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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
9
WEEKS ON CHART
Dear Mama/Old School
Songwriter(s)
Not Listed
Producer(s)
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label
AG | Interscope

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2Pac Dear Mama/Old School Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Dear Mama/Old School
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Interscope
2
Dr. Dre Keep Their Heads Ringin' (From "Friday") Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Keep Their Heads Ringin' (From "Friday")
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority
3
The Notorious B.I.G. Big Poppa/Warning Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Big Poppa/Warning
Last
Peak
15  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
15
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
4
Da Brat Give It 2 You Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Give It 2 You
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Greatest gainer this week

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
J.Dupri, C.Kelly
Producer(s):
J.Dupri
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | So So Def/Work
5
Naughty By Nature Craziest Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Craziest
Last
Peak
Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
28
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
K.Gist, A.Criss, V.Brown
Producer(s):
Naughty By Nature
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Tommy Boy
6
Rappin' 4-Tay Feat. The Spinners I'll Be Around Billboard Hot Rap Songs
I'll Be Around
Rappin' 4-Tay Feat. The Spinners
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Not Listed
Producer(s):
Not Listed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMI | Chrysalis
7
Ol' Dirty Bastard Brooklyn Zoo Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Brooklyn Zoo
Last
Peak
12  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.T.Jones
Producer(s):
Ol Dirty Bastard
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
8
Craig Mack Get Down Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Get Down
Last
Peak
18  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
C.Mack
Producer(s):
Easy Mo Bee
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista | Bad Boy
9
Keith Murray Get Lifted Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Get Lifted
Last
Peak
11  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
K.Murray, E.Sermon, H.W.Casey, R.Finch
Producer(s):
E.Sermon
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jive
10
Capleton Tour Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Tour
14  Last
Peak
14  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
C.Bailey, R.M.L.Walters
Producer(s):
S.Brown, Dynamik Duo
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RAL | Signet
11
Channel Live Mad Izm Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Mad Izm
11  Last
Peak
19  Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
H.Green, V.Morgan, KRS-One
Producer(s):
KRS-One
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
12
Masta Ace Incorporated The I.N.C. Ride Billboard Hot Rap Songs
The I.N.C. Ride
24  Last
12  Peak
Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
R.Isley, E.J.Isley, M.Isley, R.B.Isley, C.H.Jasper, D.Clear, C.Isley
Producer(s):
L.Vega
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Delicious Vinyl
13
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
10  Last
Peak
10  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Bone, E.Wright, Yella
Producer(s):
Yella
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Relativity | Ruthless
14
95 South Rodeo Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Rodeo
16  Last
12  Peak
15  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Da' S.W.A.T. Team
Producer(s):
The Bass Mechanics
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Rip-It
15
Mobb Deep Shook Ones Part II Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Shook Ones Part II
17  Last
Peak
10  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
K.Muchita, T.Johnson
Producer(s):
Mobb Deep
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Loud
16
E-40 (Featuring Leviti) 1-Luv Billboard Hot Rap Songs
1-Luv
E-40 (Featuring Leviti)
12  Last
Peak
10  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
E.T.Stevens, M.Whitemon, L.King, D.Cash
Producer(s):
Studio Ton
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jive | Sick Wid It
17
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
19  Last
17  Peak
Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
4
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
18
Rottin Razkals Oh Yeah! Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Oh Yeah!
18  Last
14  Peak
13  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
14
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Barr, A.Ray, Kelley, LaPread, Richie
Producer(s):
Naughty By Nature
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Motown | Illtown/Mad Sounds
19
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
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
8
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
20
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
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.M.L.Walters, V.Wright
Producer(s):
V.Wright
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Def Jam
21
69 Boyz Tootsee Roll Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Tootsee Roll
22  Last
Peak
48  Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
48
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
Da' S.W.A.T. Team
Producer(s):
95 South
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Rip-It
22
Common Sense Resurrection Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Resurrection
29  Last
22  Peak
Weeks
29
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
R.L.Lynn, E.Wilson, W.Mitchell
Producer(s):
No I.D., The Large Professor
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Relativity
23
DJ Quik Safe + Sound Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Safe + Sound
21  Last
21  Peak
Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
21
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
D.Blake, G.Archie, S.Otis
Producer(s):
G-One, DJ Quik
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Profile
24
Nine Any Emcee Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Any Emcee
26  Last
24  Peak
Weeks
26
LAST WEEK
27
TWO WEEKS AGO
24
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
D.Keyes, R.Lewis, T.R.Bell, P.Hurt
Producer(s):
R.Lewis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Profile
25
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
11  Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
DJ Smurf
Producer(s):
Mr.Collipark, Shy-D
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Ichiban | Wrap
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