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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
4
WEEKS AT NO. 1
5
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

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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
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
T.Smith, D.Allamby, A.Roberson
Producer(s):
D.Allamby
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | FlipMode/Elektra
2
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
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Z.Miller, Mystikal
Producer(s):
Craig B
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | No Limit
3
JAY-Z Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem) Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)
Last
Peak
15  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
15
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
4
Common Featuring Sadat X One-Nine-Nine-Nine Billboard Hot Rap Songs
One-Nine-Nine-Nine
Common Featuring Sadat X
20  Last
Peak
Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
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TWO WEEKS AGO
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PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Greatest gainer this week

Songwriter(s):
R.L.Lynn, Sadat X
Producer(s):
Hi-Tek
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | Rawkus
5
Ja Rule Holla Holla Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Holla Holla
Last
Peak
Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
6
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
6
Trick Daddy Featuring Trina Nann Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Nann
Trick Daddy Featuring Trina
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
T.A.Duggins
Producer(s):
Righteous Funk Boogie
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warlock | Slip-N-Slide
7
Nas Nas Is Like Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Nas Is Like
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
C.E.Martin, N.Jones
Producer(s):
DJ Premier
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Columbia
8
Snoop Dogg Featuring Mystikal And Fiend Woof Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Woof
Snoop Dogg Featuring Mystikal And Fiend
Last
Peak
12  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
C.C.Broadus Jr., Mystikal, Fiend
Producer(s):
MP, Craig B
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | No Limit
9
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
17  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
17
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
10
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
9
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

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

Songwriter(s):
R.Guy, L.Harland, E.Wilson, S.Curtis
Producer(s):
No I.D., S.Curtis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Relativity
12
C. Webb Featuring Kurupt Gangsta! Gangsta! (How U Do It) Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Gangsta! Gangsta! (How U Do It)
C. Webb Featuring Kurupt
11  Last
11  Peak
Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

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
13
Too $hort More Freaky Tales Billboard Hot Rap Songs
More Freaky Tales
12  Last
Peak
15  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
T.A.Shaw, M.Dinkins, S.Sowles
Producer(s):
Mike D, Sonny B
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jive | $hort
14
Bad Azz Featuring Snoop Dogg We Be Puttin' It Down Billboard Hot Rap Songs
We Be Puttin' It Down
Bad Azz Featuring Snoop Dogg
15  Last
Peak
Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
6
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
15
Mo Thugs Family Featuring Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Ghetto Cowboy Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Ghetto Cowboy
Mo Thugs Family Featuring Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
14  Last
Peak
22  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
22
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
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
13  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Gold, Layzie Bone, Scant, Menenski, Tee, Halo
Producer(s):
D.Spice
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Palu
17
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
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
9
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
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
17  Last
Peak
23  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
23
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
19
Mobb Deep Quiet Storm Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Quiet Storm
Last
19  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
A.Johnson, K.Muchita, M.Glover, W.Robinson
Producer(s):
Havoc
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | Loud
20
Chuck Smooth Who Let The Dogs Out? Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Who Let The Dogs Out?
23  Last
Peak
21  Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
C.Fulp
Producer(s):
C.Smooth
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Wingspan
21
Lil' Rachett Featuring LV What G's Do 4 Money Billboard Hot Rap Songs
What G's Do 4 Money
Lil' Rachett Featuring LV
Last
21  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
21
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Lightyear | Big Kid
22
Psycho Vs. Iriscience On Deadly Ground Billboard Hot Rap Songs
On Deadly Ground
Psycho Vs. Iriscience
33  Last
17  Peak
Weeks
33
LAST WEEK
28
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Nu Gruv | Blackberry
23
Eminem Just Don't Give A F*** Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Just Don't Give A F***
24  Last
Peak
24  Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
24
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
24
Ice Cube Featuring Mr. Short Khop Pushin' Weight Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Pushin' Weight
Ice Cube Featuring Mr. Short Khop
21  Last
Peak
25  Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
O.Jackson, Mr. Short Khop, J.Johnson
Producer(s):
N.O.Joe
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority
25
JT Money Featuring Sole Who Dat Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Who Dat
JT Money Featuring Sole
Last
25  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
25
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
C.A.Stewart, J.Thomkins, T.Johnston, Tab, D.Davis
Producer(s):
C.A.Stewart
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | Tony Mercedes/Freeworld
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