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 2, 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


Los

#1 - Los - Next Black President

For most of America, Baltimore is known for The Barksdale crew of the Wire and Cal Ripken than it is for hip-hop. However, that doesn’t mean a young B-More emcee like Los can’t dream big. How big? How does the White House...Read More

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Jarren Benton

#2 - Jarren Benton - They Love It [Premiere]

Oh, you want some more world premieres from ATL microphone-destroyer and DJBooth Freestyle rocker Jarren Benton after his last effort World Is Mine light up the Booth like the 4th of July? Your wish is our command. Ladies and...Read More

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M-Dot

#3 - M-Dot ft. Masta Ace - You Don't Know About It

To paraphrase former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, there are known knowns, things we know we know, and known unknowns, things we know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns, things we don't know we don't...Read More

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Aleon Craft

#4 - Aleon Craft ft. Young Scolla & Mikkey Halsted - Brand New Day

Resting on one's laurels can be a dangerous thing, but there's nothing wrong with taking a moment to celebrate how far you've come – especially when the result of said celebration is as dope as Brand New Day, the latest...Read More

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J.Y.

#5 - J.Y. ft. XV & Michael Charles - Say Yeah

With the heat index reaching 127 in the South today, I thought hell and my neighborhood were going to be the only things on fire. Thankfully, I was wrong. New Jersey native J.Y. is back at it again in the Booth, and while his...Read More

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Freddie Gibbs

#6 - Freddie Gibbs - On One

What do you get when you combine Robot Chicken and some real chill gangsta music? Although it may be hard to actually fathom an answer to that strange question, Freddie Gibbs shows us some possibilities on his latest single...Read More

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Kooley High

#7 - Kooley High - Betty Crocker

Contrary to popular belief, the world’s most influential people don’t hold positions in the House or Senate, have never starred in a feature film, have never won an Emmy or Grammy, and above all, have never been drafted...Read More

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Marion Write

#8 - Marion Write - Keep It Going

Eureka! After decades of experimentation, scientists have finally hit upon The Perfect Formula for hip-hop greatness: simply take hard-working Vegas representative (and exclusive freestyle series contributor) Marion Write,...Read More

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AudioDax

#9 - AudioDax - Right Way

There may not be a single sure path to success in the music game, but it's crystal clear that Temble and Krypton Flo have hit upon one Right Way. Having charmed just about everyone in the Booth with Matter of Time, AudioDax...Read More

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K. Sparks

#10 - K. Sparks ft. JD - Kickin Rhymes

When you're as good at what you do as reader favorite, freestyle series contributor and all-around on-the-mic powerhouse K. Sparks, do you really need a concept in order to craft a high-caliber cut? Nah – for proof, just...Read More

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Jinx

#11 - Jinx - F.I.L.A.

After reading the title of Massachusetts-bred Booth newcomer Jinx's new single, you might be expecting an ode to the popular sportswear company, or perhaps a track centered around a (probably F-bomb-containing) acronym. The...Read More

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Sammy Adams

#12 - Sam Adams ft. Curren$y - Fly Jets Over Boston

With his past features, Driving Me Crazy and Heads Will Roll (Remix), iTunes-famous up-and-comer Sam Adams had the Booth's resident pop-lovers humming along, but our pickier regulars remained unconvinced of his staying power....Read More

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Jason James

#13 - Jason James (WEB) - Go [Premiere]

As those who tuned in for their last feature, the darkly experimental Fame Us, are well aware, Jason James (aka WEB) and Rodney Hazard (aka I.D.E.A.) thrive on defying expectations. Thus, listeners shouldn't be too surprised...Read More

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PHZ-Sicks

#14 - PHZ-Sicks - SumHer Everlasting [Premiere]

If I could flip a switch that made summer last forever in my city of residence, would I do it? In a heartbeat – sweltering heat and hair-ruining humidity are minor annoyances compared with those treacherous Minneapolis...Read More

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Chris Faust

#15 - Chris Faust ft. Outasight - Looking Back

First impressions are important, but they can also be very deceiving – and that goes double when the individual being sized up is as versatile as Chris Faust. In stark contrast to the Brooklyn hopeful's Booth debut, the...Read More

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Winner's Circle

#16 - Winner's Circle - 368 Killin' Em

Darkside Vol. 1 lead single Haha (Slow Down Son) earned Fat Joe predominantly positive reader reviews when it hit our front page back in February, but you know what they say: he who laughs last, laughs all the way to the...Read More

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FKi

#17 - FKi - Weed & Arizonas

It doesn't take much to keep 1stdown and 88 of FKi satisfied; as long as they've got a steady supply of Weed & Arizonas, the ATL natives are happy campers. And yes, as far as I'm aware that's “Arizonas” as in iced tea –...Read More

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E Major

#18 - E Major ft. King Mez & J Hill - Where You Came From?

Hailing from Baltimore, E Major is probably a new name to Booth listeners. However, with a laid back flow and very positive vibe, this cat is making sure that this isn’t his first and only time on the site. Off of his...Read More

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DJ Mickey Knox

#19 - DJ Mickey Knox ft. Thad Reid, Jon Hope & 6th Sense - Fatal Attraction

In 1987 film Fatal Attraction, a Manhattan attorney's life gets turned upside-down when a woman with whom he'd had an affair reveals herself as a crazed and violent stalker. DJ Mickey Knox' identically-titled Booth debut (and...Read More

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