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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
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Father
Songwriter(s)
J.T.Smith, J.C.Olivier, S.J.Barnes, G.Michael, G.Overbig
Producer(s)
Poke & Tone
Imprint/Promotion Label
IDJMG | Def Jam
Greatest gainer this week

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LL Cool J Father Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Father
32  Last
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TWO WEEKS AGO
1
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2
WEEKS ON CHART

Greatest gainer this week

Songwriter(s):
J.T.Smith, J.C.Olivier, S.J.Barnes, G.Michael, G.Overbig
Producer(s):
Poke & Tone
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Def Jam
2
Busta Rhymes Dangerous Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Dangerous
Last
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Weeks
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TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
T.Smith, R.Smith, H.Stone, F.Stonewall, A.Colon, L.Dermer
Producer(s):
R.Smith
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
3
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
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Weeks
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TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
9
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, S.Jordan
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista | Bad Boy
4
K.P. & Envyi Swing My Way Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Swing My Way
Last
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Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
7
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
5
Mase Featuring Total What You Want Billboard Hot Rap Songs
What You Want
Mase Featuring Total
37  Last
Peak
Weeks
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TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
M.Betha, K.Spivey, N.Myrick, S.Combs, C.Mayfield
Producer(s):
N.Myrick
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RMG | Bad Boy
6
Master P Feat. Fiend, Silkk The Shocker, Mia X & Mystikal Make Em' Say Uhh! Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Make Em' Say Uhh!
Master P Feat. Fiend, Silkk The Shocker, Mia X & Mystikal
35  Last
Peak
Weeks
35
LAST WEEK
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TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
P.Miller, Fiend, Z.Miller, Mia X, Mystikal
Producer(s):
KLC
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | No Limit
7
Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz Deja Vu [Uptown Baby] Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Deja Vu [Uptown Baby]
Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz
Last
Peak
Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
D.Fagen, W.Becker
Producer(s):
KNS
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Codeine/Columbia
8
Militia Burn Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Burn
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
D.Silas, J.Smith, E.Dean
Producer(s):
E.Dean
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Red Ant
9
Big Punisher I'm Not A Player Billboard Hot Rap Songs
I'm Not A Player
Last
Peak
14  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
C.Rios, M.Richardson, K.Gamble, L.A.Huff
Producer(s):
Minnesota
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Loud
10
Mase Feel So Good Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Feel So Good
Last
Peak
14  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
14
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
11
WC From Westside Connection Just Clownin' Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Just Clownin'
Last
Peak
Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
W.Calhoun, K.Gilliam
Producer(s):
WC, Crazy Toones
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Payday/FFRR
12
Sting & The Police Roxanne `97 - Puff Daddy Remix Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Roxanne `97 - Puff Daddy Remix
Sting & The Police
10  Last
Peak
Weeks
10
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7
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Sting, Full Force, U.F.T.O., G.C.Redd, J.Crosby
Producer(s):
The Police, Diddy, S.Jordan, J-Dub
Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M
13
The Notorious B.I.G. Going Back To Cali Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Going Back To Cali
Last
Peak
Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
C.Wallace, O.S.Harvey,Jr., R.Troutman
Producer(s):
Easy Mo Bee
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista | Bad Boy
14
Kinsu Tha Hop Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Tha Hop
23  Last
14  Peak
10  Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
14
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.Marrs
Producer(s):
Danny D
Imprint/Promotion Label:
TVT | Blunt
15
Gang Starr You Know My Steez Billboard Hot Rap Songs
You Know My Steez
12  Last
Peak
10  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
K.Elam, C.Martin
Producer(s):
DJ Premier
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Noo Trybe
16
Heat Two Wrongs Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Two Wrongs
11  Last
11  Peak
Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
W.Edley, J.E.Harden, E.Terrell, W.Harrison, M.Coleman, EQ
Producer(s):
D.Rucker, EQ
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Prodigy | Coleman/R&D Productions
17
Shaqueen Just Because Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Just Because
29  Last
15  Peak
10  Weeks
29
LAST WEEK
33
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
S.Pearce, T.Wilson, M.Rapley
Producer(s):
Kool T
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Mighty
18
The Psycho Realm The Stone Garden Billboard Hot Rap Songs
The Stone Garden
27  Last
18  Peak
Weeks
27
LAST WEEK
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TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
G.Gonzalez, J.Gonzalez, L.Freese
Producer(s):
Jacken
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | Ruffhouse
19
Magoo And Timbaland Up Jumps Da Boogie Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Up Jumps Da Boogie
Magoo And Timbaland
13  Last
Peak
29  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
29
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
20
Naughty By Nature Mourn You Til I Join You Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Mourn You Til I Join You
14  Last
Peak
13  Weeks
14
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14
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
A.Criss, K.Gist, V.Brown
Producer(s):
Naughty By Nature
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Tommy Boy
21
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony If I Could Teach The World Billboard Hot Rap Songs
If I Could Teach The World
15  Last
Peak
16  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
Bone, D.J.U-Neek
Producer(s):
D.J.U-Neek
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Relativity | Ruthless
22
Onyx + Wu-Tang Clan The Worst Billboard Hot Rap Songs
The Worst
Onyx + Wu-Tang Clan
36  Last
22  Peak
Weeks
36
LAST WEEK
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TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
C.Smith, C.Woods, F.Scruggs, K.Jones, T.Taylor, A.Long
Producer(s):
Latief
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Tommy Boy
23
Queen Pen Featuring Teddy Riley Man Behind The Music Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Man Behind The Music
Queen Pen Featuring Teddy Riley
16  Last
Peak
16  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

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
24
Mack 10 Backyard Boogie Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Backyard Boogie
21  Last
Peak
24  Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
D.Rolison
Producer(s):
Bobcat
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority
25
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
17  Last
Peak
31  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
31
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
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