Rap Music Chart - May 18, 2012


*With last week's top two, Wiz Khalifa's "Work Hard Play Hard" and The Throne's "No Church in The Wild," rising to join our Top Hip Hop and R&B line, French Montana's "Pop That" and Maybach Music Group's "Power Circle" enter the chart on top.

*Debuting along with this week's front-runners, XV's "AaaHH! Real Monsters" claims 13th.

*Down from our Top Picks, Kendrick Lamar's "War Is My Love," DJ Khaled's "Take It to the Head," Rick Ross' "So Sophisticated" and 2 Chainz' "Riot (Remix)" come in fourth, sixth, eighth and 11th.

*Edged out by the newcomers, Ca$h Out's "Ca$hin Out (Remix)," Nas' "Daughters" and Curren$y's "Legal Crack" make their exit.

1. Maybach Music Group ft. Kendrick Lamar - Power Circle

2. Ludacris - Jingalin

3. Kendrick Lamar - War Is My Love

4. David Banner ft. Chris Brown - Amazing

5. DJ Khaled ft. Chris Brown, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj & Lil Wayne - Take It To The Head

6. Chief Keef ft. Kanye West, Pusha T, Jadakiss & Big Sean - I Don't Like (Remix)

7. Rick Ross ft. Meek Mill - So Sophisticated

8. Bow Wow ft. T-Pain - Better

9. Meek Mill ft. Big Sean - Burn

10. 2 Chainz ft. 50 Cent - Riot (Remix)

11. Gucci Mane ft. 2 Chainz - I'm Up

12. XV ft. ScHoolboy Q - AaaHH! Real Monsters

13. A$AP Rocky - Goldie

14. Travis Porter ft. Jeremih - Ride Like That

15. B.o.B - Play For Keeps

16. Hit-Boy - Jay-Z Interview

17. G.O.O.D Music ft. Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz - Mercy

18. Birdman ft. Rick Ross - Born Stunna

19. Pusha T ft. The-Dream - Exodus 23:1