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Radio Airplay + Sales Data + Streaming Data = HOT RAP SONGS
This week's most popular current rap songs, ranked by radio airplay audience impressions as measured by Nielsen Music, sales data as compiled by Nielsen Music SoundScan and streaming activity data from online music sources tracked by Nielsen Music. Songs are defined as current if they are newly-released titles, or songs receiving widespread airplay and/or sales activity for the first time.

HOT RAP SONGS

The week of
3
WEEKS AT NO. 1
9
WEEKS ON CHART
Smooth Operator
Songwriter(s)
A.Hardy
Producer(s)
Big Daddy Kane
Imprint/Promotion Label
Reprise | Cold Chillin'

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Big Daddy Kane Smooth Operator Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Smooth Operator
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
A.Hardy
Producer(s):
Big Daddy Kane
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Reprise | Cold Chillin'
2
The 2 Live Crew Me So Horny Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Me So Horny
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
L.Skyywalker, The 2 Live Crew
Producer(s):
L.Skyywalker, The 2 Live Crew
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Skyywalker
3
Young M.C. Bust A Move Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Bust A Move
Last
Peak
17  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
M.Young, M.Dike, M.Ross
Producer(s):
M.ross, M.Dike
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Delicious Vinyl
4
The D.O.C. It's Funky Enough Billboard Hot Rap Songs
It's Funky Enough
Last
Peak
13  Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | Ruthless
5
M.C. Hammer They Put Me In The Mix Billboard Hot Rap Songs
They Put Me In The Mix
Last
Peak
11  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
6
Kool Moe Dee I Go To Work Billboard Hot Rap Songs
I Go To Work
11  Last
Peak
Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
K.M.Dee
Producer(s):
K.M.Dee, LaVaba, P.Harris, Teddy Riley
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Jive
7
Kwame The Rhythm Billboard Hot Rap Songs
The Rhythm
Last
Peak
Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic
8
MC Lyte Cha Cha Cha Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Cha Cha Cha
21  Last
Peak
Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
King Of Chill
Producer(s):
King Of Chill
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | First Priority
9
Redhead Kingpin & The F.B.I. Do The Right Thing Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Do The Right Thing
Last
Peak
11  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Virgin
10
Wreckx-N-Effect New Jack Swing Billboard Hot Rap Songs
New Jack Swing
15  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
M.Riley, Jr., A.Davidson, B.Mitchell
Producer(s):
M.Riley, Wrecks-N-Effect
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown | Sound Of New York
11
Run-D.M.C. Pause Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Pause
12  Last
11  Peak
Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Profile
12
De La Soul Say No Go Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Say No Go
14  Last
12  Peak
Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
P.Huston, K.Mercer, D.J.Jolicoeur, V.Mason, D.Hall, J.Oates
Producer(s):
P.Huston
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Tommy Boy
13
Public Enemy Fight The Power Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Fight The Power
Last
Peak
15  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
14
Biz Markie Just A Friend Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Just A Friend
Last
14  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
14
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
M.Hall
Producer(s):
Biz Markie
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Cold Chillin'
15
EPMD So Wat Cha Sayin' Billboard Hot Rap Songs
So Wat Cha Sayin'
10  Last
Peak
11  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Erick, Parrish, EPMD
Producer(s):
Erick, Parish, EPMD
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sleeping Bag | Fresh
16
LL Cool J Big Ole Butt Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Big Ole Butt
13  Last
13  Peak
Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.T.Smith, D.E.Simon, B.Latture
Producer(s):
LL Cool J
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | Def Jam
17
Cool C Glamorous Life Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Glamorous Life
25  Last
17  Peak
Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic
18
Boogie Down Productions You Must Learn Billboard Hot Rap Songs
You Must Learn
24  Last
18  Peak
Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Jive
19
N.W.A Express Yourself Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Express Yourself
Last
Peak
19  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
C.Wright, O.Jackson
Producer(s):
Dr. Dre, Yella
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | Ruthless
20
Ice-T Lethal Weapon Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Lethal Weapon
Last
20  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Sire
21
Heavy D & The Boyz Somebody For Me Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Somebody For Me
Last
21  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
21
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Heavy D, E.Ferrell, N.Hodge
Producer(s):
DJ Eddie F., Nevelle
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA | Uptown
22
High Performance Do You Really Wanna Party? Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Do You Really Wanna Party?
26  Last
22  Peak
Weeks
26
LAST WEEK
26
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Nastymix
23
Queen Latifah Dance For Me Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Dance For Me
22  Last
14  Peak
13  Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
14
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Tommy Boy
24
Mellow Man Ace Rhyme Fighter Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Rhyme Fighter
Last
24  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
24
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
25
Breeze L.A. Posse Billboard Hot Rap Songs
L.A. Posse
16  Last
Peak
15  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic
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