The Simpsons creator Matt Groening once remarked that he gave his main characters such distinctive hairstyles --Homer's two-strand combover, Marge's blue skyscraper, Bart's sawtooth, Lisa's starfish -- so that their silhouettes would be instantly recognizable. This principle applies to Scott Storch, whose songs register with the listener within the first .2 seconds.

In the early 2000s, Storch amassed a $70 million fortune producing for artists like Beyoncé, Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, The Game, T.I., Chris Brown, Christina Aguilera, Nas, Fat Joe, and Lil Wayne (not to mention Paris Hilton and Brooke Hogan). Click through the image gallery to revisit 10 of his most legendary productions.