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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
13
WEEKS AT NO. 1
14
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
Greatest gainer this week

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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
14  Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Greatest gainer this week

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
M.A.Elliott, T.V.Mosley
Producer(s):
Timbaland
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | The Gold Mind/East West
2
Snoop Dogg Presents Tha Eastsidaz G'd Up Billboard Hot Rap Songs
G'd Up
Snoop Dogg Presents Tha Eastsidaz
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
C.C.Broadus Jr., T.Davis, K.Spillman, D.Means, K.Gilliam
Producer(s):
Battlecat
Imprint/Promotion Label:
TVT | Dogg House
3
Drama Left/Right Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Left/Right
Last
Peak
17  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
T.Cook
Producer(s):
S.Redd
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Tight 2 Def
4
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
12  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
D.Saunders, O.Jackson, D.Rolison
Producer(s):
One Eye
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | Lench Mob/Best Side
5
Puff Daddy Featuring Mario Winans & Hezekiah Walker & The Love Fe Best Friend Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Best Friend
Puff Daddy Featuring Mario Winans & Hezekiah Walker & The Love Fe
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
43
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
S.Combs, M.Winans, C.Cross
Producer(s):
Diddy, M.Winans
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista | Bad Boy
6
Sole Featuring JT Money & Kandi 4, 5, 6 Billboard Hot Rap Songs
4, 5, 6
Sole Featuring JT Money & Kandi
Last
Peak
17  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
17
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
7
Drag-On & Juvenile Down Bottom/Spit These Bars Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Down Bottom/Spit These Bars
Drag-On & Juvenile
Last
Peak
13  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
M.J.Smalls, Juvenile, K.Dean
Producer(s):
Swizz Beatz
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | Ruff Ryders
8
Ol' Dirty Bastard Featuring Kelis Got Your Money Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Got Your Money
Ol' Dirty Bastard Featuring Kelis
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
P.L.Williams, C.Hugo, R.T.Jones
Producer(s):
The Neptunes
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
9
Miracle Bounce Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Bounce
Last
Peak
Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
G.Griffin, P.Wright, Pastor Troy, M.P.Evans
Producer(s):
G.Griffin, P.Wright
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sound Of Atlanta | Major Turnout
10
Warren G Featuring Mack 10 I Want It All Billboard Hot Rap Songs
I Want It All
Warren G Featuring Mack 10
10  Last
Peak
23  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

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
11
Da Brat That's What I'm Looking For/What'Chu Like Billboard Hot Rap Songs
That's What I'm Looking For/What'Chu Like
25  Last
11  Peak
Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
S.Harris, J.Dupri
Producer(s):
J.Dupri
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | So So Def/Columbia
12
Master P Featuring D.I.G. Step To This Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Step To This
Master P Featuring D.I.G.
11  Last
Peak
17  Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
P.Miller
Producer(s):
R.Lumpkins
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | No Limit
13
Jay-Z Featuring Beanie Sigel & Amil Do It Again (Put Ya Hands Up) Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Do It Again (Put Ya Hands Up)
Jay-Z Featuring Beanie Sigel & Amil
12  Last
Peak
Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
S.C.Carter, D.Stinson, D.Grant, K.Joshua, A.Whitehead
Producer(s):
Rockwilder
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam
14
Pharoahe Monch Simon Says Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Simon Says
Last
Peak
23  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
T.Jamerson
Producer(s):
T.Jamerson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | Rawkus
15
JAY-Z Jigga My N**** Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Jigga My N****
13  Last
Peak
25  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
S.C.Carter, K.Dean
Producer(s):
Swizz Beatz
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam
16
Nas NAStradamus Billboard Hot Rap Songs
NAStradamus
14  Last
Peak
16  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
N.Jones, L.Lewis, J.Brown
Producer(s):
L.E.S.
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Columbia
17
DMX What's My Name Billboard Hot Rap Songs
What's My Name
15  Last
11  Peak
Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
E.Simmons, I.D.Lorenzo, E.Hinson
Producer(s):
Irv Gotti, Self
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Ruff Ryders/Def Jam
18
Chuck Smooth Bumpin' Uglies Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Bumpin' Uglies
24  Last
18  Peak
10  Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
C.Fulp
Producer(s):
C.Smooth
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Wingspan
19
Ike Jackson Presents Tom Paper I'm Just A Bill Billboard Hot Rap Songs
I'm Just A Bill
19  Last
16  Peak
12  Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
12
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
20
Method Man & Redman Da Rockwilder Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Da Rockwilder
Method Man & Redman
16  Last
14  Peak
15  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
14
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
C.Smith, R.Noble, D.Stinson
Producer(s):
Rockwilder
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Def Jam
21
Grandmaster Slice Strokin' 2000 Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Strokin' 2000
17  Last
17  Peak
10  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
30
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Wingspan
22
Will Smith Freakin' It Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Freakin' It
20  Last
20  Peak
Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
P.J.Sawyer, M.McLeod, B.Edwards, N.G.Rodgers, Jr., W.C.Smith, S.J.Barnes, J.C.Olivier, L.Bennett
Producer(s):
Poke & Tone
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Columbia
23
Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek The Express Billboard Hot Rap Songs
The Express
Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek
21  Last
21  Peak
Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
21
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Rawkus
24
Champtown Introducing D'Phuzion Bang Bang Boogie Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Bang Bang Boogie
Champtown Introducing D'Phuzion
49  Last
24  Peak
10  Weeks
49
LAST WEEK
36
TWO WEEKS AGO
24
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Straight Jacket
25
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
23  Last
Peak
23  Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
B.Fleming, C.Butler, T.A.Shaw, B.J.Freeman
Producer(s):
Pimp C
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jive
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