Rap Music Chart


Rap Chart - Beats, rhymes and nothing else - 20 rap songs to get your head-nodding. 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 records.


March 18, 2013 Chart Recap*Last week’s front-runners, Drake‘s “5AM in Toronto” and Trinidad James’ “All Gold Everything,” graduate to our Top Hip Hop and R&B chart this week. Two former top Picks, Drake‘s …...Read More


Drake

#1 - Drake - Started From The Bottom

It might very well seem like just yesterday that Drake released Take Care, but it's actually been 14 months and counting since the YMCMB artist delivered his sophomore album to the masses. Fortunately, fans of the Toronto...Read More

Kid Ink

#2 - Kid Ink ft. Wale & Meek Mill - Bad Ass

Fresh off signing with RCA Records, Kid Ink is undoubtedly feeling like a little bit of a badass. The West Coast repper's own style, toughness and cocky attitude, however, aren't the main focus of his major-label debut...Read More

Big K.R.I.T

#3 - Big K.R.I.T. ft. Bun B - Shine On

On a recent collabo with 9th Wonder, released as part of Crown Royal's digital music series, the Mississippi repper made clear that he intends to rule over the hip-hop game til the stars fall out of the sky. But he's not just...Read More

Fabolous

#4 - Fabolous ft. Chris Brown - Ready

Before you hit “play,” may I suggest lighting a few candles, perhaps slipping into something a little more comfortable? Just making sure you're really and truly Ready for the smoothness in store. The lead single off...Read More

Hit-Boy

#5 - Hit-Boy ft. Audio Push, Problem & Juicy J - T.U.

As anyone who's spent time around alcoholics is aware, “I know my limits,” is secret code for, “I'm gonna get tore up and ain't nobody gonna stop me.” Now, I'm not saying Hit-Boy has a drinking problem but, if his...Read More

DJ Scream

#6 - DJ Scream ft. Future, Wale & Ludacris - Cee-Lo

When you have had a career like Goodie Mobb and Gnarls Barkley member Cee-Lo, it is inevitable that you will come across a few humbling moments. For instance, maybe it was one of his four Grammy wins? It also could be having...Read More

Baby aka Birdman

#7 - Birdman Presents Rich Gang ft. Stevie J., Future, Tyga, Meek Mill & Mystikal - Fly Rich

Its fitting that the Birdman-founded group Rich Gang All-Stars released their debut mixtape during NBA All-Star weekend, because this newly-assembled collective is full of some of the bigger names in the rap game. The first...Read More

Jeezy

#8 - Young Jeezy ft. 2 Chainz - RIP

Hip hop has had its fair share of songs about death. While some, like Puff’s Missing You, are an ode to a fallen friend, a few others, like Eminem’s aptly named Kill You or Pac’s Hit Em Up, focus on the emcee taking a...Read More

A$AP Rocky

#9 - A$AP Rocky ft. Kendrick Lamar, Joey Bada$$, Yela, Danny Brown, Action Bronson & Big KRIT - 1 Train

Quick: list off seven of the hottest new emcees to emerge in the last few years. If you're anywhere near my wavelength, your list will look a lot like the lineup of A$AP Rocky's latest single. Following the tremendously...Read More

Joe Budden

#10 - Joe Budden ft. Wiz Khalifa & French Montana - NBA (Never Broke Again)

Joe Budden, Wiz Khalifa and French Montana may each be at a different stage in his career, but they've got one thing in common: having made it thus far in the game, they're Never goin' Broke Again. The official follow-up to...Read More

Iggy Azalea

#11 - Iggy Azalea - Work

Iggy Azalea hasn't been featured on the solo tip since last October, when she dropped off free mixtape TrapGold, but the ATL-by-way-of-Sydney rapper's been “Work, work, work, workin' on [her] sh*t,” in the meantime....Read More

Vado

#12 - Vado ft. Ace Hood, Meek Mill, French Montana & DJ Khaled - Don't Make Me Do It

Those who prefer the underground scene might see the laundry list of heavy-hitters on this cut and think to themselves, Don’t Make Me Do It. They would be remiss, however, because while Vado’s latest single has some...Read More

Tyga

#13 - Tyga ft. Rick Ross - Dope

Dr. Dre's 1992 debut solo single, Deep Cover, found a West Coast up-and-comer by the name of Snoop Doggy Dogg strapping up to commit “187 on an undercover cop.” Two decades and change later, Tyga resurrects the catch...Read More

Rick Ross

#14 - Rick Ross ft. GunPlay, French Montana, Yo Gotti & Lil Wayne - Hold Me Back (Remix)

Yesterday, in a decisive victory over GOP candidate Mitt Romney, Barack Obama was elected to a second term as President on the United States. Ballin' on the haters just isn't the same without a suitably fly musical...Read More

Trae The Truth

#15 - Trae The Truth ft. Future - Screwed Up

Have you heard the expression “You scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours”? For Trae The Truth and Future, it's not just an expression, but rather words they live by. Last week, Future released visuals for his Long Live...Read More

Lupe Fiasco

#16 - Lupe Fiasco - Light Blue

It's good to see that in between canceling albums and crashing inaugurations, Lupe Fiasco's getting his regular lyrical workout in. Earlier today, the Chi-town heavyweight took to Twitter to unleash a record which he...Read More

B.o.B

#17 - B.o.B x Big Boi - Double or Nothing

When it came time to commission a theme song for upcoming shooter game Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel, Electronic Arts wasn't about to settle for just one big-name artist. No, it had to be Double or Nothing. On this...Read More

Lupe Fiasco

#18 - Lupe Fiasco - Jonylah Forever

This Monday, March 11, in the Woodlawn neighborhood of Chicago, a six-month-old girl named Jonylah Watkins lost her life after an unknown gunman opened fire in the direction of her father, who was changing her diaper at the...Read More

Big K.R.I.T

#19 - Big K.R.I.T. - R.E.M.

Numerous philosophers over the ages have seen our inability to distinguish fantasy from reality while dreaming as an indication that our waking experiences might be equally illusory. It's a little mind-boggling, when you...Read More

Kendrick Lamar

#20 - Kendrick Lamar ft. Drake - Poetic Justice

Featuring an iconic sample and a heavyweight guest feature, Poetic Justice was the one track off Kendrick Lamar's blockbuster debut set that screamed “potential single selection.” After scoring a massive hit with Swimming...Read More

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Trinidad James

#21 - Trinidad Jame$ - Females Welcomed

Way back in November, Trinidad Jame$ made his first Booth appearance thanks to an Enferno produced remix of Females Wanted. Five months and one Def Jam signing later, James is back with the original version of the cut,...Read More

Baby aka Birdman

#22 - Birdman Presents Rich Gang ft. Lil Wayne, Future, Mack Maine & Nicki Minaj - Tapout

Are you a fan of mixed martial arts? What a coincidence—so are Birdman and his Rich Gang posse. But their house rules are a little different than those most of us are familiar with. For example, hitting (so to speak) below...Read More

Yelawolf

#23 - Yelawolf - Way Out

Nothing helps an artist get the word out about a new project more than a blazing hot lead single, and nobody knows this better than the Shady/Interscope young gun, Yelawolf. On the lead single off Trunk Muzik Returns (the...Read More

 

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