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.


June 13, 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


Muzi

#1 - Muzi ft. Novel - Dear Heartbeat

I know, I know: y'all are sick to death of restlessly-creative, genre-defying A-Town hopefuls. Oh? You're not tired of that? Well, damn, that's convenient—because today, another fresh ATL singer/songwriter makes his Booth...Read More

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D-Pryde

#2 - D-Pryde - Highway

Remember, back in late-2009/early-2010, when thousands of Toyota vehicles were recalled due to a problem with a little thing called “stopping”? Well, D-Pryde must have forgotten to bring his whip back to the...Read More

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Warm Brew

#3 - Warm Brew - Nothin From Nothin

Despite their unappetizing stage name, the Warm Brew didn't fail to leave Booth readers refreshed when they introduced themselves with early-April's coffee-shop-funky Willing to Ride. Today, the Los Angeles crew return to...Read More

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Dunson

#4 - Kenton Dunson ft. Ryan Kellie - Firestarter

You know what they say, if at first you drop a song on DJBooth called Rolling Stone that earns almost unanimously high ratings you should probably go ahead and premiere your next record on the Booth. Wait, they don’t say...Read More

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Tech N9ne

#5 - Tech N9ne ft. B.o.B. & Hopsin - Am I a Psycho

Most Tech N9ne fans will agree that, when the Strange Music emcee asks "Am I a Psycho," the correct answer is "Hell yes." Those in doubt need only listen to this standout album cut, which finds the Kansas City stalwart...Read More

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Devin Miles

#6 - Devin Miles - All Good

Rappers who let haters' words get under their skin would do well to remember the words of Eleanor Roosevelt: “Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Devin Miles clearly knows what the First Lady's...Read More

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D-Pryde

#7 - D-Pryde ft. Joe Budden - No Sleep

When you're hustling your way towards success in the music game, napping on the job can cost you your big break. On his first Booth feature (and the lead single off his forthcoming street album), Toronto emcee D-Pryde...Read More

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Bas

#8 - Bas ft. Beyond Belief - Legendary

An artist as talented as Beyond Belief, hailing from a hip-hop Mecca like NYC, must have grown up surrounded by greatness, right? Seems to be the case---at least if Booth newcomer Bas, the freestyle alum's high-school...Read More

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Skyzoo

#9 - Skyzoo ft. King Mez - For The Awake

When I was a kid with Christmas approaching I’d always struggle every time my moms left the house. I knew where she hid our presents (in the back of her closet) and I wanted to sneak a peek so incredibly bad, but I also...Read More

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Varsity Squad

#10 - Varsity Squad ft. One Be Lo - U Minor, We Major

Pittsburgh twosome Varsity Squad may be underground, but that doesn't mean they consider themselves marginal--on the contrary, Jon Quest and Beedie differentiate themselves sharply from their peers, as evidenced by new single...Read More

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SBTRKT

#11 - SBTRKT ft. Yukimi Nagano (of Little Dragon) & Drake - Wildfire (Remix)

South London producer SBTRKT's latest single, Wildifre, gets a major injection of star power on this newly-released remix of the cut. Over the producer's mechanical percussion and wobbling synths, original guest Yukimi Nagano...Read More

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Novel

#12 - Novel - Get You High

Let’s start this post with a riddle: what’s the best time to listen to new music from Novel? Trick question, there’s never a bad time to listen to new Novel. With his DJBooth-approved Vanilla Sky still large in the...Read More

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Kendrick Lamar

#13 - Kendrick Lamar - Sex With Society

Just released via the artist's Twitter, the latest leak off Kendrick Lamar's forthcoming mixtape finds the Californian buzzmaker and freestyle series alum having Sex With Society (figuratively--I think). Over the chilled-out...Read More

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Shaun Boothe

#14 - Shaun Boothe ft. Kim Davis - Do It For You

Last summer Shaun Boothe was on a hell of a roll in the Booth. From an exclusive freestyle to the Talib Kweli assisted Concepts and more, the Toronto native was lighting up our ratings like Wiz lights up joints. And...Read More

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Sound Fx

#15 - Sound Fx - Touch the Sky

An older man may have done more living than a teenager, but life’s joys and pains, triumphs and struggles are the same no matter how long you’ve been on this Earth. Today, DJBooth newcomers Sound FX are here to show (and...Read More

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QuESt

#16 - QuESt ft. Omen - The Sight

As Nathan S. has made abundantly clear in his “Your Favorite Rapper Is Poor” series on RefinedHype, the luxurious, high-rolling image often upheld by hip-hop artists is largely a simulacrum—an idealized copy of...Read More

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Groove Chambers

#17 - Groove Chambers - Pick Your Poison (The Medicine)

Booth newcomer Groove Chambers may be a rapper, a singer, a songwriter and a producer, but he most emphatically is not a doctor. In fact, if you were to follow his instructions on new single Pick Your Poison (The Medicine) to...Read More

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Tech N9ne

#18 - Tech N9ne ft. Various Artists - Worldwide Choppers

If you're a fan of breakneck flows, you've probably daydreamed at one point or another about the dopeness that would ensue if a grip of the game's fastest spitters got together on one ensemble cut. Well, speed-freaks, I have...Read More

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Rich Kid Sound System

#19 - Rich Kid Sound System - Sonnet 27

If you took high-school English, there's a good chance that, at one point or another, you've found yourself hunched over over a Shakespeare text at 11:45 PM, struggling to translate the Bard's much-vaunted poetry into...Read More

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