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.

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Skyzoo x Torae

Skyzoo x Torae - Blue Yankee Fitted

In the ever changing landscape of Hip-Hop in New York, the city will soon have a new album to proudly represent its streets and its people. That album will have none other than NYC's finest, Skyzoo and Torae, holding it down....Read More
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Locksmith

Locksmith ft. Rebecca Nobel - Who I Am

You could say that Locksmith has been fighting since birth. Whether it was almost being given to the wrong woman in the hospital due to an insensitive doctor or second guessing his resolve to stay true to his craft, the Cali...Read More
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¡MAYDAY!

¡MAYDAY! x MURS as ¡MURSDAY! - TABLETOPS

You could always tell which middle school kids would still be into Hip-Hop 10 or 20 years later. If you saw a kid beatbox, use pens on the desk like drumsticks, or pound hands on the gym floor, someone who could dance or rap...Read More
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Joyner Lucas

Joyner Lucas - Don't Ask for Nothin

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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Jez Dior

Jez Dior ft. G-Eazy - Old No. 7

With his last three features on our pages averaging around four stars, Jez Dior is slowly becoming a DJBooth favorite. With about a million reader approved features, G-Eazy has been a Booth favorite for sometime now. When the...Read More
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Connor Evans

Connor Evans - Surf

If you don't get out to SoCal that much, or outside at all for that matter, just put the video above on full screen mode, sit back and relax. A California native, Connor Evans has released the video for his latest single,...Read More
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Kev Decor

Kev Decor - BANG

When you're hungry as it is and you're aware of the absurd waste by the wealthy, you have no choice but to go after yours. And if that door between you and eating is locked, you kick it down. That's exactly what East Coast...Read More
8
Bobby James

Bobby James ft. Tyana Reshay - Girls Love Aaliyah

With news of Beyonce and Jay Z about to go on a stadium tour together, there's no questioning that Mrs. Carter will be trending across social media outlets on all eight cylinders for the next eight months. But then again,...Read More
9
Mick Jenkins

Mick Jenkins - Steam

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
10
Freddie Gibbs

Freddie Gibbs & The World's Freshest - G Like That

If the Founding Fathers of all that is funky created a committee to write the G Handbook, Freddie Gibbs would have to be an honorary member. But just to be safe, for Exhibit A of evidence of his keeping it real, we have his...Read More
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Tech N9ne

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
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Isaac Reid

Isaac Reid - Shinin

If you lived in NYC during the 80's or 90's, you may be familiar with the Smooth Jazz of CD 101.9. While it's doubtful that producers Trakksounds and Albie Dickson listened to the station during their early years in Texas,...Read More
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Taylor Bennett

Taylor Bennett - Hope

If you're on your way to the top where the flashing lights don't let up, like Taylor Bennett is, you're going to need more than just some radio hits and a toothbrush. On Hope, the third single off his upcoming mixtape,...Read More
14
GoldLink

Sango x GoldLink - Wassup

It was just two weeks ago that GoldLink unleashed his latest mixtape, The God Complex, but the DMV buzzmaker's already started to miss the Booth. Thus, he's returned to say “Wassup,” with a brand new promo single in tow....Read More
15
Childish Gambino

Childish Gambino ft. Problem - Sweatpants

People looking to improve their social and financial standing are often advised to “dress to impress.” Those who are already rich, on the other hand, can wear whatever the f**k they want. On the latest single off his...Read More
16
Jimmy Johnson

Jimmy Johnson - Sun Goes Down

After living through the 90's, I thought that the only notable occurrences at night were Gargoyles coming alive and vampires roaming the dark skies. Well OVO's Jimmy Johnson is here to add to that list. In the Tristan...Read More
17
Curtis Williams

Curtis Williams - Danco James

If you suffer from being a G, or what some people call Danco James, with symptoms like "money coming in / in big amounts and ain't folding up" and being able to "skate, rap / but my clothes from the runway," there may not be...Read More
18
Kap Kallous

Kap Kallous ft. Caskey - I Don't Mind

There's nothing easy about the hip-hop hustle. As a matter of fact, the grind's had Kap Kallous “feelin' twice [his] age” lately. Which isn't to say he's sweating it; on new single I Don't Mind, premiering in the Booth...Read More
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Mike Boyd

Mike Boyd - Small World ft. D-Sisive / Fly Like a Butterfly

Most newcomers to our pages wait until after their Booth debut to bring us a second feature. T-Dot rhymesayer Mike Boyd, however, has decided to give us two servings of dope music all at once. Which is somewhat ironic,...Read More
20
PreauXX

PreauXX - Malcolm 2XXs

If you thought Malcolm X was radical, wait until you see the fire burning in the eyes of PreauXX. In the Steven Simpson-directed video for Malcolm 2XXs ("By any means necessary/Malcolm, 2 X's"), the Memphis native warns all...Read More

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Bonda

Bonda ft. Rich Andruws - Can't Stop, Wont Stop

You can hardly ever go wrong sampling one of Rock and Roll's most recognizable guitar lines in recent history. And when you really get it right, you've created a moment that you can tell your kids about. After today, all of...Read More
22
Eliquate

Eliquate - New Country

Eliquate, where have you been all of our lives? New Country may be the quartet's first feature at DJBooth, but it certainly won't be their last. Their unique, refreshing style is exactly what we look for when we select a...Read More
23
P. SO

P.SO the Earth Tone King - Lovin It

Since letting off some steam on his last Booth appearance with Walter White, P.SO has been focusing on the positive things in his life, like rocking a stage and hearing you say, "Oooh!" The Yoshino Koishi-produced beat on...Read More
 

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