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 8, 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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Chiddy Bang

#2 - 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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Jeff Chery

#3 - Jeff Chery ft. CA$HE & Kalaj Dame - Fearless [Premiere]

The rap game has a tendency to chew unwary artists up and spit them out, but Jeff Chery knows for a fact that he's made of sterner stuff than the average emcee. On Fearless, the first of two exclusive world premieres set to...Read More

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City Haze

#4 - City Haze ft. K.O. - Tell Me What's Good [Premiere]

If you were to say to me at this very moment, “Hey Richard, Tell Me What's Good!”, my initial response would most likely be, “What the hell are you doing in my apartment?!” After calling the cops, though, I'd probably...Read More

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#5 - Little Brother - Curtain Call

After years of lighting up the middle ground (above underground, below the mainsteam) North Carolina duo Little Brother are finally calling it quits as a group, but before the take their place in hip-hop history they’re...Read More

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#6 - Trazz ft. Lloyd - Internet Love

In this day and age it’s hard to see a track titled Internet Love and not immediately think of porn (or is that just me? I think I’ve said too much), but luckily on Trazz’ new promo single he’s talking about using his...Read More

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Yonas

#7 - 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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Crooked I

#8 - Crooked I - First Time

Slaughterhouse alumnus and unstoppable west coast representer Crooked I is knee deep in a freestyle series that features Crooked going in over some…let’s say…unexpected beats. Well, today Crook’s hit freestyle gold...Read More

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tabi Bonney

#9 - tabi Bonney - Get Me

tabi Bonney has been absent from the Booth since last July, but haters who thought they'd gotten rid of the DMV mainstay for good can think again. Today, Ghetto tab is back to cut naysayers and sucker emcees down to size on...Read More

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J The S

#10 - J The S - Wish You Were Here [Premiere]

After hearing producers Franco & Snipe B repurpose a couple riffs from Smells Like Teen Spirit on J The S' last Booth feature, I was half expecting the title track off the emcee's forthcoming, IM...Read More

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BOOGNIGHTS

#11 - 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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#12 - Shawn Jackson - Money Mentality

It's unfortunate, but true: Being Cool Doesn't Pay the Bills, and that means even the hippest among us (myself included, of course) have to work to get by. On his solo Booth debut, Los Angeles up-and-comer Shawn Jackson...Read More

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J The S

#13 - 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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Feroz

#14 - 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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Stat Quo

#15 - 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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Epiphany

#16 - Epiphany ft. K. Sparks - Doin Thangs

As we all know, fellas hoping to impress a girl often find themselves Doin Thangs that, under normal circumstances, they would never even consider. You know, thangs like ironing their shirts, or scrubbing the toilet bowl to a...Read More

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810

#17 - 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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Kandid McFly

#18 - Kandid McFly - Stage Fright

Man, it’s been a great week to be sick (thanks for the balloons, whoever sent them), mostly because I’ve found that the healing properties of Booth music are up there with Chicken Soup for the Soul and Oprah (um…not...Read More

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Nappy Roots

#19 - 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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