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 2, 2012 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 …...Read More


Actual Proof

#1 - Actual Proof ft. Raheem DeVaughn - All The Way

Summer has made an early appearance in the Chi with some unseasonably warm, sunny weather these past couple of weeks. You won’t hear any complaints from me, but just in case it’s only a brief cameo, I’m definitely...Read More

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Reef the Lost Cauze

#2 - Reef the Lost Cauze - The Prey (For Trayvon & My Son)

The cold-blooded murder of Trayvon Martin is horrifying to anyone with a conscience but, for obvious reasons, the case is uniquely chilling to parents of African-American boys. On new non-album cut The Prey (For Trayvon...Read More

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Actual Proof

#3 - Actual Proof ft. Bluu Suede - I Got You

Featured last week, inaugural album leak Going All the Way gave fans reason to believe that Actual Proof's forthcoming, DJBooth-hosted digital album would be to 2011 what their Still Hotter Than July LP was to 2011: namely, a...Read More

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Mac Miller

#4 - Mac Miller - Loud

Attention, Booth readers. Before you hit “play,” make sure your computer's volume setting is at max. And, if you have a separate knob on your speakers, you'd best turn it as far counter-clockwise as it goes, just to be...Read More

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Johnny Polygon

#5 - Johnny Polygon - LIMOSEXSUPERSTAR

If just about any other rapper released a song titled LIMOSEXSUPERSTAR, you'd know exactly what to expect: a dope, hedonistic, but ultimately disposable jam celebrating the perks of fame and fortune. You can count on the...Read More

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Hoodie Allen

#6 - Hoodie Allen - No Interruption

Having the ability to dish out Top 40 choruses like Rubio throwing alley oops while still being able to maintain a Hip Hop enthusiast’s attention has always been a challenge for many rappers. Often, these breakthrough...Read More

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Mac Miller

#7 - Mac Miller ft. Posdnous & Raekwon - Of the Soul (Remix)

The selection of Mac Miller as DJBooth staff pick for Best Emcee of 2011 may have come as a surprise to many, but it's not just us saying that he's one of the most promising rhymesayers to hit the scene in a long minute; the...Read More

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J NICS

#8 - J NICS ft. Aleon Craft - Wired Up

It’s finally happened. The time has come to let the world know that the South has something to say and you better listen up because they’re not going to say it slowly. Miami-bred emcee and The DJBooth regular J NICS amps...Read More

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Buddy

#9 - Buddy ft. Kendrick Lamar - Staircases

Many emcees make it their mission to elevate listeners' mindstates as they elevate their own status. Booth newcomer Buddy is just a little bit more literal than the rest. On the latest promo single off his debut set, the new...Read More

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¡MAYDAY!

#10 - ¡MAYDAY! ft. Black Thought, DJ Khaled, Jay Rock, Jon Connor, & Stevie Stone - T-N-T (Remix)

It’s freezing in the US of A right now, and with the climax of events happening across the nation, ranging from the cries surrounding the murder of Trayvon Martin to the heated debates on health care and civil liberties,...Read More

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Living Legends

#11 - Living Legends - Trojan Horse

The latest feature from Living Legends may look like your average hip-hop record, but don't be fooled: beneath its innocent exterior lurk a veritable army of ruthless rhymesayers, just waiting for the chance to jump out and...Read More

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Huey Mack

#12 - Huey Mack - Good Night

For most, Sunday evening is a time to recharge one's batteries in anticipation of another work week. Huey Mack, however, has something very different in mind on his first Booth feature—he and his crew are determined to make...Read More

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Fashawn

#13 - Fashawn - Santiago's Revenge 2

On Santiago's Revenge, a mixtape inclusion leaked way back in summer 2010, Fashawn shot back at the sucker emcees attacking him out of jealousy for his superior mic skills. Nearly two years later, the Grizzly City...Read More

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Skewby

#14 - Skewby - We Almost There

Update: Click "Listen Now" above to watch Skewby's "We Almost There" video. Sometimes when we finally reach the top of that mountain we’ve been climbing we only realize how much further you have to go, how many even larger...Read More

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Charlie Hilton

#15 - Charlie Hilton ft. Khalil Ismail - Mother

Where would we be without our Mothers? I meant that as a rhetorical question but, hey, that never stopped me before: we'd be nowhere, since we wouldn't have been born. Beyond their miraculous ability to create new humans,...Read More

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DeLorean

#16 - DeLorean ft. Big Sant & Jack Freeman - Bust Ah Move

Booth newcomer DeLorean ain't nothing to f*ck with--as the H-town repper announces on this newly-leaked mixtape leak, he won't hesitate to "Bust ah Move on... f*cking fools." Here, Jettimasstyr's Southern-fried sample work...Read More

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Josh Sallee

#17 - Josh Sallee - R.I.P. to Regret

Time only moves in one direction, so why waste precious hours dwelling on what's already done? On this newly-leaked album standout (the artist's first Booth feature), Josh Sallee says R.I.P. to Regret, laying his past...Read More

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Azealia Banks

#18 - Azealia Banks - F*ck up the Fun

Remember when Nicki Minaj was more interested in rapping like crazy than convincing people she was crazy? While I hate to compare every female rapper who comes around the bend to the Harajuku Barbie, those who, like yours...Read More

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The Dean's List

#19 - The Dean's List ft. Dani Ummel - Hollywood

Hollywood may not be quite as central in the music game as it is in the film industry, but there's something about the image of an aspiring actor or (usually) actress waiting tables and hoping for their big break that keeps...Read More

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