A famed Indian composer has filed a lawsuit in federal court claiming the recent hit single "Addictive" by Truth Hurts featuring Rakim borrowed heavily and without permission from a 20-year-old Hindi song. The lawsuit also charges American producers, including hip-hop impresario Dr. Dre, with practicing a form of "cultural imperialism" by not crediting Third World artists.
Nelly's "Nellyville" (Universal) storms The Billboard 200 to knock out Eminem's "The Eminem Show" and become the country's new No. 1 album. Eminem's Web/Aftermath/Interscope set had an impressive five-week run, but couldn't block Nelly's first week U.S. sales onslaught of 714,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Between the album and the single "Hot in Herre," Nelly now holds the top slot on 10 Billboard charts, including Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums tally.