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.


July 1, 2013 Chart Recap*Last week’s front-runners, Madchild‘s “Nature of the Beast” and Bas’ “Lit,” fall (respectively) to 12th and fourth. Two new features, Madchild’s own “Underground Kings” and Tech N9ne‘s “See Me,” …...Read More


Madchild

#1 - Madchild - Underground King

I have a soft spot for Madchild, because last July I did my first ever feature writeup on his cut, Monster. I think that might be the first time "soft spot" and "Madchild" have beenused in the same sentence because, as you...Read More

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Tech N9ne

#2 - Tech N9ne ft. B.o.B & Wiz Khalifa - See Me

Tech N9ne has been a frequent presence on our pages of late, contributing guest bars to joints by RA The Rugged Man (Holla-Loo-Yuh), Wrekonize (Freak) and many more, but it's been nearly a year since the Strange Music...Read More

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HaLo

#3 - HaLo x Masta Killa ft. Rocki Evans (of CharlieRED) - No Matter

Summertime is always dope, but this one is shaping up to be even better. Why, you ask? Well, along with the usual sh*t—sunshine, afternoons at the beach, beautiful people in tiny swimsuits—we'll be enjoying new music...Read More

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Bas

#4 - Bas ft. J.Cole & KQuick - Lit

With the temperature rising and school sessions ending, many are already in a summer state of mind even though the official first day of the new season isn't until June 21. Similarly, J.Cole’s label imprint Dreamville has...Read More

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Nick Lyon

#5 - Nick Lyon ft. Dao Jones - Vices

I've always wondered what it would be like to be on the other end of a breakup song, à la Adele’s ex. I have to imagine it would be a little uncomfortable when you hear a song about you all over the place, and it must also...Read More

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Joey BadA$$

#6 - Joey Bada$$ ft. Kirk Knight - Amethyst Rockstar

Next week, barring any further unexpected delays, Joey BadA$$ will be unleashing his latest street album upon the listening populace. Recognizing how long, and how ardently his loyal fans have been anticipating the project,...Read More

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Mac Miller

#7 - Mac Miller ft. Jay Electronica - Suplexes Inside of Complexes & Duplexes

It takes one hell of a lyricist to coax Jay Electronica out of hiding for a guest verse. As such, Mac Miller's latest single should be a wake-up call to any heads who still aren't taking the indie phenom's skills seriously....Read More

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Joey BadA$$

#8 - Joey Bada$$ - 95 Til Infinity

They say every cloud has a silver lining, and Joey Bada$$ fans need to know this now more than ever. While they might be upset that the Pro.Era emcee’s forthcoming project, the Summer Knights LP, was pushed back a few...Read More

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Dom Kennedy

#9 - Dom Kennedy - Nothin Like Me

Even if you had Dom Kennedy's whips, his clothes, his buzz and his paper, something would still be missing from the equation. On Nothin Like Me, a freshly-released standout off DJ Mustard's latest compilation, the West Coast...Read More

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Chris Skillz

#10 - Chris Skillz - Like What

Last we heard from Chris Skillz, it was November 11, 2011 and the Delaware spitter was venting about the commercialization of rap and other heavy subjects on the reader-acclaimed How I Feel. While the mathematical side of me...Read More

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Donnie Trumpet

#11 - Donnie Trumpet ft. Chance the Rapper & Vic Mensa - Zion

Previously featured under the name Nico Segal as one-seventh of (now defunct) Windy City crew Kids These Days, Donnie Trumpet throws his hat into the solo ring with debut single Zion. Named after the fictional city from the...Read More

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Madchild

#12 - Madchild - Nature of the Beast

Whereas most of modern civilization strives to transcend the laws of natural selection, underground hip-hop is one arena in which might still makes right. As such, Swollen Members rhymesayer Madchild is determined to stay at...Read More

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Jon Connor

#13 - Jon Connor ft. Freddie Gibbs - F'N Right

You mean to tell me that two monsters of the Midwest, Jon Connor and Freddie Gibbs, both with big summer project releases, have joined forces on Connor's latest single? F’N Right! As expected when two Booth favorites...Read More

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Statik Selektah

#14 - Statik Selektah ft. Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$, & Mike Posner - The Spark

With his latest solo set less than 24 hours from release, heavyweight DJ/producer Statik Selektah has liberated one last standout cut to tide y'all over. In contrast to the gritty bombast of last week's Camouflage Dons, The...Read More

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¡MAYDAY!

#15 - ¡MAYDAY! - Believers

Let's be real, ¡MAYDAY! haters: if the Floridian crew's acclaimed debut set, Take Me to Your Leader, and myriad dope DJBooth features have failed to impress you, you're probably a lost cause. Or maybe I'm just a cynic. Wrek,...Read More

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Caligula

#16 - Caligula ft. Wiz Khalifa - Fighter Jet

If I had a J for every guest appearance from Wiz Khalifa in the past two weeks, I would have enough foliage to get Willie Nelson higher than a Fighter Jet. After appearing on cuts from Action Bronson, Kelly Rowland, Ty Dolla...Read More

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Actual Proof

#17 - Actual Proof ft. TP - God Willin'

Have you been begging the Man Upstairs for fresh music from First in Flight State duo Actual Proof? Well, consider your prayers answered. Today, Enigma and Sundown return to our pages with God Willin', the lead single off...Read More

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OnCue

#18 - OnCue ft. Ro Ransom - Never Do Better

Considering his KickDrums-assisted single, Machines, was extremely well-received by our staff and readers, it wouldn't be crazy to think that OnCue would Never Do Better. Today, however, the Booth favorite once again exceeds...Read More

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Danny Brown

#19 - Danny Brown ft. A$AP Rocky & Zelooperz - Kush Coma

Back when I used to partake in the herb, I occasionally found myself so blazed I couldn't think, move or do much of anything besides rolling over and going to sleep. Whereas I'd have been hard-pressed to answer a simple...Read More

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Yonas

#20 - Yonas - Girls of Summer

With his next mixtape just a few short weeks away, Yonas has liberated one last preliminary song release off the highly-anticipated set. On Girls of Summer (which, contrary to what its title may suggest, has nothing to do...Read More

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Vinny Cha$e

#21 - Vinny Cha$e ft. Kid Art - Hustle

For the young Vinny Cha$e, collecting gold coins in Super Mario wasn't simply a fun pastime; it was career training for his future Hustle. Kicked off with a nostalgia-inducing video game sample, the NYC buzzmaker's latest...Read More

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Uptown Swuite

#22 - SoulSwuite - Heroes

At the top of the month, Vacaville, Cali rhymesayer Uptown Swuite and New Zealand-based rapper/producer SoulChef brought us the exclusive premiere of Aotearoa Dedicated, their debut single as duo SoulSwuite and the inaugural...Read More

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Charmingly Ghetto

#23 - Charmingly Ghetto - Sleepy People

In today's constantly-wired society, it's not unusual to spend half or more of one's waking hours—along with many of the hours when one should be sleeping—in cyberspace. On new mixtape single Sleepy People, making its...Read More

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