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 21, 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


XV

#1 - 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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Phil Adé

#2 - Phil Adé ft. Skillz - OMG [Premiere]

I know what you're thinking: “DMV phenom Phil Adé, jumping on the text-lingo bandwagon? What is this world coming to?! :-( :-( :-(“ Calm down, calm down - making its world premiere in the Booth, the exclusive freestyle...Read More

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Aleon Craft

#3 - Aleon Craft - Donkey Kong

It’s about time someone paid tribute to the video game that I spent hours, and about $10 million dollars in quarters, mastering as a child. Wait? What’s that? Aleon Craft’s new single Donkey Kong isn’t an ode to...Read More

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Starrs & Murph

#4 - Starrs & Murph - Hangover (Freestyle)

Ever had a serious Hangover and later, once the effects had worn off, found yourself thinking “You know, I really wish I could relive that experience?" I'm guessing that's happened to roughly, uh, nobody – well, nobody...Read More

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K. Sparks

#5 - K. Sparks ft. JD - Jazz (We Got) [Freestyle]

It’s no exaggeration to say that A Tribe Called Quest’s classic album Low End Theory is one of the biggest reasons I’ve devoted my professional life to hip-hop, so I’m instantly suspicious of anyone who dares touch...Read More

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Ko*Starz

#6 - Ko*Starz - Revolt

Revolution is in the air, my friends – and I'm not talking about the stale rhetoric wafting from FOX News' resident rabblerousers. No, this popular movement is being spearheaded by Chi-Town hip-hop trio Ko*Starz. Back on...Read More

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Yonas

#7 - Yonas - New World Order

When I saw Yonas in my inbox this morning, I was afraid that this would be the day that he makes a less-than-average track, and that I’d have to deliver the sad message to Booth listeners. It’s hard enough to be...Read More

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The Slauson Boyz

#8 - The Slauson Boyz ft. J Blacc - Stayin Alive

Let's start with what this record is not: Stayin Alive, the latest mixtape leak from Nipsey Hussle-fronted crew Slauson Boyz, is in no way, shape or form inspired by the Bee-Gees' disco standard of the same name – and thank...Read More

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Team Demo

#9 - Team Demo ft. Wale, Jo'Lyce & K-Beta - If Only They Would Listen

Unfortunate as it may be, most hip-hop heads haven't been properly acquainted with Zechariah Wise, J-Cosell, DJ Dialtone and Jady Experience; If Only They'd Listen to one of Team Demo's life-changing instrumentals, however,...Read More

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Shaun Boothe

#10 - Shaun Boothe - Let Me Go

For most rappers, flight is something to strive toward, a metaphor for success and the fast life they have long dreamed of achieving. On his latest single, Shaun Boothe turns that trope upside-down – literally. Let Me Go...Read More

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Ab-Soul

#11 - Ab-Soul - Drift Away

Plenty of hip-hop artists have tried to craft headphone-ready vibe-out music, but few seem able to strike the balance of hypnotic grooviness, ethereal melodicism, and smooth rhymes necessary to achieve maximum relax-i-tude...Read More

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Neako

#12 - Neako - Chief Rocka 2010 [Premiere]

Believe it or not, being “Number One Chief Rocka” is less like being the Highlander than it is like winning a Miss America pageant; not only can can the title be held by more than one individual, but a new Rocka is...Read More

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Freddie Gibbs

#13 - Freddie Gibbs ft. Bun B - Rock Bottom

They say you have to hit Rock Bottom before you can truly change, but although the best rapper to ever come out of Gary, Indiana, Freddie Gibbs, and UGK for Life representer Bun B find themselves at the lowest of the low, it...Read More

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Rah Digga

#14 - Rah Digga - This Ain't No Lil Kid Rap

If dope ’90s hip-hop had hands, it’d be giving a standing ovation to Rah Digga, who has been killing mics for well over a decade now. Bringing back some heavy lyrical integrity to the game, Digga blew Booth readers away...Read More

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Ab-Soul

#15 - Ab-Soul ft. Kendrick Lamar - Turn Me Up

Those who tuned in for Ab-Soul's last feature, the aptly-titled Drift Away, know that the Cali up-and-comer's got quite the knack for crafting chilled-out headphone music, but the man just might have outdone himself with his...Read More

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Capone-n-Noreaga

#16 - Capone-N-Norega ft. The Lox - Bodega Stories

With The War Report 2, will Capone-N-Noreaga be able to recapture the feel of their '97 debut? And if they do succeed, will today's heads take notice? The mixed reader reviews on lead single The Reserves seem to indicate that...Read More

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Kahali Oden

#17 - Doey Rock ft. Raekwon - Sunset Strip

When we first met Doey Rock way back in January of '08, he was a hard-nosed hustler with a stark Hyphy sound. Well, an artist can grow, change and diversify quite a bit in two and a half years and, judging by new single...Read More

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Rich Kid Sound System

#18 - Rich Kid Sound System - A Little Bit of Time

Don't let the title mislead you; even if you're not lucky enough to possess a top-dollar stereo setup, you won't regret spending A Little Bit of Time listening to the first Booth feature from up-and-coming live-band ensemble...Read More

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Slum Village

#19 - Slum Village ft. Colin Munroe - Faster

Brace yourselves, Slum Village fans – Elzhi, Illa J and T3's latest single may come as a little bit of a surprise. Faster finds the Motown trio diverging from the smooth-but-gritty sound they pioneered in partnership with...Read More

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