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.


November 12, 2012 Chart Recap*Tech N9ne‘s “URALYA” and Sean Price‘s “BBQ Sauce” tumble to fifth and 12th this week. Taking their place on top are two new features, L’Orange‘s “Alone” (a Booth-exclusive world …...Read More


L'Orange

#1 - L'Orange ft. Blu - Alone

First introduced to the DJBooth readership in September of 2011, when he hooked up with Kaimbr, Kon Sci and Legacy to bring us ambitious hustle anthem My Time, independent beatsmith L'Orange returns to our frontpage with a...Read More

Kid Ink

#2 - Kid Ink ft. Machine Gun Kelly - Hell & Back (Remix)

After surviving a trip to Hell & Back, you'd think Kid Ink would be none too anxious to repeat the journey. Today, however, we find the Tha Alumni Music Group signee preparing to do just that—and this time he's brought a...Read More

Pac Div

#3 - Pac Div ft. Blu & Kendrick Lamar - Cross-Trainers

Pac Div have their Cross Trainers laced up, and they're ready to run sh*t. Following previously-featured album inclusions Truth and Black Acura, this jam finds the well-heeled crew consolidating their power over the game with...Read More

Mac Miller

#4 - Mac Miller - These Dayz (Dope Awprah)

In today's accelerated music game, most rising rap stars don't even feel the need to release an album before they start contemplating retirement, adopting alter egoes or announcing that they're not actually rappers after all....Read More

Tech N9ne

#5 - Tech N9ne - URALYA

Nobody likes a liar, but Tech N9ne takes industry bullsh*t a little more personally than most. As evidenced by freshly-released video single URALYA, any mealymouthed suit unlucky enough to fall into the Strange Music capo's...Read More

Dom Kennedy

#6 - Dom Kennedy ft. Tyga & Juicy J - My Type of Party (Remix)

Back in May , Dom Kennedy painted a lyrical picture of his ideal evening on single My Type of Party. There are few soirees that can't be improved with the addition of a couple more dope emcees; thus, the Los Angeles native's...Read More

Sean Price

#7 - Sean Price ft. Freddie Gibbs - Remember

The sheer amount of new music that passes through my headphones on the daily means that, if you were to ask me in the evening which new records I'd listened to just hours ago, I'd be lucky if one or two specific names came to...Read More

Yonas

#8 - YONAS - Thought I Told Yall

On his last feature, YONAS made clear that it doesn't matter whether you're a politician, a priest, a policeman or the Queen of England; if you aren't in the streets with him and his people, the reader fave doesn't Give a...Read More

Rittz

#9 - Rittz ft. Jihad - All We Know

New Strange Music signee Rittz's music undoubtedly has a dark side, but that willingness to shine a light on the parts of life that so often get swept under the rug is part of the appeal. The ATL native has always had a knack...Read More

Hona Costello

#10 - Hona Costello - High

What's Booth newcomer Hona Costello's favorite strain of weed? You might as well ask a parent to pick their favorite child. On his latest single, the Cali-based, Chicago-born spitter celebrates just a few of his greatest...Read More

MURS

#11 - Murs x 9th Wonder - Funeral for a Killer

Though MURS and 9th Wonder chose to channel their energy into making dope music, there are those from their respective 'hoods who, though some combination of will and circumstance, took a darker path. Coming on the heels of...Read More

Sean Price

#12 - Sean Price ft. Pharoahe Monch - BBQ Sauce

BBQ Sauce may typically be reserved for fall-off-the-bone ribs or succulent grilled chicken, but if New York City emcees Sean Price and Pharoahe Monch want to scatter it on their rhymes then we're perfectly fine with that...Read More

LL Cool J

#13 - LL Cool J ft. Joe - Take It

While The DJBooth declined to post Ratchet, the lead single off LL Cool J's forthcoming indie LP, we weren't about to leave the rap veteran's fans hanging. Nearly a year after he made his last appearance with No More, we knew...Read More

Breezy Lovejoy

#14 - Breezy Lovejoy - Straight Jacket

To say that emcee/singer/producer Breezy Lovejoy has had a great year, would be an understatement. After first appearing on DJBooth in April, as a guest of reader faves Wax and Dumbfounded, Breezy has gone on to be featured...Read More

Macklemore x Ryan Lewis

#15 - Macklemore x Ryan Lewis ft. Ben Bridwell - Starting Over

Otherside, the very first Booth feature from Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, saw the former delivering a brutally honest chronicle of his struggle with addiction, and reflecting on the extent to which pop artists bear...Read More

 Gilbere Forte'

#16 - Gilbere Forte - PRAY

Don't let the title of Gilbere Forte's latest video single and EP title track fool you; as a listen to PRAY reveals, the Philly phenom ain't about to get down on his knees for anyone. Here, frequent behind-the-boards...Read More

Earl Sweatshirt

#17 - Earl Sweatshirt - Chum

Since returning from his sojourn to Samoa back in February, Earl Sweatshrt has been relatively quiet, restricting his musical output to a few guest features with Odd Future affiliated artists. Now, however, he's officially...Read More

NIQUE

#18 - NIQUE - Sorry

NIQUE began his #WoodGrainWednesdays with Be OK, a record begging fans' pardon for his almost year-long hiatus from the rap game. This week, he has another apology to make—to his parents, for airing out some familiar dirty...Read More

Rapsody

#19 - Rapsody ft. Heather Victoria - The Drums

Rapsody doesn't need a DeLorean to travel back to 1996; simply throw on a boom-bap rhythm and the North Carolina spitter will find herself transported back to her hip-hop saturated youth. On The Drums, a new single off her...Read More

Sean Price

#20 - Sean Price - Bar-Barian

When it comes to rocking the mic, Sean Price is a f**king warrior—a Bar-Barian, if you will. You can blame that terrible pun on the veteran emcee, who adopts the appellation on the latest single off his forthcoming solo...Read More

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