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Hot Rap Songs

Week of March 8, 1997

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    • Can't Nobody Hold Me Down

      Puff Daddy (Featuring Mase)
    • 1
    • 1
    • 7
      • 1
      • 1
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

S.J.Combs, S.A.Jordan, C.Broady, N.Myrick, M.Betha, G.Prestopino, M.Wilder, W.Robinson

Producer(s):

C.Broady, N.Myrick, Diddy, Stevie J

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Bad Boy/Arista

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Platinum x2
  • 2
    • Big Daddy

      Hev-D
    • 28
    • 2
    • 2
      • 28
      • 2
      • 2
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Songwriter(s):

T.Dofat, Heavy D, H.Brown

Producer(s):

T.Dofat, Heavy D

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Uptown/Universal

Greatest gainer this week

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 3
    • Cold Rock A Party

      MC Lyte
    • 2
    • 1
    • 15
      • 2
      • 1
      • 15
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Songwriter(s):

MC Lyte, R.Smith, B.Edwards, N.G.Rodgers, Jr.

Producer(s):

R.Smith, Diddy, D.Angelettie, Stevie J, R.Lawrence

Imprint/Promotion Label:

East West/EEG

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 4
    • Let Me Clear My Throat

      DJ Kool
    • 4
    • 4
    • 30
      • 4
      • 4
      • 30
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Songwriter(s):

DJ Kool

Producer(s):

DJ Kool, S.Janis, F.Derby

Imprint/Promotion Label:

CLR/American/Warner Bros.

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 5
    • Whateva Man

      Redman
    • 3
    • 3
    • 7
      • 3
      • 3
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

E.Sermon, R.Noble

Producer(s):

E.Sermon

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Def Jam/IDJMG

  • 6
    • Da' Dip

      Freak Nasty
    • 7
    • 6
    • 23
      • 7
      • 6
      • 23
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Songwriter(s):

T.E.Henry

Producer(s):

Freak Nasty

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Hard Hood/Power/Triad

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 7
    • The Theme (It's Party Time)

      Tracey Lee
    • 9
    • 7
    • 4
      • 9
      • 7
      • 4
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Songwriter(s):

T.Lee, D.M.Angelettie, R.L.Chambers, C.Harmon, C.Nappoleon, J.Lloyd

Producer(s):

D.Angelettie, R.Lawrence

Imprint/Promotion Label:

ByStorm/Universal

Gains In Performance

  • 8
    • Luchini aka (This Is It)

      Camp Lo
    • 5
    • 5
    • 16
      • 5
      • 5
      • 16
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Songwriter(s):

S.Wallace, S.Wilds, D.A.Willis

Producer(s):

Ski

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Profile

  • 9
    • Things'll Never Change/Rapper's Ball

      E-40 Featuring Bo-Rock
    • 6
    • 4
    • 6
      • 6
      • 4
      • 6
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Songwriter(s):

E.T.Stevens, M.Mosley, F.Ojetunde, B.Hornsby, A.Banks, T.A.Shaw, R.C.Hailey

Producer(s):

M.Mosley, F.Ojetunde, Ant Banks

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Sick Wid It/Jive

  • 10
    • No Time

      Lil' Kim Featuring Puff Daddy
    • 8
    • 1
    • 22
      • 8
      • 1
      • 22
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Songwriter(s):

K.Jones, S.J.Combs, S.A.Jordan, J.Brown

Producer(s):

Diddy, Stevie J

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Undeas/Atlantic/AG

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 11
    • Do G's Get To Go To Heaven?

      Richie Rich
    • 12
    • 11
    • 2
      • 12
      • 11
      • 2
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Songwriter(s):

R.Serrell, M.Mosley

Producer(s):

M.Mosley

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Oakland Hills 41510/Def Jam/IDJMG

Gains In Performance

  • 12
    • What They Do

      The Roots
    • 10
    • 5
    • 14
      • 10
      • 5
      • 14
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Songwriter(s):

T.Trotter, A.Thompson, Hubbard, Grey, Brown, Raphael Saadiq

Producer(s):

Brother Question

Imprint/Promotion Label:

DGC/Geffen

  • 13
    • Get Up

      Lost Boyz
    • 14
    • 6
    • 11
      • 14
      • 6
      • 11
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Songwriter(s):

Mr. Cheeks, F.Tah

Producer(s):

Super Super DJ Clark Kent, Mr.Sexxx

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Universal

Gains In Performance

  • 14
    • I Always Feel Like (Somebody's Watching Me)

      Tru Featuring Ice Cream Man (Master P)
    • 11
    • 11
    • 5
      • 11
      • 11
      • 5
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Songwriter(s):

P.Miller, Z.Miller, Mia X

Producer(s):

Mo B. Dick, KLC, Craig B

Imprint/Promotion Label:

No Limit/Priority

  • 15
    • Nothin' But The Cavi Hit (From "Rhyme & Reason")

      Mack 10 & Tha Dogg Pound
    • 13
    • 3
    • 14
      • 13
      • 3
      • 14
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Songwriter(s):

D.Rolison, D.D.Arnaud, R.Brown, P.J.Brooks

Producer(s):

Dat Nigga Daz

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Buzz Tone/Priority

  • 16
    • Hip-Hopera

      Bounty Killa featuring the Fugees
    • 27
    • 16
    • 2
      • 27
      • 16
      • 2
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Songwriter(s):

R.Price, N.Jean, L.N,Hill, S.Michel, I.Williams

Producer(s):

W.Jean, L.Hill

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Blunt/VP/TVT

Gains In Performance

  • 17
    • T.O.N.Y. (Top Of New York)

      Capone -N- Noreaga
    • 16
    • 16
    • 3
      • 16
      • 16
      • 3
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Songwriter(s):

K.Holley, V.Santiago, P.L.Chapman

Producer(s):

N.Myrick, C.Broady

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Penalty/Tommy Boy

Gains In Performance

  • 18
    • Runnin'

      2Pac, Notorious B.I.G., Radio, Dramacydal & Stretch
    • 15
    • 13
    • 13
      • 15
      • 13
      • 13
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Songwriter(s):

T.A.Shakur, C.Wallace, Radio, Dramacydal

Producer(s):

Easy Mo Bee

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Mergela/Solar/Hines

  • 19 NEW
  • NEW
    • Gangstas Make The World Go Round

      Westside Connection
    • -
    • 19
    • 1
      • -
      • 19
      • 1
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Songwriter(s):

O.Jackson, D.Rolison, W.C., C.Samson, T.R.Bell, L.Creed

Producer(s):

Ice Cube

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Lench Mob/Priority

Gains In Performance

  • 20
    • That's Right

      DJ Taz Featuring Raheem The Dream
    • 26
    • 20
    • 7
      • 26
      • 20
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

T.Mclntosh

Producer(s):

T.Mclntosh

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Success

Gains In Performance

  • 21
    • Bow Down

      Westside Connection
    • 17
    • 1
    • 25
      • 17
      • 1
      • 25
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Songwriter(s):

O.Jackson, D.Rolison, W.C., BuD'da

Producer(s):

BuD'da

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Lench Mob/Priority

  • 22
    • How Do U Want It/California Love

      2Pac Featuring K-Ci And JoJo
    • 21
    • 1
    • 39
      • 21
      • 1
      • 39
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Songwriter(s):

T.A.Shakur, A.R.Young, R.Troutman, L.Troutman, N.Durham, W.Cunningham, J.D.Jackson, M.Hooks

Producer(s):

Dr. Dre, Johnny "J"

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Death Row/Interscope/IDJMG

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Platinum x2
  • 23
    • Street Dreams

      Nas
    • 18
    • 1
    • 18
      • 18
      • 1
      • 18
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Songwriter(s):

A.Lennox, D.A.Stewart, N.Jones, J.C.Olivier, S.J.Barnes

Producer(s):

J.C.Olivier, Red Hot Lover Tone

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Columbia

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 24
    • Ain't Nobody (From "Beavis And Butt-Head Do America")

      LL Cool J
    • 20
    • 4
    • 13
      • 20
      • 4
      • 13
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Songwriter(s):

H.Wolinski, J.T.Smith

Producer(s):

R.Smith

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Geffen

  • 25
    • ATLiens/Wheelz Of Steel

      OutKast
    • 19
    • 3
    • 15
      • 19
      • 3
      • 15
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Songwriter(s):

A.Benjamin, A.A.Patton

Producer(s):

OutKast

Imprint/Promotion Label:

LaFace/Arista

  • 26
    • Ghetto Love

      Da Brat Featuring T-Boz
    • 23
    • 19
    • 3
      • 23
      • 19
      • 3
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Songwriter(s):

S.Harris, L.Parker, A.Coleandro, E.Debarge, C.Riddenhour, H.Shocklee

Producer(s):

J.Dupri

Imprint/Promotion Label:

So So Def/Columbia

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 27
    • Do The Damn Thing

      The 2 Live Crew
    • 24
    • 24
    • 2
      • 24
      • 24
      • 2
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Songwriter(s):

D.Hobbs, M.Ross, C. Wongwon

Producer(s):

D.Hobbs

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Lil' Joe

  • 28
    • Space Jam (From "Space Jam")

      Quad City DJ's
    • 22
    • 11
    • 12
      • 22
      • 11
      • 12
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Songwriter(s):

J.McGowan, N.Orange, V.Bryant

Producer(s):

J.McGowan, C.C.Lemonhead

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Warner Sunset/Big Beat/AG

  • 29
    • I'll Be

      Foxy Brown Featuring Jay-Z
    • 25
    • 15
    • 4
      • 25
      • 15
      • 4
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Songwriter(s):

S.C.Carter, J.C.Olivier, S.J.Barnes, A.Winbush, R.Moore

Producer(s):

Poke & Tone

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Violator/Def Jam/IDJMG

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 30
    • Po Pimp

      Do Or Die (Featuring Twista)
    • 30
    • 1
    • 47
      • 30
      • 1
      • 47
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Songwriter(s):

AK 47, Belo Zero, N.A.R.D.

Producer(s):

The Legendary Traxster

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Rap-A-Lot/Noo Trybe/Virgin Rec./Capitol

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 31 NEW
  • NEW
    • Homie Love

      Wildliffe Society
    • -
    • 31
    • 1
      • -
      • 31
      • 1
  • 32
    • Love Me For Free

      Akinyele
    • 38
    • 26
    • 10
      • 38
      • 26
      • 10
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Songwriter(s):

A.Adams, F.Malave

Producer(s):

F.Cutlass

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Zoo/Volcano

Gains In Performance

  • 33
    • The MC

      KRS-One
    • 37
    • 17
    • 6
      • 37
      • 17
      • 6
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Songwriter(s):

L.Parker, D.Padilla

Producer(s):

Domingo

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Jive

  • 34
    • The Foundation

      Xzibit
    • 33
    • 16
    • 15
      • 33
      • 16
      • 15
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Songwriter(s):

A.Joiner, L.Muggerud, B.Joel

Producer(s):

Muggs

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Loud/RCA

  • 35
    • Let's Ride

      Richie Rich
    • 32
    • 8
    • 15
      • 32
      • 8
      • 15
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Songwriter(s):

A.Malek, R.Serrell, G.Clinton,Jr., P.Wynn

Producer(s):

A.Malek

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Oakland Hills 41510/Def Jam/IDJMG

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 36 NEW
  • NEW
    • Puppet Master

      DJ Muggs Presents Soul Assassins Featuring Dr. Dre And B Real
    • -
    • 36
    • 1
      • -
      • 36
      • 1
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Songwriter(s):

Muggs, A.Young, L.Freese, R.Vick, I.L.Hayes, A.Isbell

Producer(s):

Muggs

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Columbia

Gains In Performance

  • 37
    • You Could Be My Boo

      The Almighty RSO Featuring Faith Evans
    • 35
    • 10
    • 17
      • 35
      • 10
      • 17
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Songwriter(s):

M.Ennis, R.Scott, S.Cullins

Producer(s):

Crazy C

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Rap-A-Lot/Noo Trybe/Capitol

  • 38
    • Yardcore

      Born Jamericans
    • 34
    • 28
    • 5
      • 34
      • 28
      • 5
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Songwriter(s):

H.Payne, N.Howell, C.Dodd

Producer(s):

Rahiem

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Delicious Vinyl/Red Ant

  • 39
    • Sittin' On Top Of The World

      Da Brat
    • 36
    • 2
    • 22
      • 36
      • 2
      • 22
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Songwriter(s):

J.Dupri Mauldin, S.Harris, R.James

Producer(s):

J.Dupri

Imprint/Promotion Label:

So So Def/Columbia

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 40