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.


August 12, 2013 Chart Recap*Ab-Soul‘s “Christopher DRONEr” debuts on top this week, knocking Tech N9ne‘s “Fragile” to fifth. The former runner-up, R.A. The Rugged Man‘s “Underground Hits (Remix),” tumbles to 18th, ceding its …...Read More


Ab-Soul

#1 - Ab-Soul - Christopher DRONEr

Let it not be said that Ab-Soul shies away from controversy. On his latest feature, the Top Dawg Entertainment signee combines two of the most provocative topics in recent memory—cop killer Christopher Dorner and the US...Read More

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Vic Mensa

#2 - Vic Mensa ft. Rockie Fresh & Beldina - Time Is Money

Hollywood LA, the last single off Vic Mensa's debut mixtape, found the Kids These Days alumnus and fellow Chi-Town buzzmaker Lili K. getting lifted on that famous Cali kush. On follow-up Time Is Money, the rhymesayer comes...Read More

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Tech N9ne

#3 - Tech N9ne ft. T-Pain - B.I.T.C.H.

You might think you know what the title of Tech N9ne’s latest single, B.I.T.C.H., means, but please, get your mind out of the gutter. OK, so I can’t blame you for thinking it meant that, but it actually stands for...Read More

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GoldLink

#4 - GoldLink - Electronic Relaxation

Though J. Cole recently brought the sample back into the public consciousness with Forbidden Fruit, a Kendrick Lamar-assisted standout off his sophomore set, he's only the latest of many to draw inspiration from jazz veteran...Read More

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Tech N9ne

#5 - Tech N9ne ft. Kendrick Lamar, ¡MAYDAY! & Kendall Morgan - Fragile

When I hear the word “Fragile,” I think of my grandma's china, newborn babies and the like. I most definitely don't think of Tech N9ne's music, most of which is so hard-hitting and aggressive I'd be afraid to play it in...Read More

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David Dallas

#6 - David Dallas ft. Freddie Gibbs - My Mentality

My Mentality when preparing to listen to a cut from David Dallas is much different than when I am prepping for a Freddie Gibbs cut. With Dallas I am ready for a heartfelt effort, whereas with Gibbs I am grabbing a helmet and...Read More

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Madchild

#7 - Madchild - Crazy

Words like “love," "fire" and "baby" are constantly used in the titles of songs, whether or not they're actually fitting. Another word to add to that growing list of clichés is "Crazy." While this is the 46th feature with...Read More

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Clear Soul Forces

#8 - Clear Soul Forces - Ain't Playin

If you tuned in for Clear Soul Forces' previous features, Won Too and Beats x Rhymes x Life, you should already be aware that tomfoolery ain't on their agenda. For those slow on the uptake, however, their latest effort offers...Read More

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Tech N9ne

#9 - Tech N9ne ft. Serj Tankian - Straight out the Gate

Some rhymesayers need to warm up before unleashing their most most dazzling flows. Strange Music ringleader Tech N9ne, on the other hand, is “incredible Straight out the Gate.” On the latest single off his recently...Read More

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Tyrone Briggs

#10 - Tyrone Briggs - Spartacus

If you are a film buff, you surely know of the famous scene in Spartacus in which the title character's brethren protect him by each belting out the famous line, “I am Spartacus.” While it might have worked for him, the...Read More

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Add-2

#11 - Add-2 - Sorry Kanye but This Verse Is Better

Last month, Kanye West announced via Twitter, “The 2nd verse of New Slaves is the best rap verse of all time….meaning … OF ALL TIME IN THE HISTORY OF RAP MUSIC, PERIOD.” Ridiculous? Of course—but, since it was...Read More

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Rapsody

#12 - Rapsody ft. Nipsey Hussle, Ab-Soul & Terrace Martin - Never Know

With a new project on the horizon, NC emcee Rapsody is back to remind us that she is a quiet force to be reckoned with. If you're familiar with her work, then you already know what's up, as her new single Never Know is like...Read More

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Tech N9ne

#13 - Tech N9ne ft. B.o.B & Wiz Khalifa - See Me

Tech N9ne has been a frequent presence on our pages of late, contributing guest bars to joints by RA The Rugged Man (Holla-Loo-Yuh), Wrekonize (Freak) and many more, but it's been nearly a year since the Strange Music...Read More

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Astro

#14 - Astro - Crazy

Fresh off earning positive reader reviews for mixtape lead single Don't Test Me, B.K. rap wunderkind Astro returns to our pages with a new promo cut not attached to his sophomore project. On Crazy, a minimal BMC beat sets the...Read More

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Gerald Walker

#15 - Gerald Walker - Gravity

When you're as fly as Gerald Walker, the law of Gravity is really more of a suggestion. On a freshly-minted single off his forthcoming studio debut, the Milwaukee-repping reader fave invites us to join him as he gets so...Read More

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Ezko

#16 - Ezko - No Conversation

There are few things that frustrate me more than boring small talk, but my dislike for chitchat doesn't even compare to the burning hatred Ezko displays on his latest single. Attempts to engage the Gaithersburg, Maryland...Read More

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Wrekonize

#17 - Wrekonize ft. Crooked I - Adrenaline

Adrenaline, also known as epinephrine, is an endogeneous hormone and neurotransmitter released into the bloodstream in response to stressful or emotionally arousing events. While there's nothing especially anxiety-inducing...Read More

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R.A. The Rugged Man

#18 - R.A. The Rugged Man ft. Hopsin & Jarren Benton - Underground Hits (Remix)

Back in April, R.A. The Rugged Man stepped into the Booth with Underground Hits, a single that managed to sound grimy despite being based around a Mozart sample (Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, to be specific). Today, the record...Read More

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Allan Rayman

#19 - Allan Rayman - Phoenix

OK, last chance; if Allan Rayman's latest feature doesn’t convince you to download his Booth-hosted album, H.O.H.W, we're gonna step through your computer screen and slap you right in the face. While it might sound drastic,...Read More

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Blue Gold

#20 - Blue Gold - Running From My Life

Introduced to the Booth via the massively-acclaimed Make a Move at the top of the month, Boston crew Blue Gold return to our pages with the freshly-released follow-up single off their collaborative debut—and it just so...Read More

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C-Note

#21 - C-Note ft. J. Nolan, Co$$ & Mistah FAB - Brutality

With the Travyon Martin verdict, as well as the countless examples of police Brutality that go unaddressed every day, some of us have had enough; C-Note sure has. On this DJBooth premiere, the Bay Area beatsmith has taken to...Read More

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Nick Weaver

#22 - Nick Weaver - Feelin'

We here at The DJBooth try very hard to bring our readers nothing but quality records on each and every new feature, but no matter how hard we try we know that sometimes its simply impossible to please everyone. Unless, of...Read More

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Kidd Upstairs

#23 - Kidd Upstairs - A La Mode

If you've got any ice cream in the freezer, now would be a good time to grab a few scoops; Kidd Upstairs latest feature is best enjoyed A La Mode. (Granted, I can't think of a song that wouldn't sound better over a dish of...Read More

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