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 6, 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


Miami Beat Wave

#1 - 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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Curren$y

#2 - 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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AudioDax

#3 - 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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Freddie Gibbs

#4 - 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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Mike Schpitz

#5 - 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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 Gilbere Forte'

#6 - Gilbere Forte' ft. Freelance Whales - 1st Floor

Ladies and gentlemen, it's time to put on your hip-rock goggles for this joint (don’t worry, it’s not the Creed/Fat Joe combo you've had nightmare’s about). Gilbere Forte' is back in the Booth for his second feature...Read More

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Phil Adé

#7 - Phil Adé - My Story [Premiere]

I have no doubt that if I wrote “my story,” not only would it become a New York Times best-seller, it would have everyone wondering how I could have possibly emerged triumphant in spite of the injustices I’ve faced...Read More

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Tom P

#8 - Tom P ft. Playboy Tre & Aleon Craft - Time Flies

As we all know, Time Flies when you're having fun – and what could be more fun than listening to some fresh music from what may well be the most innovative state in our hip-hop nation? Straight outta Decatur, Georgia, Booth...Read More

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Young Buck

#9 - Young Buck - When the Rain Stops

If there's one rapper who knows how to weather a storm without faltering or becoming discouraged, Young Buck is the man. Through a series of setbacks that would have driven most emcees to lay down the mic and, I dunno, become...Read More

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Nero

#10 - Nero - The FIFTH

No need to panic – despite what the chaotic intro may lead you to believe, you haven't accidentally opened this track in two windows at once. (Or maybe you have, in which case it would sound really crazy.) In any case, Nero...Read More

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Rain

#11 - Rain - May Not Be [Premiere]

Rain May Not Be a household name quite yet, but just you wait; as the North Carolina emcee (and exclusive freestyle series contributor) explains on the the first of five exclusive world premieres off his forthcoming,...Read More

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Bossman

#12 - Bossman - 2Morrow

Last seen in the Booth with prelude mixtape Block Work (still available for streaming and free download!), Bossman took a little longer to drop his latest full-length than he'd predicted... but, hey, why live in the past? The...Read More

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¡MAYDAY!

#13 - ¡MAYDAY! - Black Shades

Summers in Miami are filled with hot parties, ridiculously beautiful women and, of course, the appropriate fashion accessories for every occasion. With their new single Black Shades, ¡MAYDAY! follow Corey Hart’s ‘80s...Read More

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Dynasty

#14 - Dynasty - Pushin'

At the start of their careers, most emcees dread the seemingly inevitable swarm of comparisons to a more established artist, whether those comparisons make any sense or not (thankfully the, “Like, oh my god! Asher Roth is...Read More

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MED

#15 - 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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XV

#16 - XV - T.A.L.K.

During an exclusive interview with our own DJ Z at the beginning of this year, Kansas native and Booth favorite XV commented on how he hopes to become a household name in 2010, a goal that may not be that unrealistic,...Read More

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Naturel

#17 - Naturel - Say

No matter who you are or where your ambitions lie, if you sacrifice security to pursue your dreams, you can rest assured you'll run across people who will attempt to slow your momentum with negativity. First-time featuree...Read More

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Bishop Lamont

#18 - Bishop Lamont ft. Xzibit, Crooked I & Jelly Roll - Blow Yo Mind

Last we heard from Bishop Lamont, the Left Coast buzzmaker had hooked up with Xzibit to take hip-hop to church on unreleased cut Hallelujah. Fast forward nearly 12 months, and Lamont's back with Blow Yo Mind, a newly-released...Read More

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Phil Adé

#19 - Phil Adé ft. Raheem DeVaughn - Out Your Clothes [Premiere]

You might want to slip into something a little more comfortable for this one... like your birthday suit. Don't get it twisted, though; while world premiere numero dos off Phil Adé forthcoming street album finds the DMV...Read More

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