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 7, 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


K. Sparks

#1 - K. Sparks - Caught Up

I don't know about you guys, but at this moment I'd like nothing more than to go outside, spread out a blanket, and spend the day lazing around and soaking in the sun, umbrella-drink in hand. For those who, like me, don't...Read More

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Rich Kid Sound System

#2 - 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

#3 - 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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Jermiside

#4 - Jermiside ft. Maverick Sabre - Afraid

Underground emcee Jermiside and his behind-the-boards partner, Danny Diggs, may be nothing to play with, but even the most intrepid rappers and beatsmiths suffer from occasional inner anxieties and doubts. On new single...Read More

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Eternia

#5 - Eternia ft. Rah Digga & Rage - The BBQ

I love female rappers. Lauryn Hill is in my top 5 dead or alive, Nicki Minaj is my (imaginary) girlfriend and Missy Elliot has earned a permanent place on any party playlist. So when The BBQ came to my inbox, I was excited....Read More

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The Freshmen

#6 - The Freshmen - Dreamin' California

As a resident of the chilly Midwest, I've heard it said that without the bitter winters we wouldn't appreciate the summer sun – but I don't really buy it. As they explain on newly-released single Dreamin' California,...Read More

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Jeff Chery

#7 - Jeff Chery ft. L Jaye - Gotta Make It [Premiere]

The Pair, the inaugural leak off Jeff Chery's forthcoming collaborative mixtape with K. Sparks, found the Booth favorite and exclusive freestyle series alum kicking it old-school while spitting game to two pairs of old-school...Read More

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QuESt

#8 - QuESt ft. Ms. Neo - Were Going Down

As I've recently noted, rappers' usage of flight/altitude-based metaphors has been at an all-time, um, high, lately. Always the nonconformist, QuESt has elected to title his new single, an ambitious meditation on fame,...Read More

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Royce Da 5'9

#9 - Royce Da 5'9" ft. Big Sean - My Own Planet

Released back in October '09, Royce Da 5'9”'s long-delayed Street Hop LP received high praise from reviewers in the Booth and beyond, but didn't seem to get the large-scale attention (and sales) it deserved. To rectify that...Read More

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Shane Eli

#10 - Shane Eli - I'm Different [Premiere]

Since Shane Eli's made his Booth debut back in mid-April, we've heard the Los Angeles rapper/producer craft everything from hater-baiting bangers, to mellow reflections on racial identity, to uplifting motivational anthems,...Read More

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Stanza

#11 - Stanza - Love & Appreciation

With the arrival of summer, a lot of the new music that’s been released lately has featured trunk banging beats paired with hot fiery punch lines to go with the scorching weather. So wouldn’t it be nice to hear a smooth,...Read More

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Epsilon Project

#12 - Epsilon Project - Inspiration

It goes without saying that anyone hoping to make a living through music, art, writing or any creative craft must have a steady source of Inspiration. While I find that a few (dozen) cups of black coffee rarely fail to get...Read More

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Everliven Sound

#13 - Everliven Sound ft. El Da Sensei - Elements

Drafted by Russian chemist Dimitri Mendelev in 1869, the Periodic Table of the Elements was a useful guide to the building blocks of matter, but suffered from a tragic lack of hot beats and witty punchlines. Unfortunately, no...Read More

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FreeSol

#14 - FreeSol ft. Adam Tensta - No 1 Can Stop Me

If, after hearing the Memphis ensemble flip classic cuts from such eclectic sources as the Doors and the Smashing Pumpkins into fresh, innovative hip-hop records, you still don't believe that FreeSol are going places, then...Read More

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Grip Plyaz

#15 - Grip Plyaz ft. Aleon Craft - Step Out

Every city has a different feel, and no one can better express that feeling musically than natives of that particular town. So when two of Atlanta’s finest, Grip Plyaz and Aleon Craft, linked up for a song called Step Out,...Read More

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Ab-Soul

#16 - Ab-Soul ft. Jay Rock - Lifestyle

Ah, the Lifestyle of a rapper on the rise: the stratospheric stacks of cash, the adoring groupies, the expensive liquors – huh? That's not actually how it works? On his latest mixtape leak, Los Angeles native Ab-Soul gives...Read More

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Donny Goines

#17 - Donny Goines ft. Asher Roth, Mistah Fab & Big Pooh - Rock NYC (Remix)

Poor New York City. No one ever pays the Big Apple any attention, and the city that never sleeps certainly doesn’t have any anthems it can be proud of. (That was sarcastic, and yes, I’m from Boston.) Apparently not...Read More

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Apollo Brown

#18 - Apollo Brown ft. Rapper Big Pooh & Black Milk - Hungry

Patience is all well and good, but it takes more than a knack for waiting in line to make it to the top: you've also gotta be Hungry enough to stay on your grind while everyone else is snoozing. Having friends in high places...Read More

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Jarren Benton

#19 - Jarren Benton ft. Laws - World Is Mine [Premiere]

Whose world is it? While Illmatic fanatics may be under the impression that it's theirs, Jarren Benton has a very different take on the matter. On his latest mixtape leak (another exclusive world premiere!), the ATL native...Read More

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