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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
4
WEEKS ON CHART
It's OK
Slimm Calhoun Featuring Andre 3000
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
Aquemini/East West | EEG
Gains in performance

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Slimm Calhoun Featuring Andre 3000 It's OK Billboard Hot Rap Songs
It's OK
Slimm Calhoun Featuring Andre 3000
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
4
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:
Aquemini/East West | EEG
2
Master P Souljas Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Souljas
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
P.Miller
Producer(s):
C.Stephens, Ke-Noe, M.Diesel
Imprint/Promotion Label:
No Limit | Priority
3
Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek Move Somethin' Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Move Somethin'
Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
T.K.Greene, T.Cottrell
Producer(s):
Hi-Tek
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Rawkus | Priority
4
Lil Bow Wow Featuring Xscape Bounce With Me Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Bounce With Me
Lil Bow Wow Featuring Xscape
Last
Peak
14  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Dupri, S.Harris, B.M.Cox
Producer(s):
J.Dupri, B.M.Cox
Imprint/Promotion Label:
So So Def/Columbia | Sony Music
5
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
5
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Z.Miller, P.Miller, Mac
Producer(s):
xL
Imprint/Promotion Label:
No Limit | Priority
6
Suicide Big Doe Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Big Doe
Last
Peak
Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
E.Jackson, M.Houston
Producer(s):
T.Galvin, Moezart
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Futurescope
7
Phife Dawg Flawless Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Flawless
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
M.I.Taylor, T.Cottrell
Producer(s):
DJ Hi-Tek
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Groove Attack | Landspeed
8
JAY-Z I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me) Billboard Hot Rap Songs
I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
S.C.Carter, P.L.Williams, C.Hugo, J.Johnson, C.Wallace, D.M.Angelettie, S.Combs, K.Walker, T.A.Shaw, M.Flowers
Producer(s):
The Neptunes
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam | IDJMG
9
Philly's Most Wanted Cross The Border Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Cross The Border
Philly's Most Wanted
10  Last
Peak
Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
P.L.Williams, C.Hugo, A.Holly, J.Witherspoon
Producer(s):
The Neptunes
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | AG
10
Lil' Zane Featuring 112 Callin' Me Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Callin' Me
Lil' Zane Featuring 112
Last
Peak
18  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Z.Copeland, Jr., I.Folmar, D.E.Warren, K.Jones
Producer(s):
Mistafiss, Diggie Doms
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Worldwide | Priority
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
15  Last
Peak
10  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
D.Garcia, PNC, D.Garcia
Producer(s):
Full Pack, H.Luger
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Most Wanted Empire
12
Major Figgas Yeah That's Us Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Yeah That's Us
Last
Peak
16  Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
A.Burbage, R.East, M.Allen, F.Nasir, B.Jones, T.Lovelace
Producer(s):
Hotrunner
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Ruffnation | Warner Bros.
13
Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz I Like Dem Girlz Billboard Hot Rap Songs
I Like Dem Girlz
13  Last
Peak
32  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
32
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.H.Smith, S.Norris
Producer(s):
Lil Jon
Imprint/Promotion Label:
BME
14
Self Fire It Up Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Fire It Up
12  Last
Peak
Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
E.Shuford, S.Lee, C.J.Smith
Producer(s):
Sage
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Lethal | Lightyear
15
The Pharcyde Trust Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Trust
16  Last
15  Peak
Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Delicious Vinyl | edel
16
Wu-Tang Clan Protect Ya Neck (The Jump Off) Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Protect Ya Neck (The Jump Off)
Last
Peak
Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
42
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Wu-Tang Clan
Producer(s):
RZA
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Wu-Tang/Loud/Columbia | Sony Music
17
Ludacris Featuring Shawnna What's Your Fantasy Billboard Hot Rap Songs
What's Your Fantasy
Ludacris Featuring Shawnna
18  Last
17  Peak
Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
C.B.Bridges
Producer(s):
Mr. Bangledesh
Imprint/Promotion Label:
DTP/Def Jam South | IDJMG
18
Mystikal Shake Ya Ass Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Shake Ya Ass
17  Last
Peak
15  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
M.Tyler, C.Hugo, P.L.Williams
Producer(s):
The Neptunes
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jive | Zomba
19
X-Con WHOA! Lil' Mama... Billboard Hot Rap Songs
WHOA! Lil' Mama...
24  Last
19  Peak
Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
29
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
First String/East West | EEG
20
Ja Rule Featuring Christina Milian Between Me And You Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Between Me And You
Ja Rule Featuring Christina Milian
20  Last
11  Peak
15  Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Atkins, R.Mays, I.D.Lorenzo
Producer(s):
Lil' Rob, Irv Gotti
Imprint/Promotion Label:
The Inc./Def Jam | IDJMG
21
Green Eyez Featuring B-Brazy, Redrum, Squeak Ru, Big Wy Ghetto Star Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Ghetto Star
Green Eyez Featuring B-Brazy, Redrum, Squeak Ru, Big Wy
27  Last
12  Peak
11  Weeks
27
LAST WEEK
30
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Greatest gainer this week

Songwriter(s):
Green Eyez, B-Brazy, Redrum, Squeak Ru, Big Wy
Producer(s):
Green Eyez
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Street Slang | Evejim
22
DJ Hurricane With Xzibit, Big Gipp and Pharoahe Monch Connect Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Connect
DJ Hurricane With Xzibit, Big Gipp and Pharoahe Monch
14  Last
Peak
11  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
W.Fite, A.Joiner, C.Gipp, T, Jamerson
Producer(s):
DJ Hurricane, D. Rock
Imprint/Promotion Label:
TVT
23
Ghostface Killah Cherchez LaGhost Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Cherchez LaGhost
21  Last
Peak
20  Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
D.D.Coles, S.Browder, A.Darnell
Producer(s):
C.Bess
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Wu-Tang/Razor Sharp | Epic
24
Jahari Come Ride With Me Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Come Ride With Me
23  Last
Peak
12  Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Jahari
Producer(s):
M.Seifert
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Success | Lightyear
25
Too $hort You Nasty Billboard Hot Rap Songs
You Nasty
25  Last
Peak
11  Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
T.A.Shaw, Q. Black
Producer(s):
Quint Black
Imprint/Promotion Label:
$hort/Jive | Zomba
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