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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
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LAST WEEK
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WEEKS ON CHART
Shoop
Songwriter(s)
Sparks, James, Denton, Roberts, Turner
Producer(s)
M.Sparks, C.James
Imprint/Promotion Label
UMe | Next Plateau/London-Sire
Gains in performance

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Salt-N-Pepa Shoop Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Shoop
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
Sparks, James, Denton, Roberts, Turner
Producer(s):
M.Sparks, C.James
Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMe | Next Plateau/London-Sire
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Onyx Shifftee Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Shifftee
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
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LAST WEEK
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TWO WEEKS AGO
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10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
F.Scruggs, K.Jones, T.Taylor, C.Parker
Producer(s):
Chyskillz, Jam Master Jay
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | Def Jam/Work
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Dr. Dre Let Me Ride Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Let Me Ride
Last
Peak
Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
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TWO WEEKS AGO
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PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
A.Young, C.C.Broadus Jr.
Producer(s):
Dr. Dre
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | Death Row/Interscope
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Erick Sermon Stay Real Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Stay Real
Last
Peak
Weeks
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LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
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PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
E.Sermon, R.Troutman, L.Troutman
Producer(s):
E.Sermon
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | Def Jam/Work
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KRS-One Outta Here Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Outta Here
Last
Peak
Weeks
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LAST WEEK
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TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
L.Parker, C.E.Martin
Producer(s):
DJ Premier
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jive
6
Biz Markie Young Girl Bluez Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Young Girl Bluez
Last
Peak
Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Cold Chillin'
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Eazy-E Real Muthaphuckkin G's Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Real Muthaphuckkin G's
Last
Peak
Weeks
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LAST WEEK
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TWO WEEKS AGO
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PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
E.Wright, Gangsta Dresta, BG. Knocc Out, Rhythm D.
Producer(s):
Rhythm D.
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Relativity | Ruthless
8
George Clinton Paint The White House Black Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Paint The White House Black
Last
Peak
Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Clinton, B.Gordy, Strong, Whitfield, Bryant
Producer(s):
G.Clinton, K.Gordy, W.Bryant III
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Paisley Park
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Dred Scott Nutin' Ta Lose Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Nutin' Ta Lose
10  Last
Peak
Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M | Tuff Break
10
Kris Kross I'm Real Billboard Hot Rap Songs
I'm Real
19  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
28
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.Dupri
Producer(s):
J.Dupri
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | Ruffhouse
11
Tha Alkaholiks Make Room Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Make Room
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.Smith, E.Brooks, J.Robinson
Producer(s):
E.Swift
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Loud
12
Leaders Of The New School What's Next? Billboard Hot Rap Songs
What's Next?
Last
Peak
Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Jackson, B.Scott, B.Higgins, T.Smith
Producer(s):
Dinco D
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
13
Shaquille O'Neal (I Know I Got) Skillz Billboard Hot Rap Songs
(I Know I Got) Skillz
20  Last
13  Peak
Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
27
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
J.Fortson, S.O'Neal, M.Wells
Producer(s):
Def Jeff, M.Wells
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jive
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Poison Clan Don't Sleep On A Hizzo Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Don't Sleep On A Hizzo
13  Last
11  Peak
Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Luke
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Souls Of Mischief 93 'til Infinity Billboard Hot Rap Songs
93 'til Infinity
11  Last
11  Peak
Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
T.Massey, O.Lindsey, D.Thompson
Producer(s):
A-Plus
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jive
16
A Tribe Called Quest Award Tour Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Award Tour
27  Last
16  Peak
Weeks
27
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Q-Tip, A.S.Jones-Muhammed, M.I.Taylor
Producer(s):
A Tribe Called Quest
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jive
17
Black Maddness Wild Brooklyn Bandits Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Wild Brooklyn Bandits
18  Last
17  Peak
Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Select | Select Street
18
Daddy-O Brooklyn Bounce Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Brooklyn Bounce
22  Last
18  Peak
Weeks
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LAST WEEK
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TWO WEEKS AGO
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PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Daddy-O, R.Troutman
Producer(s):
Daddy-O
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Brooktown/Island
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ED O.G & DA Bulldogs Skinny Dip (Got It Goin' On) Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Skinny Dip (Got It Goin' On)
21  Last
19  Peak
Weeks
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LAST WEEK
29
TWO WEEKS AGO
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PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Chemistry
20
Wu-Tang Clan Method Man Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Method Man
24  Last
20  Peak
10  Weeks
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LAST WEEK
30
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Diggs, Hunter, Hawkins, Smith, Woods, Coles, Jones, Grice
Producer(s):
Prince Rakeem
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Loud
21
Das EFX Freakit Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Freakit
Last
21  Peak
Weeks
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LAST WEEK
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TWO WEEKS AGO
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PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
A.Weston, W.Hines, C.Charity, D.Lynch
Producer(s):
C.Charity, D.Lynch
Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | East West
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Casual That's How It Is Billboard Hot Rap Songs
That's How It Is
23  Last
22  Peak
Weeks
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LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
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PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jive
23
2Pac Keep Ya Head Up Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Keep Ya Head Up
Last
23  Peak
Weeks
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LAST WEEK
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TWO WEEKS AGO
23
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
T.A.Shakur, D.Anderson, R.Troutman, S.Vincent
Producer(s):
D.J.Daryl
Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Interscope
24
LL Cool J Stand By Your Man Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Stand By Your Man
Last
24  Peak
Weeks
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LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
24
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.T.Smith, M.Williams, B.Ervin
Producer(s):
M.Marl
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | Def Jam
25
Father 69 Billboard Hot Rap Songs
69
Last
25  Peak
Weeks
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LAST WEEK
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TWO WEEKS AGO
25
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
E.T.Riley, Father M.C., Buttnaked Tim Dawg
Producer(s):
Teddy Riley
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA | Uptown
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