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.

Bad Nuze

Bad Nuze ft. Rapper Big Pooh & CyHi The Prynce - Fight (Remix) [New]

I've got some good news and some Bad Nuze, Booth readers. The good news is that we've got some quality music from a veteran West Coast emcee for y'all. And the Bad Nuze... uh... that's the emcee's name. Sorry, that sounded...Read More

Quan ft. Pusha T - All on Him [New]

Not featured on the solo tip since way back in 2011, when he dropped by the Booth with the reader-approved Feel So Good, Quan makes his long-awaited return to our front page with promo single All on Him. On this street-ready...Read More
Mick Jenkins

Mick Jenkins - DJBooth RapBox Freestyle [New]

Let's take it back to the days of banging on the lunch table in the cafeteria, competing with your friends to drop the illest raps as your man beat boxes in the corner. How an emcee performs with just a beat box backing them...Read More
Kidd Upstairs

Kidd Upstairs - Newman [No Change]

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

Russ - Gypsy [New]

If Russ's latest street release still isn't occupying space on your hard drive (or cloud, or whatever the kids are using nowadays), you clearly haven't been paying close attention to the Booth lately. After three dope singles...Read More

D-Sisive - Golden Lullaby [New]

Having children changes everything. I mean, I don't know firsthand—thank Jesus—but that's what I gather. On his latest single, Golden Lullaby, Canadian emcee D-Sisive offers a heartfelt account of how his little girl's...Read More
Marion Write

Marion Write ft. Aja - Light It Up [New]

The title of Marion Write's last feature, Ls, suggested that the record was going to be a smoker's anthem, when it was actually a tribute to late hip-hop legend Big L. Light It Up, on the other hand, is literally about...Read More
Max Wonders

Max Wonders - Questions [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
Lil Herb

Lil Herb ft. Common & Chance the Rapper - Fight or Flight (Remix) [-8]

Quick: name the two local rappers you'd most like to have guest on your latest record, if you were an up-and-coming Chicago emcee. Not counting Kanye (F**k, he's probably in Paris right now.), I'd be surprised if Chance the...Read More
Sir Michael Rocks

Sir Michael Rocks ft. Pouya & Robb Bank$ - Kill Switch [New]

Usually, the phrase “Kill Switch” refers to a mechanism that shuts a device down as quickly and efficiently as possible, often to avoid fatalities. Sir Michael Rocks's kill switch seems to do just the opposite: press it...Read More
Johnny Polygon

Johnny Polygon - The Fall [+10]

Though we've featured dribs and drabs of new material in the intervening year, Johnny Polygon fans haven't had much to sink their teeth into since the Februray 2013 release of Booth-exclusive street album The Nothing. But the...Read More

NIKO IS - Cherry Beamer Dreaming [New]

We've all thought about what our first purchase will be when we finally strike it rich, and NIKO IS ain't an exception. When the Brazilian-American rhymesayer breaks through, he's gonna be driving off the lot in a bright red...Read More
Sincerely Collins

Sincerely Collins - Give Me Love [-8]

Since dropping off Sincerely, the Mixtape back in February, Sincerely Collins has only brought us one new solo feature (Listen), but you shouldn't take that as evidence of inactivity. Quite the contrary, the Phoenix...Read More
K. Sparks

K. Sparks - #Trendy [New]

Having recently liberated his latest full-length, Vintage Art, K. Sparks could kick back and take a richly-deserved vacation. But the Queens representative isn't the type to relax when there's sh*t that needs to be said. On...Read More
Dizzy Wright

Dizzy Wright ft. Nikkiya - I Need Answers [-1]

Over the past week and change, we've heard numerous rappers weigh in on the events in Ferguson, Missouri, and their responses have been as different as the artists themselves: some feel predominantly sorrow and rage, while...Read More

Saigon ft. Memphis Bleek, Lil Bibby & Kool G Rap - Mechanical Animals [New]

You can tell a lot about a rapper from the company he keeps. The connects Saigon's called upon for his latest single, however, could hardly be more diverse. In fact, I can only think of one common denominator between the East...Read More

Goldyard ft. Mo Green - Briknik [New]

On their last feature, the misleadingly-titled Golden Eye, Goldyard informed listeners that they were Ray Charles when it came to anything except green. Freshly-minted follow-up Briknik, another Booth-exclusive world...Read More

Lotta - Blame Em [-1]

Wherever you look, you can find a few people f**king things up for everyone else—from talentless rappers and predatory label execs to (more seriously) racist cops and plutocrats. While many resent these individuals, Booth...Read More
Mickey Factz

Mickey Factz - UQ [New]

Next month, Mickey Factz will be hitting the road on his Red and Blue Pill Tour—and we in the Booth are helping to make it happen. But that's not all we and the NYC rhymesayer have got up our collective sleeve. (Apparently...Read More

Diabolic ft. Sean Price & Vinnie Paz - Game Time [New]

The lead single off Diabolic's next full-length, featured on our front page last week, found the indie phenom and fellow Long Island repper R.A. The Rugged Man demonstrating why the local cops know them as “Suffolk's Most...Read More

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Big Whiskey

Big Whiskey - One Way or Another [New]

In polite society, enjoying a Big Whiskey at 11:30 in the morning would be frowned upon. But, you know what? F**k polite society. Not glimpsed on our front page since Blacking Out on a November 2012 LP inclusion, the First in...Read More

Prohaize ft. Levii Turner - Wade in the Water [New]

An unsigned buzzmaker hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, Prohaize makes his grand entrance into The DJBooth with new single Wade in the Water. The record draws inspiration from from the well-known Negro spiritual of the same...Read More

Fundament ft. King Mez - U Know It's U [New]

At the top of next year, Fundament will unleash a brand new independent full-length. That may sound like a ways away, but it's never too early to start building your buzz, which is exactly what the T-Dot buzzmaker is fixing...Read More

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