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.
These are exciting days for Run The Jewels fans; not only have Killer Mike and El-P just announced their signing to Mass Appeal Records, but they've wasted no time in getting a sophomore album on the release calendar. With...Read More
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
In recent years, an increasing number of emcees have dropped their invented monikers in favor of their Government Names. You don't have to worry about Gotham Green going that route, though. His pseudonym has a vital purpose:...Read More
Not seen on our front page since February, when he earned positive reader reviews for Brooklyn Basement, Collins makes his return to our front page with single numero uno off his next studio album. Listen is a poignant...Read More
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
Rapping can be a dangerous job—and that goes double when you're as committed to speaking the truth as Nino Bless is. While I doubt that new single This Song Might Get Me Killed will actually inspire murderous intentions on...Read More
Update: We have added the Yellow Nguyen-directed visuals for Kembe X's As I Unfold single. At the bottom of June, we saw Scion A/V come together with Southern emcee Scotty ATL to drop the reader-acclaimed OTR2SJ. Just over a...Read More
Last we heard from P.SO The Earth Tone King, he was distancing himself from negative influences that threatened to kill his high. Clearly, it remains alive and well, as the Brooklynite's latest feature finds him and a few...Read More
After listening to Booth-approved singles The Imperial and God Knows, are you still on the fence about whether to cop Statik Selektah's next solo LP? If so, uh, that's pretty f**king odd. Are you sure you're a hip-hop fan,...Read More
No, Mike Schpitz isn't going into local politics—as dope as that would undoubtedly be. The title of new promo single City Council (a Booth-exclusive world premiere!) refers to Mike and two other emcees who are holding...Read More
Plenty of people say you should live every day like you're going to die tomorrow; Rapper Big Pooh actually walks the walk. The result? As we learn on Last Dance, the North Carolina mainstay is happy and fulfilled, but his...Read More
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Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.