Independent Music Chart


Independent Chart - Allergic to the mainstream? Check out our top 20 indie tracks. 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 29, 2013 Chart Recap*Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Can’t Hold Us” drops from first to second this week, unseated by Tory Lanez’ newly-released single, “Do It on the Low.” The former runner-up, K. …...Read More


Tory Lanez

#1 - Tory Lanez - Hate Me on the Low

In this day and age, it seems as though hating is a full-time job. Some haters like to go all Chappelle's Show (Player Haters Ball) with it, taking pride in knocking someone else’s success. Haters of Tory Lanez, however,...Read More

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Macklemore x Ryan Lewis

#2 - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Ray Dalton - Can't Hold Us

When we first featured Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Can't Hold Us, back in August of 2011, the Seattle duo were just a minuscule blip on the national radar. Three years later, with a Billboard number one hit under their belts...Read More

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Mac Miller

#3 - Mac Miller - S.D.S.

Sixteen months after the release of smash-hit debut set Blue Slide Park, Mac Miller has liberated the lead single off studio album number two. S.D.S. (Somebody Do Something) reveals that the introspective, occasionally...Read More

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Chris Webby

#4 - Chris Webby ft. Dizzy Wright - Turnt Up

After Saturday's THC-drenched festivities, casual marijuana users are likely feeling a little burnt out. For those elite smokers who rolled out of bed this morning ready for another blunt, through, Chris Webby's latest promo...Read More

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Ab-Soul

#5 - Ab-Soul ft. Mac Miller - The End Is Near

Ab-Soul has seen the future, and it ain't looking too bright... for sucker emcees, anyway. On new promo single The End Is Near, the TDE solider informs his competition that they aren't long for this world. After prophesying...Read More

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K. Sparks

#6 - K. Sparks - Autumn Blues

I know what you're thinking: how the f**k could K. Sparks have the Autumn Blues in the middle of April? Maybe he recorded the song last fall. Perhaps, like God, quality hip-hop transcends space and time. Whatever the...Read More

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Joey Fatts

#7 - Joey Fatts ft. A$AP Rocky & Danny Brown - Choppa

Joey Fatts may be a new face in the Booth but, assuming that birds of a feather flock together, a glance at the feature lineup on Choppa should be enough to turn your average Booth reader into a fan. Of course—to bust out a...Read More

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Jarren Benton

#8 - Jarren Benton ft. Hemi - Razor Blades and Steak Knives

Back in January, we heard Jarren Benton celebrate his addition to the Funk Volume stable with FV2013, an action-packed ensemble cut off the San Fernando Valley imprint's Knock Madness compilation. Today, the ATL repper and...Read More

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Archie Bang

#9 - Archie Bang - Rebirth (Of Ill)

The first DJBooth feature from Archie Bang sounds like the birth of a long career on our front page. It is also, according to the artist, the Rebirth (Of Ill). Moreover, it marks the demise of the Brooklyn emcee's rivals in...Read More

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Clear Soul Forces

#10 - Clear Soul Forces - Beats x Rhymes x Life

When crafting a list of the most prominent and influential urban record labels of all-time, it's safe to say that Death Row is right up there, next to Bad Boy and Def Jam, among a handful of others. A label that you should...Read More

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Reckonize Real

#11 - Reckonize Real ft. Torae, M-Dot & Tribeca - The Business

If real recognize real, then the real among our readers are sure to recognize Reckonize Real. Based on his latest record, I reckon Reckonize Real is as real as they come. Tongue-twisters aside, I think ya'll will agree that...Read More

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Greg Grease

#12 - Greg Grease - Black King Cole

As anyone with open eyes is aware, our supposedly “post-racial” society is anything but. No amount of oppression, discrimination and inequity, however, can erase Greg Grease's pride in his people and culture. On EP lead...Read More

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Rittz

#13 - Rittz - Like I Am

If it feels like only yesterday Rittz stepped into the Booth with the Mike Posner-assisted Switch Lanes, well, that's because it was yesterday. But, considering the level of acclaim the Strange Music emcee routinely receives...Read More

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Shane Eli

#14 - Shane Eli ft. Jason Caesar - Die Alone

In his Pensées, the French philosopher Blaise Pascal wrote, “We are fools to depend upon the society of our fellow-men. ...[T]hey will not aid us; we shall Die Alone.” Following February's Prelude to a Kill, the second...Read More

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Joey BadA$$

#15 - Joey BadA$$ - Day in the Life

More than any other individual artist, Brooklyn wunderkind Joey BadA$$ is emblematic of the recent revitalization of the Big Apple hip-hop scene. It's only right, then, that the Unorthodox emcee be featured prominently on...Read More

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Statik Selektah

#16 - Statik Selektah ft. Raekwon, Joey BadA$$ & Black Thought - Bird's Eye View

From where Statik Selektah's perched, other artists look like a bunch of scurrying ants. On single numero uno off his next studio album, the Boston heavyweight enlists a few of his most lyrically-talented homies to offer a...Read More

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Adonis

#17 - Adonis ft. Killah Trakz x REKS - We're All One

As long as systemic racism has existed, internal divisions have prevented oppressed communities from presenting a unified front against injustice. On his latest single and solo Booth debut (he was previously featured as a...Read More

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Marco Polo

#18 - Marco Polo ft. Talib Kweli & DJ Premier - G.U.R.U.

Tomorrow, April 19, marks the third anniversary of Guru's death from cancer. Despite his untimely passing, the Gang Starr co-founder's influence is alive and well among underground artists and heads. On G.U.R.U, the second...Read More

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Gerald Walker

#19 - Gerald Walker - One Life to Live

Gerald Walker only has One Life to Live, so he isn't letting a second go to waste. But unlike most proponents of the “YOLO” philosophy, for whom The Motto serves as license to do dumb sh*t, the Milwaukee emcee has decided...Read More

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Add-2

#20 - Add-2 - Underdog

On Rings & Crowns, featured earlier this month, Add-2 expressed confidence that he was destined to join the ranks of hip-hop royalty. For now, though, the Windy City emcee remains a hungry Underdog. And I do mean hungry. As...Read More

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Village Of Pharaohs

#21 - Village of Pharaohs - High Esteem

As evidenced by the rave reviews the underground crew have garnered for their previous features, Hwy85 and Is It Love, North Carolina's Village of Pharaohs is a crew our readers hold in very High Esteem. Which makes it all...Read More

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Da Youngfellaz

#22 - Da YoungFellaz - Fnck A Rap Critic

Another Hump Day is upon us - if you're encouraged by the fact that we are officially midway through another work week, then why not treat yourself to some good music that will tide you over until the weekend? May we suggest...Read More

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Astro

#23 - Astro - Catchin' Wreck

Back in February, Astro made his official entrance into the game with Deadbeats & Lazy Lyrics, a debut street release which found the 17-year-old Brooklynite and former X Factor contestant rhyming like a seasoned vet. Not...Read More

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