Addiction by Ryan Leslie feat. Cassie
"Addiction" is the second single released from producer/singer Ryan Leslie's self-titled debut album, Ryan Leslie. The single features Leslie's protégé Cassie. 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 peaked at number 47 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. It shipped to Urban & Rhythmic radio stations July 7, 2008.The song peaked at number 115 on the Billboard Hot 100. There is a remix of the song that features rapper Fabolous. The music video premiered on Yahoo! Music on September 8.There is also an alternate version of the song featuring Keri Hilson instead of Cassie. Kid Cudi has made a freestyle over this song entitled "London Girls", as well as do the Clipse off their mixtape Road To Till The Casket Drops. The song's verses contain a sample from "I Can't Help It" by Michael Jackson. Show video tutorial!
About the Artist
Anthony Ryan Leslie (born on September 25, 1978, in Washington, D.C.) is an American music producer and singer. Founder of the marketing and media company NextSelection, Leslie is best known for his production work with NextSelection/Bad Boy/Atlantic recording artist Cassie and her single "Me & U".Ryan Leslie grew up all over the western United States moving frequently as his parents were ministers in The Salvation Army. While attending public school in Stockton, California at age 14 he found out his parents were moving once again. Rather than having to attend a fifth school, he decided to finish his junior year and then enroll in college. Leslie attended Harvard University in the fall of 1994 at 15 years old and graduated at the age of 19 with a degree in Government and Economics. He now lives in Harlem, New York.