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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
9
WEEKS AT NO. 1
17
WEEKS ON CHART
Empire State Of Mind
Jay-Z + Alicia Keys
Songwriter(s)
S.C.Carter, A.Shuckburgh, J.Sewell-Ulepic, A.Hunte, Alicia Keys, B.Keyes, S.Robinson
Producer(s)
Shux, J.Sewell-Ulepic, A.Hunte
Imprint/Promotion Label
Roc Nation

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Jay-Z + Alicia Keys Empire State Of Mind Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Empire State Of Mind
Jay-Z + Alicia Keys
Last
Peak
17  Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
S.C.Carter, A.Shuckburgh, J.Sewell-Ulepic, A.Hunte, Alicia Keys, B.Keyes, S.Robinson
Producer(s):
Shux, J.Sewell-Ulepic, A.Hunte
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Roc Nation
2
Young Money Featuring Lloyd BedRock Billboard Hot Rap Songs
BedRock
Young Money Featuring Lloyd
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
D.Carter, Jr., C.Lilly, A.Graham, O.T.Maraj, J.A.Mills, M.R.Nguyen-Stevenson, D.A.Johnson, S.Garrett, T.V.Mosley, L.H.Polite Jr., J.T.Cameron
Producer(s):
KANE
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Universal Motown | Cash Money
3
Birdman Featuring Lil Wayne & Drake Money To Blow Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Money To Blow
Birdman Featuring Lil Wayne & Drake
Last
Peak
13  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
B.Williams, A.Graham, D.Carter, Jr., C.Gholson
Producer(s):
Drumma Boy
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Universal Motown | Cash Money
4
Ludacris How Low Billboard Hot Rap Songs
How Low
Last
Peak
Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
C.B.Bridges, T.Williams, Chuck D, E.Sadler, H.Shocklee
Producer(s):
T-Minus
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | DTP/Def Jam
5
Drake Featuring Kanye West, Lil Wayne & Eminem Forever Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Forever
Drake Featuring Kanye West, Lil Wayne & Eminem
Last
Peak
19  Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x6
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
M.J.Samuels, A.Graham, K.O.West, D.Carter, Jr., M.Mathers III
Producer(s):
Boi-1da
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | Harvey Mason/Zone 4/Streamline
6
Snoop Dogg Featuring The-Dream Gangsta Luv Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Gangsta Luv
Snoop Dogg Featuring The-Dream
Last
Peak
12  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
T.Nash, C.A.Stewart, C.C.Broadus Jr.
Producer(s):
C.A.Stewart, T.Nash
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Doggystyle/Priority
7
50 Cent Featuring Ne-Yo Baby By Me Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Baby By Me
50 Cent Featuring Ne-Yo
Last
Peak
16  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
C.J.Jackson, Jr., J.Jones, S.C.Smith
Producer(s):
Polow Da Don
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | Shady/Aftermath
8
New Boyz Featuring Ray J Tie Me Down Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Tie Me Down
New Boyz Featuring Ray J
Last
Peak
14  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
E.H.Benjamin V, D.A.Thomas
Producer(s):
Jay-Nari
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Shotty/Asylum
9
Gucci Mane Featuring Usher Spotlight Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Spotlight
Gucci Mane Featuring Usher
Last
Peak
11  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
R.D.Davis, U.Raymond IV, J.Jones
Producer(s):
Polow Da Don
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | 1017 Brick Squad/Asylum
10
Snoop Dogg I Wanna Rock Billboard Hot Rap Songs
I Wanna Rock
10  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
C.C.Broadus Jr., E.Molina, R.Ginyard, Jr.
Producer(s):
S.Deville
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Doggystyle/Priority
11
Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West Run This Town Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Run This Town
Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West
12  Last
Peak
24  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
S.C.Carter, K.O.West, E.D.Wilson, R.Fenty, A.Alatas
Producer(s):
K.West, No I.D.
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Roc Nation
12
Gucci Mane Featuring Plies Or OJ Da Juiceman Wasted Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Wasted
Gucci Mane Featuring Plies Or OJ Da Juiceman
11  Last
Peak
23  Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
L.Douglas, R.D.Davis, A.L.Washington
Producer(s):
Fatboi
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | 1017 Brick Squad/So Icey
13
Fabolous Featuring The-Dream Throw It In The Bag Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Throw It In The Bag
Fabolous Featuring The-Dream
13  Last
Peak
30  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
30
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
J.D.Jackson, C.A.Stewart, T.Nash
Producer(s):
C.A.Stewart, T.Nash
Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Desert Storm/Def Jam
14
Drake Best I Ever Had Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Best I Ever Had
14  Last
Peak
37  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
37
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x4
RIAA Certification

Songwriter(s):
A.Graham, M.J.Samuels, D.Hamilton, N.Coleman, D.Carter, Jr.
Producer(s):
Boi-1da
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Universal Motown | Young Money/Cash Money
15
Waka Flocka Flame O Let's Do It Billboard Hot Rap Songs
O Let's Do It
16  Last
15  Peak
Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.Malphurs
Producer(s):
Tay Beatz, D.Winters
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | 1017 Brick Squad/Asylum
16
Young Money Featuring Gucci Mane Steady Mobbin' Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Steady Mobbin'
Young Money Featuring Gucci Mane
18  Last
16  Peak
10  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
D.Carter, Jr., D.A.Johnson, R.D.Davis
Producer(s):
KANE
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Universal Motown | Cash Money
17
Chalie Boy I Look Good Billboard Hot Rap Songs
I Look Good
17  Last
13  Peak
18  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
C.Williams
Producer(s):
J.Braye
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Battery | Dirty 3rd/Jive
18
Timbaland Featuring Drake Say Something Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Say Something
Timbaland Featuring Drake
21  Last
18  Peak
Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
T.V.Mosley, J.Harmon, A.Graham, T.Clayton, J.Maultsby
Producer(s):
Timbaland, JRoc
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | Mosley/Blackground
19
Pitbull Featuring Akon Shut It Down Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Shut It Down
Pitbull Featuring Akon
22  Last
19  Peak
Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
A.C.Perez, C.Sparks, A.D.B.A.Thiam, W.S.E.Grigahcine
Producer(s):
C.Sparks, DJ Snake
Imprint/Promotion Label:
RMG | Mr. 305/Polo Grounds/J
20
6 Tre G Fresh Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Fresh
19  Last
17  Peak
12  Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
B.Hughes, K.O.Patton, D.L.Davis, R.M.L.Walters
Producer(s):
6treg, Ken P
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Battery | Moonstone/Jive
21
Nicki Minaj Featuring Lil Wayne I Get Crazy Billboard Hot Rap Songs
I Get Crazy
Nicki Minaj Featuring Lil Wayne
20  Last
20  Peak
Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Songwriter(s):
O.T.Maraj, D.Carter, Jr.
Producer(s):
Ron Browz
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Young Money
22
DJ Khaled Featuring Usher, Drake, Young Jeezy & Rick Ross Fed Up Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Fed Up
DJ Khaled Featuring Usher, Drake, Young Jeezy & Rick Ross
25  Last
22  Peak
Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
K.M.Khaled, U.Raymond IV, J.W.Jenkins, W.L.Roberts II, A.Graham, A.Harr, J.Jackson, J.Boyd, T-Pain
Producer(s):
The Runners
Imprint/Promotion Label:
eOne | We The Best
23
Roscoe Dash Featuring Soulja Boy Tell'em All The Way Turnt Up Billboard Hot Rap Songs
All The Way Turnt Up
Roscoe Dash Featuring Soulja Boy Tell'em
23  Last
22  Peak
Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
J.L.Johnson, Jr., D.Way, K.M.Erondu, C.Arceo
Producer(s):
KE On The Track
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Interscope | MMI/Music Line/Zone 4
24
Jay-Z + Swizz Beatz On To The Next One Billboard Hot Rap Songs
On To The Next One
Last
24  Peak
Weeks
25
Plies Featuring Keri Hilson Medicine Billboard Hot Rap Songs
Medicine
24  Last
24  Peak
Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
24
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Songwriter(s):
A.L.Washington
Producer(s):
Polow Da Don
Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | Big Gates/Slip-N-Slide
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