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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
2
WEEKS AT NO. 1
6
WEEKS ON CHART
Jamboree
Naughty By Nature Featuring Zhane
Songwriter(s)
K.Gist, V.Brown, A.Criss, B.Golson
Producer(s)
Naughty By Nature
Imprint/Promotion Label
Arista

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Naughty By Nature Featuring Zhane Jamboree Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Jamboree
Naughty By Nature Featuring Zhane
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
K.Gist, V.Brown, A.Criss, B.Golson
Producer(s):
Naughty By Nature
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista
2
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
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

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
3
Sporty Thievz Featuring Mr. Woods No Pigeons Billboard Hot Rap Songs
No Pigeons
Sporty Thievz Featuring Mr. Woods
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
10
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
4
Mercedes Featuring Master P It's Your Thing Billboard Hot Rap Songs
It's Your Thing
Mercedes Featuring Master P
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
P.Miller
Producer(s):
Dez, Charles
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | No Limit
5
The Beatnuts Featuring Yellaklaw Watch Out Now Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Watch Out Now
The Beatnuts Featuring Yellaklaw
Last
Peak
13  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
L.Fernandez, J.Tineo
Producer(s):
The Beatnuts
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Loud | Violator
6
JT Money Featuring Sole Who Dat Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Who Dat
JT Money Featuring Sole
Last
Peak
19  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
19
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
7
The High & Mighty Featuring Mos Def & Mad Skillz B-Boy Document 99 Billboard Hot Rap Songs
B-Boy Document 99
The High & Mighty Featuring Mos Def & Mad Skillz
Last
Peak
Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
D.Smith, D.Lewis, E.Meltzer, M.Berger, B.Baker, L.Quinn, J.Thomas
Producer(s):
DJ Mighty Mi
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | Eastern Conference/Rawkus
8
YoungBloodZ U-Way (How We Do It) Billboard Hot Rap Songs
U-Way (How We Do It)
10  Last
Peak
Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Greatest gainer this week

Songwriter(s):
S.P.Joseph, J.Grigsby, H.Willis
Producer(s):
M.Twayne, P.Ken
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista | Ghet-O-Vision/LaFace
9
Ja Rule Holla Holla Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Holla Holla
Last
Peak
24  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
24
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
10
Cam'ron Let Me Know Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Let Me Know
Last
Peak
11  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
C.Giles, D.Branch, J.Pearson
Producer(s):
D.Branch
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Untertainment
11
Tru Tru Homies Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Tru Homies
11  Last
Peak
Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
T.R.Bell, P.L.Hurtt
Producer(s):
Odell
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | No Limit
12
Q-Tip Vivrant Thing Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Vivrant Thing
21  Last
12  Peak
Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
27
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
Q-Tip
Producer(s):
Q-Tip
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Violator/Def Jam
13
Rahzel All I Know Billboard Hot Rap Songs
All I Know
13  Last
10  Peak
12  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.Brown, M.Brown
Producer(s):
P.Rock
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
14
JAY-Z Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem) Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)
19  Last
Peak
33  Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
33
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

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
15
Tanto Metro & Devonte Everyone Falls In Love Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Everyone Falls In Love
15  Last
11  Peak
16  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
16
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
16
Tee Kee & Diamon Ra'mone Freak With Me Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Freak With Me
Tee Kee & Diamon Ra'mone
16  Last
16  Peak
Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
D.Ra'mon, Tee Kee, L.Laing
Producer(s):
Jeru
Imprint/Promotion Label:
White Lion | Doc Hollywood
17
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
12  Last
Peak
12  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.Fisher, R.McNair, W.Notise, W.Fite
Producer(s):
DJ Hurricane
Imprint/Promotion Label:
TVT | Off Line/TVT Soundtrax
18
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
18  Last
Peak
25  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Z.Miller, Mystikal
Producer(s):
Craig B
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | No Limit
19
Busta Rhymes Featuring Janet What's It Gonna Be?! Billboard Hot Rap Songs
What's It Gonna Be?!
Busta Rhymes Featuring Janet
22  Last
Peak
23  Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
T.Smith, D.Allamby, A.Roberson
Producer(s):
D.Allamby
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | FlipMode/Elektra
20
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.
14  Last
Peak
11  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
S.Stephey, D.Cohil, F.Jones, D.Blackmon
Producer(s):
Grease
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Lethal/Blackheart
21
Black Moon Worldwind (This Is What It Sounds Like) Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Worldwind (This Is What It Sounds Like)
17  Last
13  Peak
Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
K.Blake, P.Hendricks, M.Hadjidakis, B.Corrigan
Producer(s):
L.Morris
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | Duck Down
22
Snoop Dogg Featuring Mystikal And Fiend Woof Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Woof
Snoop Dogg Featuring Mystikal And Fiend
31  Last
Peak
30  Weeks
31
LAST WEEK
35
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
30
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
C.C.Broadus Jr., Mystikal, Fiend
Producer(s):
MP, Craig B
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | No Limit
23
Group Home Featuring Agallah Make It In Life Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Make It In Life
Group Home Featuring Agallah
20  Last
16  Peak
10  Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Replay
24
MC Eiht Automatic Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Automatic
24  Last
Peak
14  Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
A.Tyler, F.Nassar
Producer(s):
F.Nassar, Julio G.
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | Hoo-Bangin'
25
Large Professor And Neek The Exotic Rhyme Mania `99 Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Rhyme Mania `99
Large Professor And Neek The Exotic
Last
25  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
25
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Replay
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