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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
9
WEEKS AT NO. 1
11
WEEKS ON CHART
Bounce With Me
Lil Bow Wow Featuring Xscape
Songwriter(s)
J.Dupri, S.Harris, B.M.Cox
Producer(s)
J.Dupri, B.M.Cox
Imprint/Promotion Label
Sony Music | So So Def/Columbia

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Lil Bow Wow Featuring Xscape Bounce With Me Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Bounce With Me
Lil Bow Wow Featuring Xscape
Last
Peak
11  Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Dupri, S.Harris, B.M.Cox
Producer(s):
J.Dupri, B.M.Cox
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | So So Def/Columbia
2
Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek Move Somethin' Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Move Somethin'
Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
T.K.Greene, T.Cottrell
Producer(s):
Hi-Tek
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | Rawkus
3
Lil' Zane Featuring 112 Callin' Me Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Callin' Me
Lil' Zane Featuring 112
Last
Peak
15  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Z.Copeland, Jr., I.Folmar, D.E.Warren, K.Jones
Producer(s):
Mistafiss, Diggie Doms
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | Worldwide
4
Slimm Calhoun Featuring Andre 3000 It's OK Billboard Hot Rap Songs
It's OK
Slimm Calhoun Featuring Andre 3000
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
A.Benjamin, A.A.Patton, D.Sheats, B.Loving, W.L.Jones, V.Whiteside, S.Barnett
Producer(s):
Earthtone III
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Aquemini/East West
5
Major Figgas Yeah That's Us Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Yeah That's Us
Last
Peak
13  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
A.Burbage, R.East, M.Allen, F.Nasir, B.Jones, T.Lovelace
Producer(s):
Hotrunner
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Ruffnation
6
Silkk The Shocker Featuring Master P And Mac He Did That Billboard Hot Rap Songs
He Did That
Silkk The Shocker Featuring Master P And Mac
Last
Peak
Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Greatest gainer this week

Songwriter(s):
Z.Miller, P.Miller, Mac
Producer(s):
xL
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Priority | No Limit
7
Phife Dawg Flawless Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Flawless
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
M.I.Taylor, T.Cottrell
Producer(s):
DJ Hi-Tek
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Landspeed | Groove Attack
8
DJ Hurricane With Xzibit, Big Gipp and Pharoahe Monch Connect Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Connect
DJ Hurricane With Xzibit, Big Gipp and Pharoahe Monch
Last
Peak
Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
W.Fite, A.Joiner, C.Gipp, T, Jamerson
Producer(s):
DJ Hurricane, D. Rock
Imprint/Promotion Label:
TVT
9
Self Fire It Up Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Fire It Up
13  Last
Peak
Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
E.Shuford, S.Lee, C.J.Smith
Producer(s):
Sage
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Lightyear | Lethal
10
Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz I Like Dem Girlz Billboard Hot Rap Songs
I Like Dem Girlz
Last
Peak
29  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
29
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.H.Smith, S.Norris
Producer(s):
Lil Jon
Imprint/Promotion Label:
BME
11
Kane & Abel Featuring PNC And 5th Ward Weebie Shake It Like A Dog Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Shake It Like A Dog
Kane & Abel Featuring PNC And 5th Ward Weebie
Last
Peak
Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
D.Garcia, PNC, D.Garcia
Producer(s):
Full Pack, H.Luger
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Most Wanted Empire
12
D-Don Featuring Redman And You Know That Billboard Hot Rap Songs
And You Know That
D-Don Featuring Redman
10  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
M.Sutton, Adams, Nix, Osbourne, Cox
Producer(s):
D-Don
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Lightyear | Lock Down
13
Suicide Big Doe Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Big Doe
Last
13  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
E.Jackson, M.Houston
Producer(s):
T.Galvin, Moezart
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Futurescope
14
Mystikal Shake Ya Ass Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Shake Ya Ass
12  Last
Peak
12  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
M.Tyler, C.Hugo, P.L.Williams
Producer(s):
The Neptunes
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Zomba | Jive
15
The Pharcyde Trust Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Trust
23  Last
15  Peak
Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
edel | Delicious Vinyl
16
Ghostface Killah Cherchez LaGhost Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Cherchez LaGhost
11  Last
Peak
17  Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
D.D.Coles, S.Browder, A.Darnell
Producer(s):
C.Bess
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Wu-Tang/Razor Sharp
17
Jahari Come Ride With Me Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Come Ride With Me
15  Last
Peak
Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Jahari
Producer(s):
M.Seifert
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Lightyear | Success
18
Mos Def Featuring Ghostface Killah Ms. Fat Booty 2 Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Ms. Fat Booty 2
Mos Def Featuring Ghostface Killah
20  Last
16  Peak
Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
D.Smith, D.D.Coles, L.Dorell
Producer(s):
Ayatollah
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Rawkus
19
Common The Light Billboard Hot Rap Songs
The Light
21  Last
13  Peak
13  Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
32
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
R.L.Lynn, J.Yancey, B.Caldwell, N.Harris, B.Malament
Producer(s):
J.Dee
Imprint/Promotion Label:
MCA
20
Havana How Much You Want Me Billboard Hot Rap Songs
How Much You Want Me
16  Last
Peak
11  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
A.C.Lyons, N. Valenzano, T.Harrell, A. Mena
Producer(s):
Cool & Dre
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Lightyear | Heat
21
Too $hort You Nasty Billboard Hot Rap Songs
You Nasty
14  Last
Peak
Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
T.A.Shaw, Q. Black
Producer(s):
Quint Black
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Zomba | $hort/Jive
22
Ludacris Featuring Shawnna What's Your Fantasy Billboard Hot Rap Songs
What's Your Fantasy
Ludacris Featuring Shawnna
25  Last
22  Peak
Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
28
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
C.B.Bridges
Producer(s):
S.Crawford
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | DTP/Def Jam South
23
Ja Rule Featuring Christina Milian Between Me And You Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Between Me And You
Ja Rule Featuring Christina Milian
19  Last
19  Peak
12  Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Atkins, R.Mays, I.D.Lorenzo
Producer(s):
Lil' Rob, Irv Gotti
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | The Inc./Def Jam
24
Ram Squad Featuring Ereks XL And Wiz Gam Ballers (Up In Here) Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Ballers (Up In Here)
Ram Squad Featuring Ereks XL And Wiz Gam
17  Last
17  Peak
Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Universal
25
Shyne Featuring Barrington Levy Bad Boyz Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Bad Boyz
Shyne Featuring Barrington Levy
18  Last
11  Peak
15  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Barrow, L.Porter, David Bowie, J.Osterberg
Producer(s):
EZ Elpee
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista | Bad Boy
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