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 5, 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
By now, heads across the blogosphere are struggling in vain to summarize the video for Rella, the long-awaited lead single off Odd Future's second group mixtape. So I'm not even gonna try—though I will say that my favorite...Read More
As recently as November of 2011, Rittz sounded like he had the weight of the world on his shoulders. Just three months and change later, he's “...feelin like [he's] Walking on Air.” Leak numero deux off his forthcoming...Read More
While he may not get the attention he truly deserves, Cypress Hill founding father DJ Muggs deserves to be mentioned alongside anyone when it comes to west coast hip-hop legends. No, scratch that, global hip-hop legends, and...Read More
Mean Doe Green and his colleagues may be--to my knowledge--made of flesh and blood like the rest of us, but that's not going to stop them from taking over the globe, Terminator-style. On the latest single off his forthcoming...Read More
Mod Sun likes to refer to himself as a hip-hop hippie, and while the man may share an affinity for THC-related paraphernalia and an aversion to cutting his hair, Sun’s obviously not so much of a hippie that he would refuse...Read More
Originally featured back in late January, ¡Mayday!'sDeath March won high reader praise for its creativity and unconventional themes. Today the Florida live-band crew return with the first of two official remixes of the...Read More
Sometimes, one little letter can make all the difference. Whereas The Grinch of Christmas-stealing fame is a misanthrope who can't stand to see others having a good time, Grynch is an eternal optimist who wants nothing more...Read More
With MLB training camps opening this week in anticipation of the 2012 season's commencement in late March, Chevy Woods has stepped into the Booth with a brand new buzz single inspired by our national pastime. On Home Run,...Read More
Fort Wayne may not be synonymous with urban music just yet but, with the level of talent that seems to be bubbling below the surface, it may not be long before that changes. A local collective including previously-featured...Read More
No, Shane Eli's latest feature isn't a(nother) N*ggas in Paris freestyle. On the contrary, new promo single That Sh*t Cray finds the Los Angeles fave taking loose inspiration from The Throne's mega-hit as he describes the...Read More
DMP, also known as Durte Muzik Pradukshun, are feeling a little cocky with Slaughterhouse member Joell Ortiz, and what better way to show you're feeling cocky than to Pop Sh*t. While these guys seem to have a hard time...Read More
I don't want to be one of those old hip-hop heads who spend his days complaining about how everything was better way back when. I really don't. But as much as I try to expand my musical boundaries, as soon as a track like No...Read More
Update: Click "Listen Now" above to watch Medeiros' "Pale Blue Dot" video.
A photograph taken from the Voyager 1 spacecraft back in 1990 shows the vast, empty reaches of space, with the Earth as nothing but a Pale Blue Dot...Read More
In his classic The Origin of Species, Charles Darwin laid down the law of natural selection: "In the struggle for survival, the fittest win out at the expense of their rivals because they succeed in adapting themselves best...Read More
Like long-ass intros? Then you'll love A.J. Crew's latest feature. Hate long-ass intros? Then you'll probably still love A.J Crew's latest feature, but you might want to skip ahead 44 seconds or so. Either way, it's...Read More
It's still winter around these parts, but I know I'm not the only person who likes to plot their “Summertime, And The Livin' Is Easy” playlists well in advance. That being said, new joint I Wave from veteran left coast...Read More
Hope you've all got your Sunday best laid out on the bed, because The Pro Letarians are taking us to Church. Fresh off threatening to blow up the game (and collect their 33 Vergions) on their late-January Booth debut, the...Read More
This April, City of Win will be debuting their new spring/summer clothing line. To celebrate the occasion, the Windy City lifestyle brand have called up on their friends in the rap game to compose a soundtrack for the season....Read More
In the famous concluding sentences of high-school English staple The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald describes his characters (and, by extension, humanity) as, “...boats against the current, borne ceaselessly into the...Read More
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