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.


August 5, 2013 Chart Recap*Tech N9ne‘s “Fragile” jumps from #5 to #1 this week, knocking R.A. The Rugged Man‘s “Underground Hits (Remix)” to second. *Previously “Next Up,” Micky Munday‘s “Il Vero Amore” enters …...Read More


Tech N9ne

#1 - Tech N9ne ft. Kendrick Lamar, ¡MAYDAY! & Kendall Morgan - Fragile

When I hear the word “Fragile,” I think of my grandma's china, newborn babies and the like. I most definitely don't think of Tech N9ne's music, most of which is so hard-hitting and aggressive I'd be afraid to play it in...Read More

R.A. The Rugged Man

#2 - R.A. The Rugged Man ft. Hopsin & Jarren Benton - Underground Hits (Remix)

Back in April, R.A. The Rugged Man stepped into the Booth with Underground Hits, a single that managed to sound grimy despite being based around a Mozart sample (Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, to be specific). Today, the record...Read More

Tech N9ne

#3 - Tech N9ne ft. Serj Tankian - Straight out the Gate

Some rhymesayers need to warm up before unleashing their most most dazzling flows. Strange Music ringleader Tech N9ne, on the other hand, is “incredible Straight out the Gate.” On the latest single off his recently...Read More

Wrekonize

#4 - Wrekonize ft. Crooked I - Adrenaline

Adrenaline, also known as epinephrine, is an endogeneous hormone and neurotransmitter released into the bloodstream in response to stressful or emotionally arousing events. While there's nothing especially anxiety-inducing...Read More

Madchild

#5 - Madchild - Crazy

Words like “love," "fire" and "baby" are constantly used in the titles of songs, whether or not they're actually fitting. Another word to add to that growing list of clichés is "Crazy." While this is the 46th feature with...Read More

Connor Evans

#6 - Connor Evans - Livin' Like We Gods

When Connor Evans envisions his ideal future, his lifestyle isn't that of a heavyweight rapper or even an earthly sovereign; like Kanye, he aspires to divinity. Of course, that entails more than just kicking it atop Mount...Read More

Rapsody

#7 - Rapsody ft. Mac Miller & Jared Evan - Generation

Last week, Rapsody kicked off promotion for her forthcoming Gangsta Grillz tape (and brought her label's Summer of Jamla series to a thrilling conclusion) with Dark Knights, a reader-acclaimed cut which found her trading...Read More

Kidd Upstairs

#8 - Kidd Upstairs - A La Mode

If you've got any ice cream in the freezer, now would be a good time to grab a few scoops; Kidd Upstairs latest feature is best enjoyed A La Mode. (Granted, I can't think of a song that wouldn't sound better over a dish of...Read More

Tech N9ne

#9 - Tech N9ne ft. B.o.B & Wiz Khalifa - See Me

Tech N9ne has been a frequent presence on our pages of late, contributing guest bars to joints by RA The Rugged Man (Holla-Loo-Yuh), Wrekonize (Freak) and many more, but it's been nearly a year since the Strange Music...Read More

SwizZz

#10 - SwizZz - Zoom In

Been itching to get a closer look at SwizZz ever since he made his first Booth appearance on Funk Volume ensemble cut FV2013? Now's your chance. On his latest single and debut solo feature, the SoCal buzzmaker invites...Read More

Astro

#11 - Astro - Don't Test Me

Astro may be young but, like the Wu-Tang Clan, he ain't nothin' to f**k wit. On a new single off his next mixtape, the 17-year-old Brooklynite and X Factor alumnus offers potential foes some free advice: “Don't Test Me,...Read More

Allan Rayman

#12 - Allan Rayman - Phoenix

OK, last chance; if Allan Rayman's latest feature doesn’t convince you to download his Booth-hosted album, H.O.H.W, we're gonna step through your computer screen and slap you right in the face. While it might sound drastic,...Read More

P.R

#13 - P.R ft. Cise Star & Blu - We Will Make It

Normally, I try to keep my personal tastes out of my feature write-ups, but when I saw that Cise Star was attached to We Will Make It, my heart was aflutter. He might not be well known, but he is easily one of my top five...Read More

The Procussions

#14 - The Procussions - Fall to Fly

Have an extra thousand bucks lying around? Instead of paying off loans or investing the cash, why not do the sensible thing and use it to create your own song? For a cool grand, The Procussions will produce, write, record,...Read More

Vic Mensa

#15 - Vic Mensa ft. Rockie Fresh & Beldina - Time Is Money

Hollywood LA, the last single off Vic Mensa's debut mixtape, found the Kids These Days alumnus and fellow Chi-Town buzzmaker Lili K. getting lifted on that famous Cali kush. On follow-up Time Is Money, the rhymesayer comes...Read More

Blitz The Ambassador

#16 - Blitz The Ambassador - African in New York

Earlier this month, Blitz the Ambassador ended a two-year drought of recorded material with DIKEMBE!, a lead EP single whose lyrics and official visuals (shot in Rabat, Morocco) clearly reflected the artist's global...Read More

J. Pinder

#17 - J. Pinder - Loaded Gun

Back in January, Seattle spitter J Pinder rang in the New Year with Young Ra Ra, a mellow, yet driving jam which earned high marks from our readership. Today, he finally returns to our pages with Loaded Gun, a new promo...Read More

¡MAYDAY!

#18 - ¡MAYDAY! - HighRide

Given that it's both dangerous and illegal, I wouldn't encourage any of you to get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle while faded. If you do choose to ignore my advice, however, you could hardly find a better soundtrack for...Read More

Blue Gold

#19 - Blue Gold - Running From My Life

Introduced to the Booth via the massively-acclaimed Make a Move at the top of the month, Boston crew Blue Gold return to our pages with the freshly-released follow-up single off their collaborative debut—and it just so...Read More

Micky Munday

#20 - Micky Munday ft. G Curtis - Il Vero Amore

Introduced to The DJBooth via December 2012's reader-approved Glass House, Micky Munday makes his long-awaited return to our pages with follow-up mixtape single Il Vero Amore. As the title (Italian for “true love”)...Read More

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Tribeca

#21 - Tribeca x DJ Cosla - Battle Tested

Considering the closest I get to war is a rousing game of Call of Duty, it's safe to say I have no idea what it is like to be Battle Tested. For insight on the subject, however, I simply need to bump the latest collaborative...Read More

Rome Fortune

#22 - Rome Fortune - Grind

Rome Fortune's first feature may be titled “Grind,” but don't think for a second that the ATLien is all work and no play. Rather, as the record and its accompanying visuals demonstrate, he prefers to strike a balance...Read More

Bishop Nehru

#23 - Bishop Nehru - Mobb Dizzle

Update: We have added the Markel Scott-directed visuals for Bishop Nehru's Mobb Dizzle. With his sophomore street album less than 24 hours away from release, NYC rap wunderkind Bishop Nehru has liberated one last single off...Read More

 

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