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 27, 2012 Chart Recap*THURZ’ “Another Number” and Nitty Scott, MC‘s “Flower Child” enter the lineup on top this week, knocking the former front-runners, Logic‘s “My Chain” and Mac Miller‘s “Glow” to, respectively, …...Read More


Nitty Scott, MC

#1 - Nitty Scott, MC ft. Kendrick Lamar - Flower Child

If we were living in the 1960s, Nitty Scott, MC might be rocking bell-bottom jeans, beads and headbands. Even in hoodies, sneakers and hoop earrings, however, the Brooklyn spitter is a Flower Child at heart. The latest leak...Read More

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Mac Miller

#2 - Mac Miller x Pharrell Williams - Glow

Mac Miller's first Pink Slime release Onaroll might be sitting comfortably at the #14 spot on our Independent Music Chart, but the Freestyle Series alum won't hesitate to drop off yet another record from the project. With...Read More

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Logic

#3 - Logic - My Chain

Flipping a page in the book of life from "a lazy-a** boy" to "a man that's on his grind", Logic gets materialistic on new song release My Chain, without selling out lyrically. Four days after concluding his nationwide tour...Read More

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Apathy

#4 - Apathy ft. Bishop Lamont & Blue Raspberry - Be a Better Man

With a name like “Apathy,” you'd think self-improvement would be the last thing on the Connecticut underground mainstay's agenda. As he reveals on his latest single, however, he's anything but indifferent when it comes to...Read More

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Esohel

#5 - Esohel ft. Nitty Scott, MC - Paid Dues

In hip-hop as in most other pursuits, a whole lotta Paid Dues stand between a novice hustler and the success of which he or she has dreamed. Esohel, for one, knows the importance of playing by the rules when you're starting...Read More

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Planet VI

#6 - Planet VI ft. Jarren Benton - Trouble

After sufficiently frightening the population with their previous release American Nightmare, Planet VI (the duo previously known as Rock City) thought they'd lighten things up with a breezy new summer jam. I'm sorry, I'm...Read More

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Rittz

#7 - Rittz ft. Tech N9ne - Bloody Murdah (Remix)

If I can be allowed to drop some insider info, Rittz originally hoped to include Tech N9ne on the original version of Bloody Murdah, but the Strange Music head honcho was too busy, you know, touring more than anyone ever to...Read More

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Wax

#8 - Wax - Paycut (Unplugged)

When you're flush with cash, a relationship with a gold-digging beauty might not seem like such a bad idea. If you're not, however, why overextend your wallet just to delay the inevitable moment when she dumps you for someone...Read More

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Trae The Truth

#9 - Trae The Truth ft. Z-Ro, Kirko Bangz, Bun B, Slim Thug & Paul Wall - I’m From Texas

UPDATE: Click "Watch Video" above for the brand new I'm From Texas visuals. It's no question that the state of Texas has put on for hip-hop in a major way the past eight years, but for whatever reason the state is seriously...Read More

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The Pro Letarians

#10 - The Pro Letarians - Rugrats

No, The Pro Letarians' new promo single, Rugrats, isn't a tribute to the classic Nickelodeon series of the same name. And if that comes as a disappointment, well, maybe it's time to reevaluate your life and move onto some...Read More

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Weapons of Audio

#11 - Weapons of Audio - Dreams

Looks like yU wasn't the only one who enjoyed some artistically stimulating Dreams last night. Whereas the DMV underground rhymesayer's reveries were all about his growth as an emcee, Weapons of Audio had something else...Read More

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Wally Left

#12 - Wally Left - World Series

I have a mental checklist I run through when listening to a new artist to see if their sound and image will appeal to me. It all starts with the cover art, which can immediately intrigue me or start off on the wrong foot....Read More

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Planet VI

#13 - Planet VI ft. Curtis Williams - By Myself

As far as Uptown and A.I. of Planet VI are concerned, solo dolo is the only way to roll. Granted, they're typically found together, and they're willing to make room for the right collaborator—but other than that, they're...Read More

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Full |REBEL| Jacket

#14 - Full |REBEL| Jacket ft. Nikkiya - Higher

With their first Booth feature, mid-July's pensive Purple Lights, Full | REBEL| Jacket set a lofty standard. Can G and Q pole-vault over it with the follow-up? Never say never. Contrary to its title, Higher doesn't have...Read More

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Talib Kweli

#15 - Talib Kweli - To The Music

Unless it features Kat Stacks on the hook and a guest verse from Kim Kardashian, you really can't go wrong with an unreleased record from Brooklyn rhymesayer Talib Kweli. Oh, and did I mention that said song is also produced...Read More

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Ab-Soul

#16 - Ab-Soul - Nibiru

No rapper makes you listen to their track with Wikipedia open in another tab like Ab-Soul. Speaking of which, give me a moment...apparently Nibiru refers to a supposed disastrous encounter between the Earth and a large...Read More

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Sir Michael Rocks

#17 - Sir Michael Rocks ft. Casey Veggies & Mac Miller - Great

Have you heard Sir Michael Rocks' new album? If I had to describe it in one word, that word would be Great. A standout from his afformentioned new project, Great finds the Cool Kids member and #JetLife representer grabbing a...Read More

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Bizzy Crook

#18 - Bizzy Crook - Steal Your Heart

Personally, when I hear the phrase Steal Your Heart I think of that scene from Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom, but that's just because I'm a child of the '80s. Luckily, Bizzy Crook has a far more pleasing sound in mind...Read More

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Chris Webby

#19 - Chris Webby ft. Kid Ink & Bun B - Wait A Minute

Update: Click "Watch Video" above to view the Wait A Minute video. Mobile users can scroll down. Although Freestyle Series Alum Chris Webby has been absent from the Booth since May release I'm In Here, the emcee marks his...Read More

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