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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
3
WEEKS ON CHART
I Want It All
Warren G Featuring Mack 10
Songwriter(s)
W.Griffin III, D.Robinson, E.B.Jordan, R.Debarge, E.Debarge
Producer(s)
Warren G
Imprint/Promotion Label
Restless | G-Funk
Greatest gainer this week

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Warren G Featuring Mack 10 I Want It All Billboard Hot Rap Songs
I Want It All
Warren G Featuring Mack 10
Last
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Weeks
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LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
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PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Greatest gainer this week

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
W.Griffin III, D.Robinson, E.B.Jordan, R.Debarge, E.Debarge
Producer(s):
Warren G
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Restless | G-Funk
2
JAY-Z Jigga My N**** Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Jigga My N****
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2
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
S.C.Carter, K.Dean
Producer(s):
Swizz Beatz
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam
3
Pharoahe Monch Simon Says Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Simon Says
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
T.Jamerson
Producer(s):
T.Jamerson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | Rawkus
4
YoungBloodZ U-Way (How We Do It) Billboard Hot Rap Songs
U-Way (How We Do It)
Last
Peak
Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
S.P.Joseph, J.Grigsby, H.Willis
Producer(s):
M.Twayne, P.Ken
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista | Ghet-O-Vision/LaFace
5
Naughty By Nature Featuring Zhane Jamboree Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Jamboree
Naughty By Nature Featuring Zhane
Last
Peak
12  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
12
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
6
Chilldrin Of Da Ghetto Featuring Soultre Luv At First Sight Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Luv At First Sight
Chilldrin Of Da Ghetto Featuring Soultre
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Q.Brown, D.Sawyer, P.Brown
Producer(s):
Goldiz
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | Hoo-Bangin'
7
UGK Featuring Kool Ace & Too Short Pimpin' Ain't No Illusion Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Pimpin' Ain't No Illusion
UGK Featuring Kool Ace & Too Short
Last
Peak
Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
B.Fleming, C.Butler, T.A.Shaw, B.J.Freeman
Producer(s):
Pimp C
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jive
8
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
14  Last
Peak
Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
7
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
9
Mercedes Featuring Master P It's Your Thing Billboard Hot Rap Songs
It's Your Thing
Mercedes Featuring Master P
Last
Peak
11  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
P.Miller
Producer(s):
Dez, Charles
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | No Limit
10
U-God Bizarre Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Bizarre
32  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
32
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
L.J.Hawkes, B.Dog, M.Gaye
Producer(s):
R.Harrell III
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | Wu-Tang
11
Akinyele Take A Lick Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Take A Lick
10  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
A.Adams, E.Thomason, B.Reid, R.Miller, T.Inoue
Producer(s):
E.Thomason
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jive | Volcano
12
The Beatnuts Featuring Yellaklaw Watch Out Now Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Watch Out Now
The Beatnuts Featuring Yellaklaw
Last
Peak
19  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
L.Fernandez, J.Tineo
Producer(s):
The Beatnuts
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Loud | Violator
13
Flexx G. Featuring Kurupt And Alkatraz Whole Lot Of Gangstas Die Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Whole Lot Of Gangstas Die
Flexx G. Featuring Kurupt And Alkatraz
Last
13  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
E.Lewis
Producer(s):
K.McCloud, Flexx G.
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Holland Group | Shanty Town
14
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
12  Last
Peak
10  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
10
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
15
Facez Of Death Frontline Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Frontline
19  Last
15  Peak
Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sumthing Else
16
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
11  Last
Peak
14  Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
14
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
17
Sporty Thievz Featuring Mr. Woods No Pigeons Billboard Hot Rap Songs
No Pigeons
Sporty Thievz Featuring Mr. Woods
13  Last
Peak
16  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
16
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
18
Large Professor And Neek The Exotic Rhyme Mania `99 Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Rhyme Mania `99
Large Professor And Neek The Exotic
21  Last
15  Peak
Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Replay
19
Tee Kee & Diamon Ra'mone Freak With Me Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Freak With Me
Tee Kee & Diamon Ra'mone
20  Last
15  Peak
11  Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
11
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
20
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
15  Last
Peak
12  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
12
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
21
Mr. Mike Texas 2000 Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Texas 2000
17  Last
13  Peak
Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
M.Walls, K.Gilliam
Producer(s):
Battlecat
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority
22
JT Money Featuring Sole Who Dat Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Who Dat
JT Money Featuring Sole
18  Last
Peak
25  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
25
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
23
Cam'ron Let Me Know Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Let Me Know
16  Last
Peak
17  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
C.Giles, D.Branch, J.Pearson
Producer(s):
D.Branch
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Untertainment
24
40K Crew Cold Feet Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Cold Feet
23  Last
14  Peak
20  Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
28
TWO WEEKS AGO
14
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Francis
25
O.G.C. Bounce To The Ounce Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Bounce To The Ounce
O.G.C.
26  Last
19  Peak
Weeks
26
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.McDowell, J.McNair, V.Phillips, B.Powell, D.Searcy, D.Yates
Producer(s):
Black Market
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | Duck Down
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