to his name. Storch’s bankruptcy filings also note that he made no more than $10,000 last year and “reportedly blew through $30 mil in a 6 month span on drugs.”

Storch has filed for bankruptcy in the past; 2009 saw him falling into Chapter 13, losing his home to foreclosure and getting arrested for grand theft auto. Billboard also reports that in early 2012 the producer was arrested for cocaine possession in Las Vegas.

Times weren’t always so tough for Scott Storch–in addition to the singles mentioned above, he played an instrumental part in helping to launch the solo career of Justin Timberlake, producing 2002’s “Cry Me A River.” Lest we forget, Storch also played keys for a little Philadelphia-based ensemble called The Roots. Here’s hoping his finances recover as quick as possible.

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