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 7, 2011 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
Individuals able to pursue an artistic vision while maintaining an uncompromising standard of excellence at work and/or school have always been a mystery to me as a normal, fallible human being. What's the secret to achieving...Read More
The bad thing about being on the cutting edge of the pop zeitgeist is that by definition, just about everyone else is lagging behind. Not even a group like AudioDax, whose unique electro-hop sound screams “hit potential,”...Read More
I have to admit that before I started this write-up I wasn’t particularly familiar with Mac Miller's music. You can now consider me one of an ever-growing group of converts. Signed to Rostrum Records, a label that has...Read More
I think Wax missed his Oscar for "Best Script" last night at the Academy Awards. Seriously. Purpose and plot belong in music just as much as it belongs in film, and hip-hop has had a gang of folks sweep the scene with stories...Read More
I think it’s fair to say that Yelawolf helped put his Slumerican homey Rittz on the map, but once placed on said map, it’s completely up to Rittz to stay there and expand his territory. Did that metaphor make any sense?...Read More
Click "Listen Now" above to watch Eli's "When We Were Kings" video.
If the dictionary were to inexplicably start using pictures of rappers to illustrate abstract nouns, then you'd see Shane Eli's face sitting right next to...Read More
If the Cunninlynguists and Freddie Gibbs were a drug, they'd be crack cocaine; if they were a mineral substance they'd be lonsdaleite; if they were an NES game, they'd be Battletoads. In other words, the Kentucky mainstays...Read More
Unless you’re a loyal fan or you’ve got his collab with Goapele on constant repeat in the crib, like yours truly, chances are you haven’t heard from Clyde Carson in a minute (his last Booth feature, I’m Lost, was way...Read More
Long time torch bearers for Minnesota hip-hop Slug and Ant (affectionately known as Atmosphere) finally return in full length form. Good thing because I was starting to forget how good When Life Gives You Lemons was. It’s...Read More
As the DMV representative and DJBooth regular Muggsy Malone says in the intro to his new song Live Life, “you only get one shot.” Too true. Maybe it’s that need for perfection that’s pushed back his The TPK Album for...Read More
Released last fall, Zion I's acclaimed seventh full-length saw the Oakand duo exploring “...esoteric and unseen levels of existence” (to quote their In the Mix interview). Evidently, the cosmic head-trip that was Atomic...Read More
Beautiful faces and flawless bodies aren't exactly a dime a dozen (in fact, they can be downright exorbitant when not achieved through natural means), but Booth newcomer Nameluss nonetheless demands something more from a...Read More
The 234th entry in DJBooth.net and StreetAmmo's Exclusive Freestyle Series comes courtesy of Yung Texxus, the Lone Star State native who recently earned reader acclaim for Tom Hardy collab The Blue Dream. On his brand new,...Read More
Don't worry, kids – Little Brother alum Rapper Big Pooh hasn't picked up any unsavory habits since parting ways with Phonte and 9th back in 2010. The title of new mixtape single Freebasin' simply refers to the fact that the...Read More
When The Cool Kids first broke onto DJBooth’s pages, way back in 2007 with Black Mags if you can believe it, it seemed like only a matter of minutes until we were hit with their debut album. Three years and a long string of...Read More
Slow money, fast money, old money, new money, red money, blue money... sorry to get all Dr. Seuss on y'all, but the point bears emphasis: any kind of money that exists, you can be damned sure Mike Schpitz is Gettin' It....Read More
Upcoming Freestyle Series entrant Jon Connor released his Vinnie Chase Season 1 mixtape last fall. Now, roughly six months later, the Flint, Michigan native has remixed one of the stand out tracks from the street album....Read More
After more DJBooth approved features than I can count (and frankly I’m not a very good counter), you’d think that Yonas wouldn’t have any doubters left – but just in case there’s a skeptic or two still breathing,...Read More
Over the course of Booth history, Mike Dreams, Truck North, Costell and Pol B have each earned good-to-great reader reviews for joints with the word “Timeless” in the title. Have they held up as well as the artists...Read More
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