Independent Music Chart
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February 6, 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
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
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
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
Packing double the calcium and Vitamin C of your average underground rapper, Portland emcee Milc (brought to our attention by fellow Rose City repper Dust) has stepped into the Booth with a fresh jam that's sure to do your...Read More
Like your hip-hop raw, hard-hitting and backed with a classic boom-bap rhythm? Then Makin' Tracks, the first Booth feature and latest single from G.Dot & Born, should be right up your alley. On this old-school-informed...Read More
In Karl Marx's (in)famous theoretical writings, the father of communism describes how the proletarians (or wage laborers) will use their strength in numbers to seize the means of production from the bourgeoisie and create a...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
It's been a minute since last we heard from Vinnie Paz; the politically-charged Kill 'Em All hit our front page way back in May 2010. Today, the underground mainstay makes his triumphant return with Death Messiah 2012, a...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
Almost a year after introducing himself with reader-acclaimed mixtape cut Heir, RayDawn returns with a follow-up feature. The latest leak off his forthcoming EP, Fill Banks finds the Pittsburgh representative flaunting his...Read More
Much has been made of the way hip-hop radio has devolved from an authentic display of a thriving culture by DJs personally connected to the scenes they're covering, into a homogeneous showcase of music pre-selected by...Read More
Introduced to the Booth via September 2011's reader-acclaimed Robocop, The BenchWarmers Clique return to our pages with another freshly-released cut off their forthcoming, NES-inspired street album. Droppin' Bombs finds...Read More
When I prefaced my review of The Cranberry Show's first feature with the speculation that the Milwaukee duo's sound might be as much of an acquired taste as their culinary namesake, I clearly underestimated the...Read More
For years, people have paid homage to New York City, its 5 boroughs and "air that when inhaled is like smoking a Newport." And according to infamous battle rapper Iron Solomon, the heart of the city lies within him on his...Read More
When you're in a Great Mood, there's no sense in keeping it to yourself. On the latest leak off his forthcoming street album, leaked in an unfinished version in mid-December but presented here in its finished form), Philly...Read More
There's nothing like a brush with death to clue you into how small and insignificant you, and your actions, are in the grand scheme of things. Just ask Numonics, who came up with the chords to EP title track Never Enough...Read More
Thought Mac & Me and I Feel Good, the first two leaks off Nick Pratt's Booth-sponsored mixtape, were fly and flossed-out? Then prepare to be dazzled; the project's official lead single, Comin' Dyne Clean, finds the Lone Star...Read More
Based on Schoolboy Q’s previous releases – Blessed and Grooveline Pt. 1 – the SoCal emcee’s been taking a laid back approach to his Habits & Contradictions album. But Q’s here to make sure the world knows that while...Read More
Ready for a whirlwind history lesson, brought to you by Wikipedia? Good. Established in 1920 under the ownership of heavyweight boxer Jack Johnson (but taken over by bootlegger and gangster Owney Madden in '23), The Cotton...Read More
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