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 17, 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


Hollyweerd

#1 - Hollyweerd ft. Rapper Big Pooh - Love Me [Premiere]

If the dirty south is funky again this summer, it’s not going to be because of Gucci Mane’s new cologne coming out, “Freaky Gurl Fragrances.” (Just kidding, but admit it. I had you going for a sec.) ATL quartet...Read More

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Goines

#2 - Goines - Dope as Me [Premiere]

Is it humanly possible to achieve a level of dopeness greater than that of Suga City emcee Goines? Considering the staggering amount of acclaim he received for his first feature, Jim Brown, I have my doubts – and, as the...Read More

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Phil Adé

#3 - Phil Adé ft. Raekwon, Wale, tabi Bonney, & Raheem DeVaughn - Hollywood (Remix)

They say good things come to those who wait, and while I have no idea who “they” are, they must have been talking about Phil Adé’s Hollywood (Remix). Although it’s been almost six months to the day since we first...Read More

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K. Sparks

#4 - K. Sparks - Go Harder

With approximately eleventy-billion Booth-approved tracks under his proverbial belt you think it’d be hard for NY-representer, freestyle alumnus and prodigiously dope hip-hop creator K. Sparks to top his previous endeavors,...Read More

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Mike Schpitz

#5 - Mike Schpitz - Death to My InnerMe's [Premiere]

Back with another leak off of his new, cleverly titled project Mike Murder, Mike Schpitz returns back to the Booth with Superman-like lyrical prowess. Resurrecting 50 Cent’s menacing Enemies instrumental, Mike flips the...Read More

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4-Ize

#6 - 4-Ize - New Day

Here in Minneapolis, it certainly doesn't feel like summer's right around the corner; at 46 degrees, it's actually a little chilly. Things are, of course, a little different for ATL resident (but Chi-Town representative)...Read More

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Nikki Lynette

#7 - Nikki Lynette ft. Mickey Factz - Glory Box [Premiere]

I find Nikki Lynette fascinating. Her style’s unique enough to get some major attention, but not so unique that she’s dismissed as completely odd. In other words, she’s in a musical sweet spot – she can take risks and...Read More

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Shane Eli

#8 - Shane Eli - Haters [Premiere]

After a streak of Booth-approved smashes like I’m a Winner and Taste of What’s to Come, it’s hard for me to imagine that fast-rising L.A. emcee/producer Shane Eli has many haters hoping for his downfall, but on his...Read More

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Los

#9 - Los ft. Chris Notez - Never Landing

If I were to peek out my window right now, I'm pretty sure I'd see at least two or three rappers soaring through the clouds; whether they're hanging out in the Stratosphere, taking precautions to avoid Crashing Down, or...Read More

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Dead Prez

#10 - dead prez - The Beauty Within

Former revolutionaries turned revolutionary gangstas dead prez penned the definitive “I’m going to hit on you by not hitting on you” track with the 2000 release of Mind Sex (with Black Star’s Brown Skin Lady a close...Read More

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Ab-Soul

#11 - Ab-Soul - MayDay

When you hear the term west coast you think of Los Angeles, you may even think of the Bay Area, but unless you’re from there, I can almost guarantee that you don’t think of Carson, CA. That may change soon if Ab-Soul...Read More

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Shane Eli

#12 - Shane Eli - I'm a Winner [Premiere]

With the rave Booth reviews he garnered for previously-featured cuts Grey Area and Knuckle Up, Shane Eli has every reason to feel like a champ – but even the highest praise from outside parties is no replacement for a...Read More

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Jarren Benton

#13 - Jarren Benton - Fire [Premiere]

Would you believe that a whole damn year has passed since last we featured ATL up-and-comer Jarren Benton? I just looked it up, and I'm not sure I even believe it. For proof that his creative Fire is still burning as brightly...Read More

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OnCue

#14 - OnCue - Crashing Down

Previously heard celebrating his childhood alongside fellow Connecticut representative Chris Webby, OnCue once again reaches to the '90s for inspiration on his first solo feature, mixtape leak Crashing Down. Here, producer...Read More

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Vinnie Paz

#15 - Vinnie Paz ft. Beanie Sigel - Kill ‘Em All

One of the most hotly-contested issues in recent American history is that of gun control – while some want to get deadly weapons out of the city streets, others will fight tooth and nail to preserve their Second Amendment...Read More

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Goines

#16 - Goines ft. Arkansas Bo - Jim Brown [Premiere]

Widely hailed as one of the finest professional athletes in American history, Cleveland Browns running back Jim Brown serves as inspiration for the debut solo feature from Goines, the Southern emcee first glimpsed as one-half...Read More

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REi

#17 - RE - Cali

Newly-signed to DJ Toomp's Nzone Ent, New Orleans up-and-comer RE (pronounced phonetically, not as an acronym) has stepped into the Booth to introduce himself with a track as appetizing as Willy Wonka's lickable wallpaper –...Read More

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Pugs Atomz

#18 - Pugs Atomz - Listen to My Album [Premiere]

Ever popped a brand new CD into the stereo for the first time, only to realize that you'd been duped into dropping 17 bucks on an LP featuring two decent cuts and a metric crapton of filler? Of course you have. Pugs Atomz can...Read More

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Wizdom

#19 - Wizdom ft. April Lane - I Don't Wanna Be [Premiere]

It's been a minute since we've heard from Facemusic representatives Wizdom and D.Focis, but those who have been holding their breath for more new material from the burgeoning indie label ever since their last Booth...Read More

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