Rap Music Chart - April 16, 2012


Welcome to the Booth's Top Rap Chart! As always, your feedback has determined which songs made the cut. Each chart’s lineup is calculated using a special DJBooth Formula that takes into account member ratings and reviews as well as features’ overall popularity.

*Last week's front-runners, Kendrick Lamar's "The Recipe" and CyHi the Prince's "A-Town" make the jump to our Top Hip Hop and R&B lineup this week. Two new features, Drake's "HYFR" and David Banner's "Californication," take their places in the top two.

*Debuting along with the top two, Big K.R.I.T., CyHi Booth-premiered "The Open Letter (Freestyle)," 2 Chainz' "Riot," Kirko Bangz' "Drank in My Cup (Remix)," J. Cole's "Sideline Story" and Diggy Simmons' "Two Up" claim third, fourth, fifth, 10th, 11th and 19th.

*Formerly in our Top Picks lineup, Nas' "The Don," MGK's "Wild Boy (Remix)," Wale's "Ambition" and Yelawolf's "Thank You" land in sixth, eighth, 13th and 5th.

*Edged out by the newcomers, Nicki Minaj's "Roman Reloaded," Big K.R.I.T.'s "I Got This Here," David Banner's "Believe," Swizxz Beatz' "Street Knock," Busta Rhymes' "Why Stop Now (Remix)" and J. Cole's "Grew Up Fast" make their exit from the chart.

1. David Banner ft. Snoop Dogg, Game, Nipsey Hussle, Kree & Ras Kass - Californication

2. Big K.R.I.T. - Sideline

3. Cyhi The Prynce - The Open Letter (Freestyle)

4. 2 Chainz - Riot

5. Nas - The Don

6. Wiz Khalifa - Brainstorm

7. MGK ft. 2 Chainz, Meek Mill, French Montana & Yo Gotti - Wild Boy (Remix)

8. David Banner ft. Tank - Let Me In

9. Kirko Bangz ft. 2 Chainz & Juelz Santana - Drank In My Cup (Remix)

10. J. Cole - Sideline Story

11. Tyga ft. Wale & Nas - King & Queens

12. Wale ft. Meek Mill & Rick Ross - Ambition

13. Curren$y ft. Wale - What It Look Like

14. Yelawolf - Thank You [Freestyle]

15. Wiz Khalifa ft. Smoke DZA - Rowland

16. Wale ft. Rick Ross, Meek Mill ft. T-Pain - Bag of Money

17. Tyga ft. Wale, Fabolous, Meek Mill, Young Jeezy & T.I. - Rack City (Remix)

18. Diggy Simmons - Two Up

19. DJ Drama ft. T.I., Young Jeezy, Ludacris & Future - We in This B*tch