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New York’s Losing the Lion’s Share – 2003 Recap

In 2003 24 hip-hop singles reached the top 10 of Billboard’s Hot 100, 11 of which came from New York artists.


“In Da Club” – 50 Cent

“21 Questions” – 50 Cent feat. Nate Dogg

“I Know What You Want” – Busta Rhymes & Mariah Carey feat. The Flipmode Squad

“Magic Stick” – Lil’ Kim feat. 50 Cent

“P.I.M.P.” – 50 Cent

“Into You” – Fabolous feat. Tamia

“Can’t Let You Go” – Fabolous feat. Mike Shorey & Lil’ Mo

“Mesmerize” – Ja Rule feat. Ashanti

“’03 Bonnie & Clyde” – Jay-Z feat. Beyonce

“Excuse Me Miss” – Jay-Z feat. Pharrell

“Change Clothes” – Jay-Z


“Get Low” – Lil Jon & The Eastside Boys feat. The Ying Yang Twins

“Damn” – YoungBloodz

“Stand Up” – Ludacris feat. Shawnna

“Hey Ya” – OutKast

“The Way You Move” – OutKast


“Right Thurr” – Chingy

“Holidae Inn” – Chingy feat. Ludacris & Snoop Dogg

“Shake Ya Tailfeather” – Nelly feat. Diddy & Murphy Lee

“Air Force Ones” – Nelly feat. The St. Lunatics


“Work It” – Missy Elliot

“Gossip Folks” – Missy Elliot feat. Ludacris


“Beautiful” – Snoop Dogg feat. Pharrell & Uncle Charlie Wilson


“Lose Yourself” – Eminem

Out of the 24 hip-hop singles to reach the top 10 of Billboard’s Hot 100 in 2003, only three were from a new New York artists.

All three were by 50 Cent (“In Da Club,” “21 Questions” & “P.I.M.P.”)

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