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.

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Mick Jenkins

Mick Jenkins ft. The Mind - Dehydration [New]

A month and change after lending his flow to Reggie Bonds's Ol Dirty Bastard, Windy City buzzmaker and DJBooth Top Prospect Mick Jenkins is back with a freshly-selected single off his latest independent full-length. Featured...Read More
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Thelonious Martin

Thelonious Martin ft. Curren$y & Domo Genesis - Atlantis [New]

Thelonious Martin is one of those people who make you wonder what the hell you've been doing with your life; at the age of 19, he's already made a name for himself as a beatsmith. On his next LP, the aptly-titled Wunderkid,...Read More
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Run The Jewels

Run The Jewels - Blockbuster Night (Part 1) [New]

Update: The Trevor Kane-directed visuals for Run The Jewels’ Blockbuster Night (Part 1) single have been added. These are exciting days for Run The Jewels fans; not only have Killer Mike and El-P just announced their...Read More
4
Hi-Rez

Hi-Rez - DJBooth RapBox Freestyle [+1]

We can't say this is as good as the time Hi-Rez made a video for PornHub, but....it pretty much is. For the latest in our RapBox freestyle video series, the Florida emcee takes a little stroll through Brooklyn and along the...Read More
5
Tasha the Amazon

Tasha The Amazon - Can't Control Us [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
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Mike Slice

Mike Slice - Faded [New]

Sit down, '80s babies; '90s Baby nostalgia has officially arrived. In other news, I'm f**king old. If the title of Booth newcomer Mike Slice's forthcoming EP has plunged you, too, into existential angst, I've got the perfect...Read More
7
Saba

Saba - Kentucky [-4]

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
8
Fly Commons

Fly Commons ft. Clyde Carson & Locksmith - Nothing New [New]

Fresh off handling production on Junk Food & Vegetables, the latest LP from Erk tha Jerk, Fly Commons bounces back with single numero uno off his own forthcoming studio debut. Contrary to what its title may suggest, Nothing...Read More
9
Duckwrth

DUCKWRTH x The Kickdrums - Super Soaker [+4]

Longtime fans of each other's work, Los Angeles rhymesayer DUCKWRTH and Cleveland beat crew The Kickdrums recently had their first offline encounter in the Big Apple. Not about to let a golden collaborative opportunity slip...Read More
10
Tyler, The Creator

Tyler, The Creator - Diaper [New]

For babies and the parents that care for them, dirty Diapers are a staple of everyday life—yet somehow, that fertile topic has been almost completely neglected by rappers. OK, the reasons for that are actually pretty damn...Read More
11
Kembe X

Kembe X - Patience Part Too [+7]

Today, we in The DJBooth unleashed our Top Prospects EP Volume 2, a four-track project featuring exclusive material from emerging artists we believe will make a lasting mark on the musical landscape. In addition to new...Read More
12
XVRHLDY

XVRHLDY ft. SABA & NoName Gypsy - Black Alabaster [New]

There's a vast well of creative music coming from the Windy City that fills us with hope for the future of hip-hop. We don't know how Chicago is mass-producing so many talented artists, but we love it. XVRHLDY is the latest...Read More
13
Boldy James

Boldy James ft. Peechie Green - 50 Foot Razor Blade [New]

When I first read the title of Motown phenom Boldy James's new single, I thought to myself, “How the f**k do you shave with a 50 Foot Razor Blade?” Then I hit play and forgot all about that; I mean, how can you nitpick...Read More
14
Wes Period

Wes Period - Touch It [-12]

Last we heard from a certain Cali recording artist and beatsmith, back in fall of 2013, he was going by “Wes P.” (Note the punctuation.) A year and change later, he returns under the similar, but expanded moniker “Wes...Read More
15
Kev Decor

Kev Decor - LV BN BRK [-6]

Update: The official LO-KAL-directed visuals for Kev Decor's LV BN BRK single have been added. Remember those viral “Sh*t X Says” videos that were popular about a thousand Internet years ago? Well, if I were to make one...Read More
16
Allan Rayman

Allan Rayman - Beverly [-8]

All too often, love and art tend to pull an individual in opposite, mutually-exclusive directions. For Allan Rayman, at least, the choice doesn't seem to have been a difficult one. On his latest single, Beverly, the...Read More
17
G-Side

G-Side ft. Joi Tiffany - Real Ones [New]

If you caught Flying Lotus's Medication Meditation and Masquatch when they were featured earlier this week, you already know that the current-gen console re-release of GTAV boasts an expanded soundtrack. Hunstville rap duo...Read More
18
Warm Brew

Warm Brew - Whispers [New]

More than a year after the release of the group's last project, The Ride, Warm Brew fans are likely feeling a little bit parched. Today, the Los Angeles threesome finally return with a little something to slake your...Read More
19
Mac Lethal

Mac Lethal - Sleepless & Senseless [No Change]

It's been a hot minute since Mac Lethal blessed the Booth with some fresh music—Aesop Rock collab Woodchip Grinder (Remix) dropped way back in '09—but don't you dare chalk his absence up to inactivity. As he emphasizes on...Read More
20
Hopsin

Hopsin - Mr. Blackman [-16]

Hitting theaters next Monday, Justin Simien-directed “satirical drama” Dear White People will focus on the fallout of a racially-insensitive theme party thrown by students at an Ivy League university. Even if that timely...Read More

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Chrome Cats

Chrome Cats - Worth It [New]

Time, as the cliché goes, is money, so when the opportunity to listen to a fresh record arises, it's natural to ask yourself, “Is it Worth It?” While we in the Booth, as a rule, only feature quality jams, the point still...Read More
22
Ezko

Ezko ft. Phil Adé & Drew Love - Miseducated [New]

Wale and Logic are two artists whose roots begin in the underrated DMV area. The two are now household names, both knocking on superstardom, but they aren't the only talents coming from DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Take the...Read More
23
Dylan Tran

Dylan Tran ft. Curtis Williams & Jace - Pretty Memories [New]

Already well-known in the Booth and beyond for his work as one-third of ATL hip-hop collective Two-9, Dylan Tran recently took his first step into the solo spotlight with new project Cocaine Tears. But just because he's in...Read More
 

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