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 21, 2012 Chart Recap*Last week’s front-runners, Ab-Soul‘s “Illuminate” and Kid Ink‘s “Neva Give a F**k,” drop to fourth and fifth this week, clearing the way for Childish Gambino‘s “We Ain’t Them” and …...Read More
Son....I love it when things come full circle. Back in 2010, I had the pleasure to witness a man-child spit well-grown thoughts all over the mic at Ruckus Pizza in Raleigh, NC. He was King Mez then and he's even more of an...Read More
There’s rich, and then there’s rich as f**k. Some music is dope, but some music is dope as f**k. Adding everyone’s favorite four letter word to any sentence elevates things to the next level, so when Mod Sun says...Read More
When you're shining as brightly as Ab-Soul, there's no sense in hiding your light under a bushel. On a newly-released cut off his next studio album, the Top Dawg Entertainment buzzmaker sets out to ILLuminate the whole damn...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
The latest addition to Rico Love's Divison 1 label, Rabbit introduces herself to our pages with freshly-leaked EP inclusion #SoF**kinFine. Here, the D.C. dancer-turned-femcee touts her uncanny erotic appeal over her label...Read More
Every big dreamer has one or more idols, who guide their efforts and exemplify what they wish to become. ANTHM's just so happens to be a flaming ball of gas, not another rapper. Determined to “...shine like the greatest,”...Read More
The road has been a long and difficult one, but Happy Days are finally here for Statik Selektah and Termanology. On a newly-released standout off 1982's sophomore collaborative full-length, Stat's wistful sample work bangs in...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
Craving something vintage-informed, yet eminently fresh? Boston soul/funk/hip-hop group Cosmodrome's first Booth feature should be just what the doctor ordered. On Miss Me in the Mornin', guitarist Finnegan Bryan Singer,...Read More
A Lone Star State buzzmaker with his eye on global renown, Booth newcomer Worldwide gives us an idea of what he's all about on the current single off his As the World Turns LP. On Bout That, Greg G.'s slow-rolling street...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
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
The last time we heard from tabi Bonney he was floating up on a Castle on a Cloud, but today’s selection finds him returning solidly to Earth alongside two hip-hop legends. New release Chop, Chop finds frequent production...Read More
Considering the Boston rhymesayer's first and to date only Booth feature, the highly-acclaimed Don't Wanna Hear It, arrived on our front page almost exactly a year ago, you shouldn't feel too bad if the name Reject doesn't...Read More
Who said Grand Hustle ain't got that mass appeal? On the heels of B.o.B's Strange Clouds comes Killer Mike, who's taken a more emotional route on stand-out cut Anywhere But Here, off his brand new album, R.A.P. Music. The...Read More
Famously flipped in Enter the Wu-Tang inclusion Tearz, soul songstress Wendy Rene's After Laughter has become the backdrop for True & Living Honorable, the first Booth feature and latest single from Methuzulah. Over project...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
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
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