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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
13
LAST WEEK
2
WEEKS ON CHART
Wild Wild West
Will Smith Featuring Dru Hill & Kool Mo Dee
Songwriter(s)
W.C.Smith, S.H.Morris, R.Fusari, M.DeWese
Producer(s)
R.Fusari
Imprint/Promotion Label
Sony Music | Overbrook/Columbia
Greatest gainer this week

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Will Smith Featuring Dru Hill & Kool Mo Dee Wild Wild West Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Wild Wild West
Will Smith Featuring Dru Hill & Kool Mo Dee
13  Last
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Weeks
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TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Greatest gainer this week

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
W.C.Smith, S.H.Morris, R.Fusari, M.DeWese
Producer(s):
R.Fusari
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Overbrook/Columbia
2
Sporty Thievz Featuring Mr. Woods No Pigeons Billboard Hot Rap Songs
No Pigeons
Sporty Thievz Featuring Mr. Woods
Last
Peak
Weeks
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LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
K.Howell, S.Ford, M.Bryan, K.Briggs, K.Burruss, T.Cottle Harris
Producer(s):
Sporty Thievz, C.Malinchak
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Roc-A-Blok/Ruffhouse
3
Naughty By Nature Featuring Zhane Jamboree Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Jamboree
Naughty By Nature Featuring Zhane
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
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TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
K.Gist, V.Brown, A.Criss, B.Golson
Producer(s):
Naughty By Nature
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
4
The Beatnuts Featuring Yellaklaw Watch Out Now Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Watch Out Now
The Beatnuts Featuring Yellaklaw
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
L.Fernandez, J.Tineo
Producer(s):
The Beatnuts
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Loud | Violator
5
JT Money Featuring Sole Who Dat Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Who Dat
JT Money Featuring Sole
Last
Peak
15  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

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
6
Cam'ron Let Me Know Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Let Me Know
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
C.Giles, D.Branch, J.Pearson
Producer(s):
D.Branch
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Untertainment
7
Ja Rule Holla Holla Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Holla Holla
Last
Peak
20  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Atkins, T.Green, I.D.Lorenzo
Producer(s):
Tai, Irv Gotti
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | The Inc./Def Jam
8
DJ Hurricane Feat. Rah Digga, Rampage & Lord Have Mercy Come Get It Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Come Get It
DJ Hurricane Feat. Rah Digga, Rampage & Lord Have Mercy
Last
Peak
Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
R.Fisher, R.McNair, W.Notise, W.Fite
Producer(s):
DJ Hurricane
Imprint/Promotion Label:
TVT | Off Line/TVT Soundtrax
9
Mercedes Featuring Master P It's Your Thing Billboard Hot Rap Songs
It's Your Thing
Mercedes Featuring Master P
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
P.Miller
Producer(s):
Dez, Charles
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | No Limit
10
Tru Tru Homies Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Tru Homies
Last
Peak
Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
T.R.Bell, P.L.Hurtt
Producer(s):
Odell
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | No Limit
11
Mozae What We Be Bout Billboard Hot Rap Songs
What We Be Bout
26  Last
11  Peak
Weeks
26
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
H.A.Heath, F.G.Deville
Producer(s):
Soul Messiah
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sagestone
12
Rahzel All I Know Billboard Hot Rap Songs
All I Know
12  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
R.Brown, M.Brown
Producer(s):
P.Rock
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
13
Black Moon Worldwind (This Is What It Sounds Like) Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Worldwind (This Is What It Sounds Like)
14  Last
13  Peak
Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
K.Blake, P.Hendricks, M.Hadjidakis, B.Corrigan
Producer(s):
L.Morris
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | Duck Down
14
DJ S&S Featuring H.O.T.O.N.E.S. Make It Hot Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Make It Hot
DJ S&S Featuring H.O.T.O.N.E.S.
23  Last
Peak
Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
S.Stephey, D.Cohil, F.Jones, D.Blackmon
Producer(s):
Grease
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Lethal/Blackheart
15
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
21  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Z.Miller, Mystikal
Producer(s):
Craig B
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | No Limit
16
Group Home Featuring Agallah Make It In Life Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Make It In Life
Group Home Featuring Agallah
18  Last
16  Peak
Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Replay
17
T.W.D.Y. Featuring Too Short & Mac Mall Players Holiday Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Players Holiday
T.W.D.Y. Featuring Too Short & Mac Mall
10  Last
Peak
14  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
A.Banks, A.Fortay, T.A.Shaw, K.Dixson, J.Rocker, W.Withers, Jr., S.Scarborough
Producer(s):
Ant Banks
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Thump Street
18
Buddha Monk Life's A Scheme Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Life's A Scheme
20  Last
18  Peak
Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
edel
19
JAY-Z Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem) Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)
16  Last
Peak
29  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
29
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
20
Gangsta Boo Nasty Trick Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Nasty Trick
19  Last
Peak
13  Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
L.Mitchell, P.Beauregard, J.M.Houston, J.Bickham, Jr.
Producer(s):
DJ Paul, Juicy J
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Loud | Hypnotize Minds
21
MC Eiht Automatic Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Automatic
21  Last
Peak
10  Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
A.Tyler, F.Nassar
Producer(s):
F.Nassar, Julio G.
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | Hoo-Bangin'
22
Black Dave Big Mama (Go Big Girl) Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Big Mama (Go Big Girl)
11  Last
10  Peak
10  Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Terrell, D.Williams III
Producer(s):
G.Coats
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Roadrunner | Triad
23
Tony-O Featuring Kevin Gardner & Redwine PhD. (Playa Hata Degree) Billboard Hot Rap Songs
PhD. (Playa Hata Degree)
Tony-O Featuring Kevin Gardner & Redwine
48  Last
18  Peak
22  Weeks
48
LAST WEEK
29
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epicurean
24
Tanto Metro & Devonte Everyone Falls In Love Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Everyone Falls In Love
17  Last
11  Peak
12  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
W.B.J.Passley, M.A.Wolfe, A.S.A.Kelly
Producer(s):
D.Germain
Imprint/Promotion Label:
VP | Penthouse
25
Busta Rhymes Featuring Janet What's It Gonna Be?! Billboard Hot Rap Songs
What's It Gonna Be?!
Busta Rhymes Featuring Janet
15  Last
Peak
19  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
T.Smith, D.Allamby, A.Roberson
Producer(s):
D.Allamby
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | FlipMode/Elektra
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