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 15, 2013 Chart Recap*Jarren Benton‘s “Razor Blades & Steak Knives” debuts on top this week, and OnCue‘s “Live Forever” climbs from eighth to second. Last week’s chart-toppers, Tyler, the Creator‘s “IFHY” and …...Read More

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Jarren Benton

Jarren Benton ft. Hemi - Razor Blades and Steak Knives

Back in January, we heard Jarren Benton celebrate his addition to the Funk Volume stable with FV2013, an action-packed ensemble cut off the San Fernando Valley imprint's Knock Madness compilation. Today, the ATL repper and...Read More
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OnCue

OnCue ft. Skizzy Mars - Live Forever

Three months after enjoying Booth-acclaimed single Cereal, OnCue devotees are doubtless getting hungry for more fresh material from the Connecticut representative. Not wanting to leave his fans hanging, the emcee has...Read More
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Rittz

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
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Tyler, The Creator

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
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Joey BadA$$

Joey BadA$$ - Day in the Life

More than any other individual artist, Brooklyn wunderkind Joey BadA$$ is emblematic of the recent revitalization of the Big Apple hip-hop scene. It's only right, then, that the Unorthodox emcee be featured prominently on...Read More
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Mike Stud

Mike Stud - Past Gone

Most of us could name at least one musician whose work helped to shape the person we would become, but it's not every day an artist has his or her life changed by a fan. That, however, is exactly what happened to Mike Stud...Read More
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Rittz

Rittz - Like I Am

If it feels like only yesterday Rittz stepped into the Booth with the Mike Posner-assisted Switch Lanes, well, that's because it was yesterday. But, considering the level of acclaim the Strange Music emcee routinely receives...Read More
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K. Sparks

K. Sparks ft. Paul Rivers Bailey - Home School

In hip-hop we always hear about new school vs. old school. K. Sparks prefers a third option, however, which incorporates elements from both. On Home School, the first single of his upcoming album, the Queens native and...Read More
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Wrekonize

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
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Lorenzo Asher

Lorenzo Asher ft. XV - The Color of Ignorance

Having contemplated his prospects in the hip-hop game on his debut feature, the aptly-titled Begin, Lorenzo Asher shifts his gaze to the larger social landscape on single number two off his forthcoming full-length. On The...Read More
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Allan Rayman

Allan Rayman - The Ex

On Allan Rayman's last single and DJBooth debut, featured in late March, the Toronto singer and emcee expressed his devotion to his girl, pledging, “I'd go to hell and back for you.” Unfortunately, his lofty promises...Read More
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G-Scott

G-Scott - Adult Swim

When you think of notable hip-hop producers, Flying Lotus might not be the first name that comes to mind. Sure, the grandnephew of John Coltrane is a exceptional beatsmith, but his experimental boardwork doesn’t exactly...Read More
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Quake Matthews

Quake Matthews - Dance Song

No, Quake Matthews hasn't traded in thought-provoking bars and moody underground boardwork for basic FruityLoops beats and lyrics about Superman-ing hoes. The title of the Halifax, Nova Scotia repper's latest single refers to...Read More
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Pilot Nation

Pilot Nation ft. Jeff Replay & Stizzy - GTFU

If you, like me, were an avid video-gamer during the late '90s, prepare for a blast from the past. GTFU, the latest single and first Booth feature from Bostonian trio Pilot Nation, opens with the pre-race jingle from Mario...Read More
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KAZE

KAZE ft. Dasan Ahanu - UNDERGROUND RAILROAD

During the 19th Century, when America was split between free and slaveholding states, abolitionists used a secret network of safe houses called The Underground Railroad to funnel runaway slaves to safety. In the...Read More
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Spree Wilson

Spree Wilson ft. Go Dreamer - All I Need

Back in October, when he dropped off the Atlanta bass-inspired Right One | Wrong Time, Spree Wilson was decidedly uninterested in getting wifed up. Well, a lot can evidently change in six months. Though the ATLien hasn't...Read More
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The Procussions

The Procussions ft. Logan - On a Mountain

Because of the shape of their claws, cats have no trouble climbing trees, but are incapable of getting down without a leap of faith—or the help of a friendly neighborhood fireman. The latest leak off The Procussions'...Read More
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BenZel

BenZel ft. Cass Lowe & Chance The Rapper - Semi Detached

A buzzmaking production crew composed of Japanese-American teens Umi Takahashi and Yoko Watanabe, BenZel make their inaugural appearance in The DJBooth with a freshly-minted promotional single. On Semi Detached, the group...Read More
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Locksmith

Locksmith - Bear With Me

Like many, if not most of us, Locksmith has neither the petty cash nor the insurance coverage to work through his issues with a professional shrink. Unlike most of us, he's got the skills to turn that baggage into beautiful...Read More
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P-Money

P-Money ft. Freddie Gibbs & Fashawn - Break It Down

When I saw Fashawn was part of the latest effort from P-Money, the title had me thinking the song was either a smokers' anthem or featured a more traditional vibe, as Fash likes to Break It Down both onstage and when it comes...Read More

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Marco Polo

Marco Polo ft. Lil Fame - Fame for President

Discussions are already well underway regarding who will succeed Barack Obama in 2016, but thus far none of the names floated thus far—including Vice President Joe Biden and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton—seem...Read More
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Pizzle

Pizzle - Greatest Story

It's been a hot minute since last we featured some fresh solo material from Pizzle; Beautiful, a joint effort with Gerald Walker, hit our front page back in July of 2012. Today, the OSAT Music signee makes his long-awaited...Read More
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Kevin Sinatra

Kevin Sinatra ft. Kendall Elijah - Perseverance

Getting a Booth feature isn’t blind luck. It takes talent, a professional attitude and, of course, Perseverance. Lucky for us, Kevin Sinatra displays all that and more on his first featured cut in over a year. As he strolls...Read More
 

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