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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
4
WEEKS AT NO. 1
10
WEEKS ON CHART
Drop It Like It's Hot
Songwriter(s)
C.C.Broadus Jr., P.L.Williams, C.Hugo
Producer(s)
The Neptunes
Imprint/Promotion Label
Interscope | Doggystyle/Geffen
Gains in performance

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Snoop Dogg Featuring Pharrell Drop It Like It's Hot Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Drop It Like It's Hot
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
C.C.Broadus Jr., P.L.Williams, C.Hugo
Producer(s):
The Neptunes
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | Doggystyle/Geffen
2
Ja Rule Featuring R. Kelly & Ashanti Wonderful Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Wonderful
Ja Rule Featuring R. Kelly & Ashanti
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
J.Atkins, K.Smith, I.D.Lorenzo, R.S.Kelly
Producer(s):
J.Kendrix, Irv Gotti
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | The Inc./Def Jam
3
Fabolous Breathe Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Breathe
Last
Peak
Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.D.Jackson, J.Smith, R.Davies, R.Hodgson
Producer(s):
Just Blaze
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | Desert Storm
4
Lil Wayne Go D.J. Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Go D.J.
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
D.Carter, Jr., B.O.Thomas
Producer(s):
Mannie Fresh
Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMRG | Cash Money
5
Trick Daddy Featuring Lil Jon & Twista Let's Go Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Let's Go
Trick Daddy Featuring Lil Jon & Twista
Last
Peak
11  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
J.Osbourne, R.Daisley, R.Rhoads, M.Young, C.T.Mitchell, J.H.Smith, J.G.Scheffer, D.Baker, M.Marshall, C.Young
Producer(s):
Bigg D, Jim Jonsin
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | Slip-N-Slide
6
Young Buck Shorty Wanna Ride Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Shorty Wanna Ride
Last
Peak
Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
D.Brown, J.H.Smith
Producer(s):
Lil Jon
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | G-Unit
7
Nelly Featuring Tim McGraw Over And Over Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Over And Over
Nelly Featuring Tim McGraw
Last
Peak
Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
C.Haynes, Jr., J.Bridges, J.D.Hargrove
Producer(s):
J.Bridges
Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMRG | Derrty/Fo' Reel/Curb
8
Terror Squad Lean Back Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Lean Back
Last
Peak
23  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
R.Smith, J.A.Cartegena, S.S.Storch
Producer(s):
S.Storch
Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMRG | SRC/Universal
9
N.O.R.E. Featuring Daddy Yankee, Nina Sky, Gem Star & Big Mato Oye Mi Canto Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Oye Mi Canto
N.O.R.E. Featuring Daddy Yankee, Nina Sky, Gem Star & Big Mato
10  Last
Peak
13  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
SPKilla, V.Santiago, GemStar, Big Mato, E.Almonte, L.Vasquez, R.Garcia Ramirez, R.L.ayala Rodriguez, N.Albino, N.Albino
Producer(s):
SPKilla
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam
10
Chingy Balla Baby Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Balla Baby
Last
Peak
Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
H.Bailey, K.McMasters
Producer(s):
K.McMasters
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
11
LL Cool J Featuring 7 Aurelius Hush Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Hush
LL Cool J Featuring 7 Aurelius
12  Last
11  Peak
10  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.T.Smith, 7 Auerlius, P.A.Graham, C. Mims, P.Bushnell
Producer(s):
7 Aurelius
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Def Jam
12
Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz Featuring Lil Scrappy What U Gon' Do Billboard Hot Rap Songs
What U Gon' Do
Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz Featuring Lil Scrappy
16  Last
12  Peak
Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.H.Smith, S.Norris, D.Richardson
Producer(s):
Lil Jon
Imprint/Promotion Label:
TVT | BME
13
Juvenile, Wacko & Skip Nolia Clap Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Nolia Clap
Juvenile, Wacko & Skip
13  Last
Peak
16  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
Juvenile, D.Grison, C.Nicholas, D.Robertson
Producer(s):
xL, Slice T, Juvenile
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Asylum | Rap-A-Lot/UTP
14
Eminem Just Lose It Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Just Lose It
11  Last
Peak
Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
M.Mathers III, A.Young, M.Elizondo, Jr., M.Batson, C.J.Pope
Producer(s):
Dr. Dre, M.Elizondo
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | Shady/Aftermath
15
Ludacris Get Back Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Get Back
23  Last
15  Peak
Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
C.Bazile, D.Bazile, C.Lawson, O.Vickers, C.B.Bridges
Producer(s):
The Medicine Men, Tic Toc
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | DTP/Def Jam South
16
R. Kelly & Jay-Z Big Chips Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Big Chips
R. Kelly & Jay-Z
14  Last
14  Peak
Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
14
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
R.S.Kelly, S.C.Carter, S.J.Barnes, J.C.Olivier
Producer(s):
Poke & Tone, A.Mosley
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Jive/Def Jam
17
Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz Featuring Usher & Ludacris Lovers And Friends Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Lovers And Friends
Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz Featuring Usher & Ludacris
Last
17  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.H.Smith, U.Raymond IV, C.B.Bridges, M.Sterling
Producer(s):
Lil Jon
Imprint/Promotion Label:
TVT | BME
18
Lloyd Banks Featuring Avant Karma Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Karma
Lloyd Banks Featuring Avant
22  Last
18  Peak
Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
C.Lloyd, G.Doby, C.J.Jackson, Jr., M.Yancy
Producer(s):
G.Doby
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | G-Unit
19
Nelly Featuring Jaheim My Place Billboard Hot Rap Songs
My Place
15  Last
Peak
18  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
C.Haynes, Jr., D.Moore, R.Edelman, E.Debarge, W.DeBarge, E.B.Jordan, K.Gamble, L.A.Huff
Producer(s):
Doe Mo' Beats
Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMRG | Derrty/Fo' Reel
20
Lil Scrappy No Problem Billboard Hot Rap Songs
No Problem
17  Last
Peak
18  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.H.Smith, D.Richardson
Producer(s):
Lil Jon
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | BME/Reprise
21
The Game Featuring 50 Cent How We Do Billboard Hot Rap Songs
How We Do
The Game Featuring 50 Cent
Last
21  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
21
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
C.J.Jackson, Jr., J.N.Taylor, A.Young, M.Elizondo, Jr.
Producer(s):
Dr. Dre, M.Elizondo
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | Aftermath/G-Unit
22
Jadakiss Featuring Mariah Carey U Make Me Wanna Billboard Hot Rap Songs
U Make Me Wanna
Jadakiss Featuring Mariah Carey
Last
22  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.Phillips, M.Carey, S.S.Storch
Producer(s):
S.Storch
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | Ruff Ryders
23
Terror Squad Take Me Home Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Take Me Home
Last
22  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
R.Smith, J.Eaddy, A.C.Lyons, J.A.Cartegena, M.A.Valenzano, N.Warwar, B.G.Russell
Producer(s):
STREETRUNNER, Cool & Dre
Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMRG | SRC/Universal
24
Ja Rule Featuring Fat Joe & Jadakiss New York Billboard Hot Rap Songs
New York
Ja Rule Featuring Fat Joe & Jadakiss
24  Last
24  Peak
Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
24
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.Atkins, J.A.Cartegena, J.Phillips, A.C.Lyons, M.A.Valenzano, L.Parker
Producer(s):
Cool & Dre, Irv Gotti
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | The Inc./Def Jam
25
Crime Mob Featuring Lil Scrappy Knuck If You Buck Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Knuck If You Buck
Crime Mob Featuring Lil Scrappy
Last
25  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
25
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.Usher, C.Henderson, J.Lewis, V.Lewis
Producer(s):
J.Lewis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Crunk/BME/Reprise
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