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Radio Airplay + Sales Data + Streaming Data = HOT RAP SONGS
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
LAST WEEK
4
WEEKS ON CHART
4, 5, 6
Sole Featuring JT Money & Kandi
Songwriter(s)
C.A.Stewart, K.Burruss, T.Johnston, J.Thompkins
Producer(s)
C.A.Stewart
Imprint/Promotion Label
Interscope | DreamWorks
Gains in performance

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Sole Featuring JT Money & Kandi 4, 5, 6 Billboard Hot Rap Songs
4, 5, 6
Sole Featuring JT Money & Kandi
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
C.A.Stewart, K.Burruss, T.Johnston, J.Thompkins
Producer(s):
C.A.Stewart
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | DreamWorks
2
Warren G Featuring Mack 10 I Want It All Billboard Hot Rap Songs
I Want It All
Warren G Featuring Mack 10
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

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
3
Puff Daddy Featuring R. Kelly Satisfy You Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Satisfy You
Puff Daddy Featuring R. Kelly
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
S.Combs, J.Walker, R.Greene,Jr., K.Price, R.S.Kelly, D.Foster, J.King, T.McElroy
Producer(s):
Diddy, J.Walker
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista | Bad Boy
4
Master P Featuring D.I.G. Step To This Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Step To This
Master P Featuring D.I.G.
Last
Peak
Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
P.Miller
Producer(s):
R.Lumpkins
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | No Limit
5
Pharoahe Monch Simon Says Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Simon Says
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
T.Jamerson
Producer(s):
T.Jamerson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | Rawkus
6
Nas NAStradamus Billboard Hot Rap Songs
NAStradamus
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
31
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
N.Jones, L.Lewis, J.Brown
Producer(s):
L.E.S.
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Columbia
7
O In The Game Billboard Hot Rap Songs
In The Game
14  Last
Peak
Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Greatest gainer this week

Songwriter(s):
O, V.Colapietro, N.Dinkins, Jr., N.Porter
Producer(s):
The Co-Stars
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Hollywood
8
YoungBloodZ U-Way (How We Do It) Billboard Hot Rap Songs
U-Way (How We Do It)
Last
Peak
16  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
16
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
9
JAY-Z Jigga My N**** Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Jigga My N****
Last
Peak
12  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
S.C.Carter, K.Dean
Producer(s):
Swizz Beatz
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam
10
Drama Left/Right Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Left/Right
11  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
T.Cook
Producer(s):
S.Redd
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Tight 2 Def
11
Dr. Dre Featuring Snoop Dogg Still D.R.E. Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Still D.R.E.
Dr. Dre Featuring Snoop Dogg
24  Last
11  Peak
Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
A.Young, S.C.Carter, M.Bradford, S.S.Storch
Producer(s):
Dr. Dre, Mel-Man
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | Aftermath
12
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
16  Last
Peak
10  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
B.Fleming, C.Butler, T.A.Shaw, B.J.Freeman
Producer(s):
Pimp C
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jive
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
Peak
Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
E.Lewis
Producer(s):
K.McCloud, Flexx G.
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Holland Group | Shanty Town
14
Puff Daddy Featuring Hurricane G P.E. 2000 Billboard Hot Rap Songs
P.E. 2000
Puff Daddy Featuring Hurricane G
10  Last
Peak
Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
S.Combs, M.Curry, R.Greene,Jr., M.Winans, H.Shocklee, Chuck D
Producer(s):
Diddy
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista | Bad Boy
15
Chilldrin Of Da Ghetto Featuring Soultre Luv At First Sight Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Luv At First Sight
Chilldrin Of Da Ghetto Featuring Soultre
15  Last
Peak
10  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Q.Brown, D.Sawyer, P.Brown
Producer(s):
Goldiz
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | Hoo-Bangin'
16
Juvenile Featuring Mannie Fresh & Lil' Wayne Back That Thang Up Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Back That Thang Up
Juvenile Featuring Mannie Fresh & Lil' Wayne
12  Last
Peak
Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
Juvenile, M.Fresh, D.Carter, Jr.
Producer(s):
Mannie Fresh
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Universal | Cash Money
17
Maurice Malone Presents Bullets And Gunsmoke Ballaz 4 Life Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Ballaz 4 Life
Last
17  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
C.Avery, D.Pandy, J.Massamba
Producer(s):
M.Kinchen
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Hostile Takeover
18
Lil' Rachett Lose Yo Mind Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Lose Yo Mind
22  Last
18  Peak
Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Lightyear | Big Kid
19
Naughty By Nature Featuring Zhane Jamboree Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Jamboree
Naughty By Nature Featuring Zhane
18  Last
Peak
19  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
19
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
20
Q-Tip Vivrant Thing Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Vivrant Thing
17  Last
10  Peak
19  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Q-Tip
Producer(s):
Q-Tip
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Violator/Def Jam
21
LT. Stitchie Featuring Mad Lion Ego Tripping Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Ego Tripping
LT. Stitchie Featuring Mad Lion
19  Last
14  Peak
Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
14
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
C.Laing, O.Preece
Producer(s):
Giacco, E.Pacheco
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Deh Tyme | PRG
22
U-God Bizarre Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Bizarre
21  Last
Peak
Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
L.J.Hawkes, B.Dog, M.Gaye
Producer(s):
R.Harrell III
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | Wu-Tang
23
Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott Featuring NAS, EVE & Q-Tip Hot Boyz Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Hot Boyz
Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott Featuring NAS, EVE & Q-Tip
Last
23  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
23
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
M.A.Elliott, T.V.Mosley
Producer(s):
Timbaland
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | The Gold Mind/East West
24
Method Man & Redman Da Rockwilder Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Da Rockwilder
Method Man & Redman
27  Last
24  Peak
Weeks
27
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
24
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
C.Smith, R.Noble, D.Stinson
Producer(s):
Rockwilder
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Def Jam
25
B.G. Featuring Baby, Turk, Mannie Fresh, Juvenile & Lil' Wayne Bling Bling Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Bling Bling
B.G. Featuring Baby, Turk, Mannie Fresh, Juvenile & Lil' Wayne
13  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
C.N.Dorsey, D.Carter, Jr., Juvenile, Baby, M.Fresh
Producer(s):
Mannie Fresh
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Universal | Cash Money
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