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.


June 24, 2013 Chart Recap*Madchild debuts on top with “Nature of the Beast,” and Bas’ “Lit” climbs from 16th to claim the runner-up position. Last week’s front-runners, Mac Miller‘s “Suplexes Inside of Complexes …...Read More


Madchild

#1 - 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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Bas

#2 - 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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Mac Miller

#3 - 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$$

#4 - 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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Mac Miller

#5 - Mac Miller - Watching Movies

Based on the title of Mac Miller's forthcoming sophomore full-length, I assumed Watching Movies With the Sound Off was one of the Pittsburgh emcee's own hobbies. Turns out, I had it completely twisted; on freshly-minted song...Read More

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Nyzzy Nyce

#6 - Nyzzy Nyce - I Just Rather

They say you only get one shot at a first impression. For DJBooth newcomer Nyzzy Nyce, a true first impression equals a bazooka filled with dynamite aimed at a gas station made of firewood. Excuse my excessive description,...Read More

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Joey BadA$$

#7 - Joey Bada$$ - Word Is Bond

Joey BadA$$' dense, allusive lyricism may require the occasional RapGenius visit to untangle, but he's never simply playing with words. On the first single off his next street release, the Brooklyn buzzmaker emphasizes his...Read More

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Statik Selektah

#8 - 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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Flatbush ZOMBiES

#9 - Flatbush ZOMBiES - Palm Trees

Fresh off lending their flows to Camouflage Dons, a single off Statik Selektah's Extended Play LP, the Flatbush ZOMBiES bounce back with the latest release off their own forthcoming set. As those familiar with the trio's...Read More

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Tory Lanez

#10 - Tory Lanez - Up (Fell in Love)

With his last two features garnering an almost five star average rating, Tory Lanez has Boothies falling head over heels in love with his unique, diverse style; fitting the title of his latest effort is Up (Fell In Love). On...Read More

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Caligula

#11 - 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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Connor Evans

#12 - Connor Evans - Kings, Queens & Love

Connor Evans' last feature, May's Hipsters and PrimaDonnas, found the Redlands, Cali native chronicling his weed and liquor-fueled relationship with a fast-living party girl. In the wake of that whirlwind romance, the artist...Read More

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A.Dd+

#13 - A.Dd+ - Where You Been?

Considering it's been upwards of a year since A.Dd+ last solo feature, the Dallas duo's fans in the Booth are probably like, “Where You Been?” On this freshly-minted single, they respond to listeners' queries: “I've...Read More

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Freddie Gibbs

#14 - Freddie Gibbs - Eastside Moonwalker

Freddie Gibbs hails from Gary, Indiana, but I guess he has danced his way to the East Coast, because his latest effort is titled Eastside Moonwalker. I really shouldn’t joke (if you can call that a joke) about this song,...Read More

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D-Pryde

#15 - D-Pryde - Lifted

Absent from our pages since dropping off Highway back in 2011, T-Dot buzzmaker D-Pryde makes his triumphant return to The DJBooth with a freshly-minted single off his next EP. On this breezy summer jam, Chris “Flict”...Read More

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Statik Selektah

#16 - Statik Selektah ft. Smif N Wessun & Flatbush ZOMBiES - Camouflage Dons

If you haven’t had a chance to check out the tracklist for Statik Selektah’s forthcoming Extended Play album, all you really need to know is that there are roughly one million dope features. One of the more interesting...Read More

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Donnie Trumpet

#17 - 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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Danny Brown

#18 - 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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Jon Connor

#19 - 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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Lorenzo Asher

#20 - Lorenzo Asher ft. Royce Da 5'9 - Net Worth

Lorenzo Asher's Booth features to date have seen the Cleveland-by-way-of-Philly spitter grappling with heavy subject matter: Begin found him expressing uncertainty over his future, and The Color of Ignorance dealt with the...Read More

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Tory Lanez

#21 - Tory Lanez - Fourteen & 40's

When I was 14, I was busy playing Grand Theft Auto and Halo and watching Spongebob. Tory Lanez may have enjoyed those activities as well, but his 14th year holds a deeper significance: that's when he first picked up the mic....Read More

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Lungz

#22 - Lungz - Paper on My Mind

Last we heard from Lungz, on a late-March EP single, the success of the Windy City repper's hustle had him shouting, “Oh Boy!” While Booth readers weren't quite so enthused, he didn't let that joint's lukewarm reception...Read More

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The Incomparable Shakespeare

#23 - The Incomparable Shakespeare - Tried by 12 Brooklyn Kidz [Freestyle]

Friends, Booth-ians, countrymen, lend me your ears and take a listen to Tried By 12 Brooklyn Kidz. OK, so you aren’t lending me your ears—really, you are lending them to The Incomparable Shakespeare—but you get the...Read More

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