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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
3
WEEKS AT NO. 1
4
WEEKS ON CHART
Hot Boyz
Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott Featuring NAS, EVE & Q-Tip
Songwriter(s)
M.A.Elliott, T.V.Mosley
Producer(s)
Timbaland
Imprint/Promotion Label
EEG | The Gold Mind/East West
Gains in performance

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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
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
4
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
2
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
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
C.A.Stewart, K.Burruss, T.Johnston, J.Thompkins
Producer(s):
C.A.Stewart
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | DreamWorks
3
Ice Cube Featuring Mack 10 & Ms. Toi You Can Do It Billboard Hot Rap Songs
You Can Do It
Ice Cube Featuring Mack 10 & Ms. Toi
Last
Peak
Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Greatest gainer this week

Songwriter(s):
D.Saunders, O.Jackson, D.Rolison
Producer(s):
One Eye
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | Lench Mob/Best Side
4
Warren G Featuring Mack 10 I Want It All Billboard Hot Rap Songs
I Want It All
Warren G Featuring Mack 10
Last
Peak
13  Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
13
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
5
Drag-On & Juvenile Down Bottom/Spit These Bars Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Down Bottom/Spit These Bars
Drag-On & Juvenile
Last
Peak
Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
37
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
M.J.Smalls, Juvenile, K.Dean
Producer(s):
Swizz Beatz
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | Ruff Ryders
6
Drama Left/Right Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Left/Right
Last
Peak
Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
T.Cook
Producer(s):
S.Redd
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Tight 2 Def
7
Nas NAStradamus Billboard Hot Rap Songs
NAStradamus
Last
Peak
Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
N.Jones, L.Lewis, J.Brown
Producer(s):
L.E.S.
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Columbia
8
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
6
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
P.Miller
Producer(s):
R.Lumpkins
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | No Limit
9
Pharoahe Monch Simon Says Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Simon Says
Last
Peak
13  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
T.Jamerson
Producer(s):
T.Jamerson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | Rawkus
10
JAY-Z Jigga My N**** Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Jigga My N****
11  Last
Peak
15  Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
S.C.Carter, K.Dean
Producer(s):
Swizz Beatz
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam
11
Maurice Malone Presents Bullets And Gunsmoke Ballaz 4 Life Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Ballaz 4 Life
15  Last
11  Peak
Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
C.Avery, D.Pandy, J.Massamba
Producer(s):
M.Kinchen
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Hostile Takeover
12
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
13  Last
Peak
11  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
26
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
E.Lewis
Producer(s):
K.McCloud, Flexx G.
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Holland Group | Shanty Town
13
YoungBloodZ U-Way (How We Do It) Billboard Hot Rap Songs
U-Way (How We Do It)
14  Last
Peak
19  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
19
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
14
Puff Daddy Featuring R. Kelly Satisfy You Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Satisfy You
Puff Daddy Featuring R. Kelly
10  Last
Peak
Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
9
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
15
O In The Game Billboard Hot Rap Songs
In The Game
12  Last
Peak
Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
O, V.Colapietro, N.Dinkins, Jr., N.Porter
Producer(s):
The Co-Stars
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Hollywood
16
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
17  Last
Peak
13  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
B.Fleming, C.Butler, T.A.Shaw, B.J.Freeman
Producer(s):
Pimp C
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jive
17
Ike Jackson Presents Tom Paper I'm Just A Bill Billboard Hot Rap Songs
I'm Just A Bill
16  Last
16  Peak
Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
H.L.Frierson Jr., Barry B
Producer(s):
H.L.Frierson Jr., Cut Professor
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Replay | HMC/.447
18
Chilldrin Of Da Ghetto Featuring Soultre Luv At First Sight Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Luv At First Sight
Chilldrin Of Da Ghetto Featuring Soultre
18  Last
Peak
13  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Q.Brown, D.Sawyer, P.Brown
Producer(s):
Goldiz
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | Hoo-Bangin'
19
Hot Ones Floss, Don, One Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Floss, Don, One
Last
19  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
D.Blackmon, D.Cohill, S.Stepney, F.Jones
Producer(s):
D.Grease
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | Vacant Lot
20
Naughty By Nature Featuring Zhane Jamboree Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Jamboree
Naughty By Nature Featuring Zhane
26  Last
Peak
22  Weeks
26
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
22
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
21
Juvenile Featuring Mannie Fresh & Lil' Wayne Back That Thang Up Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Back That Thang Up
Juvenile Featuring Mannie Fresh & Lil' Wayne
28  Last
Peak
Weeks
28
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
Juvenile, M.Fresh, D.Carter, Jr.
Producer(s):
Mannie Fresh
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Universal | Cash Money
22
Akinyele Take A Lick Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Take A Lick
22  Last
Peak
13  Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
A.Adams, E.Thomason, B.Reid, R.Miller, T.Inoue
Producer(s):
E.Thomason
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jive | Volcano
23
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
23  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
7
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
24
Mos Def Ms. Fat Booty Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Ms. Fat Booty
37  Last
20  Peak
Weeks
37
LAST WEEK
30
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
D.Smith, Kool G
Producer(s):
Kool G
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Rawkus
25
Lil' Rachett Lose Yo Mind Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Lose Yo Mind
24  Last
18  Peak
Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
32
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Lightyear | Big Kid
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