Indie Hip-Hop Music Chart

Indie Hip-Hop Chart - Allergic to the mainstream? Check out our top 20 indie songs. 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 records.


#1 - HD - BBQ Goldfish [New]

Oft imitated but never equaled, the DJBooth Freestyle Series ran from February 2009 through June 2011. Its 250 total entries were the work of a veritable who's-who of underground and emerging emcees, including rising stars...Read More

Dilated Peoples

#2 - Dilated Peoples ft. Aloe Blacc - Show Me the Way [New]

On the lead single off their forthcoming comeback LP, featured in mid-June, Dilated Peoples told us that they were as “Good as Gone.” So it might come as a surprise to see the West Coast underground vets stopping for...Read More

Troy Ave

#3 - Troy Ave - Good Time [+1]

Looking for a Good Time? You've come to the right place. Fresh off linking up with Diddy, MA$E and T.I. to remix the breezy Your Style, the rising NYC rap star is back with another carefree summer jam—this one part of his...Read More


#4 - Calliko ft. Wiz Khalifa - Wings [-1]

In the two years since Calliko last graced our front page (Flickin' dropped in November of 2012.), many things have changed for the Windy City repper. Most importantly, he's been drafted into Wiz Khalifa's Taylor Gang team....Read More


#5 - UZOY - Cold Fronts [New]

Since we first featured her back in 2011, UZOY's stock has been steady rising in the game. Of course, with growing success comes a proportionate risk of former friends turning snake or taking advantage. On her latest promo...Read More

Rich Quick

#6 - Rich Quick & Archie Bang - #Breakfast [New]

Didn't have time to grab a bite to eat this morning? Not to worry; East Coast rhymesayers Rich Quick and Archie Bang have prepared a little #Breakfast for all their fans in The DJBooth. An exclusive world premiere, this joint...Read More

Lil Bibby

#7 - Lil Bibby ft. Kevin Gates - We Are Strong [New]

Though recent guest contributions to cuts by Juicy J (Holy Ghost) and Kid Ink (Main Chick (Remix 2)) have kept Lil Bibby on the Booth radar, he has yet to bless our pages with a fresh solo feature. Today, he finally steps...Read More

Barak The Rapper

#8 - Barak the Rapper x Marvel the GR8 - Traffic [New]

If birds of a feather flock together, a Booth-acclaimed emcee like Barak the Rapper should have similarly talented homies, right? That is indeed the case, judging by the indie buzzmaker's latest feature, a joint effort with...Read More


#9 - Rubiks - Uh Oh [+13]

T-Dot natives are a regular presence on our pages and we've featured one or two artists repping Halifax, Nova Scotia, but we've never brought y'all any fresh tunes from Regina, Saskatchewan... until now. Today, Queen City...Read More

Mic Phenom

#10 - Mic Phenom ft. XV & Toya - Yellow Brick Road [-9]

Mic Phenom's first feature may find him journeying down the Yellow Brick Road, but don't get it twisted; unlike Dorothy's companions, the Washington rhymesayer doesn't lack for brains, courage or heart. So, what's he gonna...Read More

Kembe X

#11 - Kembe X - Attention Deficit Disorder [-1]

As someone with Attention Deficit Disorder, I uh... hold on, I forgot what I was doing. Isn't there an Internet bill I need to pay today? I wonder what my cat is up to... Oh, right, I'm supposed to be telling you about Kembe...Read More


#12 - Hopsin - ILL MIND OF HOPSIN 7 [New]

According to Wikipedia, there are about 4,200 religions in the world, many of which teach that followers of all the others can expect to spend the next life in eternal damnation. Not exactly the most encouraging odds. That's...Read More

Daye Jack

#13 - Daye Jack - Trapped in Love [New]

If things had gone a little differently, Daye Jack wouldn't be on our front page today; when he was 18 years old, the ATLien buzzmaker was forced to choose between pursuing his passion for music and accepting a full ride...Read More


#14 - Saba ft. Eryn Allen Kane & MC Tree - For Y'all [New]

A month and change after earning Booth approval for mixtape single Butter, Chi-Town emcee/producer Saba is back with another fresh cut For Y'all to enjoy. Whereas the aforementioned jam was produced by the artist himself,...Read More

Don Speaks

#15 - Don Speaks - Ape Sh*t [New]

A Brooklyn repper who's won Booth acclaim for his solo output as well as his work as one-half of Tanya Morgan, Donwill has linked up with beatsmith and sometime rapper Dash Speaks to launch appropriately titled side project...Read More


#16 - Grieves - Recluse [New]

Unsurprisingly given the often-introspective content of his bars, Grieves is a man who values his alone time. Thankfully, the Rhymesayers emcee isn't too much of a Recluse to feed his hungry fanbase with the occasional video...Read More


#17 - D1 - Fade to Black [New]

For some indecisive folks, a breakup is just an excuse to get back together, which is just an excuse to break up again, and so on ad infinitum. Not so for D1. When he walks out the door, the screen Fades to Black and the...Read More

Markis Precise

#18 - Markis Precise ft. Elzhi & Fashawn - Kiss the Ring [New]

Like Don Corleone, Booth newcomer Markis Precise likes to work behind the scenes, drawing from his formidable cast of connects when something needs to get done. For example, today the Golden State beatsmith has pulled a few...Read More

Mike Schpitz

#19 - Mike Schpitz ft. Briana - Still High [New]

To many contemporary hip-hop fans, 2002 is practically old-school. Yeah, it makes me feel ancient too. But, you know what? There are some things that haven't changed in the last decade or so. For example, Mike Schpitz is...Read More

Rockwell Powers

#20 - Rockwell Powers x DJ Phinisey - Alive [New]

Rockwell Powers and DJ Phinisey's collaborative debut album, BUILD, was unleashed back in fall of 2013, but the Tacoma emcee and his West Coast-repping colleague aren't quite done promoting the set. Today, the collaborators...Read More

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#21 - AWAR ft. Freddie Gibbs - Wake Up Call [New]

Still sleeping on AWAR, after more than a dozen reader-acclaimed solo features from the NYC native? Then I advise you to get checked out by a neurologist, because you may be in a coma. New single Wake Up Call is unlikely to...Read More


#22 - STS - Why Can't I Say It [New]

Like a forbidden fruit, the “n-word” exerts a powerful temptation on white hip-hop fans. Those reckless enough to use it inevitably have numerous excuses ready and waiting for anyone who calls them on their careless talk....Read More

Chris Crack

#23 - Chris Crack - Body in the Trunk [New]

Chris Crack is a newcomer to the Booth, but he's been killing it for a minute now. Thus, it's shouldn't come as a surprise that his first feature sees him rolling down the street with a Body in the Trunk of his whip. Though...Read More




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