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.

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DJ Quik

DJ Quik ft. Jon B - Real Women

He may be a bit overlooked overall in the national hip-hop scene, but on the left coast DJ Quik is a legend. His 1991 debut (Quik Is the Name) still gets burn in Los Angeles neighborhoods and select radio stations to this...Read More
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Honors English

Honors English ft. Lupe Fiasco & TL Cross - Flying High

As a writer, I must say that Honors English back in high school was a virtual playground for me. With the perfect blend of subject and predicate, an argument could be made and victory assured. But this isn’t about me -...Read More
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Childish Gambino

Childish Gambino - Break (AOTL)

On his latest feature Break (AOTL) off of brand new EP IAMDONALD, Childish Gambino (aka Donald Glover from NBC sitcom Community) spits a never-ending freeverse over his own energetic spin on Kanye’s All of The Lights. What...Read More
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Blitz The Ambassador

Blitz The Ambassador ft. Les Nubians - Dear Africa

Blitz the Ambassador has dropped off the first single off his forthcoming album Native Sun, entitled Dear Africa. If you can’t tell by the title, Dear Africa is an open letter song to the motherland that shows what man has...Read More
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Rapper Big Pooh

Rapper Big Pooh ft. Kendrick Lamar & Ab-Soul - RapperPooh-a-lude

If you haven’t picked up Rapper Big Pooh’s latest project Fat Boy Fresh Vol. 1, I suggest you make a couple clicks and grab your headphones. However, my words may not be enough to convince you, so Big Pooh has given us a...Read More
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Warm Brew

Warm Brew - Willing to Ride

Though Booth newcomers Warm Brew were evidently thinking of beer when they chose their collective stage name (judging by the crushed-can wallpaper on their Tumblr), their sound brings to mind the caffeinated kind – cool and...Read More
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1982

1982 (Statik Selektah & Termanology) ft. Bun B & Josh Xantus - Race Against Time

Given the amount of conflict in the world right now, it’s pretty obvious that the world is a dangerous place. In their latest effort Race Against Time, 1982 (a.k.a. Statik Selektah and Termanology) celebrates life and...Read More
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Shane Eli

Shane Eli ft. Playboy Tre & Rittz - Let's Ride

Good things may not always come to those who wait – if the damn thing wasn't on track for release (knock on wood), I'd make a Detox joke here – but Booth favorite Shane Eli isn't about to leave his loyal fans high and...Read More
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Mac Miller

Mac Miller - Donald Trump

I have to admit that before I started this write-up I wasn’t particularly familiar with Mac Miller's music. You can now consider me one of an ever-growing group of converts. Signed to Rostrum Records, a label that has...Read More
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Rapsody

Rapsody ft. Mac Miller & HaLo - Extra Extra

Extra Extra, read all about it: Rapsody Recruits Mac Miller, HaLo for New Mixtape Leak. In other news, DJBooth.net Writer to Reconsider Penning Entire Track Review in Newspaper Headlines; Calls It 'Difficult, Probably...Read More
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Thurz

Thurz - Los Angeles

One of the first few questions asked of any emcee is, “Where are you from?” As we all know, many a rapper has become an overnight celeb thanks to a hometown anthem (I’m looking at you Wiz Khalifa). Fresh off the release...Read More
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The Primeridian

The Primeridian ft. Neak, Slot-A & Rashid Hadee - Chitown's Finest

There are few bigger ponds, where hip-hop is concerned, than the Windy City. Thus, when you claim to be one of Chitown's Finest, you're obliged to back that assertion up with some hella-fide skills. Making its world premiere...Read More
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Mac Miller

Mac Miller ft. Wale - So What

Mac Miller continues his onslaught of new (free) music. This time the XXL Freshman links up with DJ/producer extraordinaire Don Cannon and Maybach Music's very own Wale to send a message that nothing can stop their grind and...Read More
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Orie

Orie - Last Semester

Stay in school even though your heart's not in it, or sacrifice (relative) security to pursue music full-time? For many rap hopefuls, this question is one of the most crucial ones they'll ever have to answer. Well aware of...Read More
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Freeway

Freeway - HAM Extreme

Back in January, Kanye West and Jay-Z taught listeners everywhere that H.A.M. isn't just something you eat for breakfast (or not, depending on your faith). Today, Freeway is here to do them one better – not satisfied with...Read More
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DJ Pain1

DJ Pain1 ft. Smokes, Joell Ortiz & Rain - Roots

While I think we can all agree it's a good thing that hip hop did take it this far, the downside of the genre's enduring appeal is that fewer and fewer artists remember where it all started. Good thing we have artists like DJ...Read More
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Bobby Creekwater

Bobby Creekwater - You and What Army

While (famous) rappers are traveling around in Maybachs and G6 jets, shooting videos with girls that are paid to be there, the average fan of their music is driving home from their 9-to-5 or night job. Struggling with bills,...Read More
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Rapsody

Rapsody ft. Mac Miller - Blankin' Out

In anticipation of her April 16, performance at Generation Next at Southpaw in Brooklyn, North Carolina femcee and Kooley High representative Radsody has dropped off a brand new mixtape leak featuring XXL Freshman Mac Miller....Read More
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Tayyib Ali

Tayyib Ali - California Love

Booth newcomer Tayyib Ali may hail originally from the City of Brotherly Love, but who's to say you can't make room in your heart for more than one patch of home turf? Having left Philly for the City of Angels, the...Read More
 

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