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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
4
WEEKS AT NO. 1
9
WEEKS ON CHART
You Can't Play With My Yo-Yo
Yo-Yo Featuring Ice Cube
Songwriter(s)
Yo-Yo, J.Brown, C.Sherell
Producer(s)
Sir Jinx, Ice Cube
Imprint/Promotion Label
EEG | East West

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1
Yo-Yo Featuring Ice Cube You Can't Play With My Yo-Yo Billboard Hot Rap Songs
You Can't Play With My Yo-Yo
Yo-Yo Featuring Ice Cube
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Yo-Yo, J.Brown, C.Sherell
Producer(s):
Sir Jinx, Ice Cube
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | East West
2
Kool Moe Dee Feat. KRS-One & Chuck D Rise 'N' Shine Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Rise 'N' Shine
Kool Moe Dee Feat. KRS-One & Chuck D
Last
Peak
Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Jive
3
EPMD Featuring L.L. Cool J Rampage Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Rampage
EPMD Featuring L.L. Cool J
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
E.Sermon, Smith, Fulson, McCracklin
Producer(s):
Sermon, Smith
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | Def Jam
4
Terminator X Homey Don't Play Dat Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Homey Don't Play Dat
Last
Peak
Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | P.R.O. Division
5
De La Soul Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey) Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey)
Last
Peak
Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
K.Mercer, D.J.Jolicoeur, V.Mason, P.Houston, G.Skinner
Producer(s):
De La Soul, Prince Paul
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Tommy Boy
6
Leaders Of The New School Case Of The P.T.A. Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Case Of The P.T.A.
Last
Peak
Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
7
DJ Quik Born And Raised In Compton Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Born And Raised In Compton
Last
Peak
15  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
D.Blake
Producer(s):
DJ Quik
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Profile
8
LL Cool J Mama Said Knock You Out Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Mama Said Knock You Out
Last
Peak
11  Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
M.Williams, J.T.Smith
Producer(s):
M.Marl
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | Def Jam
9
MC Sway & DJ King Tech Follow 4 Now Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Follow 4 Now
12  Last
Peak
Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Giant
10
Nikki D Daddy's Little Girl Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Daddy's Little Girl
11  Last
Peak
14  Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | Def Jam
11
Larry Larr Larry, That's What They Call Me Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Larry, That's What They Call Me
15  Last
11  Peak
Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | Ruffhouse
12
Brand Nubian Slow Down Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Slow Down
16  Last
12  Peak
Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
13
Gang Starr Lovesick Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Lovesick
18  Last
13  Peak
Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
29
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMI | Chrysalis
14
3rd Bass Pop Goes The Weasel Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Pop Goes The Weasel
21  Last
14  Peak
Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
14
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | Def Jam
15
Hansoul Imagination Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Imagination
10  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
16
Ice-T O.G. Original Gangster Billboard Hot Rap Songs
O.G. Original Gangster
22  Last
16  Peak
Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
26
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Sire
17
AMG Bitch Betta Have My Money Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Bitch Betta Have My Money
17  Last
17  Peak
Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Select
18
Ice-T New Jack Hustler (Nino's Theme) Billboard Hot Rap Songs
New Jack Hustler (Nino's Theme)
Last
Peak
13  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Giant
19
Definition Of Sound Now Is Tomorrow Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Now Is Tomorrow
20  Last
19  Peak
Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Cardiac
20
Craig-G U-R-Not The 1 Billboard Hot Rap Songs
U-R-Not The 1
19  Last
18  Peak
Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic
21
Gerardo We Want The Funk Billboard Hot Rap Songs
We Want The Funk
24  Last
21  Peak
Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
28
TWO WEEKS AGO
21
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Interscope
22
Fonke Socialistiks You Are My Heaven Billboard Hot Rap Songs
You Are My Heaven
23  Last
18  Peak
Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority
23
ED O.G & DA Bulldogs I Got To Have It Billboard Hot Rap Songs
I Got To Have It
14  Last
Peak
16  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | PWL America
24
Mario Whip It Baby Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Whip It Baby
13  Last
Peak
13  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
M.Eaton, G.Aliferis, R.Lalanne, R.Andrews, N.Chancler
Producer(s):
R.Lalanne
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Nastymix
25
Buffalo Soldiers Playing Your Game Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Playing Your Game
27  Last
25  Peak
Weeks
27
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
25
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

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