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 - Raury - Cigarette Song [New]

It's unfortunate, but true: many of the most enjoyable things in life are also the most hazardous to your health. Like smoking, or (in some circumstances) casual sex. On Cigarette Song, his first feature since April's...Read More

K. Sparks

#2 - K. Sparks - 5 on the Black Hand Side [New]

K. Sparks isn't just old-school in his focus on lyricism and his choice of instrumentals; his affinity for the retro also extends to his taste in handshakes. On a new single off his next independent full-length, the South...Read More


#3 - DJ EFN ft. Fashawn & Wrekonize - Hood Banger [New]

Sometimes, a song's title says it all—and DJ EFN's latest effort is a case in point. Hood Banger is indeed the type of ish that you'd expect to hear blasting from an old-school head's car speakers. I say “old school,”...Read More


#4 - THURZ ft. Kelsey Bulkin - Perfect Words [New]

Though THURZ has been tantalizing fans with song releases from his Blood on the Canvas EP since the top of 2013 (see: Punky Brewster, Acura Legend), the project has stubbornly refused to materialize. If you were worried it...Read More

Indiana Rome

#5 - Indiana Rome ft. Rockwell Knuckles & Family Affair - World End [New]

A rising emcee and producer who calls St. Louis home, Indiana Rome makes his grand entrance into The DJBooth with World End, a standout cut off his latest independent full-length. As befitting an introductory feature, Rome...Read More


#6 - QuEST - May 10th, 2012 [New]

Earlier this month, QuEST wrapped up his 31-city national tour with rising rap star Logic. Now that he's back, the Miami rapper could kick back and enjoy the rest of his summer; instead, though, he's preparing a brand new...Read More


#7 - HD - BBQ Goldfish [-6]

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

Sean Brown

#8 - Sean Brown - The Top [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


#9 - Hopsin - ILL MIND OF HOPSIN 7 [+3]

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

Homeboy Sandman

#10 - Homeboy Sandman - America, the Beautiful [New]

Independence Day was a couple weeks ago, but it's never too late to enjoy a little patriotic music. On new single America, the Beautiful, Homeboy Sandman celebrates all the things that, in his opinion, make our country...Read More

Marty Grimes

#11 - Marty Grimes - See Me Now [New]

Today may mark the first time Marty Grimes has popped up on the Booth radar, but it most definitely won't be the last. Once he's executed his plans for domination of the game, only the blind will be able to ignore the...Read More


#12 - Nutso ft. Kurupt, Jon Connor & DJ Supa Dave - Y'all Came to Witness [New]

Fresh off earning positive reader reviews for This City of Mine, a record dedicated to the Big Apple, Nutso is back with another fresh single off his latest EP—and this one happens to be a Booth-exclusive world premiere. On...Read More


#13 - Saba ft. Eryn Allen Kane & MC Tree - For Y'all [+1]

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

Drique London

#14 - Drique London - You Don't Know [New]

After five reader-approved features from Drique London, you might think you're an expert on the North Carolina repper. Well, think again. On his latest mixtape single, he reminds the listener just how much “You Don't...Read More


#15 - ¡MAYDAY! x MURS - Brand New Get Up [New]

Looking for some old fashioned religion? And by old fashioned, we clearly mean alcohol and break dancing? Well, in that case, you've come to the perfect place; ¡MAYDAY! x MURS' new video, Brand New Get Up. If you manage to...Read More

Stitch Early

#16 - Stitch Early - Free [New]

The truly great aren't born that way; more often than not, they have to struggle against staggering odds to claim their place at the top. On new single and DJBooth debut Free, indie rhymesayer Stitch Early reminds us not to...Read More

Dilated Peoples

#17 - Dilated Peoples ft. Aloe Blacc - Show Me the Way [-15]

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

Nevelle Viracocha

#18 - Nevelle Viracocha - The Astral Hour [New]

If you want to stargaze, your best bet is to drive somewhere far away from the light pollution of the big city. Unsigned up-and-comer Nevelle Viracocha does just that on his first Booth feature, leaving his native Alabama to...Read More

Lil Bibby

#19 - Lil Bibby ft. Kevin Gates - We Are Strong [-12]

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

Ces Cru

#20 - Ces Cru ft. Tech N9ne - Power Play [New]

In sports, a Power Play involves the concentration of a large number of players in a small area, with a view to overwhelming the defense. Though Ces Cru's new single features just three emcees, the title nonetheless fits,...Read More

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Don Speaks

#21 - Don Speaks ft. Scoop - My My My [New]

Just one week after lighting the fuse on their collaborative debut with the grimy, hard-hitting Ape Sh*t, Donwill and Dash Speaks of Don Speaks return with another fresh single off the set. A thoughtful look at “the morning...Read More

Rockwell Powers

#22 - Rockwell Powers x DJ Phinisey - Alive [-2]

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


#23 - Rubiks - Uh Oh [-14]

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




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