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.


September 26, 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 …...Read More


Yonas

#1 - Yonas - Pumped Up Kicks (Remix)

Released to little fanfare back in September of 2010, Foster the People's Pumped Up Kicks has slowly but surely grown into a crossover juggernaut. And it's not hard to see why: the pounding beat, instant-classic bassline and...Read More

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Childish Gambino

#2 - Childish Gambino - Bonfire

In just a few shorts months Childish Gambino (gov't name Donald Glover) has gone from “did you know that guy on Community raps?” to “Yo, that dude on Community can rap!” to “Childish Gambino is a rapper.” While...Read More

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The Freshmen

#3 - The Freshmen - Party Crashers

If you ask me, Party Crashers get an undeservedly bad rap; during my own freshman year at college, I spent some of my best times, and made quite a few good friends, at parties neither I nor anyone I was with (or even knew)...Read More

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RaSun

#4 - Rasun ft. Royce da 5'9" & The Jacka - My Enemies

Though RaSun hasn't dropped off a fresh solo feature since way back in January 2010, the San Fran buzzmaker previously had a dope formula established: mellow, pop-appealing beats, tuneful hooks and Caribbean-accented,...Read More

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Phonte

#5 - Phonte ft. Evidence & Big K.R.I.T. - The Life of Kings

As alluring as absolute power undoubtedly is, a look at history shows that the life of a monarch isn't all that enviable; combined with the colossal responsibilities that come with sovereignty, the machinations of jealous...Read More

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Will Brennan

#6 - Will Brennan ft. Nick SB - Shut the F*ck Up

Whether he's Rais[ing his] Glass to good times and dope music, or crafting improbably dope hip-hop/grunge/dubstep hybrids with the help of adventurous beatsmith Dual, Will Brennan has been unable to miss in the Booth of late....Read More

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Green Street

#7 - Green Street ft. Sunny Jones - Runways

Some people were simply born for the fast life—and Green Street are a case in point. Previously heard chronicling a day in their hectic hustle on March's surprisingly chill Coastin', the Brooklyn-by-way-of-Boston trio...Read More

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Macklemore x Ryan Lewis

#8 - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Make the Money

Sssshhhhh…..hear that? That’s the sound of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis slowly but surely building a hardcore fan base for their ceaselessly honest music. Ok, you don’t have to be quiet anymore. In fact, feel free to...Read More

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STS

#9 - STS ft. Jon Hope & Nikkiya - Writings On The Wall

Since the release of Run This Town by Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Rihanna, anthem styled tracks similar to the tone of RTT have been popping up around every corner. Most of the tracks that followed couldn’t carry the same...Read More

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Mac Miller

#10 - Mac Miller - Willie Dynamite

My initial thoughts upon reading the title of Mac Miller's latest effort was: “Oh, he's come up with a nickname for his d*ck? Nah—that's just my third-grade sense of humor running away with me.” For once, however, I'm...Read More

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Braille

#11 - Braille - Feel It

Where others would wait till they'd established a healthy Booth following before busting out their more avant-garde material, Braille is going straight for the experimental ish; instead of listening to this new single with...Read More

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PremRock & Willie Green

#12 - PremRock & Willie Green ft. C-Rayz Walz, Soul Khan & DJ Addikt - Had to Be Me

On their Booth debut, the phenomenal Diary of a Dreamer, PremRock & Willie Green showed a level of rapper-producer interplay reminiscent of such greats as DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince and Eric B. & Rakim. With that kind...Read More

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OnCue

#13 - OnCue - All the Way

As Mobb Deep so astutely pointed out, “There’s no such thing as halfway crooks,” and the same holds true for aspiring rappers. If you’re truly dedicated to succeeding in an industry where the odds are so dramatically...Read More

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Smokey Robotic

#14 - Smokey Robotic ft. Redman - No Reality

In his famous Meditations, René Descartes pondered the possibility that the world around him could be nothing more than an illusion, created by a clever and deceitful demon. Unfortunately, dude didn't have the technology to...Read More

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BIGREC

#15 - BIGREC - mistaBIGstuff

Featured this past February, BIGREC's Booth debut found the Southern spitter teaming up with Booth faves Playboy Tre and Tom P. to demonstrate just how many syllables he could cram into 16 braggadocious bars. While his...Read More

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The Away Team

#16 - The Away Team ft. Talib Kweli & Rapsody - Set It Off

In theory The Away Team, or as they’re known individually Sean Boog the emcee and Khrysis the producer, are already Unforgettable, but just in case you missed the duo’s previous features, or contracted a sudden case of...Read More

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Mod Sun

#17 - Mod Sun ft. Nipsey Hu$$le - What’s Ya Life Like

Introduced to the Booth earlier this week with the hardworking Chain Gang, Mod Sun returns with something a little more carefree. On What's Ya Life Like, Statik Selektah cooks up a sampled beat to back the Bloomington,...Read More

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Brenton Brown

#18 - Brenton Brown ft. Ghostwridah - Lemme Know

Whereas many rappers pride themselves on simply staying on their grind, Booth newcomer Brenton Brown subscribes to a "work smarter, not harder" philosophy. On mixtape leak Lemme Know, the New York/Miami dual representative...Read More

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Uno Hype

#19 - Uno Hype - Sense of Fulfillment

Anyone with luck and persistence can get their 15 minutes of fame (and make a little scratch besides), but a true Sense of Fulfillment? That's a hell of a lot harder to find. On his latest album leak and first Booth feature,...Read More

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