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.
May 14, 2012 Chart Recap*After two weeks on top, BRKF$T CLUB‘s “The Fellowship” tumbles to fourth, ceding its place to Ab-Soul‘s new “ILLuminate.” Replaced by another new feature, Kid Ink‘s “Neva Gave a …...Read More
Does Kid Ink now give, or has he ever given a f*ck? Up to this point, we could only speculate. With his latest single and the accompanying, Dan Centrone-directed video, however, the Cali repper finally dispels all doubts. On...Read More
In dozens of Booth-featured cuts, an exclusive freestyle and two mixtape releases (The King's Khrysis and The Paraplegics), it's never occurred to me to wonder what King Mez was supposed to be king of. I mean, it'd be sort of...Read More
One fateful Saturday morning, five teenagers from diverse social circles came together for detention at Shermer High School. While their differences were stark, they discovered they had one thing in common: a knack for...Read More
To quote the ever so wise Yoda, in hip-hop there is no try, there is either Do or Die. Ok, so maybe that’s not exactly what the little green guy said, but if he was talking to ¡MAYDAY! instead of Luke Skywalker, that’s...Read More
Update: Click "Watch Now" above to view OnCue's Adam Ross-directed "Rich Kid" video.
Some Rich Kids got gifted BMVs on their 16th birthday, but I had to work at the local sub shop for two summers just to buy my own used...Read More
TDE truly is a movement, and since Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock and ScHoolboy Q have all come out with new albums in the last year it’s got to be Ab-Soul’s turn to catch some spotlight. And since the crew rolls together, it...Read More
The last time we heard from Webby he was battling the classic arch-villain that is Bowser, but having apparently rescued the Princess and returned safely back home, Webby is now simply looking to let the world know that I’m...Read More
While one is enjoyed with impunity and the other's a Schedule II narcotic, Coke'N'Coffee share the physiological effects of increased alertness, energy and wakefulness. Which is to say, if you're still sleeping on...Read More
While the casual fan may know Rittz as that white guy with the huge hair, or one of the game’s best double-time flow practitioners, or an accomplished amateur birdwatcher (ok, I made that last one up), loyalists of the...Read More
Update: Click "Watch Now" above to view G-Eazy's Tyler Yee-directed "Marilyn" video.
I got into a big fight last night with my girl and I was just about to use the argument as an excuse to fly single during Spring break, but...Read More
If you grew up in my generation, odds are you have fond memories of Jumanji, the children's book-turned-Robin Williams flick about a jungle-themed board game that comes to life before the players' eyes. Loosely inspired by...Read More
Raised amidst grinding poverty and violent crime, Nipsey Hu$$le managed to work his way out of the 'hood with nothing more than a dollar, a dream and a talent for microphone murder. It goes without saying—but I'm going to...Read More
Is hip-hop fulfilling its mission of elevating consciousness and freeing young minds, or has it fallen under the thrall of materialism, thug imagery and other negative influences? While the answer never changes—a little bit...Read More
If I were to draw a Venn diagram with the circles labeled "gangster" and "gentleman", J. Nolan would be standing smack dab in the middle. On the latest single off his forthcoming compilation album, the New Haven, Connecticut...Read More
Introduced to the Booth via Show You Bout It way back in summer of '08, Riz (not to be confused with R&B singer RIZ) makes his long-awaited return to our pages with new promo single Waiting Up. On this wistful jam, Noah "40"...Read More
Even the greatest in the game have to start somewhere--and you could hardly ask for a more propitious beginning than My 1st Single, the latest release off Well$' next album. Here, TCustomz Production and Alec Lomami's soulful...Read More
Last heard shouting-out all his "psychotic exes" on All My Love, a video single off his DJBooth-sponsored Middle Finger Music LP, Nick Pratt returns to our pages with theworld premiere of The South, a freshly-released cut off...Read More
Throughout the last couple decades of hip-hop, the opening bars of Hank Crawford's Wildflower have been synonymous with introspective personal narrative: Johnny “J” flipped the record to back 2Pac's...Read More
Where other emcees would floss ostentatiously, Guy Harrison and Cartier Sims prefer to keep it Low Key. On the latest single off Back Hand Fam's forthcoming compilation album, the Syracuse rhymesayer and his Booth-newcoming...Read More
Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.