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In 1989, Billboard started the Hot Rap Songs chart. It had to; the music was becoming a force.

Today is the anniversary of the chart’s start and to celebrate the occasion, Billboard did something cool: the publication counted down the Top 100 Rap Songs. (See how they determined them here).

What’s number one? None other than Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ iconic hit “Thrift Shop,” which spent a bunch of weeks at number one on the charts last year.

Here’s how the top ten looks:

10) “The Humpty Dance” – Digital Underground”

9) “No Hands” – Waka Flocka Flame feat. Roscoe Dash & Wale

8) “Big Poppa/Warning” – The Notorious B.I.G.

7) “Flava In Ya Ear” – Craig Mack

6) “Gangsta’s Paradise” – Coolio feat. L.V.

5) “Expression” – Salt-N-Pepa

4) “Can’t Hold Us” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton

3) “Hot Boyz” – Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott feat. Nas, Eve & Q-Tip

2) “Tootsee Roll” – 69 Boyz

1) “Thrift Shop” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz

Bam. That Macklemore money must be real nice. (Ask Soulja Boy). It’s being reported that Ryan Lewis, Macklemore’s producer/partner in crime, just bought a $3.3 million home in Seattle.

Those two aren’t thrifty anymore.

SOURCE: Billboard 

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