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 28, 2011 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
Over the course of Booth history, Mike Dreams, Truck North, Costell and Pol B have each earned good-to-great reader reviews for joints with the word “Timeless” in the title. Have they held up as well as the artists...Read More
Don't worry, kids – Little Brother alum Rapper Big Pooh hasn't picked up any unsavory habits since parting ways with Phonte and 9th back in 2010. The title of new mixtape single Freebasin' simply refers to the fact that the...Read More
I have to admit that before I started this write-up I wasn’t particularly familiar with Mac Miller's music. You can now consider me one of an ever-growing group of converts. Signed to Rostrum Records, a label that has...Read More
Click "Listen Now" above to watch Eli's "When We Were Kings" video.
If the dictionary were to inexplicably start using pictures of rappers to illustrate abstract nouns, then you'd see Shane Eli's face sitting right next to...Read More
Quick quiz: What’s the only thing better than $100? $200. What’s the only thing better than a lap dance from a beautiful woman? A lapdance from two beautiful women. (Or so I hear.) And what’s the only thing better than...Read More
Though it's been a minute since we heard from Classified (his first and, to date, last solo feature hit our front page way back in May 2009), the Nova Scotian mainstay's been making some big moves north of the border,...Read More
When The Cool Kids first broke onto DJBooth’s pages, way back in 2007 with Black Mags if you can believe it, it seemed like only a matter of minutes until we were hit with their debut album. Three years and a long string of...Read More
After more DJBooth approved features than I can count (and frankly I’m not a very good counter), you’d think that Yonas wouldn’t have any doubters left – but just in case there’s a skeptic or two still breathing,...Read More
If you’ve been wondering where Hollywood Floss has been since September (when last we heard him on the Booth), here’s an update: the DJBooth Freestyle alum is still making dope music. The Houston emcee unleashed his new...Read More
Anyone who's traveled overseas knows that, as rewarding as the experience invariably is, the reality of an exotic locale never quite fits with the elaborate fantasies you've concocted beforehand. Not that there's anything...Read More
Clouds, Hoes and Flows – to the layman, these three items might seem arbitrary and unrelated, but as far as Hollyweerd are concerned, they go together like peanut butter, jelly and, uh, bread. On this newly-leaked mixtape...Read More
Derived from the Greek oneiros, the title of the CunninLynguists' forthcoming full-length translates into English as “the study of dreams.” Which, along with being an excuse to shamelessly show off my word-knowledge, ties...Read More
For some, cruising the interstate on one's lonesome is, well, lonesome. For others, like New Orleans emcee Dee-1, there's no better company when one's looking to decompress from the daily grind than the open road and some...Read More
Though he guested on Frankie J.'s Dream Girl back in December, the emcee formerly known as Young Boss has taken his sweet time bringing us a new solo feature. Ah well, guess you can't Rush greatness. (I'd apologize for that...Read More
With his previous two features, unreleased joints Ayo and King's Ransom, Dao Jones has employed the trendy stratagem of leaking dope records that won't be on his next project, thereby leading listeners to assume that what did...Read More
In the wise words of Heraclitus, “No man can ever step in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.” Oh? I already used that quote to open a track review, like, a year ago? Well... that...Read More
The 231st entry in DJBooth.net and StreetAmmo's Exclusive Freestyle Series comes courtesy of Malcolm & Martin, the DJ Revolution-cosigned duo who earned reader approval for mixtape cut Movement Music. On their brand new,...Read More
Saigon’s The Greatest Story Never Told may have been one of the most anticipated hip-hop albums ever, and that was proven as it became iTunes' #1 selling hip-hop album just hours after its release. Although the recently...Read More
Featured early in January, Chuck L.i.'s Booth debut earned surprisingly mixed reviews from readers: while many were impressed by the mic skills he showcased on 6ixty4our, others simply weren't buying the whole “straight...Read More
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