Independent Music Chart
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September 12, 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.net Formula …...Read More
C.M.F.A. was dope but, as the sole single to drop off Question?'s latest album (not to mention a departure from his usual, reflective subject matter), it likely left many fans craving Something More. Well, I'm happy to...Read More
For as much as hip-hop artists say they're about their paper, their chosen pathway to riches certainly isn't the easiest one--and I'm willing to bet that Booth newcomer L'Orange is far from the only one who's looking at the...Read More
In the past week, Booth readers have been treated to one dope rendition of K. Sparks' Gold Chain after another--departing sharply from Marvel's cavernous, haunting original, Mulatto Patriot went for a sparse,...Read More
Since the 2010 dissolution of the veteran N.C. crew, Phonte's been getting into the post-Little Brother groove via a downright epic streak of guest 16s, as well as collaborative work with Dutch beatsmith Nicolay as The...Read More
Wherever you happen to live, I'm guessing that there's at least one place where you can pick up a freshly-assembled sandwich of supra-Subway/Quizno's/Jimmy John's quality. The eating establishment that Mac Miller celebrates...Read More
As anyone with an Internet connection and even a passing interest in dope hip-hop knows, lately Emilio Rojas has been putting out new material like Tyler Perry puts out Medea sequels. Did that make sense? Either way, instead...Read More
For many up-and-comers, winning rave reviews for a Booth-featured cut would be cause to break out the champagne. For Logic, however, it's Just Another Day. Fresh off turning heads with mixtape freestyle Young Sinatra II, the...Read More
Back in August, when Azad Right stepped into the Booth with the reader-acclaimed lead single off his debut mixtape, the emcee left us with a solemn promise: "Whenever you need me, I'll be there, I'll Be Around." A man of his...Read More
Feel like listening to a new record from Phresh James, the Panhandle State emcee who brought us WanderLust? Well, guess what: I Don't Care. Just kidding, Booth readers--you know I'm all about catering to your every need. But...Read More
"A hundred million, a hundred million, a hundred million dreams ..." Those words, set over a sinister beat that leans heavy on the piano keys, sets off Emilio Rojas's new nightmare of a record 100 Million Dreams. Well, at...Read More
Still haven't downloaded the new, Booth-sponsored street album from Actual Proof? Perhaps a glimpse of what didn't make the cut will pique your interest. On project outtake Peace From the Riddler II, Sundown's smooth...Read More
It's a classic dilemma: while It's hard to stem the tide when a deep friendship begins to turn into something deeper (and even harder to stop once you've started), romance often brings the kind of discord and strife that can...Read More
Life, love, wealth, health, more Rosa Acosta stretching videos, all things I’m more than willing to Raise Ya Glass to in celebration. Of course I’m also willing to fill up a cup to some dope new hip-hop and thankfully...Read More
Update: Click "Listen Now" above to watch Skyzoo's Anthony Sylvester-directed "Rocket Science" video.
So many rappers fail at making dope music you’d think rap was Rocket Science. While the mic-holding hordes drown in...Read More
Though I'll take adulthood over childhood any day of the week (more spending money, no curfew, no parents to tell you you can't eat ice cream for breakfast...), there's nothing easy about the process of growing up; thus, I...Read More
Though DJ Branz hails from France, the Booth newcomer got a knack for crafting gritty boom-bap beats to rival any producer stateside. As proof, I present new single Worldwide, which finds Boston-repping Booth fave M-Dot and...Read More
Nappy Roots just don’t know how to be anything but completely honest. Fresh off their openly candid, Booth-approved last single Congratulations, the Southern soaked quintet wear their hearts on their sleeves…I mean mics...Read More
Last we heard from JD Era, on the latest leak off The Real Frequency's New North compilation, he'd set out in search of Change. Change in the abstract, societal sense, that is--when it comes to currency, the T-Dot...Read More
Metis may be a Champion, but don’t get it twisted. He’s not spending his days in spas being fed fresh grapes by bikini clad models. Au contraire, instead the London buzzmaker is back on our pages to declare that he’s...Read More
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