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 8, 2013 Chart Recap*Madchild‘s “Underground King” drops from first to eighth this week, allowing Tech N9ne‘s “See Me” to climb from second to first. GQ‘s “Get Fly,” premiered in the Booth …...Read More


Tech N9ne

#1 - 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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GQ

#2 - GQ - Get Fly

Spirits a little low this morning? Not to worry—GQ has stopped by the Booth with a little something to help you Get Fly. (And it's a Booth-exclusive world premiere, so you don't have to worry about readers of other sites...Read More

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Big Remo

#3 - Big Remo ft. Styles P - Slum Livin

Thus far in Summer of Jamla, 9th and company are two for two in the Booth; HaLo's No Matter and Actual Proof's God Willin' have both earned stellar reviews from our readership. Hoping to continue his clique's winning streak,...Read More

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Actual Proof

#4 - 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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Joey BadA$$

#5 - Joey Bada$$ ft. Smoke DZA - Death of YOLO

You heard it here first, Booth readers: Joey Bada$$ has laid mainstream rap's most ubiquitous catchphrase to rest, once and for all. OK, maybe not. Though this cut, a staff-selected standout off the Pro.Era ringleader's...Read More

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Nick Lyon

#6 - 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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HaLo

#7 - 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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Madchild

#8 - 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

#9 - 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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Jon Connor

#10 - Jon Connor ft. Chris Webby & Smoke DZA - When I Was Young

Jon Connor may be part of the Midwestern vanguard but, when he's not busy pushing the game forward, he does feel the occasional pang of nostalgia for the past. Coming on the heels of last week's Freddie Gibbs-assisted F'n...Read More

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Bas

#11 - 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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Connor Evans

#12 - Connor Evans ft. Vic Mensa - Ridin' on a Storm

With his next street album on the horizon, Connor Evans is two for two in the Booth: both lead effort Hipsters & PrimaDonnas and follow-up Kings, Queens & Love received at least four out of five stars from our readership....Read More

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Joey BadA$$

#13 - 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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Allan Rayman

#14 - Allan Rayman - H.O.H.W

Seriously, they must be putting something in the water in Canada, because our neighbors to the North seem to spit out unique, talented artists like a factory—from the ever-popular The Weeknd to rap game powerhouse Drake....Read More

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J NICS

#15 - J NICS - 24/7

As fans in the Booth have likely noticed, J NICS has been less active than usual thus far in 2013, only breaking his silence to drop the occasional guest verse. Which isn't to say the South Florida flame-spitter's been off...Read More

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Killa Key

#16 - Killa Key - Love on a Two Way Street

While the title "Love on a Two Way Street" might not ring a bell, I have zero doubt every one of you has heard the song in one form or another; the original '70s soul cut was the basis for Jay-Z’s smash-hit, Empire State of...Read More

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Cobe Obeah

#17 - Cobe Obeah - Come Alive in August

Damn, it’s already July? Just yesterday it felt like summer was beginning, and now fall is on the distant horizon. While most of us have been enjoying the nice weather and BBQs for two months, some, like Cobe Obeah, still...Read More

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Donnie Trumpet

#18 - 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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Locksmith

#19 - Locksmith ft. Jarell Perry - You Never Know

As he watched criminals being led to their execution during his imprisonment in the Tower of London, English Reformer John Bradford famously stated, “There, but for the grace of God, goes John Bradford.” In a similar...Read More

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Boaz

#20 - Boaz ft. Sean Price & Illa Ghee - Psycho Killa

When it comes to this rap sh*t, Boaz is a Psycho Killa. Last glimpsed Gettin' After That Money on a September 2012 LP inclusion, the Pittsburgh representative and Rostrum Records signee has returned to remind us just how...Read More

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BURNTmd

#21 - BURNTmd - Auschwitz

As many have noted, consumer capitalism has led to an excess of choices that aren't really choices at all; if you don't believe me, count the types of barbecue sauce on offer at your local supermarket, then count how many...Read More

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DJ Sidereal

#22 - DJ Sidereal ft. Finding Novyon & D. Glove - All I Need Is Sunshine

Unsurprisingly considering his stage name (“of, relating to or expressed in relationship to stars or contellations”), Minneapolis-based newcomer DJ Sidereal has a soft spot for those glowing orbs in the sky. And, as as...Read More

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Leather Corduroys

#23 - Leather Corduroys & theMIND - Prophet

Joey Purp and Kami de Chukwu, two previously-featured members of Chi-town's SAVEMONEY collective, have come together to form hip-hop duo Leather Corduroys. Their first release as a crew, new promo single Prophet, finds the...Read More

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