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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
8
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
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
8
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
JAY-Z Jigga My N**** Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Jigga My N****
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
S.C.Carter, K.Dean
Producer(s):
Swizz Beatz
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam
3
YoungBloodZ U-Way (How We Do It) Billboard Hot Rap Songs
U-Way (How We Do It)
Last
Peak
Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
5
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
4
The Beatnuts Featuring Yellaklaw Watch Out Now Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Watch Out Now
The Beatnuts Featuring Yellaklaw
Last
Peak
15  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
L.Fernandez, J.Tineo
Producer(s):
The Beatnuts
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Loud | Violator
5
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
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
P.Miller
Producer(s):
Dez, Charles
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | No Limit
6
Sporty Thievz Featuring Mr. Woods No Pigeons Billboard Hot Rap Songs
No Pigeons
Sporty Thievz Featuring Mr. Woods
Last
Peak
12  Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
12
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
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
8
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
6
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
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
3
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
8
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
9
Lil' Cease Feat. Lil' Kim, Joe Hooker & Mr. Bristal Play Around Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Play Around
Lil' Cease Feat. Lil' Kim, Joe Hooker & Mr. Bristal
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
38
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Lloyd, R.Harell, K.Jones, J.Fisher, H.Pierre
Producer(s):
Bink Dog
Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Undeas/Atlantic
10
JT Money Featuring Sole Who Dat Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Who Dat
JT Money Featuring Sole
Last
Peak
21  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
21
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
11
Half-A-Mill Featuring Noreaga, Musalini And Kool G Rap Thug Ones Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Thug Ones
Half-A-Mill Featuring Noreaga, Musalini And Kool G Rap
12  Last
11  Peak
Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
37
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.Wardlaw, V.Santiago, P.L.Williams, C.Hugo, M.Abdullah, N.Wilson
Producer(s):
The Neptunes
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Tommy Boy | Penalty
12
Cam'ron Let Me Know Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Let Me Know
11  Last
Peak
13  Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
C.Giles, D.Branch, J.Pearson
Producer(s):
D.Branch
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Untertainment
13
Ja Rule Holla Holla Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Holla Holla
10  Last
Peak
26  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
26
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
14
40K Crew Cold Feet Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Cold Feet
27  Last
14  Peak
16  Weeks
27
LAST WEEK
33
TWO WEEKS AGO
14
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Francis
15
Tee Kee & Diamon Ra'mone Freak With Me Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Freak With Me
Tee Kee & Diamon Ra'mone
17  Last
15  Peak
Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
D.Ra'mon, Tee Kee, L.Laing
Producer(s):
Jeru
Imprint/Promotion Label:
White Lion | Doc Hollywood
16
Large Professor And Neek The Exotic Rhyme Mania `99 Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Rhyme Mania `99
Large Professor And Neek The Exotic
15  Last
15  Peak
Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Replay
17
Tru Tru Homies Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Tru Homies
14  Last
Peak
10  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
T.R.Bell, P.L.Hurtt
Producer(s):
Odell
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | No Limit
18
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
34  Last
Peak
20  Weeks
34
LAST WEEK
34
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

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
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Mr. Mike Texas 2000 Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Texas 2000
13  Last
13  Peak
Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
M.Walls, K.Gilliam
Producer(s):
Battlecat
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority
20
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
25  Last
Peak
14  Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
14
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
21
MC Eiht Automatic Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Automatic
20  Last
Peak
16  Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
A.Tyler, F.Nassar
Producer(s):
F.Nassar, Julio G.
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | Hoo-Bangin'
22
Fifteen Livin That Ghetto Life Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Livin That Ghetto Life
37  Last
22  Peak
Weeks
37
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Big J
23
Common Featuring Sadat X One-Nine-Nine-Nine Billboard Hot Rap Songs
One-Nine-Nine-Nine
Common Featuring Sadat X
30  Last
Peak
22  Weeks
30
LAST WEEK
26
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
R.L.Lynn, Sadat X
Producer(s):
Hi-Tek
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | Rawkus
24
Q-Tip Vivrant Thing Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Vivrant Thing
16  Last
12  Peak
Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Q-Tip
Producer(s):
Q-Tip
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Violator/Def Jam
25
Rahzel All I Know Billboard Hot Rap Songs
All I Know
19  Last
10  Peak
14  Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.Brown, M.Brown
Producer(s):
P.Rock
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
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