Rap Music Chart


Rap Chart - Beats, rhymes and nothing else - 20 rap songs to get your head-nodding. Created by combining how many times the song has been played with your ratings, DJBooth's charts help turn today's brand new music into tomorrow's hit tracks.


April 15, 2013 Chart Recap*Two new features, Jay-Z‘s “Open Letter” and Talib Kweli‘s “Come Here,” debut on top this week. The former front-runners, Ice Cube‘s “Crowded” and Kid CuDi‘s “Girls,” graduate to join …...Read More


Jay Z

#1 - Jay-Z - Open Letter

Earlier this morning, without fanfare or warning, Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter unleashed an Open Letter to listeners via his Life+Times site. The primary subject of this royal proclamation, as you may have guessed, is his and...Read More

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Talib Kweli

#2 - Talib Kweli ft. Miguel - Come Here

Hip-hop veteran Talib Kweli may be a Prisoner of Conscious but, on the bright side, he's permitted the occasional conjugal visit. On Come Here, the latest single off his fifth studio album, the Brooklyn emcee offers us (and...Read More

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Pusha T

#3 - Pusha T - Numbers On The Boards

In the immortal words of Ice Cube, today is a good day. First Jay comes out of nowhere with Open Letter, then Kanye feels so inspired by Hov he decides to drop a Pusha T joint he had stored away in the vault. Numbers on the...Read More

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Young Jeezy

#4 - Young Jeezy ft. Kendrick Lamar, Chris Brown & YG - R.I.P. (Remix)

It's a (late) Easter miracle! Having killed the club on mixtape single R.I.P., Young Jeezy has resurrected it in order to slaughter it once again on the official remix. In keeping with the Biblical theme, Jay Wayne Jenkins...Read More

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B.o.B

#5 - B.o.B x Big Boi - Double or Nothing

When it came time to commission a theme song for upcoming shooter game Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel, Electronic Arts wasn't about to settle for just one big-name artist. No, it had to be Double or Nothing. On this...Read More

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A$AP Rocky

#6 - A$AP Rocky ft. Kendrick Lamar, Joey Bada$$, Yela, Danny Brown, Action Bronson & Big KRIT - 1 Train

Quick: list off seven of the hottest new emcees to emerge in the last few years. If you're anywhere near my wavelength, your list will look a lot like the lineup of A$AP Rocky's latest single. Following the tremendously...Read More

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Tyga

#7 - Tyga ft. Jadakiss & 2Pac - Hit'em Up

Without question one of the most popular and controversial 2Pac records of all-time is diss track Hit 'Em Up. Now, roughly 17 years later, the song's title and it's creator have returned... sort of. Preparing for the...Read More

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Fabolous

#8 - Fabolous ft. Chris Brown - Ready

Before you hit “play,” may I suggest lighting a few candles, perhaps slipping into something a little more comfortable? Just making sure you're really and truly Ready for the smoothness in store. The lead single off...Read More

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Big K.R.I.T

#9 - Big K.R.I.T. ft. Bun B - Shine On

On a recent collabo with 9th Wonder, released as part of Crown Royal's digital music series, the Mississippi repper made clear that he intends to rule over the hip-hop game til the stars fall out of the sky. But he's not just...Read More

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Lupe Fiasco

#10 - Lupe Fiasco - Jonylah Forever

This Monday, March 11, in the Woodlawn neighborhood of Chicago, a six-month-old girl named Jonylah Watkins lost her life after an unknown gunman opened fire in the direction of her father, who was changing her diaper at the...Read More

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Game

#11 - Game ft. Lil Wayne, Big Sean, Fabolous & Jeremih - All That (Lady)

On the lead single off his critically and Booth-acclaimed new album, Game recruited four of his most eminent musical colleagues for a Celebration of the things that make his day-to-day existence dope as f**k, with a special...Read More

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Baby aka Birdman

#12 - Birdman Presents Rich Gang ft. Stevie J., Future, Tyga, Meek Mill & Mystikal - Fly Rich

Its fitting that the Birdman-founded group Rich Gang All-Stars released their debut mixtape during NBA All-Star weekend, because this newly-assembled collective is full of some of the bigger names in the rap game. The first...Read More

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Ace Hood

#13 - Ace Hood ft. Future & Rick Ross - Bugatti

The other day, while at the gas station, I received a discount on a car wash. Let me tell you, it felt great to be rollin’ around in a clean car. If cruising in a clean Elantra made me feel like a million bucks, I can only...Read More

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Lil Wayne

#14 - Lil Wayne ft. Drake & Future - Love Me

When Lil Wayne's No Worries was "officially" released as a single in early September, nobody at The DJBooth believed that the Detail-produced and assisted single would help catapult the hitmaker's I Am Not a Human Being II...Read More

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Wale

#15 - Wale ft. Tiara Thomas - Bad

Remember when mixtapes were largely considered "throwaway" projects, often released without much thought, effort, or original production in order to promote a larger, for-purchase LP? Thankfully, those days are behind us....Read More

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Fat Joe

#16 - Fat Joe ft. Wiz Khalifa & Teyana Taylor - Ballin'

“Dribble, dribble shoot—swish!” That's the sound of Fat Joe and his crew Ballin'. Fresh off celebrating the opulence of his lifestyle on February's Ceilings to the Sky, the Bronx vet continues to indulge his expensive...Read More

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2 Chainz

#17 - 2 Chainz - Crack

Though 2 Chainz' life changed immensely when he transitioned from the block to the rap game, one thing's remained constant—no matter where he's at, he's got that Crack. The latest joint off the A-Town hitmaker's Def Jam...Read More

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Future

#18 - Future ft. Drake - Fo Real

As Future prepares to showcase his (figurative) directorial chops on his next street release, fans may be wondering: what genre will F.B.G.: The Movie fall into? Well, If the Epic Records rhymesayer gets his way, it just...Read More

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Curren$y

#19 - Curren$y ft. Wiz Khalifa & Rick Ross - Choosin'

Though Curren$y's next digital album is less than a week away from release, the New Orleans hitmaker still has yet to release a full track off the project. Today, Spitta finally gives fans a foretaste of the dopeness to come...Read More

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Kid Ink

#20 - Kid Ink ft. Wale & Meek Mill - Bad Ass

Fresh off signing with RCA Records, Kid Ink is undoubtedly feeling like a little bit of a badass. The West Coast repper's own style, toughness and cocky attitude, however, aren't the main focus of his major-label debut...Read More

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Lloyd Banks

#21 - Lloyd Banks - Picture This

Back in February, Lloyd Banks kicked off promotion for his forthcoming, DJ Drama-hosted street album with Follow the Leader, a street-ready selection which earned favorable reviews from our readership. Today, the G-Unit...Read More

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ScHoolboy Q

#22 - ScHoolboy Q - Yay Yay

The perils of life on the block are well-documented but, when it's a choice between getting good grades for uncertain future rewards and getting paid slinging that Yay Yay, it's no surprise that many choose the latter. On the...Read More

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Big K.R.I.T

#23 - Big K.R.I.T ft. BJ The Chicago Kid - Life Is a Gamble

As Marvin Gaye put it on a joint off his 1972 Trouble Man LP, “Life Is a Gamble,” with any given throw of the dice having the power to make fortunes or take lives. On a freshly-released standout off new mixtape King...Read More

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