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 28, 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 …...Read More


Raekwon

#1 - Raekwon ft. M.O.P. & Kool G Rap - Ill Figures (Remix)

A standout track off '09 Wu-Tang compilation Chamber Music, Ill Figures found Raekwon sharing the mic with three fellow pioneers of the Northeastern gangsta/hardcore style: Brownsville, Brooklyn-repping duo M.O.P. and Corona,...Read More

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King Mez

#2 - King Mez - Reign

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

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Rittz

#3 - Rittz - Wishin

When most rappers spit about their hopes and dreams, the objects of their desires are things like Platinum sales numbers, sky-high stacks of cash, fancy whips and one-night stands with gorgeous models. Rittz, however, has...Read More

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Strong Arm Steady Gang

#4 - Strong Arm Steady - Classic

Saying your song is a Classic may not necessarily make it so, but there's something to be said for setting expectations—provided, of course, you have the skills to meet and/or exceed them. In the case of Strong Arm Steady,...Read More

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DJ Revolution

#5 - DJ Revolution - Mr. International

Having rocked club dancefloors throughout Europe, Asia and Australia/New Zealand as well as across the Americas, DJ Revolution has earned the right to the title “Mr. International.” Precisely what makes him such a hot...Read More

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Mac Miller

#6 - 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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AudioDax

#7 - AudioDax - It Goes Cold

Temble and Krypton Flo of AudioDax are about as bright-eyed and bushy-tailed a duo as the rap game has ever seen, but the industry has a way of sucking the idealism out of young talent. On newly-released promo single It Goes...Read More

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Elite

#8 - Elite ft. J. Cole - World Premiere

Like many rappers, Elite likes to emphasize the action-packed nature of his grind by comparing his daily life to a movie. Rolling with that metaphor, then, you can think of the DreamVille affiliate's just-released,...Read More

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Cesar Luciano

#9 - Cesar Luciano ft. Neako - Lights Down

Fresh off making one of the most-acclaimed Booth debuts in recent memory with Lets Ride, Cesar Luciano returns with the freshly-minted follow-up--an exclusive world premiere. On Lights Down, Marv X's string-laced street...Read More

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QuESt

#10 - QuESt - The Blur

Miami's hip-hop answer to DC Comics hero The Flash, QuEST has the speed and mental acuity to leave his competition in the dust. Don't believe me? Simply take a listen to The Blur, a new album outtake which finds him...Read More

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Crooked I

#11 - Crooked I - No Competition

Regular readers of the Booth know that, when Crooked I goes all-out on the mic, there's not a man in the industry who can match his combo of wit, aggression, and dexterity. For those who need a little reminder that the...Read More

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Lyn Charles

#12 - Lyn Charles ft. Big K.R.I.T. - The Resurrection of Hip Hop

While I've always thought that rumors of hip-hop's demise were greatly exaggerated, that oft-rehashed argument shouldn't stop listeners from enjoying a cut as dope as Resurrection of Hip Hop, the latest single and first Booth...Read More

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Chris Webby

#13 - Chris Webby - What I Do

After numerous features and a Booth-exclusive freestyle, attentive readers are undoubtedly hip to what Chris Webby's all about. Nonetheless, inaugural album leak What I Do is a dope reminder, with Teddy Roxpin serving up a...Read More

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NIQUE

#14 - Nique - Can't See Me

What good is 20/20 vision when you can't see what's right in front of your nose? For example, any hip-hop head who hasn't taken note of the moves NIQUE's been making in the game may as well be legally blind; take a listen to...Read More

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SIN

#15 - SIN ft. Rocki Evans - Pumping Hearts

Introduced to the Booth via October's reader-acclaimed In Miami, SIN returns to our pages with another world premiere off his forthcoming, DJBooth-sponsored EP. Pumping Hearts finds the Providence, Rhode Island spitter,...Read More

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Ras Kass

#16 - Ras Kass - Holes in the Ozone

It's getting harder and harder to ignore the effects of human carelessness on the world around us—whether you're talking about the Holes in the Ozone caused by the emission of greenhouse gases, or the pollution of our aural...Read More

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J NICS

#17 - J NICS - Swangin' [Freestyle]

E.S.G. may no longer have the cachet of a Bun B or Slim Thug, but he was one of the most influential artists on the H-town scene, helping to popularize the chopped-n-screwed style that would become his hometown's trademark....Read More

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Freddie Gibbs

#18 - Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Thuggin'

When it was first announced that Madlib and Freddie Gibbs were doing an EP together, rap fans began scratching their heads with legitimate anticipation. Though it’s an odd pairing on paper, the actual outcome is not odd at...Read More

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G Rocka

#19 - G Rocka ft. Lost Dialects - Number One G Rocka

Fiending for some of that straight-up underground sh*t? Your wish is G Rocka's command. On his first Booth feature, the lead single off his brand new, Soul Assassins-presented mixtape, the West Coast emcee/producer joins...Read More

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