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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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LAST WEEK
8
WEEKS ON CHART
Watch For The Hook
Cool Breeze Featuring OutKast, Goodie Mob & Witchdoctor
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
Greatest gainer this week

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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
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
8
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
2
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
13  Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

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

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
4
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
6
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
16  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
16
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
Eminem Just Don't Give A F*** Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Just Don't Give A F***
Last
Peak
15  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
M.Bass, J.Bass, M.Mathers III
Producer(s):
M.Bass, J.Bass, Eminem
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | Web/Aftermath
7
Lauryn Hill Doo Wop (That Thing) Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Doo Wop (That Thing)
Last
Peak
15  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
L.N,Hill
Producer(s):
L.Hill
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Ruffhouse/Columbia
8
Mia X Featuring Charlie Wilson Whatcha Wanna Do? Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Whatcha Wanna Do?
Mia X Featuring Charlie Wilson
Last
Peak
16  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.J.Wilson, O.Scott
Producer(s):
Odell, Craig B
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | No Limit
9
No Good-N-Jiggie Featuring Luke Lizard-Lizard Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Lizard-Lizard
No Good-N-Jiggie Featuring Luke
12  Last
Peak
Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
L.R.Campbell, T.Latimer, D.Hill, R.Anderson
Producer(s):
L.Campbell, D.Rudnick
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Luke/Loud
10
Method Man Featuring D'Angelo Break Ups 2 Make Ups Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Break Ups 2 Make Ups
Method Man Featuring D'Angelo
36  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
36
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
C.Smith, J.C.Olivier, S.J.Barnes, D'Angelo, Q.Goodman
Producer(s):
Poke & Tone, Q.Goodman
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Def Jam
11
The 2 Live Crew Featuring Ice-T The Real One Billboard Hot Rap Songs
The Real One
The 2 Live Crew Featuring Ice-T
14  Last
Peak
14  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
M.Ross, Ice-T
Producer(s):
M.Ross, C.Wong Won, C.Dixon
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Lil' Joe
12
Too $hort Invasion Of The Flat Booty B*****s Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Invasion Of The Flat Booty B*****s
Last
Peak
21  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
21
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
13
KRS-One F/Buckshot, Cam'ron, Keith Murray, Killah Priest, Prodigy, Redman, Run & Viligante 5 Boroughs Billboard Hot Rap Songs
5 Boroughs
KRS-One F/Buckshot, Cam'ron, Keith Murray, Killah Priest, Prodigy, Redman, Run & Viligante
10  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
L.Parker, K.Blake, C.Giles, K.Murray, A.Johnson, R.Noble, J.W.Simmons, R.Corwin
Producer(s):
W.Broady, Yogi
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jive
14
Gold Featuring Layzie Bone, Menenski, Tee & Halo Free Your Mind Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Free Your Mind
Gold Featuring Layzie Bone, Menenski, Tee & Halo
16  Last
14  Peak
Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
38
TWO WEEKS AGO
14
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Gold, Layzie Bone, Scant, Menenski, Tee, Halo
Producer(s):
D.Spice
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Palu
15
Redman Da Goodness Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Da Goodness
11  Last
Peak
Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.Noble, I.Mills, E.K.Ellington, J.Tizol
Producer(s):
R.Noble
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Def Jam
16
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
13  Last
Peak
15  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
15
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'
17
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.
17  Last
17  Peak
Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Lethal/Blackheart
18
Chuck Smooth Who Let The Dogs Out? Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Who Let The Dogs Out?
29  Last
15  Peak
12  Weeks
29
LAST WEEK
33
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
C.Fulp
Producer(s):
C.Smooth
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Wingspan
19
Mr. Money Loc Featuring Above The Law Throw Yo Hood Up Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Throw Yo Hood Up
Mr. Money Loc Featuring Above The Law
33  Last
10  Peak
46  Weeks
33
LAST WEEK
26
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
46
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Mr. Money Loc, Above The Law
Producer(s):
E.Coston
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Loc-N-Up
20
WC Featuring Jon B. Better Days Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Better Days
WC Featuring Jon B.
28  Last
Peak
18  Weeks
28
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
W.Calhoun, M.Thompson, J.Williams, F.Beverly
Producer(s):
Johnny "J"
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Payday/London-Sire
21
B Da Outta Sight Child Free & Single Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Free & Single
26  Last
21  Peak
Weeks
26
LAST WEEK
36
TWO WEEKS AGO
21
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
OS
22
Nastyboy Klick Lost In Love Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Lost In Love
24  Last
16  Peak
20  Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
M.Cardenas, T.Celaya
Producer(s):
MC Magic
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Upstairs | NastyBoy
23
Mase Featuring Puff Daddy Lookin' At Me Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Lookin' At Me
Mase Featuring Puff Daddy
23  Last
Peak
30  Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
30
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
24
Mr. Money Loc Imma Rolla Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Imma Rolla
Last
10  Peak
38  Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
49
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
38
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Mr. Money Loc, E.Coston, M.Flowers
Producer(s):
E.Coston, Mike City
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Loc-N-Up
25
Nonchalant Featuring Rampage Take It There Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Take It There
Nonchalant Featuring Rampage
20  Last
Peak
11  Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
11
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
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