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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
2
LAST WEEK
9
WEEKS ON CHART
Me So Horny
Songwriter(s)
L.Skyywalker, The 2 Live Crew
Producer(s)
L.Skyywalker, The 2 Live Crew
Imprint/Promotion Label
Skyywalker
Gains in performance

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The 2 Live Crew Me So Horny Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Me So Horny
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
9
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
2
Young M.C. Bust A Move Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Bust A Move
Last
Peak
19  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
19
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
3
Big Daddy Kane Smooth Operator Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Smooth Operator
Last
Peak
11  Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
A.Hardy
Producer(s):
Big Daddy Kane
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Reprise | Cold Chillin'
4
MC Lyte Cha Cha Cha Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Cha Cha Cha
Last
Peak
Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
King Of Chill
Producer(s):
King Of Chill
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | First Priority
5
Kool Moe Dee I Go To Work Billboard Hot Rap Songs
I Go To Work
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
7
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
6
Wreckx-N-Effect New Jack Swing Billboard Hot Rap Songs
New Jack Swing
10  Last
Peak
Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
7
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
7
M.C. Hammer They Put Me In The Mix Billboard Hot Rap Songs
They Put Me In The Mix
Last
Peak
13  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
8
Biz Markie Just A Friend Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Just A Friend
14  Last
Peak
Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
M.Hall
Producer(s):
Biz Markie
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Cold Chillin'
9
The D.O.C. It's Funky Enough Billboard Hot Rap Songs
It's Funky Enough
Last
Peak
15  Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | Ruthless
10
Heavy D & The Boyz Somebody For Me Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Somebody For Me
21  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
3
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
11
De La Soul Say No Go Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Say No Go
12  Last
11  Peak
Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
7
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
12
Ice-T Lethal Weapon Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Lethal Weapon
20  Last
12  Peak
Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Sire
13
Cool C Glamorous Life Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Glamorous Life
17  Last
13  Peak
Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic
14
Kwame The Rhythm Billboard Hot Rap Songs
The Rhythm
Last
Peak
Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic
15
Boogie Down Productions You Must Learn Billboard Hot Rap Songs
You Must Learn
18  Last
15  Peak
Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Jive
16
Redhead Kingpin & The F.B.I. Do The Right Thing Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Do The Right Thing
Last
Peak
13  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Virgin
17
High Performance Do You Really Wanna Party? Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Do You Really Wanna Party?
22  Last
17  Peak
Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Nastymix
18
3rd Bass Steppin' Into The A.M. Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Steppin' Into The A.M.
Last
18  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | Def Jam
19
Run-D.M.C. Pause Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Pause
11  Last
11  Peak
Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Profile
20
Public Enemy Fight The Power Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Fight The Power
13  Last
Peak
17  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown
21
Sir Mix-A-Lot Beepers Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Beepers
Last
21  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
21
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
A.Ray
Producer(s):
Sir Mix-A-Lot
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Nastymix
22
N.W.A Express Yourself Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Express Yourself
19  Last
Peak
21  Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
C.Wright, O.Jackson
Producer(s):
Dr. Dre, Yella
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | Ruthless
23
EPMD So Wat Cha Sayin' Billboard Hot Rap Songs
So Wat Cha Sayin'
15  Last
Peak
13  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Erick, Parrish, EPMD
Producer(s):
Erick, Parish, EPMD
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sleeping Bag | Fresh
24
D.J. Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince I Think I Can Beat Mike T. Billboard Hot Rap Songs
I Think I Can Beat Mike T.
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:
RCA | Jive
25
Mellow Man Ace Rhyme Fighter Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Rhyme Fighter
24  Last
24  Peak
Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
24
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

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