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 22, 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


Sammy Adams

#1 - Sam Adams - Driving Me Crazy

Making his extraordinarily unlikely DJBooth debut today is Sam Adams, the now 288-year-old political philosopher and founding father who….wait…what? It’s not that Sam Adams? My bad. Whether Sam Adams takes his name from...Read More

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#2 - Fly Gypsy - Sexy B*tch (Remix)

I’m trying to find the words to say this without being disrespectful, but personally speaking, I’d rather listen to a Yung Berg mixtape than David Guetta’s hit track Sexy B*tch again. It was enjoyable the first twenty...Read More

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Chiddy Bang

#3 - 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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K. Sparks

#4 - K. Sparks - Momma Say

Fans of the late, great King of Pop may be surprised to learn that the memorable “Ma ma se, ma ma coo sa...” outro from '83 single Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' wasn't just a catchy ad-lib; the lines were adapted from...Read More

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Chiddy Bang

#5 - Chiddy Bang x Ellie Goulding - Under the Sheets (Remix)

Fresh off their Booth-approved remix of the Gorillaz' spacey Stylo, emcee-producer duo Chiddy Bang are back to introduce fans to a UK phenom who has yet to make the big jump stateside. On the inaugural leak off their...Read More

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Costell

#6 - Costell - Timeless (Intro)

This may be the first you've heard of Costell but, if his first Booth feature is to be believed, it won't be the last – not by a long shot. On the intro track off his forthcoming full-length, the Queens native lets...Read More

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Jeff Chery

#7 - Jeff Chery ft. Ray Lavender - Cuttin

After over a year of waiting, Jeff Chery's Booth-sponsored Going Against the Grain street album is so close I can almost taste it. What does it taste like? Beats me – it was just a figure of speech. If you really want to...Read More

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Ski Beatz

#8 - Ski Beatz ft. Mos Def & Whosane -Taxi

Getting excited about a snippet of a track is like getting excited about a movie trailer, it’s not a good indication of the project’s final quality (even Cop Out looked funny in the trailer), but today I’m excited to...Read More

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John Public

#9 - John Public - Freedom People

I don't mind suspending my disbelief to enjoy a good song, but when I hear underground up-and-comers rhapsodize about their stratospheric stacks and million-dollar jewelry... well, let's just say I find it a little hard to...Read More

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#10 - Mr. Robotic (Bullet) - Beat Steady Knocking

It's been quite a while since last we heard from reader favorite Bullet, but that's understandable – the transition from human to robot is a delicate and time-consuming process. That's right: in a plot twist straight out of...Read More

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Bad Rabbits

#11 - Bad Rabbits - Can't Back Down

Sure I love me some M&Ms, but after a while, no matter how delicious, the same thing gets boring, so I’ll pick up a Snickers or, if I’m feeling particularly adventurous, maybe even a Butterfinger. Ok, so maybe that...Read More

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Question?

#12 - Question? ft. Spark & Verse Da Ink - Talkin Down

If you're lucky enough to be in Austin, Texas for this month's SXSW festivities, you'd be crazy not to attend Question's showcase this evening (at local venue La Zona Rose), where he'll be debuting a new track off his...Read More

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Cobe Obeah

#13 - Cobe Obeah - Song of the Starz [Premiere]

Born to Nigerian parents living in Inglewood, California, Booth newcomer Cobe Obeah was raised on a musical diet of Fela Kuti, Sunny Ade, Bob Marley, Marvin Gaye and Michael Jackson, in addition to traditional African tunes....Read More

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(iam) James Wade

#14 - (iam) James Wade - Smile

Having ruined my share of family photos with grotesquely artificial grins (it isn't easy to maintain a pleasant expression while being forced to stand absolutely still for 15 damn minutes), I've made it my policy to avoid...Read More

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K. Sparks

#15 - K. Sparks ft. Beyond Belief - Queens [Premiere]

In the last year or so, it seems like K. Sparks has been on a mission to score guest features from every Booth-acclaimed emcee in the East (and quite a few elsewhere). Needless to say, the Queens native's collaborations with...Read More

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Dominique Larue

#16 - Dominique Larue ft. Idasa Tariq - Batter Up

I was thinking of kicking this one off with a reference to A League of Their Own but, on second thought, a comparison to the classic women's baseball film wouldn't be accurate – as she explains on newly-leaked EP inclusion...Read More

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#17 - Reason - Paid Bills

Ah, Paid Bills... I don't know about you guys, but I find few things more satisfying than dropping the check in the mailbox and knowing I'm paid in full for the month (Granted, I didn't feel quite the same way when I was a...Read More

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ArtOfficial

#18 - ArtOfficial ft. K. Sparks - The Payback

As anyone who’s been to a Roots show can attest, live instrument hip-hop is better. It just is. So why don’t we hear more groups like Miami-based jazz/rock hip-hop outfit ArtOfficial? Only the rap gods know, so for now...Read More

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B. Stille (of Nappy Roots)

#19 - B. Stille (of Nappy Roots) - Awnaw, Not Again

Though it's been nearly a decade since the Nappy Roots introduced themselves to listeners everywhere with first single Awnaw, the Southern-rap anthem still sounds just as great as it did back in 2001. A track that classic is...Read More

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