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.
February 27, 2012 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 …...Read More
Update: Click "Watch Now" above to view G-Eazy's Tyler Yee-directed "Marilyn" video.
I got into a big fight last night with my girl and I was just about to use the argument as an excuse to fly single during Spring break, but...Read More
By now, heads across the blogosphere are struggling in vain to summarize the video for Rella, the long-awaited lead single off Odd Future's second group mixtape. So I'm not even gonna try—though I will say that my favorite...Read More
In the famous concluding sentences of high-school English staple The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald describes his characters (and, by extension, humanity) as, “...boats against the current, borne ceaselessly into the...Read More
Hope you've all got your Sunday best laid out on the bed, because The Pro Letarians are taking us to Church. Fresh off threatening to blow up the game (and collect their 33 Vergions) on their late-January Booth debut, the...Read More
Update: Click "Watch Now" above to view OnCue's Adam Ross-directed "Rich Kid" video.
Some Rich Kids got gifted BMVs on their 16th birthday, but I had to work at the local sub shop for two summers just to buy my own used...Read More
When you're as young, fresh and fly as Tory Lanez, every day is your lucky day, even Friday [the] 13th. Fresh off making an explosive impact in the Booth with his first feature, the hater-blocking Remembrance Day, the T-Dot...Read More
With MLB training camps opening this week in anticipation of the 2012 season's commencement in late March, Chevy Woods has stepped into the Booth with a brand new buzz single inspired by our national pastime. On Home Run,...Read More
Haven't taken a listen to the inaugural leak off Rapsody's next street release? Best drop whatever you're doing and experience it Right Now. This fresh, left-of-center selection finds the First in lilght State rhymesayer...Read More
“A tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, but signifying NoThing.” Though Macbeth was describing life itself in his famous quote, as far as M.i is concerned, the Scottish king could have been referring to your...Read More
Not satisfied being simply a producer and emcee, 88-Keys recently added another title to his job description: label exec. One of several artists newly signed to his Locksmith Music roster, Tre DeJean makes his grand entrance...Read More
The last time Bang, You're Dead dropped a record at the Booth, they traveled to Arizona, making us confident that they'll continue to take us on a ride. Now, they team up with Def Jam's Wax and New Orleans’s wordsmith Know...Read More
Are you grinding your way to a lofty goal? Then SkyBlew's latest feature is dedicated to you. A bonus track off his forthcoming freshman set, TheDreamSequence finds the up-and-comer hooking up with fellow First in Flight...Read More
Whether you’re a Wall Street trader sweating to sell pork futures or a corner hustler sweating to sell your package, a 9-to-5er hustling to finish that big PowerPoint presentation or a rapper hustling to land that next...Read More
A non-single standout off Britney Spears' 2011 Femme Fatale LP, How I Roll gets a hip-hop makeover on the latest mixtape leak from Booth fave STS. On Out of Control, MPIII and Schoolie V flip the original cut's Bloodshy,...Read More
To paraphrase a common complaint of old-school heads, rap just ain't what it used to be—once raw and authentic, the genre has (they claim) transformed into a glossy, mass-produced simulacrum of its former self. On 1983 Old...Read More
Previously heard collaborating on last summer's At It Again, Los Angeles rhymesayer Bambu and Seattle repper Prometheus Brown (aka Geologic of Blue Scholars) return to our pages with the latest single off their 2011...Read More
Like the rest of us, Miami rhymesayer Parable and Northeastern singer/producer Mac Soto have their doubts about the path they've taken--nonetheless, they've made it much Too Far to turn back now. Making its world premiere...Read More
If you cut Hi-Rez, you'd hear a boom-bap rhythm drifting through the air. Shortly thereafter you'd hear police sirens, because you just committed aggravated assault and battery—but the point is, the Panhandle State spitter...Read More
For K. Sparks, being “Black” is about more than a simple quantity of melanin (or a penchant for absorbing light rays). It's shorthand for an entire state of mind, a drive to succeed, an intimate familiarity with the...Read More
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