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.


December 10, 2012 Chart Recap*Dizzy Wright‘s “Fly High” retains first this week, but the runner-up, Apollo Brown and Guilty Simpson‘s “Nasty,” drops to fourth. Taking the latter’s place in second is a new …...Read More


Dizzy Wright

#1 - Dizzy Wright ft. Nikkiya - Fly High

Attention DJBooth readers: Dizzy Wright’s flight to stardom is now boarding. Once on board please be prepared to Fly High, as Wright, joined by Booth favorite Nikkiya, explains on his latest video single. SupaHotBeats'...Read More

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Chamillionaire

#2 - Chamillionaire ft. DA (of Chester French) - Show Love

Last heard expressing his fidelity to his home streets on February EP cut Won't Change, Chamillionaire returns to our front page with a promo single dedicated to a human object of his affection. On this Adamack and...Read More

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Trinidad James

#3 - Trinidad James - Females Welcomed (Enferno Remix)

Booth newcomer Trinidad James has been on quite the streak of bad luck lately; as the ATL rapper himself puts it, “My side b*tch, my main b*tch and my main ho ain't feelin' me no more.” His loss, however, represents a...Read More

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Apollo Brown

#4 - Apollo Brown & Guilty Simpson ft. Planet Asia - Nasty

If I were to say that I find black licorice to be Nasty—and I do—there's bound to be at least one person who challenges my opinion in the comment section below. When it comes to Apollo Brown and Guilty Simpson's latest...Read More

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Fashawn

#5 - Fashawn ft. Wiz Khalifa - Medicine Man (Drug Free)

If you're anything like me, seeing the subtitle “Drug Free” on a record by Fashawn, with guest bars by Wiz Khalifa, provoked a reflexive eyebrow-raise of epic proportions. And your/my incredulity is justified—in...Read More

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Kahali Oden

#6 - Kahali Oden - A Letter to My Kids

Since dropping off mixtape single and title track Castle Collectors back in June, the West Coast emcee formerly known as Mean Doe Green (and, before that, as Doey Rock) decided to continue his musical hustle under his birth...Read More

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Earl Sweatshirt

#7 - Earl Sweatshirt - Chum

Since returning from his sojourn to Samoa back in February, Earl Sweatshrt has been relatively quiet, restricting his musical output to a few guest features with Odd Future affiliated artists. Now, however, he's officially...Read More

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Micky Munday

#8 - Micky Munday - Glass House

They say you shouldn't throw stones when you're living in a Glass House, and that goes double when your target is Micky Munday; as he warns the haters on his first Booth feature, he won't hesitate to fire back. The latest...Read More

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nuLOVE

#9 - nuLOVE ft. Wally Left, Freakmite & Deon - Riki-Oh

Google tells me that Riki-Oh is also the title of a popular Japanese comic, but if you're like me and don't know the first thing about manja, you can just remember that Riki-Oh was (likely) the first time you heard nuLOVE. A...Read More

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Chase N. Cashe

#10 - Chase N. Ca$he ft. A$AP Rocky - Beastin

Many, if not most dudes would take offense if you accused them of being a “motherf**kin' dog” when it came to their dealings with females. Chase N. Cashe and A$AP Rocky, on the other hand, wear the label like a badge of...Read More

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Wu-Block

#11 - Wu-Block ft. Ghostface Killah, Sheek Louch & Inspectah Deck - Bust Shots (Andrew Kelley Remix)

Remember Andrew Kelley, the A&R/producer who hooked up with The DJBooth to drop Raekwon remix LP Dope on the Table in late 2011? Well, he's still in the business of revamping joints by Wu-Tang affiliates, and one of his...Read More

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Masta Killa

#12 - Masta Killa x 9th Wonder - Food

After six years without a solo LP, Masta Killa has got a little rebuilding to do. Thus, in the interest of pulling new fans into the fray, the founding Wu Tang member's dedicated his latest single to the most...Read More

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Wax

#13 - Wax - Toothbrush

On the viral smash lead video single off Wax's forthcoming debut album, the DMV native and comedian filled us in on his romance with Rosana, a dime piece whose beauty is only matched by her insatiable libido. What, could...Read More

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Novel

#14 - Novel ft. Amir Taron - Hotels & Heartbreak

Never one to shy away from the darker corners of human experience, Novel has dug even deeper than usual in the lead-up to his next project release. Having lamented the tendency of true love to go sour on I Know Now and used...Read More

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Roc Marciano

#15 - Roc Marciano - Deeper

From Roc Marciano's rhymes, it was clear the man was deep in the game, but it turns out that he may have been even Deeper than we'd imagined. On a fresh song release off his latest independent full-length, the Hampstead, New...Read More

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Emilio Rojas

#16 - Emilio Rojas - Whisper

The last single off Emilio Rojas' forthcoming mixtape, an homage to Raekwon's classic Ice Cream, provided an unlikely setting for some serious soul-searching on the topic of familial loyalty. The follow-up, Whisper, finds the...Read More

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Soul Khan

#17 - Soul Khan ft. Akie Bermiss - The Machine

Last we saw Soul Khan, the NYC rhymesayer was sending up hip-hop's our whole damn culture's disrespectful attitude toward women in the official visuals for Not Like That, a single off the artist's next EP. The latest release...Read More

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Smash Brovaz

#18 - Smash Brovaz ft. Richie Sosa - The Kitchen

In case you have been hibernating, or you just totally lost track of the date, tomorrow is Thanksgiving, which means many of you will be spending time in the kitchen mashing potatoes and basting that juicy, scrumptious...Read More

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The Seed

#19 - The Seed ft. Rakaa (of Dilated Peoples) - Hands High

Fans at a hip-hop show can always count on an emcee instructing everyone to “throw your hands up high!” Whether it’s a backpacker or trap-rapper, the command to get your get your Hands High is the universal call for...Read More

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Dotropolis

#20 - Dotropolis - Morton Groove

Situated 15 miles and change from the celebrated hip-hop city of Chicago, Morton Grove is a prosperous suburb frequently featured in articles with titles like “Top 10 Cities to Raise a Family.”” As such, it's a far cry...Read More

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