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Hot Rap Songs is a record chart published by the music industry magazine Billboard which ranks the most popular hip hop songs in the United States. Introduced by the magazine as the Hot Rap Singles chart in March ,  the chart was initially based solely on reports from a panel of selected record stores of weekly singles sales. As a response to the music industry's move away from physical retail-available singles in the late s, Billboard revamped the chart from a sales-based chart to an airplay-based chart in Diddy featuring Usher and Loon , which rose from number twenty to the top spot the week the changes took effect.
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The first national Miami bass hit came from Lady Tigra and Bunny D, teenagers with personality for days who met as dancers on a local TV show and had rhyme battles with boys in the high school lunchroom. In , it blew up into one of the unlikeliest Top 10 jams ever. With a vocal from Keys, the song took on an angelic power. An Afrocentric crew who rapped about not dating crackheads were hardly natural stars. But Brand Nubian were so good they made it seem like a sure thing. At the time, Bone Thugs had lost several loved ones, including Eazy E, who signed them in Over amped-up sax and marimba, A-Plus, Tajai, Opio and Phesto traded flicking, word-spilling vignettes with uncanny exuberance. Digital Underground mastermind Shock G wrote the bass line for this funky free-form party jam and invented a fictional fake-nosed character named Edward Ellington Humphrey III to perform it. In , Brooklyn trio U.