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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
WEEKS AT NO. 1
3
WEEKS ON CHART
Been Around The World/IIt's All About The Benjamins
Puff Daddy & The Family (Feat. The Notorious B.I.G. & Mase)
Songwriter(s)
David Bowie, L.Stansfield, A.Morris, I.Devaney, C.Wallace, M.Betha, S.Combs, R.Lawrence
Producer(s)
R.Lawrence, D.Angelettie, Diddy, Stevie J
Imprint/Promotion Label
Arista | Bad Boy

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Puff Daddy & The Family (Feat. The Notorious B.I.G. & Mase) Been Around The World/IIt's All About The Benjamins Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Been Around The World/IIt's All About The Benjamins
Puff Daddy & The Family (Feat. The Notorious B.I.G. & Mase)
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
David Bowie, L.Stansfield, A.Morris, I.Devaney, C.Wallace, M.Betha, S.Combs, R.Lawrence
Producer(s):
R.Lawrence, D.Angelettie, Diddy, Stevie J
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista | Bad Boy
2
Mase Feel So Good Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Feel So Good
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

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:
Arista | Bad Boy
3
Big Punisher I'm Not A Player Billboard Hot Rap Songs
I'm Not A Player
Last
Peak
Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
C.Rios, M.Richardson, K.Gamble, L.A.Huff
Producer(s):
Minnesota
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Loud
4
The Notorious B.I.G. Going Back To Cali Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Going Back To Cali
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Greatest gainer this week

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
C.Wallace, O.S.Harvey,Jr., R.Troutman
Producer(s):
Easy Mo Bee
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista | Bad Boy
5
WC From Westside Connection Just Clownin' Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Just Clownin'
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
W.Calhoun, K.Gilliam
Producer(s):
WC, Crazy Toones
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Payday/FFRR
6
Naughty By Nature Mourn You Til I Join You Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Mourn You Til I Join You
Last
Peak
Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
A.Criss, K.Gist, V.Brown
Producer(s):
Naughty By Nature
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Tommy Boy
7
Gang Starr You Know My Steez Billboard Hot Rap Songs
You Know My Steez
Last
Peak
Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
K.Elam, C.Martin
Producer(s):
DJ Premier
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Noo Trybe
8
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony If I Could Teach The World Billboard Hot Rap Songs
If I Could Teach The World
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
Bone, D.J.U-Neek
Producer(s):
D.J.U-Neek
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Relativity | Ruthless
9
Magoo And Timbaland Up Jumps Da Boogie Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Up Jumps Da Boogie
Magoo And Timbaland
Last
Peak
23  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
T.V.Mosley, M.Barcliff, M.A.Elliott, R.Temperton
Producer(s):
Timbaland
Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Blackground/Atlantic
10
Master P Featuring Pimp C And The Shocker I Miss My Homies Billboard Hot Rap Songs
I Miss My Homies
Master P Featuring Pimp C And The Shocker
10  Last
Peak
16  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
P.Miller, Pimp C, Z.Miller, J.Jefferson, C.Simmons
Producer(s):
Mo B. Dick, KLC, Odell
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | No Limit
11
E-A-Ski Featuring Montell Jordan Showdown Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Showdown
E-A-Ski Featuring Montell Jordan
11  Last
Peak
Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
E-A-Ski, CMT, M.D.S.Jordan
Producer(s):
E-A-Ski, CMT
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Relativity
12
Queen Pen Featuring Teddy Riley Man Behind The Music Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Man Behind The Music
Queen Pen Featuring Teddy Riley
13  Last
Peak
10  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

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:
Interscope | Lil' Man
13
Lil' Kim Feat. Da Brat, Left Eye, Missy Elliott & Angie Mar Not Tonight Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Not Tonight
Lil' Kim Feat. Da Brat, Left Eye, Missy Elliott & Angie Mar
12  Last
Peak
25  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

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:
AG | Undeas/Tommy Boy
14
Mack 10 Backyard Boogie Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Backyard Boogie
14  Last
Peak
18  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
D.Rolison
Producer(s):
Bobcat
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority
15
Capone -N- Noreaga Closer Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Closer
16  Last
Peak
Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
V.Santiago, S.Anderson, L.Vandross, R.Wyatt,Jr., C.Perrin
Producer(s):
S.Sneed
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Tommy Boy | Penalty
16
Puff Daddy & Faith Evans Featuring 112 I'll Be Missing You Billboard Hot Rap Songs
I'll Be Missing You
Puff Daddy & Faith Evans Featuring 112
17  Last
Peak
28  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
28
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
Sting, T.Gaither, F.Evans
Producer(s):
Diddy, Stevie J
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista | Bad Boy
17
Refugee Camp All Stars Featuring Pras (With Ky-mani) Avenues Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Avenues
Refugee Camp All Stars Featuring Pras (With Ky-mani)
21  Last
Peak
14  Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
E.Grant
Producer(s):
Prakazrel
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
18
2Pac I Wonder If Heaven Got A Ghetto Billboard Hot Rap Songs
I Wonder If Heaven Got A Ghetto
18  Last
18  Peak
Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
T.A.Shakur, L.Goodman, M.McDowell, R.Troutman, L.Troutman
Producer(s):
Soulshock, Karlin
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jive | Amaru
19
Nadanuf Featuring Kurtis Blow The Breaks Billboard Hot Rap Songs
The Breaks
Nadanuf Featuring Kurtis Blow
19  Last
11  Peak
Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

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:
Warner Bros. | Reprise
20
Shaqueen Just Because Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Just Because
28  Last
20  Peak
Weeks
28
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
S.Pearce, T.Wilson, M.Rapley
Producer(s):
Kool T
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Mighty
21
Mr. Money Loc Imma Rolla Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Imma Rolla
22  Last
10  Peak
11  Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Mr. Money Loc, E.Coston, M.Flowers
Producer(s):
E.Coston, Mike City
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Loc-N-Up
22
Kinsu Tha Hop Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Tha Hop
23  Last
17  Peak
Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Marrs
Producer(s):
Danny D
Imprint/Promotion Label:
TVT | Blunt
23
The Beatnuts Featuring Big Punisher & Cuban Link Off The Books Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Off The Books
The Beatnuts Featuring Big Punisher & Cuban Link
15  Last
12  Peak
14  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
L.Fernandez, J.Tineo, C.Rios
Producer(s):
The Beatnuts
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Relativity | Violator
24
K.P. & Envyi Swing My Way Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Swing My Way
Last
24  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
24
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
M.O.Johnson, J.N.Hall
Producer(s):
Mixzo
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | East West
25
Twista Get It Wet Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Get It Wet
24  Last
12  Peak
Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
C.T.Mitchell, Ms. Kane
Producer(s):
The Legendary Traxster
Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Creator's Way/Atlantic
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