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 26, 2013 Chart Recap*Formerly in the lead, Ab-Soul‘s “Christopher DRONEr” and Locksmith‘s “Much More” tumble to (respectively) sixth and 12th. Taking their place on top are Terrace Martin‘s “Triangleship” and Tech N9ne‘s …...Read More


Terrace Martin

#1 - 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

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Tech N9ne

#2 - Tech N9ne ft. Wrekonize, Twizted Insane & Snow Tha Product - So Dope

Just how dope is Tech N9ne's latest promotional single, So Dope (They Wanna)? Well, you might want to have a methdone script lined up before hitting play; otherwise, you may find yourself unable to stop listening. A...Read More

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Cam Meekins

#3 - Cam Meekins - Joe Flacco

If you are like me, then you can hardly wait for football season to begin. In addition to watching way too many meaningless preseason games, I have been hard at work prepping for fantasy football. In fact, in all my mock...Read More

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Ugly Heroes

#4 - Ugly Heroes - Me

For some heroes, like Superman, battling the forces of evil is simply second nature. Others, like Batman, are plagued by self-doubt, constantly wondering whether they're equal to the task before them. Midwestern hip-hop crew...Read More

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Dizzy Wright

#5 - Dizzy Wright ft. Logic & Kirk Knight - Untouchable

You know, as awesome as Dizzy Wright's latest Booth feature is, its title makes no sense at all. There are going to be way too many people feeling the record for it to be called "Untouchable." You know what is Untouchable,...Read More

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Ab-Soul

#6 - 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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Jered Sanders

#7 - Jered Sanders - Black

On a classic 1969 single, blues/soul legend Syl Johnson reflected on the sheer amount of struggle and disappointment he'd faced over the course of his life, wondering, “Is It Because I'm Black?” More than half a century...Read More

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Lil Dicky

#8 - Lil Dicky - Jewish Flow

Back in February, we heard Philly emcee Lil Dicky spit about the many perks of life as a Caucasian on White Dude, a mixtape cut which transcended its potentially painful premise by offering an on-point satire of white...Read More

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G-Eazy

#9 - G-Eazy - Been On

While G-Eazy is currently busy traveling the country as part of Weezy's America's Most Wanted Tour, he hasn't taken that as an excuse to stop recording. In between gigs, he found the time to record new single Been On and...Read More

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Rich Kidd

#10 - Rich Kidd ft. Denzil Porter & LordQuest - A Vibe Called Quest

Though Q-Tip, Phife Dawg and Ali Shahad Muhammad are no longer as prominent in the game as they were during the early/mid-90s, new-school artists draw inspiration from the Tribe to this day. On A Vibe Called Quest, a loosie...Read More

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Miami Beat Wave

#11 - Miami Beat Wave, ¡MAYDAY! & ArtOfficial ft. Katie DiCicco - Neighbors

Are you a fan of South Florida independent hip-hop? Then you may get the urge to pinch yourself after learning that local crews Miami Beat Wave, ¡MAYDAY! and ArtOfficial are planning to release a collaborative project, just...Read More

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Locksmith

#12 - 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

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Foster

#13 - Foster - Destiny

After more than a year and a half without a new record from Vibes (Our City dropped back in January of 2012), fans could be forgiven for wondering if the Jersey repper had hung up the mic. Thankfully, that's not the...Read More

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Rapsody

#14 - Rapsody ft. Phonte & Jay Electronica - Jedi Code

With her Gangsta Grillz tape just hours away from release, Jamla Records rhymesayer Rapsody has liberated one last standout cut to whet fans' appetites. Label boss 9th Wonder mans the boards on Jedi Code, pairing grimy organ...Read More

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Stevie Stone

#15 - 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

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Mazon

#16 - Mazon - Sun Roof (Remix)

Sometimes, it takes a minute for the public to recognize greatness. Just ask Picasso or Van Gogh; their sh*t wasn’t poppin' until they were long gone! Mazon, though not a painter, wants to make sure his work is recognized...Read More

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SonReal

#17 - SonReal - Everywhere We Go

Judging by some of the Tweets that are posted and some of the emails that we receive at The DJBooth, it’s safe to say some rappers take themselves wayyyyy too seriously. While it's good to take your craft to heart, what’s...Read More

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Fundament

#18 - 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

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Crooked I

#19 - Crooked I ft. Tena Jones - Nobody Cares

There's nothing easier than averting your gaze when somebody accosts you on the street or in the subway, asking for change—I've done it myself, more times than I'd care to admit. On new single Nobody Cares, Long Beach vet...Read More

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Rich Quick

#20 - Rich Quick ft. Rakka Iriscience & Reef The Lost Cauze - Travelin' Man (STREECE Remix)

Since this is his DJBooth debut, you can’t blame me for not knowing much about Rich Quick. All I (and you) need to know is that Quick has a co-sign from the legendary Tim Armstrong of Rancid and The Transplants; that makes...Read More

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The Kid Daytona

#21 - The Kid Daytona - Hilary

Hilary Swank? Hilary Duff? Saint Hilary of Arleas? After listening to The Kid Daytona's new EP single twice through, I'm still not sure whom the title refers to. Regardless, she must be one hell of a woman to have inspired a...Read More

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Wyld Stylaz

#22 - Wyld Stylaz ft. Dee Goodz - Put in Work

On their last mixtape single, Jersey hip-hop crew Wyld Stylaz took all their stress and Let It Go like a helium balloon, in anticipation of a relaxing weekend. Refreshed and rejuvenated by that miniature vacation, the...Read More

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Blitz The Ambassador

#23 - Blitz The Ambassador ft. Nneka & TY - BISA

DIKEMBE! and African in New York, the previously-featured singles off Blitz the Ambassador's next EP, offered a predominantly upbeat take on the Ghanaian-born, Brooklyn-based emcee's international lifestyle. With his...Read More

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