Addictive (song)

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"Addictive"
Addictive.jpg
Single by Truth Hurts featuring Rakim
from the album Truthfully Speaking
B-side"Remix"
ReleasedApril 23, 2002 (U.S. Radio)[1]
Format
Recorded2002
GenreHip hop
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 R&B singer Truth Hurts. It was the lead single from her debut album, Truthfully Speaking. One of the label's few R&B hits. "Addictive" features a verse from 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.

Background[edit]

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.[2][3] "Addictive" has further similarities to Indian music producer Harry Anand's 2002 remix of "Thoda Resham Lagta Hai" called "Kaliyon Ka Chaman" but it is unknown whether "Addictive" or "Kaliyon Ka Chaman" came first.[4]

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[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Charts and sales[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard.com - Discography - Truth Hurts/Rakim - Addictive
  2. ^ "Dr. Dre, Interscope Stung With $500 Million Lawsuit Over 'Addictive'". VH1. September 19, 2002. Archived from the original on 13 April 2009. Retrieved 30 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Top 10 Bollywood Samples". WhoSampled. May 23, 2011. Retrieved 30 June 2012.
  4. ^ Roberts, Tamara (2016). "Toward an Afro Asian Theory of Critique: The "Addictive" Case". Resounding Afro Asia: Interracial Music and the Politics of Collaboration. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-937741-1.
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  31. ^ "Swiss Year-End Charts 2002" (in German). Retrieved June 21, 2018.
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