"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.
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. "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.