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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
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LAST WEEK
8
WEEKS ON CHART
Lovers And Friends
Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz Featuring Usher & Ludacris
Songwriter(s)
J.H.Smith, U.Raymond IV, C.B.Bridges, M.Sterling
Producer(s)
Lil Jon
Imprint/Promotion Label
TVT | BME
Gains in performance

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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
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Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
8
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
2
Snoop Dogg Featuring Pharrell Drop It Like It's Hot Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Drop It Like It's Hot
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Peak
17  Weeks
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1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
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17
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Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
C.C.Broadus Jr., P.L.Williams, C.Hugo
Producer(s):
The Neptunes
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | Doggystyle/Geffen
3
50 Cent Disco Inferno Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Disco Inferno
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Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
C.J.Jackson, Jr., T.Crawford, P.Pitts
Producer(s):
Dangerous LLC, Dr. Dre
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | Shady/Aftermath
4
The Game Featuring 50 Cent How We Do Billboard Hot Rap Songs
How We Do
The Game Featuring 50 Cent
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Peak
Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
8
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
5
Ja Rule Featuring R. Kelly & Ashanti Wonderful Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Wonderful
Ja Rule Featuring R. Kelly & Ashanti
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Peak
14  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

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
6
Ludacris Get Back Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Get Back
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
9
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
7
T.I. Bring Em Out Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Bring Em Out
Last
Peak
Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
S.C.Carter, T.R.Bell, K.Gamble, R.L.Chambers, C.J.Harris, Jr., K.Dean
Producer(s):
Swizz Beatz
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | Grand Hustle
8
Lloyd Banks Featuring Avant Karma Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Karma
Lloyd Banks Featuring Avant
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
C.Lloyd, G.Doby, C.J.Jackson, Jr., M.Yancy
Producer(s):
G.Doby
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | G-Unit
9
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
Last
Peak
11  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.H.Smith, S.Norris, D.Richardson
Producer(s):
Lil Jon
Imprint/Promotion Label:
TVT | BME
10
Jadakiss Featuring Mariah Carey U Make Me Wanna Billboard Hot Rap Songs
U Make Me Wanna
Jadakiss Featuring Mariah Carey
10  Last
Peak
Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Phillips, M.Carey, S.S.Storch
Producer(s):
S.Storch
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | Ruff Ryders
11
Ja Rule Featuring Fat Joe & Jadakiss New York Billboard Hot Rap Songs
New York
Ja Rule Featuring Fat Joe & Jadakiss
11  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

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
12
Trick Daddy Featuring Lil Jon & Twista Let's Go Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Let's Go
Trick Daddy Featuring Lil Jon & Twista
12  Last
Peak
18  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

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
13
Terror Squad Lean Back Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Lean Back
17  Last
Peak
30  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
30
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
14
Young Buck Shorty Wanna Ride Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Shorty Wanna Ride
15  Last
Peak
14  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
D.Brown, J.H.Smith
Producer(s):
Lil Jon
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | G-Unit
15
Fabolous Breathe Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Breathe
14  Last
Peak
16  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
16
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
16
Lil Wayne Go D.J. Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Go D.J.
13  Last
Peak
16  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
D.Carter, Jr., B.O.Thomas
Producer(s):
Mannie Fresh
Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMRG | Cash Money
17
Nelly Featuring Tim McGraw Over And Over Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Over And Over
Nelly Featuring Tim McGraw
16  Last
Peak
13  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
13
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
18
Trillville Featuring Cutty Some Cut Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Some Cut
Trillville Featuring Cutty
19  Last
18  Peak
Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.H.Smith, D.Prince, L.Prince, J.Glaze, C.Love
Producer(s):
Lil Jon
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | BME
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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
20  Last
Peak
20  Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

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
20
Daddy Yankee Gasolina Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Gasolina
18  Last
18  Peak
Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
R.L.ayala Rodriguez, E.Davila
Producer(s):
F.Saldana, Tunes
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Machete | El Cartel/VI
21
Snoop Dogg Let's Get Blown Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Let's Get Blown
22  Last
21  Peak
Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
21
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
C.C.Broadus Jr., P.L.Williams, C.Hugo, M.Adams, S.Arrington, R.Turner, S.Washington, D.Webster
Producer(s):
The Neptunes
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | Doggystyle/Geffen
22
T.I. U Don't Know Me Billboard Hot Rap Songs
U Don't Know Me
23  Last
22  Peak
Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
C.J.Harris, Jr., A.Davis
Producer(s):
DJ Toomp
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | Grand Hustle
23
LL Cool J Featuring 7 Aurelius Hush Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Hush
LL Cool J Featuring 7 Aurelius
Last
11  Peak
16  Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.T.Smith, 7 Auerlius, P.A.Graham, C. Mims, P.Bushnell
Producer(s):
7 Aurelius
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Def Jam
24
Guerilla Black Featuring Mario Winans You're The One Billboard Hot Rap Songs
You're The One
Guerilla Black Featuring Mario Winans
24  Last
24  Peak
Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
24
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
C.Williamson, M.Winans
Producer(s):
M.Winans
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Czar
25
Eminem, Dr. Dre & 50 Cent Encore Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Encore
Eminem, Dr. Dre & 50 Cent
21  Last
20  Peak
Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
M.Mathers III, A.Young, M.Elizondo, Jr., M.Batson, C.J.Pope, C.J.Jackson, Jr.
Producer(s):
Dr. Dre, M.Batson
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | Shady/Aftermath
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