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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
11
WEEKS ON CHART
Flow Joe
Songwriter(s)
Not Listed
Producer(s)
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label
Relativity | Violator
Gains in performance

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Fat Joe Flow Joe Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Flow Joe
Last
Peak
11  Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Relativity | Violator
2
Illegal We Getz Buzy Billboard Hot Rap Songs
We Getz Buzy
Last
Peak
17  Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
L.Edwards, J.Phillips, E.Sermon
Producer(s):
E.Sermon
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RMG | Rowdy
3
Boss Recipe Of A Hoe Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Recipe Of A Hoe
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | Def Jam/Work
4
Trends Of Culture Valley Of The Skinz Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Valley Of The Skinz
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown | Mad Sounds
5
Leaders Of The New School What's Next? Billboard Hot Rap Songs
What's Next?
Last
Peak
Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.Jackson, B.Scott, B.Higgins, T.Smith
Producer(s):
Dinco D
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
6
Onyx Shifftee Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Shifftee
11  Last
Peak
Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
F.Scruggs, K.Jones, T.Taylor, C.Parker
Producer(s):
Chyskillz, Jam Master Jay
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | Def Jam/Work
7
Common Sense Soul By The Pound Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Soul By The Pound
12  Last
Peak
Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Relativity
8
Scarface Let Me Roll Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Let Me Roll
Last
Peak
12  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
B.T.Jordan, G.Duke
Producer(s):
B.Jordan
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | Rap-A-Lot
9
Da Youngsta's Iz U Wit Me Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Iz U Wit Me
14  Last
Peak
Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | East West
10
Erick Sermon Stay Real Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Stay Real
17  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
E.Sermon, R.Troutman, L.Troutman
Producer(s):
E.Sermon
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | Def Jam/Work
11
Lords Of The Underground Chief Rocka Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Chief Rocka
Last
Peak
15  Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
A.Wardrick, D.Kelly, M.Williams, K.Hansford
Producer(s):
K-Def
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMI | Pendulum
12
Kris Kross Featuring Supercat Alright Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Alright
Kris Kross Featuring Supercat
Last
Peak
11  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
J.Dupri, W.Maragh
Producer(s):
J.Dupri
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | Ruffhouse
13
Dr. Dre Let Me Ride Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Let Me Ride
22  Last
13  Peak
Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
A.Young, C.C.Broadus Jr.
Producer(s):
Dr. Dre
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | Death Row/Interscope
14
Mista Grimm Indo Smoke Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Indo Smoke
15  Last
12  Peak
12  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.Trawick, W.Griffin III
Producer(s):
Warren G
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
15
Intelligent Hoodlum Grand Groove/At Large Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Grand Groove/At Large
Last
Peak
12  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M | Tuff Break
16
KRS-One Outta Here Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Outta Here
24  Last
16  Peak
Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
L.Parker, C.E.Martin
Producer(s):
DJ Premier
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jive
17
De La Soul Breakadawn Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Breakadawn
21  Last
17  Peak
Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
27
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Mercer, Jolicouer, Mason, Houston, S.H.Morris, Greene
Producer(s):
De La Soul, Prince Paul
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Tommy Boy
18
M.C. Breed Gotta Get Mine Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Gotta Get Mine
10  Last
Peak
13  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
E.Breed, T.A.Shakur, The D.O.C., C.Wolfe, W.Griffin III
Producer(s):
Warren G, C.Wolfe, E.Breed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Ichiban | Wrap
19
Tha Alkaholiks Make Room Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Make Room
25  Last
19  Peak
Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
R.Smith, E.Brooks, J.Robinson
Producer(s):
E.Swift
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Loud
20
George Clinton Paint The White House Black Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Paint The White House Black
26  Last
20  Peak
Weeks
26
LAST WEEK
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TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Clinton, B.Gordy, Strong, Whitfield, Bryant
Producer(s):
G.Clinton, K.Gordy, W.Bryant III
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Paisley Park
21
Big Daddy Kane Feat. Spinderella, L. Williams & K. Anderson Very Special/Stop Shammin' Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Very Special/Stop Shammin'
Big Daddy Kane Feat. Spinderella, L. Williams & K. Anderson
13  Last
Peak
Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
W. Jeffrey, L. Peters
Producer(s):
Big Daddy Kane
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Reprise | Cold Chillin'
22
Private Investigators Mash Up The Mic Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Mash Up The Mic
23  Last
22  Peak
Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
29
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Virgin
23
Ice Cube Featuring Das EFX Check Yo Self Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Check Yo Self
Ice Cube Featuring Das EFX
16  Last
Peak
11  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
O.Jackson, E.Fletcher, M.Glover, W.Robinson, C.Chase
Producer(s):
Ice Cube, DJ Pooh
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority
24
Poison Clan Don't Sleep On A Hizzo Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Don't Sleep On A Hizzo
30  Last
24  Peak
Weeks
30
LAST WEEK
30
TWO WEEKS AGO
24
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Luke
25
2Pac I Get Around Billboard Hot Rap Songs
I Get Around
18  Last
Peak
14  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
T.A.Shakur, D.Anderson, R.Troutman, L.Troutman, S.Murdock
Producer(s):
D.J.Daryl
Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Interscope
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