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Hot Rap Songs

Week of May 3, 1997

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Peak Pos.
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  • 1
    • Hypnotize

      The Notorious B.I.G.
    • 1
    • 1
    • 2
      • 1
      • 1
      • 2
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Songwriter(s):

C.Wallace, S.J.Combs, D.M.Angelettie, R.L.Chambers, A.Armer, R.Badazz, R.M.L.Walters, D.L.Davis

Producer(s):

D.Angelettie, R.Lawrence, Diddy

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Bad Boy/Arista

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 2
    • My Baby Daddy

      B-Rock & The Bizz
    • 2
    • 2
    • 4
      • 2
      • 2
      • 4
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Songwriter(s):

L.Agee, B.Agee, M.White, A.McKay

Producer(s):

B.Agee

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Tony Mercedes/LaFace/Arista

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 3
    • Can't Nobody Hold Me Down

      Puff Daddy (Featuring Mase)
    • 3
    • 1
    • 15
      • 3
      • 1
      • 15
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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

RIAA Certification: Platinum x2
  • 4
    • I'll Be

      Foxy Brown Featuring Jay-Z
    • 4
    • 2
    • 12
      • 4
      • 2
      • 12
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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
  • 5
    • Big Daddy

      Hev-D
    • 5
    • 2
    • 10
      • 5
      • 2
      • 10
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Songwriter(s):

T.Dofat, Heavy D, H.Brown

Producer(s):

T.Dofat, Heavy D

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Uptown/Universal

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 6
    • I Shot The Sheriff

      Warren G
    • 6
    • 5
    • 8
      • 6
      • 5
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

B.Marley, L.Parker, Toni C., E.Sermon, P.Smith

Producer(s):

Warren G

Imprint/Promotion Label:

G-Funk/Def Jam/IDJMG

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 7
    • Let Me Clear My Throat

      DJ Kool
    • 8
    • 4
    • 38
      • 8
      • 4
      • 38
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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
  • 8
    • Jazzy Belle

      OutKast
    • 7
    • 7
    • 5
      • 7
      • 7
      • 5
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Songwriter(s):

Organized Noize, A.Benjamin, A.A.Patton

Producer(s):

Organized Noize

Imprint/Promotion Label:

LaFace/Arista

  • 9
    • Stop The Gunfight

      Trapp Featuring 2pac, Notorious B.I.G.
    • 14
    • 9
    • 2
      • 14
      • 9
      • 2
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Songwriter(s):

T.A.Shakur, C.Wallace, J.Parker

Producer(s):

Trapp

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Deff Trapp/Intersound

Gains In Performance

  • 10
    • Da' Dip

      Freak Nasty
    • 13
    • 5
    • 31
      • 13
      • 5
      • 31
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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
  • 11
    • The Theme (It's Party Time)

      Tracey Lee
    • 10
    • 6
    • 12
      • 10
      • 6
      • 12
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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

  • 12
    • Ghetto Love

      Da Brat Featuring T-Boz
    • 9
    • 4
    • 11
      • 9
      • 4
      • 11
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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
  • 13
    • Gangstas Make The World Go Round

      Westside Connection
    • 11
    • 10
    • 9
      • 11
      • 10
      • 9
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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

  • 14
    • Sho Nuff

      Tela Featuring Eightball & MJG
    • 12
    • 10
    • 6
      • 12
      • 10
      • 6
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Songwriter(s):

S.Arrington, P.A.Alexander, W.Rogers

Producer(s):

Jazze Pha

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Suavehouse/Relativity

  • 15
    • Feelin' It

      JAY-Z
    • 41
    • 15
    • 2
      • 41
      • 15
      • 2
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Songwriter(s):

S.C.Carter, D.A.Willis

Producer(s):

Ski

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Roc-A-Fella/Priority

Greatest gainer this week

  • 16
    • Runnin'

      2Pac, Notorious B.I.G., Radio, Dramacydal & Stretch
    • 15
    • 13
    • 21
      • 15
      • 13
      • 21
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Songwriter(s):

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

Producer(s):

Easy Mo Bee

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Mergela/Solar/Hines

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

      Capone -N- Noreaga
    • 18
    • 16
    • 11
      • 18
      • 16
      • 11
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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

  • 18 NEW
  • NEW
    • G.O.D. Pt. III

      Mobb Deep
    • -
    • 18
    • 1
      • -
      • 18
      • 1
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Songwriter(s):

Johnson, Muchita, Cooper, Moroder

Producer(s):

Mobb Deep

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Loud/RCA

Gains In Performance

  • 19
    • Wu-Renegades

      Killarmy
    • 23
    • 19
    • 6
      • 23
      • 19
      • 6
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Songwriter(s):

D.DeValle, J.Grant, T.Hamlin, S.Murray, S.Bougard

Producer(s):

4th Disciple

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Wu-Tang/Priority

Gains In Performance

  • 20
    • Cold Rock A Party

      MC Lyte
    • 16
    • 1
    • 23
      • 16
      • 1
      • 23
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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
  • 21
    • No Time

      Lil' Kim Featuring Puff Daddy
    • 17
    • 1
    • 30
      • 17
      • 1
      • 30
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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
  • 22
    • I Always Feel Like (Somebody's Watching Me)

      Tru Featuring Ice Cream Man (Master P)
    • 19
    • 11
    • 13
      • 19
      • 11
      • 13
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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

  • 23
    • Do G's Get To Go To Heaven?

      Richie Rich
    • 21
    • 10
    • 10
      • 21
      • 10
      • 10
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Songwriter(s):

R.Serrell, M.Mosley

Producer(s):

M.Mosley

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Oakland Hills 41510/Def Jam/IDJMG

  • 24
    • Gonna Let U Know

      Lil Bud & Tizone Featuring Keith Sweat
    • 22
    • 19
    • 4
      • 22
      • 19
      • 4
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Songwriter(s):

Tizone

Producer(s):

Tizone

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Island/IDJMG

  • 25
    • Step Into A World (Rapture's Delight)

      KRS-One
    • 20
    • 17
    • 7
      • 20
      • 17
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

L.Parker, J.West, D.Harry, C.Stein, H.Palmer

Producer(s):

J.West

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Jive

  • 26
    • That's Right

      DJ Taz Featuring Raheem The Dream
    • 27
    • 25
    • 6
      • 27
      • 25
      • 6
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Songwriter(s):

T.S.Mclntosh

Producer(s):

T.Mclntosh

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Breakaway/Success/Priority

Gains In Performance

  • 27
    • Luchini aka (This Is It)

      Camp Lo
    • 25
    • 5
    • 24
      • 25
      • 5
      • 24
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Songwriter(s):

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

Producer(s):

Ski

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Profile

  • 28
    • The Cypher: Part 3

      Frankie Cutlass Featuring Craig G., Roxanne Shante, Biz Markie & Big Daddy Kane
    • 30
    • 24
    • 7
      • 30
      • 24
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

F.Malave, C.Curry, L.Williams, M.Hall, A.Hardy, G.Duke, B.Miller, L.N.Chanceler

Producer(s):

F.Cutlass

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Violator/Relativity

  • 29
    • Emotions

      Twista
    • 33
    • 29
    • 5
      • 33
      • 29
      • 5
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Songwriter(s):

The Legendary Traxster

Producer(s):

The Legendary Traxster

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Creator's Way/Atlantic/AG

  • 30
    • Things'll Never Change/Rapper's Ball

      E-40 Featuring Bo-Rock
    • 28
    • 4
    • 14
      • 28
      • 4
      • 14
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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

  • 31
    • Me Or The Papes

      Jeru The Damaja
    • 26
    • 26
    • 6
      • 26
      • 26
      • 6
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Songwriter(s):

K.J.Davis, C.Martin

Producer(s):

DJ Premier

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Payday/London-Sire/IDJMG

  • 32
    • Whateva Man

      Redman
    • 24
    • 3
    • 15
      • 24
      • 3
      • 15
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Songwriter(s):

E.Sermon, R.Noble

Producer(s):

E.Sermon

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Def Jam/IDJMG

  • 33
    • Tight Team

      Shamus Featuring Flu
    • 35
    • 33
    • 7
      • 35
      • 33
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

Shamus, Flu

Producer(s):

Buckwild

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Raw Track

Gains In Performance

  • 34
    • Move It In Move It Out

      Derelect Camp
    • 36
    • 26
    • 7
      • 36
      • 26
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

D.Douglas, W.Walker, J.Parker, S.Williams, D.Coutryer, J.Nelosn

Producer(s):

Rockwilder

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Next Plateau

Gains In Performance

  • 35
    • Keep It On The Real

      3X Krazy
    • 34
    • 34
    • 3
      • 34
      • 34
      • 3
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Songwriter(s):

A.Henry

Producer(s):

T.Capone

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Noo Trybe/Capitol

  • 36
    • It's The Pee '97

      PMD (Featuring Mobb Deep)
    • 31
    • 31
    • 2
      • 31
      • 31
      • 2
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Songwriter(s):

P.Smith, A.Johnson, K.Muchita

Producer(s):

Havoc

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Relativity

  • 37
    • Hip-Hopera

      Bounty Killa featuring the Fugees
    • 29
    • 14
    • 10
      • 29
      • 14
      • 10
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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

  • 38
    • Love Me For Free

      Akinyele
    • 43
    • 26
    • 18
      • 43
      • 26
      • 18
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Songwriter(s):

A.Adams, F.Malave

Producer(s):

F.Cutlass

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Zoo/Volcano

Gains In Performance

  • 39
    • Get Up

      Lost Boyz
    • 32
    • 6
    • 19