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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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WEEKS AT NO. 1
9
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
Gains in performance

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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
1
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

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
14  Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
14
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
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
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Greatest gainer this week

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
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
T.A.Shaw, M.Dinkins, S.Sowles
Producer(s):
Mike D, Sonny B
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jive | $hort
5
Eminem Just Don't Give A F*** Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Just Don't Give A F***
Last
Peak
16  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
16
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
6
Ice Cube Featuring Mr. Short Khop Pushin' Weight Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Pushin' Weight
Ice Cube Featuring Mr. Short Khop
Last
Peak
17  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
O.Jackson, Mr. Short Khop, J.Johnson
Producer(s):
N.O.Joe
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority
7
Lauryn Hill Doo Wop (That Thing) Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Doo Wop (That Thing)
Last
Peak
16  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
L.N,Hill
Producer(s):
L.Hill
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Ruffhouse/Columbia
8
Chuck Smooth Who Let The Dogs Out? Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Who Let The Dogs Out?
18  Last
Peak
13  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
29
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
C.Fulp
Producer(s):
C.Smooth
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Wingspan
9
No Good-N-Jiggie Featuring Luke Lizard-Lizard Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Lizard-Lizard
No Good-N-Jiggie Featuring Luke
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
10
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
10
Mia X Featuring Charlie Wilson Whatcha Wanna Do? Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Whatcha Wanna Do?
Mia X Featuring Charlie Wilson
Last
Peak
17  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.J.Wilson, O.Scott
Producer(s):
Odell, Craig B
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | No Limit
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
11  Last
Peak
15  Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
15
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
12  Last
Peak
22  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

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
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
16  Last
Peak
16  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

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'
14
Method Man Featuring D'Angelo Break Ups 2 Make Ups Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Break Ups 2 Make Ups
Method Man Featuring D'Angelo
10  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
36
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

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
15
Gold Featuring Layzie Bone, Menenski, Tee & Halo Free Your Mind Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Free Your Mind
Gold Featuring Layzie Bone, Menenski, Tee & Halo
14  Last
14  Peak
Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
14
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Gold, Layzie Bone, Scant, Menenski, Tee, Halo
Producer(s):
D.Spice
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Palu
16
Redman Da Goodness Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Da Goodness
15  Last
Peak
Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.Noble, I.Mills, E.K.Ellington, J.Tizol
Producer(s):
R.Noble
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Def Jam
17
Indo G Remember Me Ballin Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Remember Me Ballin
Last
17  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Relativity | Hypnotize Minds
18
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
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Lethal/Blackheart
19
Raheem You Scared, You Scared/DJ Will U Please Play Billboard Hot Rap Songs
You Scared, You Scared/DJ Will U Please Play
31  Last
19  Peak
10  Weeks
31
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Tight 2 Def
20
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
13  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
3
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
21
Nastyboy Klick Lost In Love Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Lost In Love
22  Last
16  Peak
21  Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
M.Cardenas, T.Celaya
Producer(s):
MC Magic
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Upstairs | NastyBoy
22
Brand Nubian Don't Let It Go To Your Head Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Don't Let It Go To Your Head
26  Last
Peak
18  Weeks
26
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
W.Dixon, L.Dechalus, Sadat X, K.Gamble, L.A.Huff
Producer(s):
C.Liggio
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
23
Infamous Syndicate Here I Go Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Here I Go
Last
23  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
23
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
R.Guy, L.Harland, E.Wilson, S.Curtis
Producer(s):
No I.D., S.Curtis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Relativity
24
Snoop Dogg Still A G Thang Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Still A G Thang
32  Last
Peak
25  Weeks
32
LAST WEEK
27
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
C.C.Broadus Jr., Zekkariyas, M.Wells
Producer(s):
M.Wells
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | No Limit
25
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
33  Last
Peak
28  Weeks
33
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
28
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
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