News: Timbaland vs. Scott Storch
The producer beef between beat-makers Timbaland and Scott Storch was kicked up a notch several nights ago when Timbaland took the stage at New York's club Marquee and shouted to the crowd: "Scott Storch is a b*tch!"
The rivalry first became apparent with Timbaland's recent track "Give It to Me," from his forthcoming album "Timbaland Presents: Shock Value." The track features Justin Timberlake and Nelly Furtado, as well as lyrics that take direct aim at Storch.
Timbaland raps: "I get a half a mil for my beats/You get a couple grand. Never gonna see the day that I ain't got the upper hand. I'm respected from Californ-i-a way down to Japan. I'm a real producer and you just a piano man."
In February, Storch struck back with the track "Built Like Dat." Among the lyrics: "You tryin' to lose weight, tryin' to get some respect, Still ain't lose that pack of franks out the back of your neck." Storch also has lyrics accusing Timbaland of stealing producing credits on Timberlake's song "Cry Me a River," a song on which Storch worked but was given no credit.
Storch's track also mentions Timbaland's pal Nate "Danja" Hills.
Storch raps: "Your boy Danja got to hate you with a passion, man/He makes the hits while you taking all the credit, damn! I know the feeling, I'm with ya/Won't you tell them how I made that sh*t 'Cry Me a River.'"
That brings us to last week at club Marquee. Witnesses tell New York Post's Page Six that Timbaland was given a microphone and started reciting the "Give It to Me" line: "Scott Storch, I'm a real producer and you just a piano man." He then, according to spies, yelled "Scott Storch is a b*tch!"