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 14, 2014 Chart Recap*Formerly on top, Tech N9ne‘s “Nobody Cares” and The Wow‘s “Masterpiece” drop to ninth and 15th. Debuting in their place are SA-ROC‘s Booth-premiered “The Who?” and Atmosphere‘s “Kanye West.” …...Read More


SA-ROC

#1 - SA-ROC ft. David Banner - The Who?

If the title of this cut conjured up images of the English '60s rockers of the same name, take a moment to purge those thoughts from your mental, because that ain't what SA-ROC's latest single (a Booth-exclusive world...Read More

Atmosphere

#2 - Atmosphere - Kanye West

Minneapolis duo Atmosphere rolls in very different circles than Kanye West, but they've got more than simply a region in common with the Windy City hip-hop heavyweight. Coming on the heels of early March's Bitter, the second...Read More

Wrekonize

#3 - Wrekonize ft. Bun B, RiFF RaFF & Jackie Chain - Easy Money (Remix)

As a hip-hop artist with a label deal and a growing presence on the national scene, Wrekonize must be swimming in cash like Scrooge McDuck... right? If only that were the case. On his latest remix, released as part of the...Read More

Nyzzy Nyce

#4 - Nyzzy Nyce - Make It Clear

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

Kyle Rapps

#5 - Kyle Rapps ft. Adrienne Mack-Davis - The Sky's on Fire

As Warner Bros. cartoons have taught us, it's entirely possible to walk through thin air as long as you don't look down and psych yourself out. Just to be safe, Kyle Rapps is keeping his gaze pointed upward as he grinds his...Read More

Anderson .Paak

#6 - Anderson .Paak - Might Be (High)

I'm starting to see a theme here. The last Anderson .Paak/Lodef collab was titled DRUGS, and now the pair return with Might Be (High). Whereas DRUGS was harder than a PCP and bath salt cocktail, Might Be (High) is the...Read More

Luke Christopher

#7 - Luke Christopher ft. Julie Moon - Puzzle in My Mind

Recent features from Luke Christopher have seen the Panhandle State rapper/producer spitting thoughtfully about the complexities of relationships and the emptiness underlying the relentless quest for material wealth. On new...Read More

Fashawn

#8 - Fashawn - Champion

Next Saturday, April 12, current World Boxing Organization welterweight champ Thomas Bradley III will be squaring off against challenger Manny Pacquaio, two years after a controversial 2012 match in which the latter lost to...Read More

Tech N9ne

#9 - Tech N9ne ft. Krizz Kaliko & Stevie Stone - Nobody Cares

Like all of us, Tech N9ne sometimes gets down on himself and begins to feel like Nobody Cares. Then he remembers that he's the most successful independent rapper of all time, and the founder of a thriving record label. The...Read More

Pharoahe Monch

#10 - Pharoahe Monch ft. Black Thought - Rapid Eye Movement

As anyone familiar with his oeuvre already knows, Pharoahe Monch can outspit the average rapper in his sleep. Be that as it may, he doesn't take the title of his latest feature as an excuse to nap on the job. In fact, new...Read More

Irv Da PHENOM!

#11 - Irv Da PHENOM! - Dumb Ass Kids

As the mercury rises in the 'hood, inner-city denizens also have to contend with the kind of heat that doesn't show up on a thermometer. On freshly-minted promo single Dumb Ass Kids, making its world premiere in the Booth,...Read More

Hopsin

#12 - Hopsin - I Need Help

I don't know if it's his creepy contacts, his penchant for igniting beef with the biggest artists in the industry or the fact that he seems to have a psychotic break in every damn video, but I can easily imagine Hopsin in a...Read More

Metis

#13 - Metis - Bruce Lee

For most viewers, martial art flicks are a form of adrenaline-pumping escapism. When Metis sits down to watch Enter the Dragon, however, he feels like he's looking in the mirror. On his latest promotional song release, a...Read More

Natural

#14 - Natural ft. Dutch ReBelle - City Kids

Sure, City Kids may be a few months old, as it was included on Natural's free, DJBooth-hosted Ways to Go LP, which dropped in November. But when a record is this dope, it could be decades old and still sound brand new. Fresh...Read More

The Wow

#15 - The Wow x Method Man - Masterpiece

It ain't every day you get to experience a true musical Masterpiece, but The Wow and Method Man seem to have one on on their hands. At least, that's what the record is called—whether it lives up to the title is for you to...Read More

Tech N9ne

#16 - Tech N9ne ft. MURS - Hard (A Monster Made It)

When I try to envision Tech N9ne recording music, the image in my head looks less like your typical snapshot of a rapper in the booth than a still from a Godzilla flick. To paraphrase his latest single, his sh*t is so Hard,...Read More

SeT

#17 - SeT - Bounce

In Ancient Egyptian religion, the god Set represented the desert, storms, disorder and foreigners. I'm not sure what any of that has to do with SeT the 21-year-old Toronto emcee, but if you're looking for some music to blast...Read More

Nitty Scott, MC

#18 - Nitty Scott, MC - Passive Aggressive

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

Blue, The Misfit

#19 - Blue, The Misfit ft. X, The Misfit - TRILLionaire

I am not Blue, The Misfit's accountant, so I can't tell you how many zeros are in his back account, but when it comes to Trill-ness he is the rap equivalent of Bill Gates; I guess you could even call him a TRILLionaire....Read More

Dizzy Wright

#20 - Dizzy Wright - Everywhere I Go

Dizzy Wright may run Sin City, but that doesn't mean the Funk Volume signee's skills go unrecognized when he's not at home. In fact, he takes his hometown's energy with him no matter how far he travels. As he puts it on the...Read More

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Lucki Eck$

#21 - Lucki Eck$ - All Senses

In late February, Lucki Eck$ assured us that business was BOOMIN' on his first feature, a blunted loosie which won positive reviews from our readership. A month and change later, the profits are still rolling in, but the...Read More

Jus Daze

#22 - Jus Daze x J57 - I Miss...

The internet has done amazing things for music (hey, it gave me a job!), but it is without a doubt the simpler days of hip-hop that I Miss.... Jus Daze knows what I'm talking about. On his new single, the Battle Rap Freestyle...Read More

Jack Harlow

#23 - Jack Harlow - It's Pointless

When I was 16, I spent most of my free time in front of my Playstation 2. Booth newcomer Jack Harlow? He's laying the groundwork for a career in the music industry. On new promo single It's Pointless, making its world...Read More

 

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