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Hot Rap Songs

Week of December 13, 1997

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  • 1
    • Been Around The World/IIt's All About The Benjamins

      Puff Daddy & The Family (Feat. The Notorious B.I.G. & Mase)
    • 2
    • 1
    • 2
      • 2
      • 1
      • 2
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Songwriter(s):

David Bowie, L.Stansfield, A.Morris, I.Devaney, C.Wallace, M.Betha, S.J.Combs, R.Lawrence

Producer(s):

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

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Bad Boy/Arista

Greatest gainer this week

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 2
    • Feel So Good

      Mase
    • 1
    • 1
    • 7
      • 1
      • 1
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

R.E.Bell, R.Bell, G.Brown, R.Mickens, C.Smith, D.R.Thomas, R.Westfield, L.Dermer

Producer(s):

D.Angelettie, Diddy

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Bad Boy/Arista

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 3
    • I'm Not A Player

      Big Punisher
    • 3
    • 3
    • 7
      • 3
      • 3
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

C.Rios, M.Richardson, K.Gamble, L.A.Huff

Producer(s):

Minnesota

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Loud/RCA

  • 4 NEW
  • NEW
    • Just Clownin'

      WC From Westside Connection
    • -
    • 4
    • 1
      • -
      • 4
      • 1
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Songwriter(s):

W.Calhoun, K.Gilliam

Producer(s):

WC, Crazy Toones

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Payday/FFRR/IDJMG

Gains In Performance

  • 5
    • Mourn You Til I Join You

      Naughty By Nature
    • 4
    • 2
    • 6
      • 4
      • 2
      • 6
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Songwriter(s):

A.Criss, K.Gist, V.Brown

Producer(s):

Naughty By Nature

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Tommy Boy

  • 6
    • Going Back To Cali

      The Notorious B.I.G.
    • 12
    • 6
    • 2
      • 12
      • 6
      • 2
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Songwriter(s):

C.Wallace, O.S.Harvey,Jr., R.Troutman

Producer(s):

Easy Mo Bee

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Bad Boy/Arista

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 7
    • You Know My Steez

      Gang Starr
    • 5
    • 5
    • 3
      • 5
      • 5
      • 3
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Songwriter(s):

K.Elam, C.Martin

Producer(s):

DJ Premier

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Noo Trybe/Capitol

  • 8
    • If I Could Teach The World

      Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
    • 6
    • 3
    • 9
      • 6
      • 3
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

Bone, D.J.U-Neek

Producer(s):

D.J.U-Neek

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Ruthless/Relativity

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 9
    • Up Jumps Da Boogie

      Magoo And Timbaland
    • 8
    • 1
    • 22
      • 8
      • 1
      • 22
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Songwriter(s):

T.Z.Mosley, M.Barcliff, M.A.Elliott, R.Temperton

Producer(s):

Timbaland

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Blackground/Atlantic/AG

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 10
    • I Miss My Homies

      Master P Featuring Pimp C And The Shocker
    • 7
    • 2
    • 15
      • 7
      • 2
      • 15
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Songwriter(s):

P.Miller, Pimp C, Z.Miller, J.Jefferson, C.Simmons

Producer(s):

Mo B. Dick, KLC, Odell

Imprint/Promotion Label:

No Limit/Priority

RIAA Certification: Gold
  • 11
    • Showdown

      E-A-Ski Featuring Montell Jordan
    • 9
    • 9
    • 4
      • 9
      • 9
      • 4
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Songwriter(s):

E-A-Ski, CMT, M.D.S.Jordan

Producer(s):

E-A-Ski, CMT

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Relativity

  • 12
    • Not Tonight

      Lil' Kim Feat. Da Brat, Left Eye, Missy Elliott & Angie Mar
    • 13
    • 2
    • 24
      • 13
      • 2
      • 24
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Songwriter(s):

K.Jones, M.A.Elliott, L.Lopez, S.Harris, A.Martinez, R.Bell, G.Brown, M.Muhammed

Producer(s):

R.Smith, A.Colon

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Undeas/Tommy Boy/AG

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 13
    • Man Behind The Music

      Queen Pen Featuring Teddy Riley
    • 10
    • 7
    • 9
      • 10
      • 7
      • 9
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Songwriter(s):

E.T.Riley, L.Walters, T.Gaither, M.Smith, J.Brown, C.Bobbitt, J.Brown, B.Bird

Producer(s):

Teddy Riley

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Lil' Man/Interscope

  • 14
    • Backyard Boogie

      Mack 10
    • 11
    • 5
    • 17
      • 11
      • 5
      • 17
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Songwriter(s):

D.Rolison

Producer(s):

Bobcat

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Priority

  • 15
    • Off The Books

      The Beatnuts Featuring Big Punisher & Cuban Link
    • 18
    • 12
    • 13
      • 18
      • 12
      • 13
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Songwriter(s):

L.Fernandez, J.Tineo, C.Rios

Producer(s):

The Beatnuts

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Violator/Relativity

  • 16
    • Closer

      Capone -N- Noreaga
    • 16
    • 9
    • 7
      • 16
      • 9
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

V.Santiago, S.Anderson, L.Vandross, R.Wyatt,Jr., C.Perrin

Producer(s):

S.Sneed

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Penalty/Tommy Boy

  • 17
    • I'll Be Missing You

      Puff Daddy & Faith Evans Featuring 112
    • 23
    • 1
    • 27
      • 23
      • 1
      • 27
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Songwriter(s):

Sting, T.Gaither, F.Evans

Producer(s):

Diddy, Stevie J

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Bad Boy/Arista

Gains In Performance

RIAA Certification: Platinum x3
  • 18 NEW
  • NEW
    • I Wonder If Heaven Got A Ghetto

      2Pac
    • -
    • 18
    • 1
      • -
      • 18
      • 1
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Songwriter(s):

T.A.Shakur, L.Goodman, M.McDowell, R.Troutman, L.Troutman

Producer(s):

Soulshock, Karlin

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Amaru/Jive

Gains In Performance

  • 19
    • The Breaks

      Nadanuf Featuring Kurtis Blow
    • 14
    • 11
    • 8
      • 14
      • 11
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

R.Ford,Jr., R.Simmons, J.B.Moore, K.Walker, L.Smith, R.Sterling, A.Griffin, M.Standifer

Producer(s):

Babyboy

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Reprise/Warner Bros.

  • 20
    • What I Need

      Craig Mack
    • 27
    • 16
    • 6
      • 27
      • 16
      • 6
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Songwriter(s):

C.Mack

Producer(s):

Easy Mo Bee

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Street Life/All American

Gains In Performance

  • 21
    • Avenues

      Refugee Camp All Stars Featuring Pras (With Ky-mani)
    • 15
    • 4
    • 13
      • 15
      • 4
      • 13
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Songwriter(s):

E.Grant

Producer(s):

Prakazrel

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Arista

  • 22
    • Imma Rolla

      Mr. Money Loc
    • 21
    • 10
    • 10
      • 21
      • 10
      • 10
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Songwriter(s):

Mr. Money Loc, E.Coston, M.Flowers

Producer(s):

E.Coston, Mike City

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Loc-N-Up

  • 23
    • Tha Hop

      Kinsu
    • 17
    • 17
    • 3
      • 17
      • 17
      • 3
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Songwriter(s):

J.Marrs

Producer(s):

Danny D

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Blunt/TVT

  • 24
    • Get It Wet

      Twista
    • 19
    • 12
    • 8
      • 19
      • 12
      • 8
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Songwriter(s):

C.T.Mitchell, Ms. Kane

Producer(s):

The Legendary Traxster

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Creator's Way/Atlantic/AG

  • 25
    • What U Gotta Say

      Rodney O
    • 28
    • 24
    • 6
      • 28
      • 24
      • 6
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Songwriter(s):

L.E.Blackmon, T.Jerkins, R.Oliver

Producer(s):

Rodney O, The Sekret Service

Imprint/Promotion Label:

New Quest/DPH/Lightyear

Gains In Performance

  • 26
    • Mo Money Mo Problems

      The Notorious B.I.G. Featuring Puff Daddy & Mase
    • 26
    • 1
    • 20
      • 26
      • 1
      • 20
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Songwriter(s):

C.Wallace, S.A.Jordan, M.Betha, B.Edwards, N.G.Rodgers, Jr.

Producer(s):

Stevie J, Diddy

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Bad Boy/Arista

RIAA Certification: Platinum
  • 27
    • Bounce Baby Bounce

      Fraze
    • 24
    • 21
    • 5
      • 24
      • 21
      • 5
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Songwriter(s):

S.Johnson, D.Mincey

Producer(s):

Disco Rick

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Before Dawn/Touchwood

  • 28
    • Just Because

      Shaqueen
    • 20
    • 20
    • 3
      • 20
      • 20
      • 3
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Songwriter(s):

S.Pearce, T.Wilson, M.Rapley

Producer(s):

Kool T

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Mighty

  • 29
    • Phenomenon

      LL Cool J
    • 31
    • 14
    • 7
      • 31
      • 14
      • 7
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Songwriter(s):

J.T.Smith, S.J.Combs, R.L.Chambers, S.McKenney, W.Withers

Producer(s):

Diddy, R.Lawrence

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Def Jam/IDJMG

  • 30
    • Take It To The Streets

      Rampage Featuring Billy Lawrence
    • 34
    • 5
    • 23
      • 34
      • 5
      • 23
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Songwriter(s):

R.McNair, B.Lawrence, R.Smith, A.Colon, G.Underwood, B.Reed

Producer(s):

R.Smith

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Violator/Elektra/EEG

Gains In Performance

  • 31
    • Blazing Hot

      Nice & Smooth
    • 32
    • 21
    • 10
      • 32
      • 21
      • 10
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Songwriter(s):

G.Mays, D.Barnes

Producer(s):

Kid Capri

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Street Life/Divine/All American

  • 32 RE- ENTRY
  • RE- ENTRY
    • Men Of Steel

      Shaquille O'Neal, Ice Cube, B Real, Peter Gunz & KRS-One
    • -
    • 10
    • 13
      • -
      • 10
      • 13
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Songwriter(s):

S.O'Neal, J.C.Olivier, S.J.Barnes, L.Freese, O.Jackson, L.Parker, P.Gunz

Producer(s):

Poke & Tone

Imprint/Promotion Label:

T.W.IsM./Qwest/Warner Bros.

Gains In Performance

  • 33
    • Sunshine

      Jay-Z Featuring Babyface And Foxy Brown
    • 36
    • 16
    • 11
      • 36
      • 16
      • 11
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Songwriter(s):

S.C.Carter, D.P.Vanderpool, D.L.R.Barksdale, M.C.Robinson, J.S.Harris III, T.S.Lewis

Producer(s):

Prestige

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam/IDJMG

Gains In Performance

  • 34
    • Richter Scale

      EPMD
    • 30
    • 28
    • 3
      • 30
      • 28
      • 3
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Songwriter(s):

E.Sermon, P.Smith, Stuart, Gorrie, McLntrye, McLntosh, Duncan, Ball

Producer(s):

E.Sermon

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Def Jam/IDJMG

  • 35
    • Me And My Crazy World

      Lost Boyz
    • 29
    • 5
    • 14
      • 29
      • 5
      • 14
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Songwriter(s):

T.Kelley, R.Bowser

Producer(s):

DJ Ron G

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Universal

  • 36
    • It's Yourz

      Wu-Tang Clan
    • 40
    • 21
    • 10
      • 40
      • 21
      • 10
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Songwriter(s):

Wu-Tang Clan

Producer(s):

RZA

Imprint/Promotion Label:

Loud/RCA

Gains In Performance