In 1997 Tommy D was hired by Michael Jackson’s team via Worlds End Management to produce a remix for ‘Is It Scary’. Sony gave him the acapella. The goal was for the remix to have the Death Row sound.
While Tommy D was working on the remix, 5 armed people burst into the studio (The Enterprise in Burbank, CA) tied him up with the staff and Carl “Butch” Small (percussionist at Death Row Records) then robbed all the synthesizers, drum machine and bass.
MJ’s team stayed quiet about this event because they didn’t want negative publicity. The next day Tommy D had a session planned with KoRn but didn’t have his equipment anymore. Snoop Dogg heard about the incident and gave Tommy D a $5000 check to help him.
Credits: Michael Jackson, Tommy D Daugherty, Carl Butch Small, Craig Erickson