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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
3
WEEKS ON CHART
What's It Gonna Be?!
Busta Rhymes Featuring Janet
Songwriter(s)
T.Smith, D.Allamby, A.Roberson
Producer(s)
D.Allamby
Imprint/Promotion Label
EEG | FlipMode/Elektra
Greatest gainer this week

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Busta Rhymes Featuring Janet What's It Gonna Be?! Billboard Hot Rap Songs
What's It Gonna Be?!
Busta Rhymes Featuring Janet
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
50
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Greatest gainer this week

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
T.Smith, D.Allamby, A.Roberson
Producer(s):
D.Allamby
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | FlipMode/Elektra
2
JAY-Z Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem) Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)
Last
Peak
13  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

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
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
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Z.Miller, Mystikal
Producer(s):
Craig B
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | No Limit
4
Trick Daddy Featuring Trina Nann Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Nann
Trick Daddy Featuring Trina
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
T.A.Duggins
Producer(s):
Righteous Funk Boogie
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warlock | Slip-N-Slide
5
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
15  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
15
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
6
Nas Nas Is Like Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Nas Is Like
Last
Peak
Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
C.E.Martin, N.Jones
Producer(s):
DJ Premier
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Columbia
7
Ja Rule Holla Holla Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Holla Holla
23  Last
Peak
Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
26
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.Atkins, T.Green, I.D.Lorenzo
Producer(s):
Tai, Irv Gotti
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | The Inc./Def Jam
8
Snoop Dogg Featuring Mystikal And Fiend Woof Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Woof
Snoop Dogg Featuring Mystikal And Fiend
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
C.C.Broadus Jr., Mystikal, Fiend
Producer(s):
MP, Craig B
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | No Limit
9
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
8
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

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

Songwriter(s):
R.Guy, L.Harland, E.Wilson, S.Curtis
Producer(s):
No I.D., S.Curtis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Relativity
11
Too $hort More Freaky Tales Billboard Hot Rap Songs
More Freaky Tales
11  Last
Peak
13  Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
T.A.Shaw, M.Dinkins, S.Sowles
Producer(s):
Mike D, Sonny B
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jive | $hort
12
Mo Thugs Family Featuring Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Ghetto Cowboy Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Ghetto Cowboy
Mo Thugs Family Featuring Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
10  Last
Peak
20  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
20
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
13
C. Webb Featuring Kurupt Gangsta! Gangsta! (How U Do It) Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Gangsta! Gangsta! (How U Do It)
C. Webb Featuring Kurupt
21  Last
13  Peak
Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
30
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
C.Webber, Kurupt, J.Wilson, T.T.Smith, Jr., R.Munroe, J.Seals, D.Durant, T.Stahl
Producer(s):
Lord Maji
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Lightyear | Humility
14
Charli Baltimore Featuring Ghostface Killah Stand Up Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Stand Up
Charli Baltimore Featuring Ghostface Killah
13  Last
Peak
Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
T.Lane, D.D.Coles, J.Brown, L.Collins, F.Wesley, C.Bobbitt
Producer(s):
RZA
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Untertainment
15
Bad Azz Featuring Snoop Dogg We Be Puttin' It Down Billboard Hot Rap Songs
We Be Puttin' It Down
Bad Azz Featuring Snoop Dogg
12  Last
Peak
Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Stamps, C.C.Broadus Jr., M.D.S.Jordan
Producer(s):
DJ Pooh
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | 19 Street
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
16  Last
10  Peak
11  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Gold, Layzie Bone, Scant, Menenski, Tee, Halo
Producer(s):
D.Spice
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Palu
17
Chuck Smooth Who Let The Dogs Out? Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Who Let The Dogs Out?
14  Last
Peak
19  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
C.Fulp
Producer(s):
C.Smooth
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Wingspan
18
The 2 Live Crew Featuring Ice-T The Real One Billboard Hot Rap Songs
The Real One
The 2 Live Crew Featuring Ice-T
15  Last
Peak
21  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
M.Ross, Ice-T
Producer(s):
M.Ross, C.Wong Won, C.Dixon
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Lil' Joe
19
Eminem Just Don't Give A F*** Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Just Don't Give A F***
22  Last
Peak
22  Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
22
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
20
Eminem My Name Is Billboard Hot Rap Songs
My Name Is
20  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
M.Mathers III, A.Young, L.Siffre
Producer(s):
Dr. Dre
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | Web/Aftermath
21
The Roots Featuring Erykah Badu You Got Me Billboard Hot Rap Songs
You Got Me
The Roots Featuring Erykah Badu
48  Last
21  Peak
Weeks
48
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
21
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
T.Trotter, A.Thompson, J.Scott, S.S.Storch, The Roots, E.Jeffers
Producer(s):
The Grand Negaz
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
22
Lox, DMX, Drag-On & Eve Ryde Or Die Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Ryde Or Die
Lox, DMX, Drag-On & Eve
Last
22  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
E.Shaw, K.Iffill, E.Simmons, D.Styles, J.Phillips, S.Jacobs, E.Jerries, M.J.Smalls
Producer(s):
DJ Clue, DURO
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | Ruff Ryders
23
Ice Cube Featuring Mr. Short Khop Pushin' Weight Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Pushin' Weight
Ice Cube Featuring Mr. Short Khop
18  Last
Peak
23  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
O.Jackson, Mr. Short Khop, J.Johnson
Producer(s):
N.O.Joe
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority
24
Juvenile Ha Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Ha
19  Last
11  Peak
Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Juvenile, M.Fresh
Producer(s):
Mannie Fresh
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Universal | Cash Money
25
Fatman Scoop & Crooklyn Clan Featuring Faith Evans Be Faithful Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Be Faithful
Fatman Scoop & Crooklyn Clan Featuring Faith Evans
24  Last
24  Peak
Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
24
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
DJ Sizzahandz, DJ Riz, Fatman Scoop
Producer(s):
DJ Sizzahandz, DJ Riz
Imprint/Promotion Label:
AV8
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