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Recovering producer Scott Storch preparing for music comeback

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Apr 30, 2013 | 1:05pm EDT

Fallen producer Scott Storch has locked himself away in the studio to focus on his music comeback after overcoming a serious drug problem. The hip-hop hitmaker famously blew his $30 million (£18.75 million) fortune on drugs, girls and flash cars, but his party lifestyle came to an abrupt halt in 2009 when he realised he'd burned through all of his money. He filed for bankruptcy that year (09) and checked into a rehabilitation facility in Florida in a bid to beat his substance abuse issues, and now Storch claims he's clean and sober and ready to rebuild his reputation. The beatmaker, who previously collaborated with stars including 50 Cent, Beyonce and Pink, admits his love for music has been reignited once more and he's keeping himself out of trouble by throwing himself into his work. He tells AllHipHop.com, "I think I'm finally falling in love with music again. I lost the passion for a while... due to public personal issues and stuff I went through... "As time goes by, the clarity I'm gaining everyday, I feel like my music is getting better. More vivid and just effortless... I'm really focused in the studio, doing more production than ever. I'm like a studio junkie now... "I'm doing just fine. I'm living a healthy life... I just (sic) been very secluded in the past few months and just in the studio focusing on that... I didn't forget how to make hits... I do this... I'm inspired and hungry. I got a big appetite for success right now." Storch also reveals he's been considering a new career as a DJ to subsidise his income and raise the profile of his new music: "The DJ is really making some serious paper (money) and it's a good venue (clubs) to solicit your own records. I'm trying to do something a little different, similar to the way Travis Barker and DJ AM did."

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