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 19, 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


Pharoahe Monch

#1 - Pharoahe Monch ft. Mela Machinko - Shine

Any day with new Pharoahe Monch is a good day, and in the immortal words of Ice Cube, today is a good day - plus I didn’t have to use my AK. Other than the occasional guest verse (The Matrix, Hurt U), it’s been nearly...Read More

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Muggsy Malone

#2 - Muggsy Malone - There's a Chance [Premiere]

Seeing that it's been more than half a year since the Parkway Kid's last solo feature, There's a Chance that some of our regulars may have forgotten just how brilliant Muggsy Malone's mic skills are – if that's the case,...Read More

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Chris & Neef

#3 - Chris & Neef - We Bak

Young Chris and Neef Buck may have traded their former stage name, “Young Gunz,” for the self-explanatory "Chris & Neef," but listeners worried that the switch signifies a departure from the twosome's hard-nosed roots can...Read More

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Rapper Big Pooh

#4 - Rapper Big Pooh & M-Dot - No Surrendering

Now that Little Brother is no more, is Rapper Big Pooh going to set down the mic and take a breather? Don't be “redic!” Not only is the North Carolina native hard at work on the solo tip, he's also been cooking up plenty...Read More

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Fuze The Mc

#5 - Fuze The Mc ft. Talibah - Lullaby

It's been a minute – almost six months, actually – since we've heard from Fuze The Mc – what's the Southern up-and-comer (and exclusive freestyle series contributor) been up to since this past February, when he hooked...Read More

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Slum Village

#6 - Slum Village - Lock It Down

It seems like the postmortem game should be a subgenre in hip-hop music, as it always seems like deceased artists continue to deliver better material than the living long after they’ve passed (I'm looking at you Tupac)....Read More

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D.C. Don Juan

#7 - D.C. Don Juan - Hands Up

Don't let the stage name fool you: D.C. Don Juan may have borrowed his moniker from literature's most legendary womanizer, but those who assume the Booth newcomer's a lover rather than a fighter may be surprised by the...Read More

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Jeff Chery

#8 - Jeff Chery - They Get Around [Premiere]

Denial ain't just a river in Egypt – it's also the force that's allowed countless men and women to turn a blind eye to clear and present evidence of their partners' infidelity. Though no guy ever wants to entertain the idea...Read More

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 Gilbere Forte'

#9 - Gilbere Forte' - Take One x Dawn

There's restlessly creative, and then there's... well... then there's Gilbere Forte'. No longer content to switch everything up from one Booth feature to the next, the Philadelphia up-and-comer has decided to make his latest...Read More

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Kingpen Slim

#10 - 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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STS

#11 - STS ft. Donwill - Sole Music (Remix)

Why do some guys stand in line for hours to pick up the latest Yeezy’s or Space Jam Jordans? One word – passion. Passion to be the freshest guy out, passion to have the latest gear, and passion that your gear will attract...Read More

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K. Sparks

#12 - 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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The ILLZ

#13 - The ILLZ - Amnesia, Forget it All

Is it just me, or is there a refreshingly smooth, jazzy vibe in the Booth today? First The Kid Daytona's mellow single, On the Hill and now Amnesia, Forget It All, up-and-coming emcee The ILLZ' contribution to SoulRebelNYC...Read More

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Rain

#14 - Rain - Tears of a Man [Premiere]

Anyone who's listened to a minute or more of Rain's work is aware that the North Carolina up-and-comer's determination to succeed knows no bounds, but the question remains: what precisely is it that keeps him on his ceaseless...Read More

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Jabee

#15 - Jabee ft. King Mez & Carlitta Durand - Better

Did you enjoy Go and Tell 'Em (Remix), Blood and A Blessing, the previous solo features from Jabee? Well, I've got good news: his latest promo single is “Better.” OK, that's just the title – but, with the obligatory...Read More

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 Gilbere Forte'

#16 - 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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WC

#17 - WC - That's What I'm Talkn' Bout

I know a lot of people who don’t call the west coast home may look at WC and instantly think "Ice Cube and Mack 10’s running mate,” but here on the Westside…ok, so he’s kinda thought of in the same sense here too....Read More

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Miami Beat Wave

#18 - 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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U.C.B.

#19 - 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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