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 19, 2013 Chart Recap*Ab-Soul retains first place with “Christopher DRONEr,” but last week’s runner-up, Vic Mensa‘s “Time Is Money,” drops to ninth, ceding its place to Locksmith‘s “Much More” (a new addition). …...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

Locksmith

#2 - Locksmith ft. Jarell Perry - Much More

If Locksmith were a Major League Baseball player, I’d assume that he's been hanging out with A-Rod and Ryan Braun (cough…cough…taking PEDs), because the Bay Area emcee is batting a thousand here in the Booth. His latest...Read More

Terrace Martin

#3 - Terrace Martin ft. Kendrick Lamar - Triangleship

On Can't Choose, the recently-featured Booth debut from JRDN, the T-Dot singer attempted to sidestep the decision between two equally promising woman by inviting both to a romantic dinner for three. Sadly, that solution is...Read More

Ill Poetic

#4 - Ill Poetic ft. Illogic & Young Zone - Clap

If you like this raw cut, don’t just give it a short Clap. Give it a standing ovation, yell “Encore!”, throw roses; do whatever you have to do to let Ill Poetic know you dug it. Who knows—maybe he'll make a few more...Read More

MOOSE

#5 - MOOSE - Time to Set Sail

Though MOOSE met a positive reception when he made his DJBooth debut with LP single AGNB back in October, the Sin City recording artist and producer's taken his sweet time with feature numero dos. With that said, his latest...Read More

MidaZ The BEAST

#6 - MidaZ The BEAST ft. Illustrate - Champion of the Block

Fresh off earning rave reader reviews for last month's aptly-titled Fire, MidaZ The Beast returns to our pages with another blazing-hot song release off his forthcoming debut album. On Champion of the Block, a head-noddable...Read More

Stevie Stone

#7 - Stevie Stone ft. Rittz & Tech N9ne - The Baptism

You aren’t a member of the church of Stevie Stone? Well, hold your nose, dip back and get ready for The Baptism. While the title might make Stone's record sound like a hymn, don’t expect to hear the ominous, Josh 'Karbon'...Read More

KIDD

#8 - KIDD ft. Derek Minor & Gemstones - Royal Lies

In Plato's Republic, Socrates famously argues that rulers can be justified in misleading the populace, provided their untruths contribute to the harmony and stability of society. (As evidenced by recent revelations regarding...Read More

Vic Mensa

#9 - 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

QuESt

#10 - QuESt - NEATO Season

Temperatures are starting to drop and NFL preseason football has begun, which means that it is almost fall. But wait just a minute; Miami emcee QuESt is hitting pause on autumn's arrival, declaring that it is NEATO Season on...Read More

Tech N9ne

#11 - 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

GoldLink

#12 - 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

Fundament

#13 - Fundament - Don't Stop

Not only is this Fundament's first DJBooth feature, but it is also a Booth-exclusive world premiere; I’d call that killing two birds with one stone. My only piece of advice to the T-Dot product (yes, another dope Toronto...Read More

Tech N9ne

#14 - 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

DJ Skizz

#15 - DJ Skizz ft. Roc Marciano, A.G., O.C. & Godfather Pt. 3 - Light Years

It might seem like a contradiction in terms, but there is no better way to describe DJ Skizz's latest feature than to write that it's Light Years ahead of those trying to recapture the magic of days gone by. Though he doesn't...Read More

SZA

#16 - SZA - Teen Spirit

Already home to some of the most buzzed-about emcees in the game, Top Dawg Entertainment is apparently fixing to branch out into the R&B arena. The label's taken on a new “affiliate,” up-and coming songstress SZA. While...Read More

Clear Soul Forces

#17 - 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

Nissim

#18 - NISSIM ft. Bonhom - Live for Now

Back in May, Seattle rhymesayer D. Black returned from a three-year Booth hiatus a changed man: in addition to adopting a new stage name, NISSIM, the artist had converted to Orthodox Judaism. But his mic skills remained as...Read More

Rapsody

#19 - Rapsody - Kingship

If you're rocking a fitted, now would be a good time to remove it: as Rapsody puts it on her new single, “You're in the presence of Kingship.” Whereas its predecessor, Never Know, was a team effort, this cut finds the...Read More

Wrekonize

#20 - 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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Live Percenters

#21 - Live Percenters - Science of the City

One of my favorite lines from J.Cole is, "Cause I'm finna drop knowledge like a Five Percenter." Well, Cole might want to change the "Five Percenter" part to "Live Percenters," because the hip-hop quartet drop some serious...Read More

Connor Evans

#22 - Connor Evans - Issues

No matter who you are, how much money you make, or how many Twitter followers you have, we all have our Issues. Rappers aren't exempt either, but most don’t have the balls to talk about ‘em. Thankfully Connor Evans has...Read More

P. SO

#23 - P.SO - Walter White

If you tuned in for the season premiere of Breaking Bad on Sunday, you already know that, when dealing with Walter White, it's best to tread lightly. With that said, listeners who swallow their trepidation and hit play on...Read More

 

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