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.


April 1, 2013 Chart Recap*Rittz’ “For Real” debuts on top this week, knocking Strange Music labelmate Wrekonize and his single “Anxiety Attacks” to second. The former runner-up, Joey BadA$$’ “Unorthodox,” drops to eighth. …...Read More


Rittz

#1 - Rittz - For Real

Along with his triple-time flows and curly locks, one of Rittz' most defining features has been his commitment to keeping it one-hundred—whether that means sharing intimate details of his struggles with substance abuse,...Read More

Wrekonize

#2 - Wrekonize - Anxiety Attacks

For artists who break through as part of a collective, branching out into solo material offers an opportunity to delve into subject matter of a more personal nature. The desire to get real about his inner conflicts was...Read More

Rich Kidd

#3 - Rich Kidd - Can I Get A [Bom Bom]

Ladies and gentlemen, Can I Get A [Bom Bom]? Fresh off debuting the official visuals for previous single SYKE, T-Dot rapper/producer Rich Kidd requests a little audience participation on the latest release off his forthcoming...Read More

Tyler, The Creator

#4 - Tyler, The Creator ft. Pharrell Williams - IFHY

Those who tune in to Odd Future’s Adult-Swim show, Loiter Squad, probably won't bat an eye at Tyler, The Creator’s new video single, IFHY. For the rest of our readers, be warned, as this video is beyond strange. Weird?...Read More

Jared Evan

#5 - Jared Evan ft. Action Bronson - Pro Create

The mark of a great relationship is that it gives rise to something—whether tangible or not—that neither party could have created on their own. Take the partnership between Booth-acclaimed singer/songwriter/emcee Jared...Read More

Uptown XO

#6 - Uptown XO - Spread Love

In these troubled times, we could all use a little love—and who better to deliver it than a rapper whose stage name contains the internationally-recognized acronym for “kisses and hugs”? On his latest single, released...Read More

Trippz Michaud

#7 - Trippz Michaud - Look What the Cat Dragged In

Well, well, well, Look What the Cat Dragged In: another fresh video single from Trippz Michaud. On the latest song release off his forthcoming, Booth-hosted EP, the South Windsor buzzmaker reveals that he's been holding back...Read More

Joey BadA$$

#8 - Joey BadA$$ - Unorthodox

Showcasing an agile, brainy lyrical style over beats that sound like they hopped a time machine from the 1990s, Joey BadA$$ is unique among hip-hop's current freshman class. That Unorthodox style, of course, is exactly why...Read More

Allan Rayman

#9 - Allan Rayman - H.O.H.W

Seriously, they must be putting something in the water in Canada, because our neighbors to the North seem to spit out unique, talented artists like a factory—from the ever-popular The Weeknd to rap game powerhouse Drake....Read More

Martin $ky

#10 - Martin $ky - Polaroid

Fashions change and technology evolves, but some things are simply time(LESS). Take Polaroid film—though it was discontinued in 2008 to the dismay of hipsters photography buffs everywhere, other companies quickly stepped in...Read More

Chance the Rapper

#11 - Chance The Rapper ft. BJ The Chicago Kid - Good Ass Intro

When's the last time you listened to a new rap record and thought to yourself, “Damn, this intro is dope.”? For me, it was way back in 2009. While Sharam's She Came Along still boasts the best opening seconds of any track...Read More

Dizzy Wright

#12 - Dizzy Wright ft. Joey BadA$$ - Maintain

Two young rhymesayers with a cerebral rhyme style and a fondness for the herb, Las Vegas representative Dizzy Wright and B.K. buzzmaker Joey BadA$$ collide on the latest single off the former's next street album. Fueled by DJ...Read More

Torae

#13 - Torae ft. Skyzoo - Cash Still Rules

C.R.E.A.M., the Wu Tang Clan's classic '94 single, saw Raekwon, Method Man and Inspektah Deck reflecting on the extent to which paper, and their struggle to obtain it, shaped their lives from an early age. Nearly 20 years...Read More

Marco Polo

#14 - Marco Polo ft. Artifacts - Back to Work

Thus far in the lead-up to his next LP, underground beatsmith Marco Polo has unleashed collabos with living hip-hop legends Rakim (What's Wrong) and Big Daddy Kane (Nite & Day). For single numéro trois, Back to Work, the...Read More

Notes to Self

#15 - Notes to Self ft. Lee Gaul - Used to Be Dark

Dope as it undoubtedly feels to perform in front of packed houses in a different city every night, the combo of homesickness, exhaustion and constant proximity ot your tourmates inevitably leads to heightened tensions and...Read More

Raz Simone

#16 - Raz Simone ft. Sam Lachow - Sometimes I Don't

On his latest single, Sometimes I Don’t, emcee Raz Simone broadcasts a few things that he does and does not do. One item that could be placed in the later category is the creation of wack songs, because so far, the Seattle...Read More

Brother Ali

#17 - Brother Ali - Work Everyday

As fans of the Minneapolis mainstay are aware, Brother Ali has involved himself heavily in the Occupy Homes movement, even allowing himself to be arrested while protesting an eviction. What you may not have known was that he...Read More

Brainstorm

#18 - Brainstorm ft. Carl Roe - Oh My God

Whenever I sit down to craft a feature write-up, I always do as much research as Google will let me possible, so that y’all are well informed. However, after listening to the latest from emcee/producer Brainstorm (of Dyme...Read More

R.A. The Rugged Man

#19 - R.A. The Rugged Man ft. Talib Kweli - Learn Truth

Having declared himself The Peoples Champ on his solo Booth debut, R.A. The Rugged Man returns to drop a little knowledge on the follow-up single off his sophomore set. The artist's first-ever collaboration with former Rawkus...Read More

Trek Life

#20 - Trek Life - Just the Music

Thankfully, we have emcees like Trek Life to drop records that remind us of the true essence of Hip-Hop. With his latest release, Just the Music, you can’t help but think about summer days as a kid, riding in your...Read More

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PropaneLv

#21 - PropaneLv - I Know

I Know, I know, y'all have been craving some new music from PropaneLv. Not seen on our pages since kicking off his 2013 with the reader-acclaimed Nobody, the Portland emcee finally returns to feed his hungry fanbase with...Read More

Mel Wellman

#22 - Mel Wellman - Nosey

In mid-January, Mel Wellman introduced himself to our pages via Swisher Sweet, a reader-approved smokers' anthem off his Substance Abuse street album. Today, the Philly repper returns with the latest song release over his...Read More

AWAR

#23 - AWAR ft. Roc Marciano & Grafh - Cutthroat Rap

Big Apple rhymesayer AWAR didn't get to where he is today by showing mercy to his foes. On the contrary, he keeps it “strictly bidness”—which often means dropping those who don't give him and his crew the proper...Read More

 

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