Hot Rap Tracks
is a chart released weekly by Billboard
in the United States
. It lists the most popular hip-hop/rap
songs, calculated weekly by airplay on rhythmic and urban
radio stations and sales in hip hop-focused or exclusive markets. From 1989 through 2001, it was based on how much the single sold in that given week. The most weeks at number one was "Hot Boyz
" by Missy Elliott, a single that was number one for 16 weeks in late 1999 to early 2000. Lexis-Nexis Academic has many of these charts including every week from 1994.