Billboard's Hot Rap Songs Chart's Top 100 Songs Of All Time Revealed

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Billboard's Hot Rap Songs Chart's Top 100 Songs Of All Time Revealed

Nas, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, Salt-N-Pepa, Coolio, Craig Mack and The Notorious B.IG. all have songs featured in the Top 10.

In honor of the 25th-anniversary of Billboard's Hot Rap Songs chart, Billboard has released a countdown of the Top 100 songs of all time The Top 10 songs include tracks by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and 69 Boyz, among others. 

"The 25th Anniversary Hot Rap Songs ranking is based on actual performance on the weekly Hot Rap Songs chart, since the chart’s inception in the March 11, 1989, issue," Billboard says of this report. "Rankings are based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 having the greatest value and weeks at lower positions proportionately less. Due to various changes in chart rules, chart length and methodology throughout the years, songs had varying reigns at No. 1 and on the chart. To ensure equitable representation of the biggest hits from all 25 years, certain time frames were weighted to account for the difference in turnover rates from those periods."

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis crafted the #1 song on the chart, with the duo's Wanz-assisted "Thrift Shop." The track's peak position was #1 and its peak date was January 19, 2013. 

Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, Salt-N-Pepa, Coolio, Craig Mack and The Notorious B.IG. also have selections in the Top 10. The publication's Top 10 list is as follows. 

1. "Thrift Shop" - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz
Hot Rap Songs Peak: 1, Peak Date: 1/19/2013

2. "Tootsee Roll" - 69 Boyz
Hot Rap Songs Peak: 1, Peak Date: 9/3/1994

3. "Hot Boyz" - Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott feat. Nas, Eve & Q-Tip
Hot Rap Songs Peak: 1, Peak Date: 11/27/1999

4. "Can't Hold Us" - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton
Hot Rap Songs Peak: 1, Peak Date: 5/4/2013

5. "Expression" - Salt-N-Pepa
Hot Rap Songs Peak: 1, Peak Date: 1/20/1990

6. "Gangsta's Paradise" - Coolio feat. L.V.
Hot Rap Songs Peak: 1, Peak Date: 9/2/1995

7. "Flava In Ya Ear" - Craig Mack
Hot Rap Songs Peak: 1, Peak Date: 9/10/1994

8. "Big Poppa/Warning" - The Notorious B.I.G.
Hot Rap Songs Peak: 1, Peak Date: 1/28/1995

9."No Hands" - Waka Flocka Flame feat. Roscoe Dash & Wale
Hot Rap Songs Peak: 1, Peak Date: 12/11/2010

10. "The Humpty Dance" - Digital Underground
Hot Rap Songs Peak: 1, Peak Date: 3/17/1990

The remaining 90 selections are profiled in the Billboard article. 

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