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.


March 1, 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 - Lift the Game

Most artists put out a few songs in between albums to let everyone know that they still “got it” and maintain their place in the spotlight (“Hey! You guys! It’s me! Remember?”). Booth favorite XV isn’t most...Read More

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J The S

#2 - J The S ft. Franco - Change [Premiere]

J the S' last Booth feature found the underground emcee ready to party till the sun burned out and the angels fell from the sky. While the concept made for one fresh record, the Boston native knows as well as anyone that...Read More

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Freddie Gibbs

#3 - Freddie Gibbs & Mikkey Halsted - On My Own

Sorry Chicago haters. Anyone hoping the city’s stranglehold on the game would relax anytime soon is gonna have to wait, cause the next generation of Windy City emcees is on the come up, continuing with fast-risers Freddie...Read More

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Chiddy Bang

#4 - Chiddy Bang ft. MGMT - The Opposite of Adults (KIDS)

Once upon a time, we were all The Opposite of Adults – Booth newcomers Chiddy Bang and Xaphoon Jones still consider themselves KIDS and, to paraphrase that classic Toys 'R' Us jingle, they don't wanna grow up anytime soon....Read More

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810

#5 - 810 - Save Me Now

If you’re looking for 810, you might want to keep an eye out for his Baltimore compatriot Black Sunn; the two innovative emcees travel in a pack these days. So although we hadn’t heard from 810 since his Glass Half Full...Read More

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#6 - Se'von - Pain

Booth newcomer Se'von's MySpace bio may compare the Motown-born, Atlanta-based up-and-comer to Jon Bon Jovi and Journey, but heads shouldn't let that scare them off; rest assured, potential single Pain features neither freaky...Read More

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Stat Quo

#7 - Stat Quo - Success (Back to U)

Spring is right around the corner (finally!), and with the winter thaw comes a new growth of talented artists that had been somewhat buried in 2010. Leading the pack is ATLien Stat Quo with Success (Back to U), the new single...Read More

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John Public

#8 - John Public - Sneaker Music

Don't let the title mislead you – John Public's first Booth feature is not so much about kicks as it is about... well, pretty much everything else. As a matter of fact, Sneaker Music is as thorough an introduction to the...Read More

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Yonas

#9 - YONAS - Stand Out

Following in the footsteps of such Booth favorites as Mike Dreams (formerly known as Young Son) and Jeff Chery (formerly known as Pay$0z), I Am Us emcee Cause has traded in his dusty old stage name for a fresh new one. As...Read More

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Feroz

#10 - Feroz ft. Yelawolf - Bring the Money Home [Premiere]

What's the motivation behind Gunz N Rozes rapper Feroz' musical grind? I'll give you three guesses, and the first two don't count. While the Jersey native may not be the first emcee to claim he's in the game to Bring Home the...Read More

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Nappy Roots

#11 - Nappy Roots - Ride

Featured back in mid-January, Booth-premiered mixtape inclusion P.O.N. (Pursuit of Nappiness) found the Nappy Roots in a motivational mode, waxing philosophical about the value of hard work and persistence. Now, the Southern...Read More

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Belly

#12 - Belly ft. Drake - Make It Go

Featured back in August, the lead single off Belly's forthcoming sophomore set saw the Juno Award-winning rapper spitting game to a Hot Girl, assisted by West Coast icon Snoop Dogg. Fast-forward three months, and the Ottawa...Read More

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#13 - 88-Keys ft. Colin Munroe - Wake Up Call

Each of the eighty-eight keys on a piano plays a note different from all the rest - every key offers a unique sound that, if joined with the proper partner, can be extremely pleasing to the ears. Such is the case with New...Read More

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BOOGNIGHTS

#14 - BOOGNIGHTS ft. K. Sparks - Show Business

No longer quite as full of good cheer as he was on his last Booth feature, recent reader favorite BOOGNIGHTS spends this standout cut off hip-hop blog Everything is Outrageous' new compilation mixtape echoing a sentiment...Read More

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Neak

#15 - Neak - Dear Sky [Premiere]

Some songs can be neatly summed up in just a few short sentences; Make It up-and-comer Neak's latest mixtape leak (making its world premiere right here in the Booth!) is definitely not one of them. Dear Sky finds the Windy...Read More

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Go Dreamer

#16 - Dreamer (of Hollyweerd) ft. Yelawolf - Crazy Girlz

It's unfortunate but true: there's often no foolproof way to tell that a female isn't right in the head till she's already driven you up the wall (not that us fellas are any saner, mind). And it goes without saying that an...Read More

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Arkansas Bo

#17 - Arkansas Bo (of Suga City) ft. Big Keise - Shine [Premiere]

Now would be a good time to slip on some shades, if you've got a pair handy. On his first solo feature, making its world premiere right here in the Booth, Suga City emcee Arkansas Bo Shines so brightly that onlookers risk...Read More

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Shawn Chrystopher

#18 - Shawn Chrystopher - Like a Kid Again [Premiere]

Heraclitus of Ephesus once said, “A man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play,” and the best, most creative rappers exist as living proof of that statement's veracity. Oh, what's that?...Read More

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K. Sparks

#19 - K. Sparks ft. Sean Price & Julius Francis - Keep Movin [Premiere]

If K. Sparks weren't already so busy, I think he could make some extra scratch teaching courses in time management and efficiency. As those familiar with his extensive Booth history are aware, the guy can really Keep [it]...Read More

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