August 21, 2011 Indie Hip-Hop Music Chart

August 21, 2011 Chart RecapWelcome to the Booth’s......Read More

Macklemore x Ryan Lewis

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Ray Dalton - Can't Hold Us

I still can’t kick the habit of going old school and making CDs for friends that want new music. I've found, though, that most of my mix CDs have one superior quality artist, who diminishes the quality of the others, and...Read More

Apathy ft. Celph Titled - Stop What Ya Doin

Are you an old-school devotee with a penchant for gritty boom-bap beats, classic turntablism and aggressive punchline lyricism? Then Stop What Ya Doin' this very instant and take a listen to Apathy's latest single—you will...Read More
Dean Swift

Dean Swift ft. Mike Irish - Rearview Mirror

Dean Swift's first Booth feature, The Brief, found the emcee harking back to his 'hood beginnings as he tutored a young hustler on the art of street survival. On follow-up Rearview Mirror (a Booth-exclusive world premiere!),...Read More
Hoodie Allen

Hoodie Allen - #WhiteGirlProblems

Own too many heels to fit in your walk-in closet? Have trouble decided which upscale club to get slizzard at on Saturday night? Can't think of anything to put on your Christmas list, because youv'e already got it all? Sounds...Read More
Dewy Sinatra

Dewy Sinatra - Popular Pt. One

I don't say this lightly, Booth readers, but it seems like the Gospel might be "goin' mainstream." What makes me think so? Well, in addition to 33 percent of human beings on Earth being Christian, and the fact that you can...Read More
K. Sparks

K. Sparks ft. Jarren Benton - Apple Jacks

If you came up in a breakfast cereal-consuming household, you're well-acquainted with the mystery that lies at the heart of Kellogg's Apple Jacks: though delicious, they taste absolutely nothing like apples. (Don't even get...Read More

STS ft. Yelawolf - Hello Sunshine

Everyone thinks rappers are a hard bunch, but in truth your favorite emcees can be cuddlier than a balloon full of puppies, sweeter than an ocean of gum drops and nicer than Mr. Rogers on Valium. Sometimes even emcees like...Read More
 Gilbere Forte'

Gilbere Forte' - I Be (On My Chill)

If you’re a rapper there’s a lot of things for you to be on. If you’re Big Boi you’re of course on that Krytonite, if you’re Drake you’re simply On One (whatever that is) and if you’re Gilbere Forte you take a...Read More
PremRock & Willie Green

PremRock & Willie Green - Diary of a Dreamer

Often in hip hop, two is better than one: Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Eric B. & Rakim, DJ Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince, J Dilla & Madlib, Danger Mouse & MF Doom, Blu & Exile, Jay-Z & Kanye get the picture. There's...Read More

Yonas - Ignition

Four weeks atop our Indie Chart (with three different records, no less), the 250th and final entry in the Freestyle Series, placement on our compilation EP with Champ Sports (2011 Remixed Vol 1)--yes, Yonas has...Read More
Mac Miller

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
Obii Say

Obii Say - Hey, I Remember You

It takes a brave rapper to introduce himself to the Booth with a freestyle over a J. Dilla beat--let alone one as classic as the one that backed Slum Village's Fall in Love. That, however, is exactly what D.C. spitter Obii...Read More
Sound Fx

Sound Fx ft. Ayan Sanyal - Don't Listen to My Heart

In the musical world, following your heart and being true to yourself are typically seen as positive things. On mixtape leak Don't Listen to My Heart, however, Riverside Cali duo Sound Fx reverse the the trend, spitting about...Read More
The Swapmeet Ensemble

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
Pugs Atomz

Pugs Atomz ft. StaHHr & Jabee - Shootem Down

Has it really been 10 months and 15 days since Chi-town fave Pugs Atomz stepped into the Booth with a solo feature? As you may have surmised from that oddly specific figure, the answer is "Yes." Not, that I can blame the...Read More

SkyBlew ft. Chelsea V. & Lazurus - Blizzard in NC

As much as we'd all like to believe that life is fair, success often comes the hardest to those who deserve it most; on his Booth debut and current single, Blizzard in NC, Chapel Hill resident SkyBlew reflects upon the...Read More

theBREAX ft. Fonzworth Bentley - Charisma

Though "Charisma" is today used to describe an individual's magnetic personality (their swagger, if you will), the word carries with it the older, theological meaning of "a divinely conferred gift or presence." In addition to...Read More

Trackademicks ft. Freddie Gibbs, Phonte & 1-O.A.K - Chill

Ever the smooth operator, Trackademicks knows exactly what to say to set a romantic prospect at ease. Fresh off asking a chick to "meet [him] Halfway" on his last feature, the Bay Area rapper/producer busts out the "I just...Read More
Obie Trice

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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