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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 records.


April 22, 2013 Chart Recap*Last week’s front-runners, Jay-Z‘s “Open Letter” and Talib Kweli‘s “Come Here” make the jump to our Top Hip Hop and R&B Chart. Taking their place on top are two …...Read More


Drake

#1 - Drake ft. James Fauntelroy - Girls Love Beyonce

Far be it from me to doubt Drake's knowledge of the female gender, but it doesn't take a Don Juan to determine that Girls Love Beyoncé. Obvious thesis aside, though, the latest effort from Aubrey Graham is well-deserving of...Read More

DJ Khaled

#2 - DJ Khaled ft. Drake, Lil Wayne & Rick Ross - No New Friends (SFTB Remix)

When you hit it big, you'll find people who never previously gave you the time of day lining up around the block to be a part of your life. Flattering as all that attention undoubtedly is, opportunistic hangers-on tend not to...Read More

DJ Felli Fel

#3 - DJ Felli Fel ft. Ne-Yo, Tyga & Wiz Khalifa - Reason to Hate

Like many rap-game movers and shakers, DJ Felli Fel bears no animosity toward his haters—in fact, he kinda enjoys having 'em around. That's why, every day, he strives to give them a new Reason to Hate. Bitter bloggers and...Read More

T.I.

#4 - T.I. ft. Kendrick Lamar, B.o.B & Kris Stephens - Memories Back Then

When a top-tier artist drops an album as dope as Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head, you can be sure that there are a few quality cuts that, for whatever reason, didn't make it onto the final tracklist. In the case of Memories...Read More

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

Baby aka Birdman

#6 - Birdman Presents Rich Gang ft. Lil Wayne, Future, Mack Maine & Nicki Minaj - Tapout

Are you a fan of mixed martial arts? What a coincidence—so are Birdman and his Rich Gang posse. But their house rules are a little different than those most of us are familiar with. For example, hitting (so to speak) below...Read More

A$AP Rocky

#7 - 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

Wiz Khalifa

#8 - Wiz Khalifa ft. Akon - Let It Go

Wiz Khalifa's worked his ass off to get to where he is today, but still, even he has to be surprised at the short time it's taken him to grow from a hungry rap buzzmaker to (as Nathan S. observed in his review of the artist's...Read More

Game

#9 - 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

Fabolous

#10 - 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

XV

#11 - XV - C3PO

Later today, Square Bound Music/Warner Bros. rhymesayer XV will be unleashing his 4:15 Mixtape Anthology, a project compiling highlights off each of his street albums to date, as well as four previously-unreleased cuts. One...Read More

Future

#12 - 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

Baby aka Birdman

#13 - 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

Ludacris

#14 - Ludacris ft. Young Jeezy - Raised in the South

Through Ludacris has long been regarded as a dark horse contender for best rapper alive, the so-so quality of recent material has led some (including our own Nathan S.) to speculate the he may have—dare I say it—fallen...Read More

Kid CuDi

#15 - Kid CuDi - Immortal

Back in 2009, alt-hip hop heavyweight Kid CuDi linked up with indie-rockers MGMT (as well as electronic act Ratatat) to create Pursuit of Happiness, a Man on the Moon inclusion which went on to achieve Platinum certification...Read More

Lupe Fiasco

#16 - 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

Big K.R.I.T

#17 - 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

Lloyd Banks

#18 - 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

Fat Joe

#19 - 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

Lil Wayne

#20 - 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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Common

#21 - Common x Cocaine 80s - Congratulations

So far, pre-marriage theme songs are two-for-two in my book. International Players Anthem from UGK and Outkast was the first, and is still in my regular rotation, and now Common and No I.D have given the wedding theme a...Read More

Wale

#22 - 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

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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