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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
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It Ain't My Fault 2/Somebody Like Me
Silkk The Shocker Featuring Mystikal
Songwriter(s)
Z.Miller, Mystikal
Producer(s)
Craig B
Imprint/Promotion Label
Priority | No Limit

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Silkk The Shocker Featuring Mystikal It Ain't My Fault 2/Somebody Like Me Billboard Hot Rap Songs
It Ain't My Fault 2/Somebody Like Me
Silkk The Shocker Featuring Mystikal
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LAST WEEK
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TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Z.Miller, Mystikal
Producer(s):
Craig B
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | No Limit
2
JAY-Z Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem) Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)
26  Last
Peak
11  Weeks
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Greatest gainer this week

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
S.C.Carter, M.James, C.Strouse, M.Charnin
Producer(s):
Mark 45 King
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam
3
Nas Nas Is Like Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Nas Is Like
34  Last
Peak
Weeks
34
LAST WEEK
36
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
C.E.Martin, N.Jones
Producer(s):
DJ Premier
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Columbia
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
13  Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
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PEAK POSITION
13
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
5
Trick Daddy Featuring Trina Nann Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Nann
Trick Daddy Featuring Trina
Last
Peak
Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
T.A.Duggins
Producer(s):
Righteous Funk Boogie
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warlock | Slip-N-Slide
6
Snoop Dogg Featuring Mystikal And Fiend Woof Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Woof
Snoop Dogg Featuring Mystikal And Fiend
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
C.C.Broadus Jr., Mystikal, Fiend
Producer(s):
MP, Craig B
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | No Limit
7
Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star Featuring Common Respiration Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Respiration
Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star Featuring Common
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
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TWO WEEKS AGO
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PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
D.Smith, T.Greene, R.L.Lynn, T.Cottrell
Producer(s):
DJ Hi-Tek
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | Rawkus
8
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
18  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
18
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
9
Infamous Syndicate Here I Go Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Here I Go
12  Last
Peak
Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
5
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
10
Too $hort More Freaky Tales Billboard Hot Rap Songs
More Freaky Tales
Last
Peak
11  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
T.A.Shaw, M.Dinkins, S.Sowles
Producer(s):
Mike D, Sonny B
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jive | $hort
11
Bad Azz Featuring Snoop Dogg We Be Puttin' It Down Billboard Hot Rap Songs
We Be Puttin' It Down
Bad Azz Featuring Snoop Dogg
Last
Peak
Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.Stamps, C.C.Broadus Jr., M.D.S.Jordan
Producer(s):
DJ Pooh
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | 19 Street
12
Charli Baltimore Featuring Ghostface Killah Stand Up Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Stand Up
Charli Baltimore Featuring Ghostface Killah
Last
Peak
Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
T.Lane, D.D.Coles, J.Brown, L.Collins, F.Wesley, C.Bobbitt
Producer(s):
RZA
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Untertainment
13
Lauryn Hill Doo Wop (That Thing) Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Doo Wop (That Thing)
17  Last
Peak
20  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
L.N,Hill
Producer(s):
L.Hill
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Ruffhouse/Columbia
14
Chuck Smooth Who Let The Dogs Out? Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Who Let The Dogs Out?
11  Last
Peak
17  Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
C.Fulp
Producer(s):
C.Smooth
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Wingspan
15
Ice Cube Featuring Mr. Short Khop Pushin' Weight Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Pushin' Weight
Ice Cube Featuring Mr. Short Khop
15  Last
Peak
21  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
O.Jackson, Mr. Short Khop, J.Johnson
Producer(s):
N.O.Joe
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority
16
Gold Featuring Layzie Bone, Menenski, Tee & Halo Free Your Mind Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Free Your Mind
Gold Featuring Layzie Bone, Menenski, Tee & Halo
18  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Gold, Layzie Bone, Scant, Menenski, Tee, Halo
Producer(s):
D.Spice
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Palu
17
Eminem Just Don't Give A F*** Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Just Don't Give A F***
14  Last
Peak
20  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
20
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
18
Eminem My Name Is Billboard Hot Rap Songs
My Name Is
10  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
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TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
M.Mathers III, A.Young, L.Siffre
Producer(s):
Dr. Dre
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | Web/Aftermath
19
The 2 Live Crew Featuring Ice-T The Real One Billboard Hot Rap Songs
The Real One
The 2 Live Crew Featuring Ice-T
13  Last
Peak
19  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
M.Ross, Ice-T
Producer(s):
M.Ross, C.Wong Won, C.Dixon
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Lil' Joe
20
Juvenile Ha Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Ha
16  Last
11  Peak
Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Juvenile, M.Fresh
Producer(s):
Mannie Fresh
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Universal | Cash Money
21
Tony-O Featuring Kevin Gardner & Redwine PhD. (Playa Hata Degree) Billboard Hot Rap Songs
PhD. (Playa Hata Degree)
Tony-O Featuring Kevin Gardner & Redwine
20  Last
20  Peak
Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epicurean
22
Psycho Vs. Iriscience On Deadly Ground Billboard Hot Rap Songs
On Deadly Ground
Psycho Vs. Iriscience
25  Last
22  Peak
Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
42
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Nu Gruv | Blackberry
23
Too $hort Invasion Of The Flat Booty B*****s Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Invasion Of The Flat Booty B*****s
24  Last
Peak
26  Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
26
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
24
Indo G Remember Me Ballin Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Remember Me Ballin
33  Last
17  Peak
Weeks
33
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Relativity | Hypnotize Minds
25
Jay-Z Featuring DMX Money Cash Hoes/Jigga What? Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Money Cash Hoes/Jigga What?
Jay-Z Featuring DMX
19  Last
19  Peak
Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
S.C.Carter, E.Simmons, K.Dean
Producer(s):
Swizz Beatz
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam
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