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 5, 2010 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


Yonas

#1 - Yonas - Mindless

As Shakespeare once asked, “Would a rapper by any other name rhyme as dope?” Ok, so maybe that’s not an exact quote, but the basic principle still applies, and in the case of YONAS (previously known as Cause), the...Read More

GhostWridah

#2 - GhostWridah ft. ¡Mayday! - Still Not Famous

While I realize that I'm more likely to be struck dead by lightning while on my way to cash in a 100 million-dollar Powerball ticket than to become a nationally-known celebrity on the strength of my DJBooth.net track reviews,...Read More

Fashawn

#3 - Fashawn ft. Talib Kweli - Life’s a B*tch (Freestyle)

“Life’s a bi**h and then you die” may not exactly be the kind of sentiment that gets sewn into pillows, but it does serve as the basis for some classic hip-hop, as skyrocketing young west coast emcee Fashawn (who we...Read More

Brother Ali

#4 - Brother Ali & Fashawn - Breakin’ Dawn Boys

Ok, so I just called my chiropractor for the first time since a bad kickball accident I had in ’05 (don’t ask). I told the good doc that I had listened to this new track called Breakin’ Dawn Boys from Fashawn and...Read More

Rocky Fontaine

#5 - Rocky Fontaine - Stay Gone [Premiere]

If Rocky Fontaine's extended absence from our front page had you worried that the Philadelphia rapper would Stay Gone, worry no longer; today, the up-and-comer makes his triumphant return with the world premiere of the...Read More

Diabolic

#6 - Diabolic ft. Immortal Technique - Frontlines

Haven't met your recommended daily allowance of pure, uncut underground aggression? Have no fear – Booth newcomer Diabolic's got you covered. As befitting a jam named Frontlines, this new single finds the Long Island-bred...Read More

GemStones a.k.a. Gemini

#7 - GemStones - Sarcasm

GemStones? Like I want to listen to that guy. Actually, forgive my Sarcasm. *Ahem*. After a nearly two year mini-retirement, his last featured cut was 2008’s Underappreciated, Gem is back with his new track Sarcasm...Read More

Joell Ortiz

#8 - Joell Ortiz - Project Boy

Don’t look now, but I’m pretty sure that Joell Ortiz has not so quietly become one of the best underground rappers in the game (see his work with Slaughterhouse, Defying the Predictable, etc., etc.). And by underground I...Read More

Chiddy Bang

#9 - Chiddy Bang ft. MGMT - The Opposite of Adults (KIDS)

Once upon a time, we were all The Opposite of Adults – Booth newcomers Chiddy Bang and Xaphoon Jones still consider themselves KIDS and, to paraphrase that classic Toys 'R' Us jingle, they don't wanna grow up anytime soon....Read More

Protoman

#10 - Protoman (w/ Sebino) - Movie Star

I know what you're thinking: “Protoman – isn't that Mega Man's rival, programmed to exact vengeance by the dastardly Dr, Wily?” Oh, I was the only one thinking that, and I just outed myself as a nerd? Damn. Anyway, it's...Read More

K. Sparks

#11 - K. Sparks ft. Chris Young - Watching Me (Kurser Remix)

When reader favorite K. Sparks asked online commenters to “Stop stalkin' me” on the original version of A Day in the Life track Watchin' Me, the remark sounded like the joke it obviously was. On this remix, the winning...Read More

#12 - Bizarre ft. Tech N9ne & Nate Walka - Believer

Frankly, there are more than a couple people who doubt D12 alumnus Bizarre’s ability to make seriously engaging music after years of outlandish rhyme behavior (myself included), but his new single Believer might be exactly...Read More

Question?

#13 - Question? - Rambis (Outro) [Premiere]

Willing to do whatever it took to help his team achieve victory, all while rocking the stylish combo of bushy mustache and horn-rimmed glasses, Kurt Rambis, aka “the hardest-working white boy ever” is a fitting role model...Read More

Freddie Gibbs

#14 - Freddie Gibbs - The Ghetto

In his recent, Booth-exclusive interview with DJ Z, Gary, Indiana representative Freddie Gibbs discussed the feeling of having one foot in the music game and the other in the streets, admitting that until recently, he wasn't...Read More

Jeff Chery

#15 - Jeff Chery ft. Ray Lavender - Cuttin

After over a year of waiting, Jeff Chery's Booth-sponsored Going Against the Grain street album is so close I can almost taste it. What does it taste like? Beats me – it was just a figure of speech. If you really want to...Read More

Chiddy Bang

#16 - Chiddy Bang x Ellie Goulding - Under the Sheets (Remix)

Fresh off their Booth-approved remix of the Gorillaz' spacey Stylo, emcee-producer duo Chiddy Bang are back to introduce fans to a UK phenom who has yet to make the big jump stateside. On the inaugural leak off their...Read More

J The S

#17 - J The S ft. Franco - Put My Cape On

If you tuned in for last week's Booth countdown on Don Cannon and DJ Infamous' Infamy Radio, you've already gotten a taste of Put My Cape On, the new single off J The S' recent, DJBooth.net-sponsored Wish You Were Here...Read More

Donwill (of Tanya Morgan)

#18 - Donwill ft. CA$HE & The Park - Love Junkie (Wallpaper Remix)

Are you uncomfortable spending any amount of time single? Do you find yourself constantly hopping from one affair to another, falling head-over heels at the slightest provocation? Well, you're gonna have to face it: you're a...Read More

#19 - Aviator - Bring Nick Back (Freestyle)

Any '90s babies in the house? Who am I kidding – of course there are. On new freestyle Bring Nick Back, Tell Me Why emcee Aviator steps up to the mic to wax nostalgic about everything that made the final decade of the 20th...Read More

 

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