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Throwback Thursday: Addictive (feat. Rakim) by Truth Hurts


Released in 2002, Addictive was the debut single for Truth Hurts, an artist on Dr. Dre's Aftermath record label and produced by DJ Quik. It reached reached No. 2 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart and No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Unfortunately, the Hindi track that was sampled, Thoda Resham Lagta Hai by Lata Mangeshkar, wasn't cleared and they were eventually sued. Quik stumbled onto the song while watching a Bollywood movie and recorded it off his TV and claims he didn't clear the sample because he didn't know the origin of the song.

The lawsuit resulted in an injuction put on the credits (but not on performing the song). It was then pulled from the shelves and according to Truth Hurts, it was supposed to be properly credited and re-released but that never happened. Today, you can still find the album, Truthfully Speaking, but Addictive is no longer included.