Addictive (song)

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"Addictive"
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Single by Truth Hurts featuring Rakim
from the album Truthfully Speaking
B-side "Addictive" remix
ReleasedApril 1, 2002 (2002-04-01)
Recorded2002
Genre Hip hop
Length3:46
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) DJ Quik
Truth Hurts singles chronology
"Addictive"
(2002)
"The Truth"
(2002)
Rakim singles chronology
"When I B on the Mic"
(1999)
"Addictive"
(2002)
"Holy Are U"
(2009)

"Addictive" is a song by American R&B singer Truth Hurts. It was released as the lead single from her debut album, Truthfully Speaking (2002), on April 1, 2002. "Addictive" features a verse from American rapper Rakim and is based on a Hindi music sample, which eventually brought on a $500 million lawsuit against Aftermath. The song was her only one to chart on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number nine, and selling over 600,000 copies in the US. It was also a top five hit in UK, France and Switzerland, and went gold in several countries. The song instrumental was sampled in the Jamaican dancehall beat "Bollywood Riddim".

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Background

Steve "Static" Garrett wrote the song's lyrics, and the record was produced by DJ Quik. Quik sampled for its instrumental track a Hindi-song he heard on television early one morning. The sample turned out to be "Thoda Resham Lagta Hai", a 1981 song by Indian singer Lata Mangeshkar for the 1981 movie Jyoti, which Aftermath neglected to clear the rights to. Copyright holders Saregama India, Ltd. issued a cease-and-desist order, which went unheeded. On September 12, 2002, Saregama filed a $500 million lawsuit against Aftermath and parent company Universal Music Group, and filed an injunction to prevent further performances or broadcasts of the "Addictive" song. [1] [2] The song also samples "Do It ('Til You're Satisfied)" by B.T. Express and interpolates "Paid in Full" by Eric. B & Rakim.

This song is still in recurrent rotation on many top-40, rhythmic, and urban stations. A remix has also been made, produced by Dr. Dre featuring an additional verse by Rakim.

Track listings

Personnel

Charts and sales

Release history

RegionDateFormat(s)Label(s)Ref.
United StatesApril 1, 2002 Urban radio [48]
April 9, 200212-inch vinyl [49]
United KingdomAugust 19, 2002
  • 12-inch vinyl
  • CD
  • cassette
[50]
AustraliaAugust 26, 2002CD [51]

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