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Radio Airplay + Sales Data + Streaming Data = HOT RAP SONGS
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
LAST WEEK
12
WEEKS ON CHART
Make Me Better
Fabolous Featuring Ne-Yo
Songwriter(s)
J.D.Jackson, T.V.Mosley, S.C.Smith
Producer(s)
Timbaland
Imprint/Promotion Label
IDJMG | Desert Storm/Def Jam
Gains in performance

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Fabolous Featuring Ne-Yo Make Me Better Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Make Me Better
Fabolous Featuring Ne-Yo
Last
Peak
12  Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.D.Jackson, T.V.Mosley, S.C.Smith
Producer(s):
Timbaland
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Desert Storm/Def Jam
2
Shop Boyz Party Like A Rockstar Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Party Like A Rockstar
Last
Peak
17  Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
J.Pittman, W.Whedbee, B.Ward, R.Stephens, D.Hardn, R.Hightower
Producer(s):
J.Pittman
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | OnDeck
3
T.I. Big Things Poppin' (Do It) Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Big Things Poppin' (Do It)
Last
Peak
13  Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
C.J.Harris, Jr., B.O.Thomas
Producer(s):
Mannie Fresh
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | Grand Hustle
4
Hurricane Chris A Bay Bay Billboard Hot Rap Songs
A Bay Bay
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
C.Dooley, E.G.Williams
Producer(s):
Phunk Dawg
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RMG | Polo Grounds/J
5
Lil Boosie Featuring Foxx & Webbie Wipe Me Down Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Wipe Me Down
Lil Boosie Featuring Foxx & Webbie
Last
Peak
16  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Reed, W.Gradney, Jr., T.Hatch
Producer(s):
J.Allen
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | Trill/Asylum
6
Plies Featuring T-Pain Shawty Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Shawty
Plies Featuring T-Pain
Last
Peak
Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
A.L.Washington, C.Gholson, F.Miles, T-Pain, W.White, V.White, E.Del Barrio
Producer(s):
Drumma Boy, Ensayne Wayne
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | Slip-N-Slide
7
Yung Berg Featuring Junior Sexy Lady Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Sexy Lady
Yung Berg Featuring Junior
Last
Peak
14  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
C.Ward, R.Watson, V.Molina, D.Black, J.Barry
Producer(s):
R.Holladay
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Koch | Yung Boss/Epic
8
Huey Pop, Lock & Drop It Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Pop, Lock & Drop It
Last
Peak
21  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
L.Franks, Jr., D.Smith, C.Miller
Producer(s):
Tha Bakery
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Zomba | HiTz Committee/Jive
9
Crime Mob Featuring Lil Scrappy Rock Yo Hips Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Rock Yo Hips
Crime Mob Featuring Lil Scrappy
Last
Peak
27  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
27
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Lewis, B.Carpentero, V.Lewis, J.Usher, A.Smith, C.Henderson
Producer(s):
J.Lewis
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Crunk/BME/Reprise
10
Eve Tambourine Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Tambourine
10  Last
10  Peak
11  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
E.Jeffers, K.Dean, S.Garrett
Producer(s):
Swizz Beatz
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | Aftermath/Full Surface/Ruff Ryders/Geffen
11
Mims Like This Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Like This
11  Last
11  Peak
10  Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
W.Thomas, D.Schofield, S.Mims
Producer(s):
W.Thomas, D.Schofield
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
12
Soulja Boy Tell'em Crank That (Soulja Boy) Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Crank That (Soulja Boy)
18  Last
12  Peak
Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
D.Way
Producer(s):
Soulja Boy
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | ColliPark
13
Bow Wow Featuring T-Pain & Johnta Austin Outta My System Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Outta My System
Bow Wow Featuring T-Pain & Johnta Austin
12  Last
Peak
22  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Dupri, J.Alston, R.James
Producer(s):
J.Dupri, LROC, No I.D.
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
14
Unk 2 Step Billboard Hot Rap Songs
2 Step
14  Last
Peak
24  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
A.Platt, F.Shahid, M.Humphrey
Producer(s):
DJ Montay
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Koch | Big Oomp
15
Down A.K.A. Kilo Lean Like A Cholo Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Lean Like A Cholo
15  Last
15  Peak
10  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
J.A.Martinez, J.Stary
Producer(s):
Fingazz
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Machete | Silent Giant
16
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Featuring Akon I Tried Billboard Hot Rap Songs
I Tried
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Featuring Akon
16  Last
Peak
19  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
S.Howse, C.Scruggs, A.Henderson, G.H.Tuinfort, A.D.B.A.Thiam
Producer(s):
A.Thiam, G.H.Tuinfort
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | Full Surface
17
R. Kelly Or Bow Wow (Featuring T.I. & T-Pain) I'm A Flirt Billboard Hot Rap Songs
I'm A Flirt
R. Kelly Or Bow Wow (Featuring T.I. & T-Pain)
13  Last
Peak
27  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
27
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
S.G.Moss, R.Jackson, R.S.Kelly, C.J.Harris, Jr., T-Pain
Producer(s):
Lil Ronnie
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Zomba | Columbia/Jive
18
Gorilla Zoe Hood Figga Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Hood Figga
22  Last
18  Peak
Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
A.Mathis, C.Ussery
Producer(s):
Chris Flame, Dee Jay Dana
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | Block/Bad Boy South
19
Swizz Beatz Money In The Bank Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Money In The Bank
19  Last
19  Peak
Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
K.Dean, G.Taylor, C.Young, M.Bonds, E.Barrier, W.Griffin III, S.Combs, C.Wallace, S.Jacobs, J.Phillips, D.Styles, K.Jones, D.M.Angelettie, T.Etlinger, L.Laurie, K.Jeffries, A.Adams, R.Hargis
Producer(s):
M.Bonds, G.Taylor, C.Young
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Universal Motown
20
The Alliance Featuring Fabo Tattoo Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Tattoo
The Alliance Featuring Fabo
20  Last
18  Peak
Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
T.Orr, S.Parker, L.Williams
Producer(s):
Shawn Q, T.Cutta
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | NCE/Asylum
21
Kanye West Stronger Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Stronger
Last
21  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
21
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x8
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
K.O.West, T.Bangalter, G. de Homem-Christo, E.Birdsong
Producer(s):
K.West
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam
22
Mims This Is Why I'm Hot Billboard Hot Rap Songs
This Is Why I'm Hot
21  Last
Peak
30  Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
30
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
S.Mims, W.Thomas, T.Simons, D.Schofield, A.Johnson, K.Muchita, D.M.McDaniels, J.W.Simmons, J.H.Smith, E.T.Stevens, C.Williams, C.Lundy, L.Haywood
Producer(s):
The Blackout Movement
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
23
Kanye West Can't Tell Me Nothing Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Can't Tell Me Nothing
23  Last
21  Peak
Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
21
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
K.O.West, A.Davis
Producer(s):
K.West, DJ Toomp
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam
24
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Featuring Mariah Carey & Bow Wow Lil Love Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Lil Love
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Featuring Mariah Carey & Bow Wow
25  Last
24  Peak
Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
24
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
J.Dupri, S.Howse, C.Scruggs, A.Henderson, M.Carey, S.Harris, J.Phillips
Producer(s):
J.Dupri, LROC
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | Full Surface
25
50 Cent I Get Money Billboard Hot Rap Songs
I Get Money
Last
25  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
25
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
C.J.Jackson, Jr., W.Stanberry, K.Robinson
Producer(s):
A.Vargas
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | Shady/Aftermath
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