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.



Mick Jenkins

#1 - Mick Jenkins - Steam [New]

Oft imitated but never equaled, the DJBooth Freestyle Series ran from February 2009 through June 2011. Its 250 total entries were the work of a veritable who's-who of underground and emerging emcees, including rising stars...Read More

Childish Gambino

#2 - Childish Gambino ft. Problem - Sweatpants [New]

People looking to improve their social and financial standing are often advised to “dress to impress.” Those who are already rich, on the other hand, can wear whatever the f**k they want. On the latest single off his...Read More

Dizzy Wright

#3 - Dizzy Wright - New Generation [New]

From the Book of Rick James: "A mighty turnt rapper once proclaimed that it was Turn Up Season and it was so. That rapper's name is Dizzy Wright." If you don't trust our sources, you can use New Generation, a standout...Read More

Kap Kallous

#4 - Kap Kallous ft. Caskey - I Don't Mind [New]

There's nothing easy about the hip-hop hustle. As a matter of fact, the grind's had Kap Kallous “feelin' twice [his] age” lately. Which isn't to say he's sweating it; on new single I Don't Mind, premiering in the Booth...Read More

GoldLink

#5 - Sango x GoldLink - Wassup [New]

It was just two weeks ago that GoldLink unleashed his latest mixtape, The God Complex, but the DMV buzzmaker's already started to miss the Booth. Thus, he's returned to say “Wassup,” with a brand new promo single in tow....Read More

Nate Good

#6 - Nate Good - You And I [New]

You and I are both hip-hop heads, but hip-hop is by no means the end all be all. If you only listened to one genre you'd stand to miss out on some dope music; for instance, indie mainstay Ingrid Michaelson. Today, however,...Read More

Atmosphere

#7 - Atmosphere - Kanye West [-5]

Minneapolis duo Atmosphere rolls in very different circles than Kanye West, but they've got more than simply a region in common with the Windy City hip-hop heavyweight. Coming on the heels of early March's Bitter, the second...Read More

Wizdom

#8 - Wizdom ft. Grynch & Fearce Vill - My City's Filthy [New]

When I moved from Minneapolis to Brooklyn in late 2012, one thing that took a little getting used to was the general level of griminess; even in upscale neighborhoods, it's not uncommon to see garbage swirling around in the...Read More

M.O.P.

#9 - M.O.P. & Uncle Murda - Back Block [New]

At the top of the decade, Boola blessed the blogosphere with Produced by Boola, an online series and compilation album that spawned reader-approved collabs with Ne-Yo (Shot Down) and Freeway (Take It From Me). Fast-forward...Read More

Mike Boyd

#10 - Mike Boyd - Small World ft. D-Sisive / Fly Like a Butterfly [New]

Most newcomers to our pages wait until after their Booth debut to bring us a second feature. T-Dot rhymesayer Mike Boyd, however, has decided to give us two servings of dope music all at once. Which is somewhat ironic,...Read More

Nyzzy Nyce

#11 - Nyzzy Nyce - Make It Clear [-7]

Oft imitated but never equaled, the DJBooth Freestyle Series ran from February 2009 through June 2011. Its 250 total entries were the work of a veritable who's-who of underground and emerging emcees, including rising stars...Read More

Bobby James

#12 - Bobby James ft. Tyana Reshay - Girls Love Aaliyah [New]

With news of Beyonce and Jay Z about to go on a stadium tour together, there's no questioning that Mrs. Carter will be trending across social media outlets on all eight cylinders for the next eight months. But then again,...Read More

Cam Young

#13 - Cam Young ft. Mike Gomes - In The Sky (High) [New]

For anyone who has been considered an outcast or is down in a tough situation, you have one more reason to raise your head up and join Cam Young's party. On In The Sky (High), Cam writes an open letter to those who society...Read More

SA-ROC

#14 - SA-ROC ft. David Banner - The Who? [-13]

If the title of this cut conjured up images of the English '60s rockers of the same name, take a moment to purge those thoughts from your mental, because that ain't what SA-ROC's latest single (a Booth-exclusive world...Read More

Tech N9ne

#15 - Tech N9ne ft. Krizz Kaliko & Stevie Stone - Nobody Cares [-6]

Like all of us, Tech N9ne sometimes gets down on himself and begins to feel like Nobody Cares. Then he remembers that he's the most successful independent rapper of all time, and the founder of a thriving record label. The...Read More

Well$

#16 - WELL$ - Dreams Of An Insomniac [New]

In search of an up-and-coming emcee to tell your friends about so that you'll look cool when they blow up? Look no further than WELL$. With a growing buzz, an upcoming album, and two Booth feature spots in a matter of days,...Read More

Luke Christopher

#17 - Luke Christopher ft. Julie Moon - Puzzle in My Mind [-10]

Recent features from Luke Christopher have seen the Panhandle State rapper/producer spitting thoughtfully about the complexities of relationships and the emptiness underlying the relentless quest for material wealth. On new...Read More

Wrekonize

#18 - Wrekonize ft. Bun B, RiFF RaFF & Jackie Chain - Easy Money (Remix) [-15]

As a hip-hop artist with a label deal and a growing presence on the national scene, Wrekonize must be swimming in cash like Scrooge McDuck... right? If only that were the case. On his latest remix, released as part of the...Read More

¡MAYDAY!

#19 - ¡MAYDAY! - Marathon Man [New]

"Dedicated to the fallen, and those still running in their name." In the new Navas Brothers-directed video for ¡MAYDAY!'s Marathon Man, the visual layering over the various members of the Miami band stresses the possible...Read More

Tasha the Amazon

#20 - Tasha the Amazon - Let It Go [New]

We all know that the ladies are not the most well-represented group in hip-hop. While the female-to-male ratio is a little lopsided, there is definitely a growing number of females rockin' the mic. Well, you can add Booth...Read More

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Isaac Reid

#21 - Isaac Reid - Shinin [New]

If you lived in NYC during the 80's or 90's, you may be familiar with the Smooth Jazz of CD 101.9. While it's doubtful that producers Trakksounds and Albie Dickson listened to the station during their early years in Texas,...Read More

LHA (Leehahn & Adikkal)

#22 - LHA (Leehahn & Adikkal) ft. Kimberly Aviso - FREE [New]

For some, making music is a job. Others see it as a hobby. To LHA, it represents something deeper: the opportunity to be FREE. Not glimpsed on our pages since dropping off Now or Never back in February 2013, the...Read More

Pell

#23 - Pell - Dollar Store [New]

Stale candy, toothpaste not approved by the American Dental Association, toys that fall apart straight out the box... you name it, the Dollar Store has a sub-par version of it. Pell takes a similarly eclectic approach when it...Read More

 

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