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 22, 2013 Chart Recap*Formerly on top, Jarren......Read More

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Macklemore x Ryan Lewis

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Ray Dalton - Can't Hold Us

When we first featured Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Can't Hold Us, back in August of 2011, the Seattle duo were just a minuscule blip on the national radar. Three years later, with a Billboard number one hit under their belts...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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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
4
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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Havoc

Havoc ft. Lloyd Banks - Life We Chose

If you listen to enough hip-hop, you can smell a fake a mile away. Lots of rappers put on a gangsta façade in order to make some coin, never having actually lived anything they rap about. Nobody has ever questioned the...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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Denzel Curry

Denzel Curry - N64

At first glance, the latest effort from Denzel Curry might evoke some fond memories of racing on Koopa Troopa Beach and saving Princess Peach but, in reality, the cut is just a tad too dark for Mario and his Nintendo 64...Read More
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De La Soul

De La Soul ft. The Spirit of the WU - Get Away

On the intro to disc two off the Wu-Tang Clan's sophomore set, Wu-Tang Forever, RZA spoke out against the “weak” music gaining prominence in the hip-hop game. Since he recorded that message in the late nineties, that...Read More
9
Marco Polo

Marco Polo ft. Talib Kweli & DJ Premier - G.U.R.U.

Tomorrow, April 19, marks the third anniversary of Guru's death from cancer. Despite his untimely passing, the Gang Starr co-founder's influence is alive and well among underground artists and heads. On G.U.R.U, the second...Read More
10
Statik Selektah

Statik Selektah ft. Raekwon, Joey BadA$$ & Black Thought - Bird's Eye View

From where Statik Selektah's perched, other artists look like a bunch of scurrying ants. On single numero uno off his next studio album, the Boston heavyweight enlists a few of his most lyrically-talented homies to offer a...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
12
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
13
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
14
K. Sparks

K. Sparks - Autumn Blues

I know what you're thinking: how the f**k could K. Sparks have the Autumn Blues in the middle of April? Maybe he recorded the song last fall. Perhaps, like God, quality hip-hop transcends space and time. Whatever the...Read More
15
4th Pyramid

4th Pyramid ft. Ben Stevenson - Stay Up High

4th Pyramid has been absent from our pages since February 2012, when he made his DJBooth debut with the world premiere of So Balboa, but that doesn't mean he's down for the count. Quite the contrary—according to his latest...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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Doley Bernays

Doley Bernays ft. Denzil Porter - Raise Your Weapon

When your average emcee wants to get a live audience hype, they encourage everyone in the house to put their hands up. Doley Bernays evidently caters to a rougher crowd than most; on his first DJBooth feature and latest...Read More
18
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
19
Grumpy Old Men

Grumpy Old Men x LONEgevity ft. Tona - Where It Go

Fresh off inviting rivals to Kick Rocks on the inaugural release off their forthcoming remix tape with beatsmith LONEgevity, Grumpy Old Men return to give their competition another kick in the shins on single number two....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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MeLo-X

MeLo-X - Sweet B*tch

Like many other curious drinkers, MeLo-X probably picked up his first bottle of Sweet B*tch Merlot based on its attention-grabbing moniker. After trying his first sip, however, the Booth-acclaimed rapper/producer was hooked...Read More
22
Coolroy

Coolroy - I'm Fine

When someone answers the question, “How are you?” with a curt, “I'm Fine,” you can be pretty certain there's something eating at them. Coolroy (Lite) is no exception, as evidenced by his latest single. Contrary to...Read More
23
Skyzoo

Skyzoo & Torae (aka The Barrel Brothers) - The Get Up

If you've been thinking, "I need some new Barrel Brothers music in my life" lately, then today is like winning the musical lottery. Skyzoo and Torae are back with a trunk-rattling new joint called The Get Up, and it may or...Read More
 

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