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.


April 12, 2010 Chart RecapWelcome to the Booth’s Top Independent Hip Hop Chart! As always, your feedback has determined which songs made the cut. Each chart’s lineup is calculated using a special DJBooth.net …...Read More


King Mez

#1 - King Mez - I'm Dreamin [Freestyle]

Never say the DJBooth staff doesn’t listen to the people. Only a couple months ago North Carolina representer King Mez made his debut on the Booth with his track Winter, and after y’all reacted like we released a Megan...Read More

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Yonas

#2 - Yonas - Push Em Back

If I had to compare Yonas’ new single Push Em Back to a city, it would definitely be Toronto. And if you have ever been to T-Dot, you should know exactly why; Toronto is a city with a little bit of everything and everyone,...Read More

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Marion Write

#3 - Marion Write ft. Dominique Larue & Eden Alexis - Dreams

It may sound like a stereotype, but the truth is that as a Los Angeles resident I’m surrounded by people who came west to pursue their dreams, but instead found the road to fame paved with broken glass; and I’m not alone....Read More

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Brisco

#4 - Brisco - Anita

While the overall response to Brisco's last feature, Street Medicine lead single On the Wall, was for the most part positive, nearly everyone agreed that Weezy's Auto-Tuned hook was, well, lacking. Fortunately, the first...Read More

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Folkz

#5 - Whitefolkz ft. Wordsmith - The Waiting Line

The grind from underground obscurity to rap megastardom may require near-superhuman patience, but Washington, D.C.'s Whitefolkz (who, despite what the stage name may suggest, is just one white guy) knows that, like a ticking...Read More

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Yonas

#6 - Yonas - Mindless

As Shakespeare once asked, “Would a rapper by any other name rhyme as dope?” Ok, so maybe that’s not an exact quote, but the basic principle still applies, and in the case of YONAS (previously known as Cause), the...Read More

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Theo Martins

#7 - Theo Martins - Kirby's Airwalk

Apart from the title, what does Kirby’s Airwalk, the new leak from Veni, Vedi, Vici author Theo Martins, have to do with Kirby the video game? Sadly, nothing. There’s nary a King Dedede reference to be found. But that...Read More

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The ILLZ

#8 - The ILLZ - Energy in Motion

DJBooth freestyle alum The Illz always makes music that astounds the senses (a.k.a. The Pursuit LP), so it’s no wonder that on his new song Energy in Motion the New Jersey representer has translated kinetic energy into...Read More

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ArtOfficial

#9 - ArtOfficial - Voodoo

Booth readers know ArtOfficial as prominent purveyors of live-band hip-hop, but did you know they're also experienced practitioners of the dark art of Voodoo? Now that's versatility. Previously heard in a recently-featured...Read More

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#10 - The Let Go ft. P.O.S. - Nightfall

“Ah, the children of the night... what sweet music they make!” Sorry, I was just practicing my Bela Lugosi impression. Anyway, newly-released single Nightfall, the first Booth feature from up-and-coming West Coast crew...Read More

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Chiddy Bang

#11 - Chiddy Bang ft. MGMT - The Opposite of Adults (KIDS)

Once upon a time, we were all The Opposite of Adults – Booth newcomers Chiddy Bang and Xaphoon Jones still consider themselves KIDS and, to paraphrase that classic Toys 'R' Us jingle, they don't wanna grow up anytime soon....Read More

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Mike Dreams

#12 - Mike Dreams - How to Make It in America

As important as it is to follow one's dreams, those who chase after lofty goals while turning a blind eye to the here-and-now are bound to pay the price. Having reached a milestone in his musical career with the February...Read More

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GhostWridah

#13 - GhostWridah ft. ¡Mayday! - Still Not Famous

While I realize that I'm more likely to be struck dead by lightning while on my way to cash in a 100 million-dollar Powerball ticket than to become a nationally-known celebrity on the strength of my DJBooth.net track reviews,...Read More

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Brother Ali

#14 - Brother Ali & Fashawn - Breakin’ Dawn Boys

Ok, so I just called my chiropractor for the first time since a bad kickball accident I had in ’05 (don’t ask). I told the good doc that I had listened to this new track called Breakin’ Dawn Boys from Fashawn and...Read More

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Protoman

#15 - Protoman (w/ Sebino) - Movie Star

I know what you're thinking: “Protoman – isn't that Mega Man's rival, programmed to exact vengeance by the dastardly Dr, Wily?” Oh, I was the only one thinking that, and I just outed myself as a nerd? Damn. Anyway, it's...Read More

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Kida

#16 - Kida ft. Freeway - The Change Up (Changed Up)

On track two off Booth-sponsored mixtape The Endemic, Kida introduced listeners to a phenomenon called The Change Up, in which the people you thought were your homies seem to forget who you are just as you begin showing signs...Read More

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Big K.R.I.T

#17 - Big K.R.I.T. - They Got Us

Even though he’s released Booth approved tracks like 2000 & Beyond, No Wheaties and a nearly flawless DJBooth freestyle, I still feel like folks are sleeping on Mississippi hometown hero Big K.R.I.T. Anyone still napping...Read More

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Coolroy

#18 - Coolroy (Lite) - GnG

Every bit as refreshing as regular Coolroy but with half the calories, up-and-coming emcee Coolroy (Lite) sets out to prove that the categories of “gentleman” and “gangster” are in no way mutually exclusive on his...Read More

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Freddie Gibbs

#19 - Freddie Gibbs - The Ghetto

In his recent, Booth-exclusive interview with DJ Z, Gary, Indiana representative Freddie Gibbs discussed the feeling of having one foot in the music game and the other in the streets, admitting that until recently, he wasn't...Read More

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