Independent Music Chart
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February 13, 2012 Chart RecapWelcome to the Booth’s Top Independent Chart! As always, your feedback has determined which songs made the cut. Each chart’s lineup is calculated using a special DJBooth Formula that …...Read More
I know what you're thinking: “A video from Rittz, and it's titled 'Paradise'? There must be a catch.” Nope—while the Slumerican/Strange Music emcee's past output has always focused on gritty reality over glittering...Read More
In order to make it to the top of the name, you've first got to be able to Imagine yourself there. On his latest feature, leaked along with the also-unreleased Out the Jam, Chi-town mainstay Sir Michael Rocks spits about his...Read More
Booth readers, Nipsey Hussle and Vado have got What You Need--at least, if "what you need" involves whip-ready beats and aggressive rhymes. On their newly-released joint single, the West Coast representer and his Dipset...Read More
Fresh off having his All 6's and 7's LP crowned the Best Hip Hop Album of 2011 (Underground/Independent) by Booth readers, Tech N9ne is back on our pages with single numero uno off his forthcoming EP. On Blur, ¡MAYDAY!...Read More
A lot of people are content to sit back and wait for life to give them everything they desire, laying on the couch with one hand tucked into their sweatpants and the other open, just waiting for someone to fill it. Not Young...Read More
Shenanigans, tomfoolery, hanky panky, funny business... all things you will hear none of Kinetics' latest feature. OK, some hanky-panky may be involved—but in any case, there's absolutely No F**king Around. Off Kinetics &...Read More
Update: Click "Listen Now" above to watch Mean Doe Green's "Thankful" video.
In his Twilight of the Idols, Friedrich Nietzsche described the ideal man as one who “...[says] 'yes' to life, even in its strangest and most...Read More
Another day, Another Classic joint from M-Phazes. Last heard contributing his hard-edged production stylings to a reader-acclaimed remix of The Raw, the Australian beatsmith switches it up to deliver something a little...Read More
While it’s going to be hard to top a title with the impact of No F**king Around (not to mention the cover art), Kinetics has never been ones to shy away from a challenge. The NY emcee is right back on The DJBooth’s pages...Read More
On his last feature, the tremendously-acclaimed This Land, Will Brennan put Western society's historical assumptions into global perspective, schooling us on how Western society has whitewashed the historic cultural and...Read More
While much of Emilio Rojas’ new album Breaking Point deals with the joys and pains (and, um, pleasures) of dealing with the opposite sex, no project from the hard driving NYC emcee would be complete without some emotionally...Read More
With his version of Foster the People's Pumped Up Kicks, Yonas put his mark on the biggest sleeper hit of 2011—and earned the Booth staff's Best Remix of 2011 nod for his troubles. Not quite as ubiquitous as the...Read More
With January's We the Ones, single numero uno off his junior set, Mike Dreams returned to the Booth after more than a year's absence from our front page—and earned a hero's welcome for his trouble. If you thought the...Read More
Don't let the name fool you: the two enterprising artists who make up Beast Boyz Ent. (They prefer to be known as a label, not a crew.) are neither beasts nor boys. On the contrary, as they emphasize in their first Booth...Read More
Tef Wesley may be a new face in the Booth, but he comes with a soulfully gritty style guaranteed to have old souls nodding along. On newly-leaked mixtape cut Illuminated Skarfaces, the D.C. representer gives listeners a...Read More
Feel like hearing two Great Spitters go in over a dope beat? If you didn't answer that with a resounding “Yes,” then... uh... I'm not sure how you ended up at The DJBooth. Assuming you are a fan of quality rhymes,...Read More
Update: Click "Listen Now" above to watch Kid Ink's "Time of Your Life" video.
Ladies and gentlemen, I'm not exaggerating when I say you'll have the Time of Your Life listening to Kid Ink's latest single. Just, kidding,...Read More
A new record from Mac Miller, featuring the guest stylings of Harlem vet Cam'ron--can you Dig That? I thought you could. This brand new one-off release finds the Pittburgh phenom (and freestyle alum) and his Dipset-repping...Read More
Add-2 may be a new name to some ears, but it's a name you need to familiarize yourself with. Already co-signed by veteran emcee Common, Add-2 has hooked up with another legendary artist to drop the single for his upcoming...Read More
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