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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
7
WEEKS AT NO. 1
11
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
Greatest gainer this week

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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
11  Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Greatest gainer this week

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
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
2
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

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
3
Snoop Dogg Featuring Mystikal And Fiend Woof Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Woof
Snoop Dogg Featuring Mystikal And Fiend
Last
Peak
Weeks
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LAST WEEK
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TWO WEEKS AGO
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PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
C.C.Broadus Jr., Mystikal, Fiend
Producer(s):
MP, Craig B
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | No Limit
4
Too $hort More Freaky Tales Billboard Hot Rap Songs
More Freaky Tales
Last
Peak
Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
T.A.Shaw, M.Dinkins, S.Sowles
Producer(s):
Mike D, Sonny B
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jive | $hort
5
Ice Cube Featuring Mr. Short Khop Pushin' Weight Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Pushin' Weight
Ice Cube Featuring Mr. Short Khop
Last
Peak
14  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
O.Jackson, Mr. Short Khop, J.Johnson
Producer(s):
N.O.Joe
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority
6
Lauryn Hill Doo Wop (That Thing) Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Doo Wop (That Thing)
Last
Peak
13  Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
L.N,Hill
Producer(s):
L.Hill
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Ruffhouse/Columbia
7
Eminem Just Don't Give A F*** Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Just Don't Give A F***
Last
Peak
13  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
13
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
8
Mia X Featuring Charlie Wilson Whatcha Wanna Do? Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Whatcha Wanna Do?
Mia X Featuring Charlie Wilson
Last
Peak
14  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.J.Wilson, O.Scott
Producer(s):
Odell, Craig B
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | No Limit
9
Redman Da Goodness Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Da Goodness
29  Last
Peak
Weeks
29
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
R.Noble, I.Mills, E.K.Ellington, J.Tizol
Producer(s):
R.Noble
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Def Jam
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
12  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
M.Ross, Ice-T
Producer(s):
M.Ross, C.Wong Won, C.Dixon
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Lil' Joe
11
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
13  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
13
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'
12
No Good-N-Jiggie Featuring Luke Lizard-Lizard Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Lizard-Lizard
No Good-N-Jiggie Featuring Luke
11  Last
Peak
Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
7
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
13
Too $hort Invasion Of The Flat Booty B*****s Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Invasion Of The Flat Booty B*****s
10  Last
Peak
19  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
19
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
14
Nonchalant Featuring Rampage Take It There Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Take It There
Nonchalant Featuring Rampage
15  Last
Peak
Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
9
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
15
Brand Nubian Don't Let It Go To Your Head Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Don't Let It Go To Your Head
13  Last
Peak
15  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
W.Dixon, L.Dechalus, Sadat X, K.Gamble, L.A.Huff
Producer(s):
C.Liggio
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
16
A+ Enjoy Yourself Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Enjoy Yourself
14  Last
11  Peak
12  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
W.Murphy, G.Williams
Producer(s):
Sugarless
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Universal | Kedar
17
WC Featuring Jon B. Better Days Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Better Days
WC Featuring Jon B.
12  Last
Peak
16  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
W.Calhoun, M.Thompson, J.Williams, F.Beverly
Producer(s):
Johnny "J"
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Payday/London-Sire
18
Afu-Ra Whirlwind Thru Cities Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Whirlwind Thru Cities
Last
18  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
V2 | D&D/Gee Street
19
Mase Featuring Puff Daddy Lookin' At Me Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Lookin' At Me
Mase Featuring Puff Daddy
20  Last
Peak
28  Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
28
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
20
Nastyboy Klick Lost In Love Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Lost In Love
21  Last
16  Peak
18  Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
M.Cardenas, T.Celaya
Producer(s):
MC Magic
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Upstairs | NastyBoy
21
Noreaga SuperThug (What What) Billboard Hot Rap Songs
SuperThug (What What)
16  Last
Peak
21  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
21
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
22
Will Smith Just The Two Of Us Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Just The Two Of Us
18  Last
Peak
17  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
W.C.Smith, W.Withers, Jr., W.Salter, R.MacDonald
Producer(s):
Sauce
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Columbia
23
Snoop Dogg Still A G Thang Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Still A G Thang
19  Last
Peak
22  Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
C.C.Broadus Jr., Zekkariyas, M.Wells
Producer(s):
M.Wells
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | No Limit
24
DJ S&S Featuring B.B.O. Beat Of The Day (Throw Ya Hands Up) Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Beat Of The Day (Throw Ya Hands Up)
DJ S&S Featuring B.B.O.
Last
24  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
24
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Lethal/Blackheart
25
Raheem You Scared, You Scared/DJ Will U Please Play Billboard Hot Rap Songs
You Scared, You Scared/DJ Will U Please Play
37  Last
25  Peak
Weeks
37
LAST WEEK
28
TWO WEEKS AGO
25
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Tight 2 Def
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