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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
7
WEEKS ON CHART
Dear Mama/Old School
Songwriter(s)
Not Listed
Producer(s)
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label
AG | Interscope
Greatest gainer this week

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2Pac Dear Mama/Old School Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Dear Mama/Old School
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Greatest gainer this week

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Interscope
2
The Notorious B.I.G. Big Poppa/Warning Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Big Poppa/Warning
Last
Peak
13  Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
C.Wallace, B.Bacharach, H.David
Producer(s):
C.Thompson, Diddy, Easy Mo Bee
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista | Bad Boy
3
Dr. Dre Keep Their Heads Ringin' (From "Friday") Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Keep Their Heads Ringin' (From "Friday")
Last
Peak
Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority
4
Craig Mack Get Down Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Get Down
Last
Peak
16  Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
C.Mack
Producer(s):
Easy Mo Bee
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista | Bad Boy
5
Ol' Dirty Bastard Brooklyn Zoo Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Brooklyn Zoo
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.T.Jones
Producer(s):
Ol Dirty Bastard
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
6
Da Brat Give It 2 You Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Give It 2 You
11  Last
Peak
Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
J.Dupri, C.Kelly
Producer(s):
J.Dupri
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | So So Def/Work
7
Keith Murray Get Lifted Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Get Lifted
Last
Peak
Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
K.Murray, E.Sermon, H.W.Casey, R.Finch
Producer(s):
E.Sermon
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jive
8
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Featuring Eazy-E Foe The Love Of $ Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Foe The Love Of $
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Featuring Eazy-E
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Bone, E.Wright, Yella
Producer(s):
Yella
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Relativity | Ruthless
9
Rappin' 4-Tay Feat. The Spinners I'll Be Around Billboard Hot Rap Songs
I'll Be Around
Rappin' 4-Tay Feat. The Spinners
10  Last
Peak
Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMI | Chrysalis
10
Channel Live Mad Izm Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Mad Izm
Last
Peak
17  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
H.Green, V.Morgan, KRS-One
Producer(s):
KRS-One
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
11
Capleton Tour Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Tour
12  Last
Peak
12  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
C.Bailey, R.M.L.Walters
Producer(s):
S.Brown, Dynamik Duo
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RAL | Signet
12
Scarface Feat. Ice Cube People Don't Believe Billboard Hot Rap Songs
People Don't Believe
Scarface Feat. Ice Cube
13  Last
Peak
Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
B.T.Jordan, O.Jackson
Producer(s):
Uncle Eddie, B.Jordan, M.G.Dean, N.O.Joe
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Noo Trybe | Rap-A-Lot
13
95 South Rodeo Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Rodeo
18  Last
12  Peak
13  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Da' S.W.A.T. Team
Producer(s):
The Bass Mechanics
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Rip-It
14
E-40 (Featuring Leviti) 1-Luv Billboard Hot Rap Songs
1-Luv
E-40 (Featuring Leviti)
16  Last
Peak
Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
E.T.Stevens, M.Whitemon, L.King, D.Cash
Producer(s):
Studio Ton
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jive | Sick Wid It
15
Mobb Deep Shook Ones Part II Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Shook Ones Part II
Last
Peak
Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
K.Muchita, T.Johnson
Producer(s):
Mobb Deep
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Loud
16
Slick Rick Featuring Doug E. Fresh Sittin' In My Car Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Sittin' In My Car
Slick Rick Featuring Doug E. Fresh
15  Last
11  Peak
Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.M.L.Walters, V.Wright
Producer(s):
V.Wright
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Def Jam
17
Rottin Razkals Oh Yeah! Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Oh Yeah!
14  Last
14  Peak
11  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
14
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Barr, A.Ray, Kelley, LaPread, Richie
Producer(s):
Naughty By Nature
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown | Illtown/Mad Sounds
18
69 Boyz Tootsee Roll Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Tootsee Roll
17  Last
Peak
46  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
46
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
Da' S.W.A.T. Team
Producer(s):
95 South
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Rip-It
19
Dis `N' Dat Feat. 95 South,69 Boyz & K-Nock Freak Me Baby Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Freak Me Baby
Dis `N' Dat Feat. 95 South,69 Boyz & K-Nock
23  Last
19  Peak
Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
V.Bryant, N.Orange, R.Andrews, N.Chancler
Producer(s):
The Bass Mechanics
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Epic Street
20
69 Boyz Kitty Kitty Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Kitty Kitty
21  Last
Peak
22  Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Da' S.W.A.T. Team
Producer(s):
The Bass Mechanics
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Rip-It
21
DJ Smurf And P.M.H.I. Ooh Lawd (Party People) Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Ooh Lawd (Party People)
DJ Smurf And P.M.H.I.
20  Last
20  Peak
Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
DJ Smurf
Producer(s):
Mr.Collipark, Shy-D
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Ichiban | Wrap
22
H.M.H. Boo-Tee Bounce Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Boo-Tee Bounce
Last
22  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
31
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Phat House
23
Nine Whutcha Want? Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Whutcha Want?
19  Last
Peak
19  Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
D.Keyes, R.Lewis
Producer(s):
R.Lewis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Profile
24
DJ Quik Safe + Sound Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Safe + Sound
22  Last
22  Peak
Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
D.Blake, G.Archie, S.Otis
Producer(s):
G-One, DJ Quik
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Profile
25
Dana Dane Rollin' Wit Dane Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Rollin' Wit Dane
40  Last
25  Peak
Weeks
40
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
25
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
D.McCleese, K.Gilliam, R.James
Producer(s):
Battlecat
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Lifestyles/Maverick
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