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Radio Airplay + Sales Data + Streaming Data = HOT RAP SONGS
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
3
WEEKS AT NO. 1
7
WEEKS ON CHART
Ghetto Cowboy
Mo Thugs Family Featuring Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
Songwriter(s)
S.Howse, A.Henderson, K.Greer, J.Burke, F.Lindsey, R.Antonio
Producer(s)
A.Henderson
Imprint/Promotion Label
Relativity | Mo Thugs/Ruthless
Gains in performance

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Mo Thugs Family Featuring Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Ghetto Cowboy Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Ghetto Cowboy
Mo Thugs Family Featuring Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
S.Howse, A.Henderson, K.Greer, J.Burke, F.Lindsey, R.Antonio
Producer(s):
A.Henderson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Relativity | Mo Thugs/Ruthless
2
Lauryn Hill Doo Wop (That Thing) Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Doo Wop (That Thing)
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
L.N,Hill
Producer(s):
L.Hill
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Ruffhouse/Columbia
3
Ice Cube Featuring Mr. Short Khop Pushin' Weight Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Pushin' Weight
Ice Cube Featuring Mr. Short Khop
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
O.Jackson, Mr. Short Khop, J.Johnson
Producer(s):
N.O.Joe
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority
4
Cool Breeze Featuring OutKast, Goodie Mob & Witchdoctor Watch For The Hook Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Watch For The Hook
Cool Breeze Featuring OutKast, Goodie Mob & Witchdoctor
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Greatest gainer this week

Songwriter(s):
A.Patton, A.Benjamin, R.Bailey, Organized Noize, E.Johnson, F.Bell, C.Gipp, W.Knighton
Producer(s):
Organized Noize
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | Organized Noize/A&M
5
Mia X Featuring Charlie Wilson Whatcha Wanna Do? Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Whatcha Wanna Do?
Mia X Featuring Charlie Wilson
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.J.Wilson, O.Scott
Producer(s):
Odell, Craig B
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | No Limit
6
Mack 10 Featuring Gerald Levert Money's Just A Touch Away Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Money's Just A Touch Away
Mack 10 Featuring Gerald Levert
Last
Peak
Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
D.Rolison, G.Levert, S.Wade, D.Weldon, F.Jackson, B.Eastwood
Producer(s):
Slice, Rhythm D.
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | Hoo-Bangin'
7
Brand Nubian Don't Let It Go To Your Head Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Don't Let It Go To Your Head
Last
Peak
11  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
W.Dixon, L.Dechalus, Sadat X, K.Gamble, L.A.Huff
Producer(s):
C.Liggio
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
8
Nonchalant Featuring Rampage Take It There Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Take It There
Nonchalant Featuring Rampage
11  Last
Peak
Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
T.Pointer, T.Griffin Jr., A.Callaway, R.McNaire, K.Lewis, C.E.Thompson
Producer(s):
C.Thompson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
9
Eminem Just Don't Give A F*** Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Just Don't Give A F***
10  Last
Peak
Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
M.Bass, J.Bass, M.Mathers III
Producer(s):
M.Bass, J.Bass, Eminem
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | Web/Aftermath
10
The 2 Live Crew Featuring Ice-T The Real One Billboard Hot Rap Songs
The Real One
The 2 Live Crew Featuring Ice-T
Last
Peak
Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
M.Ross, Ice-T
Producer(s):
M.Ross, C.Wong Won, C.Dixon
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Lil' Joe
11
Too $hort Invasion Of The Flat Booty B*****s Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Invasion Of The Flat Booty B*****s
12  Last
Peak
15  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
T.A.Shaw, E.Sermon, R.Simmons, K.Walker, J.B.Moore, S.Glassman, J.Bralower
Producer(s):
E.Sermon
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jive | $hort
12
Noreaga SuperThug (What What) Billboard Hot Rap Songs
SuperThug (What What)
Last
Peak
17  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
V.Santiago, P.L.Williams, C.Hugo, D.Harry, C.Stein
Producer(s):
The Neptunes
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Tommy Boy | Penalty
13
Snoop Dogg Still A G Thang Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Still A G Thang
17  Last
Peak
18  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
C.C.Broadus Jr., Zekkariyas, M.Wells
Producer(s):
M.Wells
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | No Limit
14
A+ Enjoy Yourself Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Enjoy Yourself
13  Last
11  Peak
Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
W.Murphy, G.Williams
Producer(s):
Sugarless
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Universal | Kedar
15
Will Smith Just The Two Of Us Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Just The Two Of Us
15  Last
Peak
13  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
W.C.Smith, W.Withers, Jr., W.Salter, R.MacDonald
Producer(s):
Sauce
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Columbia
16
Nastyboy Klick Lost In Love Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Lost In Love
20  Last
16  Peak
14  Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
M.Cardenas, T.Celaya
Producer(s):
MC Magic
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Upstairs | NastyBoy
17
Mase Featuring Puff Daddy Lookin' At Me Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Lookin' At Me
Mase Featuring Puff Daddy
16  Last
Peak
24  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
M.Betha, C.Hugo, P.L.Williams, S.Combs
Producer(s):
The Neptunes
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista | Bad Boy
18
Master P Featuring Silkk The Shocker, Sons Of Funk And Mo B. Dick Goodbye To My Homies Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Goodbye To My Homies
Master P Featuring Silkk The Shocker, Sons Of Funk And Mo B. Dick
23  Last
Peak
21  Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
P.Miller, Z.Miller, Sons Of Funk, Mo B. Dick, F.J.Perren, C.Perren
Producer(s):
C.Stephens
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | No Limit
19
Mag 7 The Street Mix Billboard Hot Rap Songs
The Street Mix
21  Last
Peak
11  Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
M.Wilson, E.Fulmore, S.Varner, J.Wilard, A.Shaw, W.D.Parks, H.Davis, D.E.Fletcher
Producer(s):
Eric J., S.Anselum
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Universal | Biv 10/Motown
20
WC Featuring Jon B. Better Days Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Better Days
WC Featuring Jon B.
14  Last
Peak
12  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
W.Calhoun, M.Thompson, J.Williams, F.Beverly
Producer(s):
Johnny "J"
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Payday/London-Sire
21
No Good-N-Jiggie Featuring Luke Lizard-Lizard Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Lizard-Lizard
No Good-N-Jiggie Featuring Luke
22  Last
21  Peak
Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
26
TWO WEEKS AGO
21
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
L.R.Campbell, T.Latimer, D.Hill, R.Anderson
Producer(s):
L.Campbell, D.Rudnick
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Luke/Loud
22
Puff Daddy Featuring Jimmy Page Come With Me Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Come With Me
Puff Daddy Featuring Jimmy Page
25  Last
Peak
28  Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
28
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
J.P.Page, R.Plant, J.Bonham, S.Combs, M.Curry
Producer(s):
Diddy
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
23
Medina Green Crosstown Beef Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Crosstown Beef
18  Last
15  Peak
Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
D.Smith, Kash Rule
Producer(s):
Pos Plug Won
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Rawkus
24
Big Daddy Kane Uncut, Pure Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Uncut, Pure
19  Last
Peak
12  Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Big Daddy Kane, E.Floyd, M.Rice, R.Thomas
Producer(s):
Big Daddy Kane
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | The Label/Blackheart
25
DJ Honda Featuring Mos Def Travellin' Man Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Travellin' Man
DJ Honda Featuring Mos Def
24  Last
19  Peak
Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
D.Beze, K.Honda, H.Wheeler
Producer(s):
DJ Honda
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Relativity
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