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Fresh Cuts From Skillz & Brother Ali Head Up DJBooth Independent Hip Hop Chart

"2011 Rap Up" and "Writers Block" lead a lineup dominated by new features.

New York, N.Y. -- This week on

The DJBooth


Top Independent Hip Hop Chart

, pre-holiday break front-runners

Kid Ink

(with "Get Into the Moment") and

Childish Gambino



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(with "Heartbeat") are the sole survivors into 2012, falling to 12th and 13th.


' "2011 Rap Up" and

Brother Ali

's "Writers Block" debut in the top two, and "Aurora Borealis," the


single from

Bad Newsz Greatest

, scores a spot at #19.

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