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 18, 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


Freeway

#1 - Freeway - Listen

I'm willing to bet that most of us, if we came across a food product whose packaging was simply labeled “Eat,” would be justly suspicious of its contents (at least, for your safety, I hope that's the case). Mysterious...Read More

Nappy Roots

#2 - Nappy Roots - Congratulations

While many hip-hoppers have to guard themselves at all times against the corrupting effects of fame and fortune, the Nappy Roots seem to have humility and gratitude flowing through their veins; whether it's due to the...Read More

AudioDax

#3 - AudioDax - Cruise Control

Audio Dax has a back story that sounds like the makings of a fairytale come true: Last April, Texas-bred singer/producer Temble meets Chicago-born emcee Krypton Flo at DePauw University in Indiana. The duo discover they have...Read More

Phil Adé

#4 - Phil Adé ft. Mac Miller - Incense

The last time we heard from Phil Adé he was cruising Monte Carlo in his Monte Carlo, but all the globe trotting has apparently made the DMV emcee crave a place he can be quietly introspective, lay back and light up some...Read More

Muzi

#5 - Muzi ft. Aleon Craft & Spree Wilson - Cold Machine

Whether it's Prince waxing poetic about the allure of a Little Red Corvette or UGK admitting that women “...ain't tripping on me, they wanna f*ck my car,” artists through the ages have recognized the erotic appeal in the...Read More

Angel Haze

#6 - Angel Haze x Das Racist - Jungle Fever (Remix)

Like most of their previous material, Das Racist’s new release Jungle Fever is a light, fun summer anthem about pretty girls and nice cars aimed at commercial radio. Actually, that’s not true at all, I just wanted to make...Read More

theBREAX

#7 - theBREAX ft. D-Maub - Clap Your Hands

Plenty of Christian musical acts have attempted to proudly proclaim the Good News while still appealing to secular eardrums, but none to my knowledge have nailed that balance like theBREAX. Without fail, the Cali-based crew's...Read More

Radical Something

#8 - Radical Something - Long Hair Don't Care

A great song can be made even better by a great story. For example, did you know that Jay-Z’s Empire State of Mind was literally written on top of the Empire State Building and Kanye’s All of the Lights was inspired by an...Read More

Poach Stevens

#9 - Poach Stevens - Parachutes

Once simply associated with razor-thin attention spans and impulsive behavior, the term “ADHD” has been reclaimed by various recording artists as an emblem of freshness and innovation. Of course, the restless,...Read More

Smokey Robotic

#10 - Smokey Robotic - Bazooka

No one—well, almost no one—enters the game planning to sell out but, once fame and fortune are dangling tantalizingly close, one's principles suddenly begin to seem a lot less binding. How to ensure one never reaches that...Read More

Jake Miller

#11 - Jake Miller - Hey You!

Musical superstars' backgrounds are as varied as their work, but a common denominator among their diverse histories is the early sense of being a little... different. For many, the realization that one doesn't quite fit with...Read More

The Vibrant Sound

#12 - The Vibrant Sound - Gold Digger

In his seminal Society of the Spectacle, French theorist Guy Debord remarks that “...dissatisfaction [with the capitalist system] itself becomes a commodity as soon as the economics of affluence finds a way of applying its...Read More

Yonas

#13 - Yonas - A Reason to Breathe

A little thought can be a dangerous thing. Take Booth fave Yonas, for example—what started as a simple urge to put words down on paper quickly blossomed into an unstoppable drive to understand the world around him. Now, on...Read More

Devin Miles

#14 - Devin Miles - SuperBad

Pittsburgh native Devin Miles has got a little buzz going. From gracing the cover of JENESIS Magazine to mentions by The Source and large scale downloads of his debut EP. Finding My Own, it looks like Mr. Miles is finding his...Read More

Mr. J. Medeiros

#15 - Mr. J. Medeiros ft. Stro - Serious

I hate to draw comparisons between artists, but I’m going to do it anyway. When I listened to Mr. J. Medeiros’ new album, Saudade, I couldn’t help but remember Rawkus’ classic days. Not so much because of the...Read More

TWO

#16 - TWO ft. Maika Maile - O.B.A.E.

Feeling a little stressed? Why not embark upon an Out of Body Audio Experience with the help of TWO, an up-and-coming emcee hailing from St. Petersburg, Florida. While the headliner's verses on this new single (his first...Read More

The Cool Kids

#17 - The Cool Kids ft. Asher Roth, Chip Tha Ripper & Boldy James - Roll Call

With their Green Label Sound-distributed debut album out today, The Cool Kids give fans one last taste of what to expect from the project with Roll Call. Last week's pit stop at the Gas Station seemed to re-fuel the buzz...Read More

Wu Tang Clan

#18 - Wu-Tang Clan ft. Ghostface, Action Bronson & Termanology - Meteor Hammer

Having scored rave reviews for Legendary Weapons inclusions Laced Cheeba, 225 Rounds and Only the Rugged Survive, the Wu-Tang Clan are three for three in the Booth. Just in case you weren't convinced the LP would be dope all...Read More

Ced Hughes

#19 - Ced Hughes - Lights!

It was October of 2010 and we were hearing a lot about Ced Hughes’ upcoming album One Day We’ll Wake Up. In fact, judging by ratings for previous single Shoot Down the Stars it could be said that the Booth was eagerly...Read More

 

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