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 26, 2012 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 …...Read More


J'Lynn

#1 - J'Lynn ft. Kendrick Lamar - Mona Lisa

The bold composition, the subtle use of color, that enigmatic smile—just a few of the many reasons why da Vinci's Mona Lisa is considered one of the greatest artistic achievements in human history. If you ask Booth newcomer...Read More

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Mac Miller

#2 - Mac Miller - Loud

Attention, Booth readers. Before you hit “play,” make sure your computer's volume setting is at max. And, if you have a separate knob on your speakers, you'd best turn it as far counter-clockwise as it goes, just to be...Read More

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Reef the Lost Cauze

#3 - Reef the Lost Cauze - The Prey (For Trayvon & My Son)

The cold-blooded murder of Trayvon Martin is horrifying to anyone with a conscience but, for obvious reasons, the case is uniquely chilling to parents of African-American boys. On new non-album cut The Prey (For Trayvon...Read More

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Bizzy Crook

#4 - Bizzy Crook - Vegas

They say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, unless of course Vegas is also the title of your new single, in which case you pretty much want everyone alive to hear it. A world premiere follow-up to previous release Rich...Read More

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E.M.S. Crew

#5 - E.M.S. Crew - Global Epidemic

Every Global Epidemic starts with one event—be it a chance mutation in a virus, a flea bite or one idiot chowing down on chimpanzee meat. Well, hip-hop epidemiologists should take heed: March 20, marks the days that the...Read More

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Grumpy Old Men

#6 - Grumpy Old Men - B Team Sh*t

Mike Schpitz and Pete Sayke of Grumpy Old Men may not have the cash and multitudes of screaming fans enjoyed by rap's reigning hitmakers—not just yet—but the Chi-town residents could teach the major-leaguers a thing or...Read More

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Chris Webby

#7 - Chris Webby - Bowser

Like a true '80s baby, Chris Webby spent his share of hours in front of the tube, playing Super Mario Bros.. Whereas most of us were on the side of the famous Italian plumber, however, the Connecticut emcee (and freestyle...Read More

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True 2 Life Music

#8 - True 2 Life Music - Pop The Glock

A 2006 single by Uffie, a Paris-residing hipster-rapper who has almost certainly never fired a gun in her life, the original Pop the Glock falls somewhere between candy cigarettes and Easy Cheese on the authenticity scale....Read More

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The Dean's List

#9 - The Dean's List ft. Dani Ummel - Hollywood

Hollywood may not be quite as central in the music game as it is in the film industry, but there's something about the image of an aspiring actor or (usually) actress waiting tables and hoping for their big break that keeps...Read More

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REKS

#10 - REKS - Chasin

As its title indicates, REKS' next full-length is a musical draught that comes Straight, No Chaser--unless you count the hustlers depicted in hot pursuit of paper on the project's inaugural leak. On Chasin', project...Read More

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Tayyib Ali

#11 - Tayyib Ali - Dear Lord

As Kanye West so famously pointed on Jesus Walks, while songs about massive drug use, unapologetic crime, illicit sex and domineering abuse are considered just another day in hip-hop, a rapper who mentions his faith will find...Read More

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Cesar Luciano

#12 - Cesar Luciano - Upside Down

Once you've gotten used to the comforts of a relationship—which doesn't take long, in my experience—the departure of that special guy or girl from your life is enough to turn your whole damn world Upside Down. Just ask...Read More

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Educated Advocates

#13 - Educated Advocates - Just Us Three

Not five, not four, but just three emcees hailing from the Pine Tree State (That's Maine, in case you were wondering.), the Educated Advocates come with a retro-informed yet forward-looking style they describe as A New...Read More

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J.Nolan

#14 - J.Nolan - Can't Stop

While I can't fathom why anyone would want to get in the way of J.Nolan's hustle, I can say with certainty that the effort would be futile; as the A-Town representer explains on leak numero dos off his forthcoming street...Read More

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¡MAYDAY!

#15 - ¡MAYDAY! ft. Tech N9ne - Badlands

Building up to the release of their new album Take Me to Your Leader, Miami crew ¡MAYDAY! has released visuals to standout cut Badlands. Teaming up with label boss Tech N9ne, the lyricists stick to their guns with dope...Read More

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Denzil Porter

#16 - Denzil Porter - Bring It On

Introduced to The DJBooth via October 2011's Kanye West, Denzil Porter returns to our pages with another freshly-released single off his forthcoming street album. Recently released along with the non-Booth featured Ray Bans,...Read More

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Slum Village

#17 - Slum Village ft. De La Soul - Turning Me Off

It was said that the undeniably round backside of a beautiful lady inspired the Tribe’s Bonita Applebum, and a whole generation of men to fall heavy for the female form. But what lies behind the veneer of beauty? Slum...Read More

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MURS

#18 - MURS - Gods Gone Crazy

With all the insane sh*t going on across the world, it's starting to seem like Gods Gone Crazy--if he/she/it/they were even out there to begin with. On the inaugural leak off his brand new full-length, underground mainstay...Read More

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OnCue

#19 - OnCue - New Religion

If Kanye’s No Church in the Wild had a little brother, it’d sound a whole lot like OnCue's latest. Rising to be slated as one of Brooklyn's finest, the emcee keeps it funky like the "sweat from ya upper lip" with the...Read More

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