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.


October 31, 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


Mac Miller

#1 - Mac Miller ft. Bun B - All That

While it's tough to imagine hip-hop without the glittering chains, fly kicks, tricked-out automobiles, fat stacks of cash and jiggling booties that loom large in the genre's visual lexicon, I don't have to tell Booth readers...Read More

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Layne Harper

#2 - Layne Harper - Medicine Cabinet

Rummaging through a person's Medicine Cabinet is a great way to learn more about him or her. It's also an outrageous breach of privacy, so those with a sense of decency generally refrain from taking a peek. On his latest...Read More

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Rapper Big Pooh

#3 - Rapper Big Pooh ft. Phife Dawg & T3 - They Say (Remix)

As those who tuned in for Rapper Big Pooh's last Booth feature are already aware, the Little Brother alum doesn't give one iota of attention to what They Say--which is a damn shame, since “their” (that is, Booth readers')...Read More

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Dangerflow

#4 - 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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Childish Gambino

#5 - Childish Gambino - All the Shine

Is Donald Glover serious? Thus far, the Community star-turned-buzzmaking emcee's musical output has been so fresh, witty and unhinged that the question has faded into the background. In case anyone's still wondering, though,...Read More

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Immortal Technique

#6 - Immortal Technique ft. Brother Ali, Chuck D & Killer Mike - Civil War

In sharp contrast to his previous feature Toast to the Dead, a Dilla produced tribute to all the good people in history who have been crushed under the wheels of the machine, Immortal Technique’s new offering is a...Read More

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Emilio Rojas

#7 - Emilio Rojas ft. Francisco - Take A Good Look Around

While I’m sure the majority of us would all love to feel like we are living a life like Big Sean’s Marvin Gaye & Chardonnay, realistically we will always deal with heart breaks, disappointment and sadness. With his...Read More

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LANO

#8 - LANO - The Perfect Cook Up

The Perfect Cookup is an elusive thing, but LANO just might have achieved it on his Booth debut. This hard-hitting mixtape single finds the Baltimore-repping emcee and tattoo artist lacing Mizfitz Soundz' gritty, soul-sampled...Read More

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Quiet Storm

#9 - Quiet Storm - La La La

If you're a TV viewer, chances are you've peeped the Apple commercial featuring Yael Naim's New Soul. Previously heard sampled on AC's featured cut of the same title, the cutesy yet catchy hit gets flipped once again...Read More

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Jake Miller

#10 - Jake Miller - Say the Word

Last we heard from Jake Miller, the 18-year-old wunderkind was jet-setting across the nation on tour, in the process enjoying all the trappings of rap superstardom. Sounds like a dream come true, right? Well, it would have...Read More

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Freeway

#11 - Freeway ft. State Property - 666

To quote a commenter on his last Booth feature, “Philly Freeway is back!” And, as it turns out, the rest of the State Property coalition weren't far behind. Fresh off dazzling heads in the Booth with Turn It Up, a...Read More

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Statik Selektah

#12 - Statik Selektah ft. Styles P, Saigon & Jared Evan - New York, New York

Full disclosure: The native Bostonian in me is angry to see my fellow Beantown representative Statik Selektah involved in a track called New York, New York (Yankees suck), but the hip-hop head in me knows that it ain’t...Read More

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Pac Div

#13 - Pac Div ft. Asher Roth - Useless

Solar-powered flashlights, dog sweaters, a course on lyricism taught by Waka Flocka, talking sh*t about Pac Div... what do all these things have in common? The answer, of course, is that they're all completely f*cking...Read More

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Oh No

#14 - Oh No ft. Guilty Simpson, MED & Pok Dog - The Guns

What would rap be without The Guns? Though many would rather firearms didn't loom so large in hip-hop's visual and aesthetic lexicon, the bloody consequences of their prevalence in the inner-city streets makes them tough to...Read More

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Cory Mo

#15 - Cory Mo ft. Talib Kweli, Killer Mike & Mitchelle`l - Gettin To The Money

When you're a prodigy of Pimp C and an elite member of Texas hip-hop (as a producer and rapper), it's hard to miss a beat when it comes to making great music. Haters be warned, you'd be hard pressed to find anything wrong...Read More

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Killer Mike

#16 - Killer Mike, THURZ & Aleon Craft - B*tches & Drugs

Three Booth-approved artists with very different backgrounds and styles, Killer Mike, Aleon Craft and Thurz bond over their shared appreciation for life's finer things on the latest leak off Grooveshark's forthcoming...Read More

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Talib Kweli

#17 - Talib Kweli ft. Big K.R.I.T., Outasight & Mela Machinko - Beautiful

When Booth-acclaimed artists join forces to record a dope record, that's a Beautiful thing. And when the record in question is created to support an important cause? That's f*cking gorgeous. A new promo single created in...Read More

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Kyle Lucas

#18 - Kyle Lucas - Cut Me Down

Though feelings of angst and self-doubt have been Kyle Lucas' lyrical bread and butter for much of his Booth career, it's getting harder and harder to ignore the Purple Ribbon repper's successes—from his wildly-acclaimed...Read More

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Johnny Spanish

#19 - Johnny Spanish - Never Be Still

Whatever your opinion on the ever-growing Occupy movement (I think it's rather dope, myself), you'd have to be an anosmiac not to notice the scent of revolution in the air. Unsurprisingly, the trend towards idealism and the...Read More

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