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.


January 7, 2013 Chart Recap*Apollo Brown‘s DJBooth-premiered Re-Production of Talib Kweli‘s “Fly Away” retains first place. Ibn Inglor‘s “Cold Winter (another premiere) claims the runner-up position, knocking Mike B.‘s “Dreaming Out Loud” to …...Read More


Talib Kweli

#1 - Talib Kweli - Fly Away (Re-Produced by Apollo Brown)

Next week, The DJBooth will be unleashing the latest EP in our Re-Produced Series, based around Talib Kweli's Attack the Block single, Fly Away. Today, we are proud to present the world premiere of the first of three...Read More

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Ibn Inglor

#2 - Ibn Inglor - Cold Winter

If past years and current forecasts are any indication, it's gonna be another Cold-ass Winter in the Windy City. But listeners shouldn't expect any small talk about the weather on Ibn Inglor's new single. Like its...Read More

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Macklemore x Ryan Lewis

#3 - Macklemore x Ryan Lewis ft. Wanz - Thrift Shop

Sometimes I wonder just how the Seattle bred Irishman Macklemore does what he does. Coming off his most recent release, Same Love, which eloquently addressed the underlying issues associated with homosexuality and same-sex...Read More

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OnCue

#4 - OnCue x Chris Webby - Home

The tragic events of December 14, shook the entire nation—and much of the world—to its core, but none have felt the tragedy more deeply than those who call Connecticut Home. Two up-and-coming rhymesayers hailing from the...Read More

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Mike B.

#5 - Mike B. ft. Breezy Lovejoy - Dreaming Out Loud

Mike B. doesn't wait until bedtime to give his fantasies free rein—for the DJBooth newcomer, rhyming is simply a way of Dreaming Out Loud. The latest single off Mike's next studio album finds the Los Angeles repper drifting...Read More

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Ab-Soul

#6 - Ab-Soul - Only 1

Nowadays, it seems like rappers pop up out of nowhere, often biting one another's styles and creating a whole industry of carbon copied clones. Despite all the parody in the game, there is still Only 1 Ab-Soul. At the...Read More

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Wax

#7 - Wax - We Can't All Be Heroes

As a kid, you might have been told that if you work hard, you can be anything you want to be. While this is all well and good, it is not the most realistic motto. Perhaps some brutal honesty and a dose of reality courtesy of...Read More

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Breezy Lovejoy

#8 - Breezy Lovejoy - 8oom 8ap

As many of our readers probably know firsthand, breakups are very complicated. Sometimes no matter how badly you want to split up you just can't seem to cut ties with your boo. While this may be the case for most, it sounds...Read More

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OnCue

#9 - OnCue - Cereal

When OnCue was a young'n, his family's financial circumstances meant that Cereal was often breakfast and dinner. These days, the Connecticut repper is eating prosciutto and sippin' on Nuvo in the company of models. Coming on...Read More

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J NICS

#10 - J NICS x DJ Burn One ft. Freddie Gibbs - Scale

The Jewish philosopher Maimonides emphasized the importance of every moral choice by asserting, “One should see the world, and see himself as a scale with an equal balance of good and evil.” A walk through the 'hood,...Read More

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Input

#11 - Input - Bombs Over Everything

Despite taking part in our official A3C showcase this past October, INPUT still hasn't been properly introduced in The DJBooth. Today, we correct that oversight by presenting Bombs Over Everything, the lead single off the...Read More

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Dizzy Wright

#12 - 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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Smash Brovaz

#13 - 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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Odd Couple

#14 - Odd Couple & Uno Hype ft. Erick Arc Elliot & XV - 100 Feet Up

Back in June, we heard Uno Hype lend his guest stylings to Average Guy, a track off Odd Couple's then-forthcoming Separated at Birth EP. Evidently, the DMV rhymesayer and Chi-town beat duo enjoyed working together, as they've...Read More

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Hannibal Stax

#15 - Hannibal Stax - Str8 Smashin

Hannibal Stax' Booth debut is Str8 Smashin'--what more is there to say? Well, OK, I'm guessing y'all might want a little background info. Hailing from Brooklyn, N.Y., the underground emcee is a member of acclaimed crew...Read More

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Kahali Oden

#16 - 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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sayknowledge

#17 - sayknowledge - Lap Up

After making his DJBooth debut back in October with Art Goons, the aptly-named sayknowledge is back with his newest single, Lap Up, a cut off of his forthcoming LP. On Lap Up, sayknowledge teams up with producers Mars Today...Read More

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Mac Miller

#18 - Mac Miller ft. Ab-Soul - All the Time

Released under the Pittsburgh indie phenom's “Larry Fisherman” alias, Mac Miller's last feature, Doodling in the Key of C Sharp, earned him props for his willingness to think outside the box, but was a little too...Read More

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Lazurus

#19 - Lazurus ft. KAZE - Read All About It

Extra! Extra! Read All About It! Lazurus and KAZE have teamed up to bring us a chill tune about the special ladies in their lives. Read All About It features a deep, D.R.U.G.S produced beat, that is highlighted by a dope bass...Read More

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Apollo Brown

#20 - Apollo Brown & Guilty Simpson - Parkour

In the past few weeks, Apollo Brown has been touring Australia and New Zealand, while Guilty Simpson is fresh off a run all the way from Los Angeles to Seattle. Now that they have a little downtime, the Motown-repping...Read More

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ProbCause

#21 - ProbCause ft. Action Bronson & Chance the Rapper - Three Course Meal

I hope you're hungry, because the latest single off ProbCause's next street release is a full Three Course Meal. (Figuratively speaking—unfortunately, we haven't perfected the technology to transmit delicious food through...Read More

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Denzil Porter

#22 - Denzil Porter - The Truth

Remember that famous scene from Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson flick A Few Good Men, where Nicholson yells, “You want the truth? You can't handle the truth!”? While Nicholson was talking about what went down the night a...Read More

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N O A H

#23 - N O A H - Namaste

N O A H’s latest offering is titled after an Indian greeting and an oft yoga-associated bowing move, but it doesn’t sound like he's the kind of guy who spends a lot of time practicing spiritual and ascetic disciplines. On...Read More

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