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.


July 12, 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


K. Sparks

#1 - K. Sparks - Night Life

I’m not gonna front. With a baby daughter at home my Night Life isn’t what it once was (I’ve traded bottles for a bottle), but luckily DJBooth Nation’s favorite unsigned emcee is letting me live vicariously through...Read More

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U.C.B.

#2 - U.C.B. ft. Wale & Colin Munroe - Diana

As anyone who's attended a performance by the DMV heavyweight is well aware, Wale puts on an absolutely killer live show. His secret? The UCB, a locally legendary Go-Go ensemble who have backed the emcee at performances...Read More

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Kingpen Slim

#3 - Kingpen Slim ft. Wale, STS & Phil Adé - The Way You Move [Premiere]

With the Outkast member back in the spotlight thanks to stellar solo debut Sir Lucious Left Foot, the title of DMV rapper (and exclusive freestyle series alum) Kingpen Slim's latest feature is bound to bring Big Boi's '03...Read More

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King Reign

#4 - King Reign ft. Saukrates & Kardinal Offishall - Money

How about that Canada, eh? As a lover of all things from The Land Above, I feel blessed to introduce King Reign, a member of Maple Nation (and a damn good artist, from the evidence we’re hearing today). For his debut Booth...Read More

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Curren$y

#5 - Curren$y ft. Mikey Rocks - The Hangover

I was as surprised as anyone else when I found out that Curren$y’s new single was about worldwide strife, including China’s growing conflict with its labor class and Poland’s ability to avoid a recession. Just kidding,...Read More

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Rain

#6 - Rain - Home Sweet Home [Premiere]

Whatever place you call home, no matter what part of the world it’s in, you call it “home” for a reason – you’ve come to love it. It’s this love that enables us to look past what others may consider to be our...Read More

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 Gilbere Forte'

#7 - Gilbere Forte' - I Know My Love

Having announced his arrival on the scene with synth-soaked street banger My Time and provided a case study in hip-rock done right on the Freelance Whales-assisted 1st Floor, Gilbere Forte' has already proven that he can...Read More

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Ski Beatz

#8 - Ski Beatz ft. Curren$y & Wiz Khalifa - Scaling the Building

The fly-namic duo is at it again. The internet’s favorite stoners, Curren$y and Wiz Khalifa have been hyping up the full-length version of this song for months, and now, Scaling the Building has hit our ear-waves. Initially...Read More

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AudioDax

#9 - AudioDax - Matter of Time

Feeling a little under the weather, despite the fact that the weather's, you know, beautiful? I know what that's like, and so do Temble and Krypton Flo of electro/hip-hop Audio Dax, making their Booth debut with a cut...Read More

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Kooley High

#10 - Kooley High ft. King Mez - Sky View

With the DMV finally earning a place in the national hip-hop spotlight my pick for the next region to blow is N. Carolina. With cats like 9th Wonder setting the foundation, a new generation of N.C. emcees are set to take the...Read More

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Vinnie Paz

#11 - Vinnie Paz ft. Block McCloud - End of Days

“One form of dictatorship is being in a prison cell and you can see the bars, while the other one is sitting in a prison cell, but can’t see the bars and you think you’re free.” If you start a track with a Daniel...Read More

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Miami Beat Wave

#12 - Miami Beat Wave ft. Dead Prez - This is Life [Premiere]

There are plenty of hip-hop artists who can be counted on to create high-quality tunes packed with lyrical insight, but truly mind-expanding records are few and far between. If you've been craving something a little (or a...Read More

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Brown Bag All-Stars

#13 - Brown Bag All-Stars - The Agenda

Though boozing it up is a high priority for the Brown Bag AllStars, it takes more than a taste for the sauce to keep up with these Intoxicated Gentlemen; on their latest feature, one of two cuts recorded for 2Dope's latest...Read More

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Freddie Gibbs

#14 - Freddie Gibbs - National Anthem (F*ck the World)

While the rest of the world hyperventilated over Thank Me Later, the summer release I’m most interested in (besides Big Boi’s Chico Dusty) is Freddie Gibbs’ upcoming EP Str8 Killa. Can you blame me when the Gary,...Read More

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AC

#15 - AC ft. TekNeek - About No One

Most of us can probably make an educated guess about what commonly-used phrase precedes the title of AC's latest “buzztape” leak but, for those who have never heard a rap record before, I'll spell it out: the Northeastern...Read More

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Mike Schpitz

#16 - Mike Schpitz - We on Fire

As anyone that has been keeping up with Mike Murder, I mean Mike Schpitz, knows, the clever Kansan emcee just doesn’t seem capable of making a mistake lately (World Cup refs, take notes). This time around sounds like more...Read More

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Fresh Daily

#17 - Fresh Daily ft. Theo Martins - Pastelz

I know what you're thinking, but no; Pastelz, the brand new single from Fresh Daily, isn't about those things you were forced to draw with in high school art class. Or maybe I was the only one thinking that. In any case,...Read More

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MED

#18 - MED ft. Talib Kweli - Classic

It's hard to tell, after just a couple listens, whether a dope record has truly timeless appeal, but this I know for certain: this joint, the first Booth feature from Californian emcee MED, is “Classic.” Yep, that's...Read More

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Balance

#19 - Balance ft. Greenspan, Rain & Manny - I'm Here Now

When every new artist makes their mark on the hip-hop game, there is usually an intro song that truly lets the people know that they’ve arrived and are ready to rip. For the Oakland emcee known as Balance, his new song...Read More

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