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 9, 2012 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 …...Read More


Childish Gambino

#1 - Childish Gambino - Eat Your Vegetables

Why Eat Your Vegetables before dessert when you can enjoy both at once? The hip-hop equivalent of carrot cake, Childish Gambino has mastered the art of combining lyrical nourishment with instantly-gratifying punchlines and...Read More

1982

#2 - 1982 ft. Freddie Gibbs & Crooked I - Make It Out Alive

For every rapper who escapes the 'hood and weathers the game's slings and arrows to achieve hip-hop legendhood, hundreds of hungry hopefuls are left by the wayside. Determined to be among the elite few who climb to the top of...Read More

Hoodie Allen

#3 - Hoodie Allen - No Interruption

Having the ability to dish out Top 40 choruses like Rubio throwing alley oops while still being able to maintain a Hip Hop enthusiast’s attention has always been a challenge for many rappers. Often, these breakthrough...Read More

Mikkey Halsted

#4 - Mikkey Halsted x Lupe Fiasco ft. Jim Lavigne - Gone

Trayvon Martin was only the beginning. Ever since the Florida 17-year-old's death became national news, hardly a day seems to go by without another story of cold-blooded murder—many of them racially-motivated—making its...Read More

Mike Stud

#5 - Mike Stud - Is It Worth It

Try as we might to keep our eyes on the prize, we all have moments when we wonder, "Is It Worth It"? Introduced to the Booth by Papa Smirf, first-time featuree Mike Stud asks himself that very question on the latest single...Read More

Cookin' Soul

#6 - Cookin' Soul ft. Nipsey Hussle & Blanco & Mistah F.A.B - AK 47

Over the years Cookin’ Soul has been in the background of some of the best remixes and instrumentals to grace our eadrums, but today the Spanish producer/DJ trio, comprised of Big Size, Milton and Zock, are making their...Read More

Crooked I

#7 - Crooked I - Nikki

An '84 electro-funk classic off Prince's Purple Rain soundtrack, Darling Nikki receives a sinister makeover on Nikki, the latest leak off Crooked I's forthcoming mixtape. Here, Tito Ali's street-ready production bangs in the...Read More

Skinny & Scales (of Nappy Roots)

#8 - Skinny & Scales (of Nappy Roots) - Black Friday

It’s amazing how clueless guys can be when it comes to selecting the right mood music for different occasions. (No, Nelly’s Tip Drill is not appropriate for a candelight dinner.) Now if we were getting ready to get turnt...Read More

Psycho Realm

#9 - Psycho Realm - I'm Gone

Fresh off making their Booth debut with last week's Show You a Rock, Psycho Realm return with another freshly-leaked cut off their forthcoming full-length. On I'm Gone, Sick Jacken hooks up with co-producer and...Read More

Mac Miller

#10 - Mac Miller - Loud

Attention, Booth readers. Before you hit “play,” make sure your computer's volume setting is at max. And, if you have a separate knob on your speakers, you'd best turn it as far counter-clockwise as it goes, just to be...Read More

GhostWridah

#11 - GhostWridah ft. Nehemie - Skittles And Iced Tea

Coming on the heels of offerings from Reef the Lost Cauze (The Prey) and Plies (We Are Trayvon), the latest Booth feature from reader fave GhostWridah finds the Miami emcee sharing his own reflections on the Trayvon Martin...Read More

Kid Ink

#12 - Kid Ink - Time Of Your Life

Update: Click "Listen Now" above to watch Kid Ink's "Time of Your Life" video. Ladies and gentlemen, I'm not exaggerating when I say you'll have the Time of Your Life listening to Kid Ink's latest single. Just, kidding,...Read More

Young Riot

#13 - Young Riot ft. Da Drout & Sean Hines - Do It Again

Regrets, we've all got a few. Whereas those who grew up in relative comfort tend to rue the risks we didn't take - not making things work with that perfect guy or girl, not seizing the opportunity to pursue a grand ambition,...Read More

¡MAYDAY!

#14 - ¡MAYDAY! - Lando's Jam

Fresh off dazzling critics in the Booth and beyond with their Strange Music debut, ¡MAYDAY! return with a freshly-released single off the project. On Lando's Jam, released along with its Rommel Garcia-directed video,...Read More

Dan Kanvis (DK)

#15 - DK - Guns Are the Old Pencils

Introduced to the Booth via last September's highly acclaimed Be Somebody, DK makes his long-awaited return to our pages with unreleased cut Guns Are the Old Pencils. Here, a vintage instrumental by Motown mainstay Black Milk...Read More

Tha Dogg Pound

#16 - Tha Dogg Pound ft. 2 Chainz - Where I Know U Like

If you're a lover of kush and West Coast hip-hop, I've got some dope news: this year, Kurupt and Daz Dillinger of Tha Dogg Pound are celebrating the official holiday of weed-smokers everywhere with a brand new mixtape...Read More

Black Alley

#17 - Black Alley - Heavy Hitters

A live-band septet hailing from Washington, D.C., Black Alley consider themselves the vanguard of a coming "Soul Garage" revolution. Today, the crew gives us a little taste of what their brave new world will sound like in the...Read More

The Kickdrums

#18 - The Kickdrums ft. Machine Gun Kelly - My Life

Don't approve of the path MGK's taken in the game? Well, tough—the Cleveland fast-riser hasn't made it to where he is today by giving a damn what anybody else thinks. On a newly-leaked standout off Forest City beat crew The...Read More

Reef the Lost Cauze

#19 - Reef the Lost Cauze - The Prey (For Trayvon & My Son)

The cold-blooded murder of Trayvon Martin is horrifying to anyone with a conscience but, for obvious reasons, the case is uniquely chilling to parents of African-American boys. On new non-album cut The Prey (For Trayvon...Read More

 

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