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 7, 2014 Chart Recap*The former front-runners, Rich Quick‘s “Real Rugged Raw” and Locksmith‘s “Lifestyle,” respectively graduate to our Top Picks and drop to 20th. Tech N9ne‘s “Nobody Cares” climbs from seventh to …...Read More


Tech N9ne

#1 - 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

The Wow

#2 - The Wow x Method Man - Masterpiece

UPDATE: We've added the brand new visuals to 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...Read More

Wrekonize

#3 - Wrekonize ft. Jarren Benton & R.A. The Rugged Man - Floating Away (Remix)

The lack of gravity seems to be a widespread worry among artists in today's Booth lineup. This morning, India Shawn admitted that without her man by her side, she feels like she's in danger of Floating Away. Floating Away is...Read More

P.Fly

#4 - P.Fly - Flowers

It's almost April and the ground (in Maryland, at least) is still covered in snow. Needless to say, I am not a happy camper. No warm weather, no blasting music with the windows down and no leaves and foliage. I guess the only...Read More

Nitty Scott, MC

#5 - 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

TiRon & Ayomari

#6 - TiRon & Ayomari ft. Jeremih - Her Theme Song

When the first few notes of a popular song play, girls (and guys for that matter) will often declare it their song (or "jam"). For one lucky lady, though, the latest release from TiRon & Ayomari is actually Her Theme Song....Read More

Rich Quick

#7 - Rich Quick - May I, Say I

Want to show that special someone how much you care this Valentine's Day, but aren't sure how to put your feelings into words? Well, you could always just say, “I love you.” (OK, you might want to spring for a fancy...Read More

Planet Asia

#8 - Planet Asia - The Barbarian

Planet Asia is known for spitting the kind of intricate spiritual and metaphysical reflections that send listeners scurrying for RapGenius, but you shouldn't mistake his intellectual bent for a lack of fire and aggression;...Read More

Blue, The Misfit

#9 - 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

Herbal T

#10 - Herbal T - That's That

Wax and Herbal T: rap game Olsen twins. While you might think you are tripping or still drunk from New Year's Eve, don't worry; that isn't really Booth favorite Wax, but rather his twin brother (hence the Olsen twin...Read More

Passport Gift

#11 - Passport Gift ft. Crooked I, Skyzoo & Tito Lopez - Turn 'Em On

You can guess a lot about a rhymesayer from the company he keeps. For example, a glance at the feature lineup on Passport Gift's Booth debut suggests that the Bronx repper is an aggressive, no-nonsense spitter with a...Read More

Locksmith

#12 - Locksmith ft. Leah Tysse - Hardest Song Ever

For some rappers, making music that's “hard” just means yelling really f**king loud about firearms. Locksmith's Hardest Song Ever, however, contains no gat talk or vocal cord-shredding shouts. Rather, it draws its power...Read More

Asaad

#13 - Asaad ft. Ab-Soul - Alejandro Jodorowsky Flow

Who says hip-hop doesn't teach you anything? If it weren't for Asaad's latest feature, I might never have known about Alejandro Jodorowsky. For those curious, Alejandro Jodorowsky is a Chilean-French playwright, filmmaker and...Read More

Alex Wiley

#14 - Alex Wiley - Vibration

To paraphrase Brian Wilson, I'm pickin' up some good Vibrations, and they all seem to be coming from Alex Wiley's direction. On single numero dos off his sophomore independent album, coming on the heels of late February's Own...Read More

Ezko

#15 - Ezko - Piece of the P.I.E (Peace in Existence)

Like most other emcees, Maryland up-and-comer Ezko is out to get his Piece of the P.I.E. For him, however, the baked dessert is not a metaphor for money and power, but an acronym for his true goal: “Peace in Existence.”...Read More

Young Scooter

#16 - Young Scooter ft. Future, Juicy J & Young Thug - DI$FUNCTION

With their all-encompassing lust for cash and their heavy consumption of weed and liquor, Young Scooter and his clique might strike your average man or woman as a little Di$functional. Fans of hazy, whip-ready hip-hop,...Read More

Jack Harlow

#17 - 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

Cee

#18 - Cee ft. Chaundon & Bekah - Do Ya Hear Me?

Cee's next album is slated to drop on Tuesday, April 10, via The Movement Fam, but Booth readers will get a sneak peek at the set the preceding Monday, when we host an exclusive listening session. Since the Melbourne spitter...Read More

OCD: Moosh & Twist

#19 - OCD: Moosh & Twist - I Got It

I think it's safe to say that Moosh & Twist have 2014 on lock. Not only are the Philly reppers preparing to embark on their first-ever headlining tour, accompanied by Booth-approved guest Jared Evan (Peep this video for...Read More

Locksmith

#20 - Locksmith - Lifestyle

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

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Jay Daniels

#21 - Jay Daniels - No Air

If you had to pick between living without air or without music, which would you pick? Before you answer, take a listen to the new single from Jay Daniels and I'm pretty sure you will end up choosing No Air. Despite the title,...Read More

Kyle Rapps

#22 - 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

Smoke DZA

#23 - Smoke DZA ft. Cam'ron - Ghost Of Dipset

Back in March of 2013, Smoke DZA called upon the spirit of Harlem most famous hip-hop clique on promotional single Ghost of Dipset. It took a hot minute, but he finally succeeded in summoning a representative of the...Read More

 

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