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.


goldenSpiral ft. Rich Quick - Gold Tiara [New]

Just shy of three months after bringing us his first feature, the massively acclaimed Symphony of Wind & Leaves, Philly beatsmith goldenSpiral returns with another fresh single in tow—and this one just so happens to be a...Read More
Lil Dicky

Lil Dicky - Lemme Freak [New]

Self-depreciation and hip-hop do not go hand in hand. Rap is synonymous with supreme confidence slash cockiness slash swagger; not with being modest about or critical of oneself, especially in a humorous manner. Clearly...Read More
Dillon Cooper

Dillon Cooper - Knuckle Up [New]

Update: The Ronald Reid-directed visuals for Dillon Cooper's Knuckle Up single have been added. Rocking the mic may be Dillon Cooper's forte, but he's not averse to letting his fists do the talking, when the need arises. On...Read More
Scotty ATL

Scotty ATL - Finally Almost Famous [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
Run The Jewels

Run the Jewels ft. Michael Winslow - Oh My Darling Don't Cry [New]

I could think of many adjectives to describe Run the Jewels, but “comforting” is definitely not one of 'em. So I was a little surprised to see that the duo's latest feature, released as part of Adult Swim's Singles...Read More
Big Whiskey

Big Whiskey - One Way or Another [+15]

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

M-Dot - Praverbs [New]

Yesterday evening, hip-hop lost a talented artist and The DJBooth lost a friend. Praverb, the Floridian emcee who brought us Super Saiyans back in 2013, passed away suddenly. As a tribute to the rapper born Earl Patrick...Read More
OG Maco

OG Maco - U Guessed It [New]

In an era when artists like Bobby Shmurda and ILOVEMAKONNEN can go from relative unknowns to record deals with major labels and Drake almost overnight, could OG Maco be next? With his new song U Guessed It rolling through the...Read More
Black Milk

Black Milk ft. Bun B - Gold Piece [New]

Just shy of two months since blessing our pages with potential album inclusion Detroit's New Dance Show, Black Milk returns to our front page with another (definite) cut off his next full-length. The artist-produced...Read More

KR - Westside (Ayy Yayy) [New]

When it comes to introductions, KR is of the Kendrick Lamar school of thought: “F**k who you know, where you from?” That's why he's elected to make his grand entrance into the Booth with a joint dedicated to his hood:...Read More
Max Wonders

Max Wonders - Questions [-3]

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
Mick Jenkins

Mick Jenkins - Rain [New]

When an album is as magnificently crafted as Mick Jenkins's The Water[s], you can be sure that quite a few records have been left on the cutting-room floor. Today, the Chi-Town buzzmaker and DJBooth Top Prospect blesses our...Read More
Kenny Shane

Kenny Shane ft. Ian Smith & Troy Ave. - Me and My Drink [New]

Next time someone side-eyes you for drinking alone, tell them that there's no such thing. I mean, what constitutes “good company” if not a tall glass of beer or a strong cocktail? On new single and Booth debut Me and My...Read More

¡MAYDAY! x MURS - Beast out the Box [New]

As the story of Pandora teaches us, when you open a mysterious container, it may very well be impossible to get its contents back under control. Such is the case, figuratively speaking, with regard to ¡MAYDAY! and MURS; once...Read More
Your Old Droog

Your Old Droog - Secondhand Gunsmoke [New]

Fresh off his first-ever live performance, Your Old Droog returns to our pages with a remixed version of Gunsmoke Cologne, a track off the self-titled EP that sparked his buzz (and the rumors about him being Nas) a few months...Read More

Quan ft. Pusha T - All on Him [-14]

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 [-14]

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

Rapsody - Hard to Choose [New]

Any recording artist who achieves a modicum of success needs to make series of difficult decisions: sell out your principles for a chance at fame and fortune, or hang on to your artistic integrity? Voice your political views...Read More
Lil Herb

Lil Herb ft. Common & Chance the Rapper - Fight or Flight (Remix) [-10]

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
Jared Evan

Jared Evan & Statik Selektah ft. Ransom - Outside [New]

Boom Bap & Blues, the 2013 collaborative debut from recording artist Jared Evan and DJ/beatsmith Statik Selektah, was so successful that they've stepped into the studio to create a sequel. Though they're not quite ready to...Read More

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Phora ft. Versailles the Rapper - Reflections [New]

Today marks Phora's first appearance on our front page, and this freshly-minted single could hardly be a better introduction to the Anaheim emcee. As you may have guessed from the title, Reflections is less about about the...Read More
Gotham Green

Gotham Green - Pain in My Heart [New]

The title “Pain in My Heart” might lead an unsuspecting listener to assume that Gotham Green's latest single is a sensitive, introspective type of cut, but that simply ain't how he rolls. While the East Coast buzzmaker is...Read More
Brother Ali

Brother Ali ft. Bambu & MaLLy- Home Away From Home [New]

Some artists experience touring as a painful separation from loved ones and familiar places. Not Brother Ali; for the Minneapolis heavyweight, the road is Home Away From Home. Tomorrow, he'll be climbing back in the bus with...Read More

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