Scott Storch’s career has traced a reverse U-curve. He worked his way up as a keyboardist in The Roots before breaking into the big-time. If you went anywhere near a radio beween 1998 and 2006, you encountered his work—as a writer and producer, he helped create an impressive string of vital hits in rap and R&B: Dr. Dre’s “Still Dre,” Beyonce’s “Baby Boy,” Mario’s “Let Me Love You.” Then, as Billboard put it in a story last year, “he acquired an epic cocaine habit and bankrupted himself.”
But that Billboard story was also titled, “Scott Storch Is Taking Another Shot at the Top”—at the time, he was repositioning himself for a comeback. Now it seems like that was a failure: TMZ reports that the producer filed for bankruptcy. Allegedly he made only $10,000 last year, and claimed just $3,600 in assets. Storch filed for bankruptcy previously in 2009.