Scott Storch Names His Hip Hop Mt. Rushmore

Scott Storch Names His Hip Hop Mt. Rushmore

Producer calls Rick Ross one of the greatest of all time, says every line that he spits is "perfect."

Published February 25, 2014

With tracks on Rick Ross's and Meek Mills's latest albums, his own lyrical prodigy [Chris Webby] and an EDM album coming out soon, it's safe to say that Scott Storch's comeback is in full swing.

Inspired by LeBron James's recent comments on his Mt. Rushmore of basketball, the Philly-bred producer, who currently lives in Miami, named four faces that he feels should be on the mountaintop of hip hop.

"I would have to say Biggie of course, 2Pac, Jay Z and, d--n! [pauses] Ross," said Storch in an exclusive conversation with "I love Nas too, if there could be a fifth face, it would be his."

Storch clarified, "Biggie was to me the guy who was the best at painting the picture and making you visualize something, Pac was the best poet, and I feel like Jay Z is all of the above. Then Rick Ross is just, every line he spits is just perfect, and he's one of my favorite MCs of all time," proclaimed Storch.

Storch can also add Rozay to the roster of artists he's worked with after producing the track "Supreme" from the Maybach Music general's upcoming album, Mastermind.

"It's gonna be a hot record," Storch said of "Supreme." "I'm very proud of that, and I think the people are gonna like it," he added.

In addition to working on other people's albums, the Tuff Jew Productions CEO also spoke about his EDM project, which is set to drop in the second half of this year.

"I'm crossing the EDM barrier," said an enthused Storch. He continued, "We're about mixing down some things for my personal Scott Storch album, we should be putting it out, I'd say, within the next six months. And I'm also collaborating on some tracks with [electro-house musician] Steve Aoki."

Storch, who played keyboard for the Roots when they first started out, announced that he is preparing to take his career full circle once his album drops by performing a live EDM set.

"We're gonna be pursuing our live show pretty heavy," revealed Storch. "That's one thing we're really focusing on with the electronic stuff I'm putting out. I'll be DJing and playing keyboard. It's gonna be a dope live show. I definitely got some good momentum right now." is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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Written by Jake Rohn


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