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 9, 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


The Canz

#1 - The Canz - Meet Joe Black

Taking a different approach from their previous feature World Famous, the Canz are back with the next leak off their Life After Graduation project. Using a Clinton Sparks-produced beat from Biggie’s Duets album (Hold Ya...Read More

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Thrill Da Playa

#2 - Thrill Da Playa - Awesome

Man, I love it when artists do my track-reviewing job for me. The latest single from 69 Boyz alumnus Thrill Da Playa is Awesome; case closed! Well... OK, I guess I could write a little more. In contrast to the Jacksonville...Read More

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1982

#3 - 1982 ft. Cassidy & Xzibit - Goin’ Back

1982 was a very, very good year, for that was the year a young hip-hop writer named Nathan S. who would later change the world was born. I’m sorry, where were we? Oh yes, Goin Back. The new street single from 1982,...Read More

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Nikki Lynette

#4 - Nikki Lynette - The Strong Survive [Premiere]

Most of us have at least one friend or family member who we can count on to provide rock-solid, no-nonsense advice when we're in need – but how many of those wise souls can deliver their insights over a dope beat they put...Read More

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Sir Michael Rocks

#5 - Mikey Rocks (of the Cool Kids) - Bat Phone

If I was able to call a superhero whenever I wanted, I’d never stop ringing. (“Uh, Hello? Yeah, I need to get picked up from campus again. Next to the food court, thanks.”) While I’m sure that’d eventually get...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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Joell Ortiz

#7 - Joell Ortiz - 80’s Baby

What are the chances that a day after I launched into a “remember the '80s?” riff, thanks to 1982’s new track, Slaughterhouse alum Joell Ortiz would drop a cut called 80s Baby? Apparently the hip-hop gods really want me...Read More

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Trek Life

#8 - Trek Life - As the World Turns

I know what you're thinking, but no: West Coast up-and-comer Trek Life isn't an obsessive science-fiction fan attempting to bring Klingon rap into the mainstream, and his latest single, As the World Turns, is not a tribute to...Read More

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N.O.R.E

#9 - N.O.R.E. - Nutcracker

Fresh off the July release of Capone-n-Noreaga's The War Report 2, N.O.R.E.'s getting ready to bring listeners another musical blast from the past in the form of Superthug, a new solo album named after his '98 breakout hit....Read More

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Young Scolla

#10 - Young Scolla - Stare

Young Scolla seems to be in damn fine spirits these days; the Motown buzzmaker's last solo feature, Wonderful, was an ode to positivity in the face of adversity, and his recent guest verse on Aleon Craft's Brand New Day found...Read More

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Beyond Belief

#11 - Beyond Belief - Whatcha Want Now [Premiere]

Warning: For those listeners who aren’t down with listening to consistently dope artists, this may not be for you. As for the rest of you, welcome to the latest installment of Beyond Belief’s successful world premieres on...Read More

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Aleon Craft

#12 - Aleon Craft ft. Hollyweerd - Wonderland (Remix)

Aleon Craft is just a little too strange for mainstream rap (see A Different World). And Hollyweerd is, well, just a little too weird for mainstream rap (see Edible Phat 2.0). So it’s no coincidence that the two...Read More

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Moxie Black

#13 - Moxie Black - So Much Better

In this post-Rebirth music game, it takes some serious cojones to release a record featuring Auto-Tuned singing over driving rock guitar. On their latest mixtape single, emcee-producer duo Moxie Black follow that risky recipe...Read More

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Señor Kaos

#14 - Señor Kaos ft. Ekundayo & Stat Quo - Bad Bad Man

The self-proclaimed “embodiment of a lyricist”, Señor Kaos is back with his latest single Bad Bad Man, which features Stat Quo and Ekundayo. Over a DJ Premier-esque Sweatbox production, the Atlanta native does his best...Read More

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Jarren Benton

#15 - 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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The Black Sunn

#16 - The Black Sunn - Hip Hop's Lament [Premiere]

There’s nothing wrong with a good time, but unless you’re T-Pain, your life contains at least some measure of pain and struggle, and, unless you are T-Pain, you’re not T-Pain. Did that make sense? The point is, one of...Read More

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Aleon Craft

#17 - 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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Circa '87

#18 - Circa '87 ft. Incomparable Shakespeare - Just Livin

As enjoyable as it can be to hear rappers fawn over their bankrolls, I personally find that obsessing over currency is a surefire way to send my stress level soaring; thus, I try to maintain an attitude closer to that of...Read More

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M-Dot

#19 - 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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