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 18, 2011 Chart RecapWelcome to the Booth’s Top Independent Hip Hop Chart! As always, your feedback has determined which songs made the cut. Each chart’s lineup is calculated using a special DJBooth.net …...Read More


Mac Miller

#1 - Mac Miller - On & On

After releasing his #BestDayEver mixtape, which featured cuts Donald Trump and She Said, Mac Miller is already back in the studio working on his new EP, On And On And Beyond. We could go On & On about the ID-Labs-produced...Read More

Killer Mike

#2 - Killer Mike ft. Young Jeezy - Go Out on the Town

With the release of his fifth full-length just around the corner, Killer Mike (aka Mike Bigga) has set out to build anticipation for the project with a fresh street single. On this newly-released joint, the ATL hooks up with...Read More

Phil Adé

#3 - Phil Adé - Your Hands

On the last installment in his ongoing series, a certain Maryland repper 'Phil'-ed (sorry) us in on exactly what he wanted out of life: mad bass, his name up in lights, a place for his home state on the national map, and so...Read More

Dee-1

#4 - Dee-1 - The One That Got Away!

From the recently released and Booth-acclaimed mixtape I Hope They Hear Me (Vol. 2), Dee-1’s The One That Got Away is a playful ode to the absolute worst kind of missed opportunity. Producer Mannie Fresh provides a smooth...Read More

Prote-J

#5 - Prote-J - Organs Play

Those who have been walking down the road to the release of upcoming album Dope Raps & Kit Kats know that Prote-J isn't one to bite his tongue. So it's only appropriate that on new release Organs Play, making its worldwide...Read More

Minty Burns

#6 - JR Mint - Smoke Out

You might expect a rapper with a name like JR Mint to drop cinematically sweet songs…and you wouldn’t be far off. Just a few weeks after he walked us into the The Bakery on his Booth-approved debut, Mint is back and ready...Read More

Warm Brew

#7 - 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

Mac Miller

#8 - 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

Nikki Lynette

#9 - Nikki Lynette ft. Dwele - Pick a Side

Other than setting fire to our SXSW stage (figuratively speaking, although some fire breathing would have been cool) last month, it's been a minute since we’ve heard from Chicago’s rising queen of...Read More

DJ Quik

#10 - 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

Honors English

#11 - 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

Childish Gambino

#12 - 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

Mac Miller

#13 - 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

Voli

#14 - Voli - Fade Away

I always enjoy a track just a little more when its artist and producer are the same; it just seems to carry a more personal tone. Just like Kanye, B.o.B., and XV before him, Voli is mesmerizing listeners with his dual...Read More

Shane Eli

#15 - 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

Apollo Brown

#16 - Apollo Brown ft. Oddisee - The Times

The Times, they are a'changin'. In the atmosphere of global unrest that has pervaded 2011 thus far, those seeking a symbol of hope and rebirth need only look towards (what will soon be) the Nation of Southern Sudan. Following...Read More

Rapper Big Pooh

#17 - 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

Thurz

#18 - 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

Marc Antoni

#19 - Marc Antoni ft. Theo Martins & Laws - Attempts

It's been said so many times by so many people that calling it a cliché would be itself a cliché, but it's true: the road to success is almost invariably paved with failed Attempts. Whatever preceded Marc Antoni's grand...Read More

 

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