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 23, 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


Celeb Forever

#1 - Celeb Forever - Hate 2 See [Premiere]

There are many rappers in today's game, both up-and-coming and established, who hold mixed feelings on the topic of fame. Booth newcomer Celeb Forever is not one of them – the Cleveland/New York dual representative craves...Read More

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Atmosphere

#2 - Atmosphere - To All My Friends

It’s a sad day when I have to admit that summer has once again run its course. However, I take solace in the fact that good music doesn’t have an off-season, a fact made evident by the fresh promo single featured today...Read More

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Bryant Dope

#3 - Bryant Dope ft. Talib Kweli - Live Your Dreams

While today's Booth lineup offers no shortage of upbeat, encouraging tunes (see Pugs Atomz' live-with-no-regrets cut Faded and Parable's grind-chronicling That Feelin'), it's been a minute since we've heard a straight-up...Read More

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K. Sparks

#4 - K. Sparks - Magic

If a sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from Magic (as was famously stated by science-fiction author Arthur C. Clarke), then K. Sparks must be the hip-hop equivalent of Gandalf the Grey. That is, if you...Read More

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Crooked I

#5 - Crooked I ft. Vaughn Anthony - Let Me Buy You a Drink

Don't worry, Crooked I hasn't gone all T-Pain on us. While Let Me Buy You a Drink finds the Cali mainstay showcasing a different side of his persona than fans may be used to, it's... well... a different different side than...Read More

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AudioDax

#6 - AudioDax - Thoughts (Crystal Castles Remix)

After hearing emcee-producer duo AudioDax bring us some of the most musically adventurous yet pop-appealing tracks to hit the Booth in a minute, I couldn't help but wonder what artists they listened to on the regular. If you,...Read More

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Moxie Black

#7 - Moxie Black - Closer (J Dilla vs Death Cab For Cutie)

Time for a pop quiz: what do the late, great J Dilla and indie-rock veterans Death Cab for Cutie have in common? Until recently, the correct answer would have been “Nothing whatsoever,” but Moxie Black have changed that...Read More

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K. Sparks

#8 - K. Sparks ft. Jeff Chery - I Bet He's Nice

There are few experiences more crushing than getting dumped, and then watching your ex walk straight into the arms of another guy (or girl). While I doubt there's any cure for that brand of heartbreak besides a little...Read More

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Beyond Belief

#9 - Beyond Belief ft. Kwame & Skillz - All Over [Premiere]

His exclusive tribute to Haiti aside, nearly six months had gone by without a primary feature from DJBooth’s favorite Rockaway representer Beyond Belief, but the Freestyle Alum’s once again determined to remind the world...Read More

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Meek Mill

#10 - Meek Mill ft. Vado, Rick Ross & T.I. - Rose Red (Remix)

Booth newcomer Meek Mill is a man who likes his champagne – so much so that he opened 2009's Make Em Say by announcing, “I like my Rose Red and my diamonds blue.” To further emphasize the point, the Philly native's now...Read More

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Miami Beat Wave

#11 - Miami Beat Wave ft. !Mayday! - One Foot in the Grave [Premiere]

It's beginning to seem like up-and-coming production team Miami Beat Wave is angling to spark more than just a musical revolution with his forthcoming mixtape; fresh off joining forces with hip-hop radicals dead prez (who,...Read More

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Kurtis Blow Jr.

#12 - Kurtis Blow Jr - Real Thing [Premiere]

Trying to make your own name as a rapper is pretty tough when you are the son of a Hip-Hop legend, just ask JoJo and Diggy. However, Kurtis Blow Jr. knows he has the talent, and is ready to embrace all the comparisons and...Read More

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Rhymefest

#13 - Rhymefest & GLC - Bionic Jaws

GLC and Rhymefest could be considered the right and left hand men for Kanye West. Many are unaware that Rhymefest is actually the genius behind Jesus Walks, and GLC is the driving force behind Spaceship. However, with their...Read More

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Question?

#14 - Question? - Trillmatic (Intermission)

Enjoying a mixtape all the way through, without interruption, is often easier than done – bathroom breaks, fridge excursions and the like always threaten to break up the listening experience. Ever the considerate artist,...Read More

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Yonas

#15 - Yonas - Y'all Know

Predictability isn't always a bad thing – for example, Y'all Know that Yonas is an up-and-comer you trust to consistently deliver high-quality music and thus, when you see his name on our front page, you expect to hear...Read More

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Mook N Fair

#16 - Mook N Fair ft. Jay Will - All Over the World

Back in November of 2009, Mook N Fair announced the full scale of their ambitions with Booth-sponsored mixtape We Got Next. Less than a year later, the Connecticut natives are indeed doing it bigger than ever; new single All...Read More

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Tom P

#17 - Tom P - Root for the Underdog

Considering the rave reader reviews the up-and-comer earned for his first feature, Time Flies, Tom P can hardly be thought of as a long-shot in the Booth; nonetheless, I have a feeling our regulars will be happy to follow the...Read More

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Mac Miller

#18 - Mac Miller - Don't Mind If I Do

With the increasing number of artists taking stylistic cues from the electro-pop superstar, it's a wonder no one (to my knowledge) has flipped a sample of the track that launched Owl City into the spotlight. Until now,...Read More

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Evidence

#19 - Evidence - To Be Continued...

Though Evidence was recently heard flowing alongside fellow Dilated Peoples member (Dilated Person?) Rakaa Iriscience on single Aces High, it's been more than a year since the Cali mainstay stepped into the Booth with a solo...Read More

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