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Addiction" is a song by American hip hop and R&B; record producer, singer-songwriter and recording artist Ryan Leslie. Released as the second single from his self-titled debut album, , the single features Leslie's Ryan Leslie protégé Cassie and frequent collaborator Fabolous. It was sent to Urban & Rhythmic radio stations July 7, 2008. [2 ] [3 ]
Background [ edit ]
The song first
leaked sans a verse from Fabolous, but was added for the official single. In addition there is an alternate version of the song featuring Keri Hilson instead of Cassie. The song's lyrics interpolate portions of Michael Jackson's "I Can't Help It".
Hip hop recording artist
Kid Cudi has a popular freestyle over "Addiction" titled "London Girls", as well as the Clipse on their mixtape . Road To Till The Casket Drops
Music video [ edit ]
The music video, directed by
Diane Martel, who worked with Fabolous in Jennifer Lopez's " Get Right (Remix)" premiered on Yahoo! Music on September 8. Although [4 ] Cassie does not appear in the video her vocals are still used. The video features cameo appearances from Jaslene Gonzalez, winner of Cycle 8 of and rapper America's Next Top Model Swizz Beatz who appears with Fabolous.
An alternate, entirely-grayscale video was made with Leslie and Fabulous, again sans Cassie, but featuring Jamaican models
Jeniel Williams and Gaye Mcdonald.
The single debuted on the
Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles at number 15 (which is equivalent to number 115 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs) and has since peaked at number 47 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. It also charted on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles peaking at number 15.
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