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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
7
WEEKS AT NO. 1
13
WEEKS ON CHART
Dilemma
Nelly Featuring Kelly Rowland
Songwriter(s)
K.Gamble, B.Sigler, C.Haynes, Jr., B.A.M., R.Bowser
Producer(s)
B.Alexander, R.Bowser
Imprint/Promotion Label
UMRG | Fo' Reel/Universal
Gains in performance

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Nelly Featuring Kelly Rowland Dilemma Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Dilemma
Nelly Featuring Kelly Rowland
Last
Peak
13  Weeks
1
PREVIOUS WEEK
1
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
K.Gamble, B.Sigler, C.Haynes, Jr., B.A.M., R.Bowser
Producer(s):
B.Alexander, R.Bowser
Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMRG | Fo' Reel/Universal
2
Eve Featuring Alicia Keys Gangsta Lovin' Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Gangsta Lovin'
Eve Featuring Alicia Keys
Last
Peak
13  Weeks
2
PREVIOUS WEEK
2
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
L.Simmons, A.Yarbrough, J.Ellis
Producer(s):
Irv Gotti, 7 Aurelius
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | Ruff Ryders
3
Ludacris Featuring Mystikal & Infamous 2.0 Move B***h Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Move B***h
Ludacris Featuring Mystikal & Infamous 2.0
Last
Peak
18  Weeks
4
PREVIOUS WEEK
3
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
C.B.Bridges, C.Lawson, M.Tyler, B.Sandimanie
Producer(s):
KLC
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | DTP/Def Jam South
4
Cam'Ron Featuring Juelz Santana, Freekey Zekey & Toya Hey Ma Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Hey Ma
Cam'Ron Featuring Juelz Santana, Freekey Zekey & Toya
Last
Peak
Weeks
9
PREVIOUS WEEK
6
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
C.Giles, D.Pittman, L.James, L.Richie
Producer(s):
Dr Period, Mafia Boy
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam
5
Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott Work It Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Work It
Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott
11  Last
Peak
Weeks
15
PREVIOUS WEEK
11
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
M.Elliott, T.V.Mosley
Producer(s):
Timbaland
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Rhino | The Gold Mind/Elektra
6
N.O.R.E. Nothin' Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Nothin'
Last
Peak
20  Weeks
3
PREVIOUS WEEK
4
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
V.Santiago, P.L.Williams, C.Hugo
Producer(s):
The Neptunes
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Def Jam
7
Eminem Cleanin' Out My Closet Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Cleanin' Out My Closet
Last
Peak
11  Weeks
7
PREVIOUS WEEK
5
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
M.Mathers III, J.Bass
Producer(s):
Eminem, J.Bass
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | Web/Aftermath
8
LL Cool J Luv U Better Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Luv U Better
12  Last
Peak
Weeks
13
PREVIOUS WEEK
12
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.T.Smith, P.L.Williams, C.Hugo
Producer(s):
The Neptunes
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Def Jam
9
Styles Good Times Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Good Times
10  Last
Peak
15  Weeks
8
PREVIOUS WEEK
10
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
F.Payne
Producer(s):
Swizz Beatz, S.Denson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | Ruff Ryders
10
Fabolous Featuring P. Diddy & Jagged Edge Trade It All Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Trade It All
Fabolous Featuring P. Diddy & Jagged Edge
Last
Peak
12  Weeks
10
PREVIOUS WEEK
9
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
B.D.Casey, B.D.Casey, J.D.Jackson, E.Shaw, K.Hill
Producer(s):
Clue, DURO
Imprint/Promotion Label:
SUM | Epic
11
Nelly Hot In Herre Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Hot In Herre
Last
Peak
20  Weeks
5
PREVIOUS WEEK
7
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
C.Brown, C.Haynes, Jr., P.L.Williams, C.Hugo
Producer(s):
The Neptunes
Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMRG | Fo' Reel/Universal
12
P. Diddy & Ginuwine Featuring Loon, Mario Winans & Tammy Ruggeri I Need A Girl (Part Two) Billboard Hot Rap Songs
I Need A Girl (Part Two)
P. Diddy & Ginuwine Featuring Loon, Mario Winans & Tammy Ruggeri
Last
Peak
19  Weeks
6
PREVIOUS WEEK
8
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
M.Winans, S.Combs, C.Hawkins, M.C.Jones, F.Romano, A.Shropshire
Producer(s):
M.Winans, Diddy
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista | Bad Boy
13
Nappy Roots Featuring Anthony Hamilton Po' Folks Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Po' Folks
Nappy Roots Featuring Anthony Hamilton
15  Last
13  Peak
11  Weeks
16
PREVIOUS WEEK
15
LAST WEEK
13
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
M.Williams, J.Kent, W.Hughes, R.Anthony
Producer(s):
The Trackboyz
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic
14
Sean Paul Gimme The Light Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Gimme The Light
16  Last
14  Peak
13  Weeks
19
PREVIOUS WEEK
16
LAST WEEK
14
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
S.P.Henriques, T.Rami
Producer(s):
Troyton, Daddy Reds
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | VP
15
Angie Martinez Featuring Lil' Mo & Sacario If I Could Go! Billboard Hot Rap Songs
If I Could Go!
Angie Martinez Featuring Lil' Mo & Sacario
13  Last
11  Peak
16  Weeks
12
PREVIOUS WEEK
13
LAST WEEK
11
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
A.Martinez, C.Stone, R.Thomas, J.Austin
Producer(s):
Rick Rock
Imprint/Promotion Label:
EEG | Elektra
16
Big Tymers Featuring Tateeze, Boo & Gotti Oh Yeah! Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Oh Yeah!
Big Tymers Featuring Tateeze, Boo & Gotti
17  Last
16  Peak
Weeks
18
PREVIOUS WEEK
17
LAST WEEK
16
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
B.Williams, B.O.Thomas, S.Sledge, M.Mitchell
Producer(s):
Mannie Fresh
Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMRG | Cash Money/Universal
17
Irv Gotti Presents The Inc. Featuring Ja Rule, Ashanti, Charli Baltimore & Vita Down 4 U Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Down 4 U
Irv Gotti Presents The Inc. Featuring Ja Rule, Ashanti, Charli Baltimore & Vita
14  Last
Peak
17  Weeks
11
PREVIOUS WEEK
14
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Atkins, 7 Auerlius, I.D.Lorenzo, A.Douglas, T.Lane, A.Parker
Producer(s):
Irv Gotti, 7 Aurelius
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | The Inc./Def Jam
18
Clipse When The Last Time Billboard Hot Rap Songs
When The Last Time
20  Last
18  Peak
Weeks
23
PREVIOUS WEEK
20
LAST WEEK
18
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
T.Thornton, G.Thornton, P.L.Williams, C.Hugo
Producer(s):
The Neptunes
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista | Star Trak
19
Big Tymers Still Fly Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Still Fly
18  Last
Peak
22  Weeks
14
PREVIOUS WEEK
18
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
B.Williams, B.O.Thomas
Producer(s):
Mannie Fresh
Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMRG | Cash Money/Universal
20
Trick Daddy Featuring Cee-Lo & Big Boi In Da Wind Billboard Hot Rap Songs
In Da Wind
Trick Daddy Featuring Cee-Lo & Big Boi
19  Last
16  Peak
14  Weeks
20
PREVIOUS WEEK
19
LAST WEEK
16
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
P.Alexander, M.Young, A.A.Patton, T.D.Callaway
Producer(s):
Jazze Pha
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | Slip-N-Slide
21
Clipse Grindin' Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Grindin'
22  Last
Peak
22  Weeks
22
PREVIOUS WEEK
22
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
G.Thornton, T.Thornton, P.L.Williams, C.Hugo
Producer(s):
The Neptunes
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arista | Star Trak
22
Ms. Jade Featuring Timbaland & Nelly Furtado Ching, Ching Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Ching, Ching
Ms. Jade Featuring Timbaland & Nelly Furtado
24  Last
22  Peak
Weeks
24
PREVIOUS WEEK
24
LAST WEEK
22
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
N.Furtado, G.Eaton, Brian West, T.V.Mosley, C.Young, G.Mosley
Producer(s):
Timbaland
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | Beat Club
23
Erick Sermon Featuring Redman React Billboard Hot Rap Songs
React
Erick Sermon Featuring Redman
Last
23  Peak
Weeks
-
PREVIOUS WEEK
-
LAST WEEK
23
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
E.Sermon, R.Noble, J.Smith
Producer(s):
Just Blaze
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RMG | J
24
Beenie Man Featuring Janet Feel It Boy Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Feel It Boy
Beenie Man Featuring Janet
23  Last
14  Peak
10  Weeks
21
PREVIOUS WEEK
23
LAST WEEK
14
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
M.Davis, P.L.Williams, C.Hugo
Producer(s):
The Neptunes
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | VP
25
Ying Yang Twins Featuring Mr. Ball By Myself Billboard Hot Rap Songs
By Myself
Ying Yang Twins Featuring Mr. Ball
Last
25  Peak
Weeks
-
PREVIOUS WEEK
-
LAST WEEK
25
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
D.Collington, Kaine, M.A.Crooms, Mr. Ball
Producer(s):
M.Crooms, Kaine
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Koch | ColliPark/In The Paint
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