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.


November 14, 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 Formula …...Read More


Mac Miller

#1 - Mac Miller - Blue Slide Park

"Run and tell your mother, motherf*cker." Seriously--if your mother happens to be a Mac Miller fan, she might appreciate knowing that the rap wunderkind just unleashed the title track off his highly-anticipated debut album...Read More

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Koncept

#2 - Koncept ft. Royce da 5'9" - Watch The Sky Fall

Update: Click "Watch Video" above to view the Pace Rivers-directed Watch The Sky Fall video. Mobile users can scroll down. What do you get when you take two emcees from two different crews and bring them together? Well, if...Read More

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Mac Miller

#3 - Mac Miller - Party on Fifth Ave.

With his debut album, Mac Miller has made it his mission to immerse listeners in the sights, sounds and even tastes of his home streets—from the greenery of title locale Blue Slide Park, to the transcendentally tasty...Read More

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Omen

#4 - Omen ft. J. Cole - Mama Told Me

Fresh off the release of his latest mixtape, Omen returns to our pages with a standout cut off the project. Mama Told Me finds the DreamVille affiliate crafting a pensive piano instrumental to back him as he expresses his...Read More

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The Next

#5 - The Next ft. Immortal Technique & Talib Kweli - This American Life

On this week's episode of NPR staple This American Life, the placid Ira Glass discussed the rise of a Schenectady school maintenance man to head of his department, and his despotic reign over the same. It was a fascinating...Read More

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Will Brennan

#6 - Will Brennan ft. Andrew Floyd - RIP

You know a rapper's slayed a record when it says “RIP” on the title line. At least he'd better have, or he'll get a critical beatdown in return for his hubris. In Will Brennan's case, the question hardly needs to be...Read More

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Eligh

#7 - Eligh & Amp Live ft. The Grouch & Zumbi - Destination Unknown

Fresh off earning stellar Booth reviews for single Tattoo Song, rapper Eligh and producer Amp Live return to give us a sneak peek at what the latter calls "one of the 'hardest' songs on the entire project." Over Amp's...Read More

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K. Sparks

#8 - K. Sparks - Nostalgic Lights

Break out your dairy and calendar, today marks a historic occasion. After releasing approximately eleventy-billion consecutive dope tracks (I said approximately) The DJBooth favorite and Freestyle Series OG K. Sparks has...Read More

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Trae The Truth

#9 - Trae The Truth ft. Mystikal, Tech N9ne & Brian Angel - All That I Know

Do you really need a reason to call up a few of your connects and record a fresh collaborative record? Not if you're Trae the Truth. Neither a single nor a leak off any known project, All That I Know finds the Houston emcee...Read More

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Mac Miller

#10 - Mac Miller - My Team

With his debut studio album so close that, if music had a taste, we would be able to taste it, Mac Miller has seen fit to tide fans over with one more fresh leak off the project. On My Team, Clams Casino's pensive synth...Read More

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Dynasty

#11 - Dynasty - Forever

Introduced to the Booth via summer 2010's Pushin', Queens-bred, Tampa-based femcee Dynasty makes her triumphant return to our pages with new EP single Forever. The up-and-coming spitter makes clear that she's in it for the...Read More

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Bizzy Crook

#12 - Bizzy Crook - Heart Breaker

Spending one's high-school years as a relative outcast may be no walk in the park, but it certainly seems to increase the odds of achieving one's dreams later in life. Just ask Panhandle State emcee Bizzy Crook, who recounts...Read More

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Immortal Technique

#13 - Immortal Technique - Toast To The Dead

Immortal Technique is so revolutionary he makes dead prez look like Ray-J, Talib Kweli look like Flo-Rida and Lupe Fiasco look like Shawty Lo. Ok, so that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but you get the point; Immortal takes...Read More

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Belly

#14 - Belly ft. Snoop Dogg - I Drink I Smoke

Previously heard hooking up with the West Coast legend to pay tribute to a certain Hot Girl, Ottawa heavyweight Belly celebrates another thing he and Snoop Dogg have in common on new single I Drink I Smoke. Here, Hugo Diaz'...Read More

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The Foodchain

#15 - The Foodchain ft. Kenton Dunson - Traction

Having gained considerable Traction in the Booth with last week's Dear Industry, The Foodchain aren't about to let that momentum go to waste. Aware that the only surefire way to keep from losing their grip and tumbling into...Read More

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Self Scientific

#16 - Self Scientific - State of Man

As those who’ve heard Self-Scientific’s previous features on The DJBooth – War Stories, Peaceful (For Oscar Grant), Deeper Roots – the Los Angeles based duo are concerned with one thing and one thing only: partying in...Read More

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DMP

#17 - DMP - To Be Loved

While Durte Musik Prahduckshun's last feature found them grappling with the squawks and pecks of Angry Birds, the proverbial fury of women scorned isn't enough to keep the crew from seeking out their company (and,...Read More

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Metis

#18 - Metis ft. Skyzoo & Don Jaga - The March

Sucker emcees beware; Metis and his mic-murdering cohorts are on The March. Having expressed his willingness to get his hands Dirty on his last mixtape leak, the London spitter proceeds to prove it on the follow-up (another...Read More

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Dangerflow

#19 - Dangerflow - The Crown

If your name’s Pimp C I’m going to expect you to rhyme about pimping, if your name’s C Murder I’m going to expect you to rhyme about murder, and if your name’s Dangerflow I’m going to expect you to, you know, flow...Read More

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