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.


August 14, 2011 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


Obie Trice

#1 - Obie Trice - Battle Cry

If you're one of the many fans who've been waiting, fiending for Obie Trice's senior set... well, you've probably just about kicked the habit. It's been a damn long time, to put it lightly. Fortunately, all it takes is a...Read More

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Mac Miller

#2 - Mac Miller - The Miller Family Reunion

Ah, the Family Reunion... a time to catch up with far-flung relations, enjoy good food, watch your one uncle slug back a bathtub's worth of martinis (or red wine, or PBR's...) and start sh*t with your other uncle.... in...Read More

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Sound Fx

#3 - Sound Fx - Anywhere but Here

Whether they're unraveling the emotional subtleties that accompany no-strings-attached flings or facing up to the facts of human mortality, Riverside, California twosome Sound FX are all about tackling the real-life...Read More

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The Swapmeet Ensemble

#4 - The Swapmeet Ensemble ft. Mean Doe Green - GET MAD!

It's been said many times before, but today it's as true as it's ever been: if you're not mad about what's been going on in Washington (and the harm said political machinations will undoubtedly cause in your neighborhood),...Read More

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Tom P

#5 - Tom P ft. Nappy Roots & Aleon Craft - Drunk Girls

Once a regular visitor, Tom P hasn't been glimpsed in the Booth since October 2010, when he dropped entry #206 in our exclusive freestyle series (Though he did find time to rock the DJBooth.net Stage at July's Atlanta Indie...Read More

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Dean Swift

#6 - Dean Swift - The Brief

Though a true gangster trusts no one, everyone needs a little guidance to start out. On The Brief, making its world premiere in the Booth, Boston-repping Booth newcomer Dean Swift offers young hustlers a few words on the...Read More

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ICON

#7 - ICON ft. Jacob Luttrell - Real Recognize Real

ICON may be new to our site, but listeners who know how to keep it one-hundred should be able to sense the Booth newcomer's legitimacy after just a few bars. After all, as the artist reminds us on his latest mixtape leak,...Read More

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K. Sparks

#8 - K. Sparks ft. Add-2 - Chi City 2 Queens

Last we heard from K. Sparks', the underground mainstay and DJBooth.net All-Star (“Booth favorite” hardly cuts it) was exhaling Purple Clouds as he contemplated the heavy topics of crime and social inequality. While his...Read More

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Lungz

#9 - Lungz - Memories

While nobody's completely immune to the pull of nostalgia, those who, like Lungz, spent their formative years surrounded by crack deals and shootouts may find it difficult to view their past through rose-colored glasses. Be...Read More

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Thurz

#10 - Thurz ft. Black Thought - Riot

For those who haven’t been following Thurz’ march towards the release of his L.A. Riot album, let’s play a little catch up, shall we? First there was the highly rated Rodney King, followed by the highly rated Los...Read More

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Marky

#11 - Marky - By Any Means

If you're the leader, pioneer, trailblazer, go-getter type, you doubtless already went and got DJBooth.net and PUMA's acclaimed compilation EP, Uncontested. For those lagging behind the curve, though, it's not too late to...Read More

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Hollywood FLOSS

#12 - Hollywood FLOSS - Attack Of Hollywood (Redux)

For a man with both the words Hollywood and Floss in his name Hollywood Floss tends to steer clear of Hollywood’s glamour and does very little flossing (in the slang sense, I can’t speak for his dental habits). Following...Read More

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Black Cobain

#13 - Black Cobain ft. Wale - Busy Now (Remix)

Black Cobain is on to something. The kid hailing from Virginia's sector of the DMV, while no stranger to the Booth, comes with a new energy on Busy Now (Remix) off his latest mixtape, Young, Gifted & Black. Last year, Cobain...Read More

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GhostWridah

#14 - Ghostwridah - The American Dream

On an unreleased cut premiered in the Booth earlier this week, Island-pop twosome Rock City shared their vision of the American Dream--a dream which bore a greater resemblance to Charlie Sheen than Horatio Alger. Whereas Da...Read More

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G-Eazy

#15 - G-Eazy ft. Skizzy Mars & Devon Baldwin - All I Could Do

As anyone who just watched his Runaround Sue video on DJBoothTV, listened to Make-Up Sex or even better read his in-depth interview over on our sister site already knows, despite the fact that his name conjures up images of...Read More

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Kyle Lucas

#16 - Kyle Lucas ft. Sol - Let Me In

Knock, knock. “Who's there?” Kyle Lucas “Kyle Lucas, who?” Kyle Lucas the Atlanta emcee and Vonnegutt frontman, here to tell you more about his personal struggles on a fresh EP leak. OK, so my knock-knock jokes might...Read More

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Smokey Robotic

#17 - Smokey Robotic ft. Skyzoo - Heroin (Remix)

While the sweet sticky icky has always been a part of the hip-hop landscape, the last couple years has seen the elevation of marijuana rap into the mainstream. Well, since Smokey Robotic have already proven to be...Read More

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Hoodie Allen

#18 - Hoodie Allen - The Chase Is On

Considering it's been more than three years since Fidel Cashflow last showed his face in the Booth, I think it's time to move on and fill that hilarious rap moniker-shaped hole in my life. Thus, I'm very proud to present the...Read More

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The Black Sunn & 810

#19 - The Black Sunn & 810 - I Don't Care

Although The Wire has shone a spotlight on Baltimore in the minds of hip-hop fans everywhere (did you hear that Snoop got arrested on drug charges, for real?), the city’s actual rappers remain ironically overlooked. It’s...Read More

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