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.


December 13, 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


Crooked I

#1 - Crooked I ft. Sally Anthony - Villain

One of the first to utilize a weekly series, a marketing tool that’s now become overwhelmingly popular, Crooked I has built a foundation that established him as a west coast godfather and one-quarter of rap supergroup...Read More

David Dallas

#2 - David Dallas - Big Time

For those not conveniently located in a hip-hop hotspot, making it to the musical Big Time often means leaving familiar surroundings behind and journeying far from home. How far? Try 8,831 miles – the distance between...Read More

Soulbrotha

#3 - Soulbrotha - The Niger Delta

There are days when Chuck D's famous statement that rap is “the black CNN” seems a little over-generous (Since when is “I'm fly” headline news?), but this is not one of them. In fact, I'd venture a guess that if you...Read More

Saigon

#4 - Saigon - You Make Me Sick

Saigon is upset. I mean, I’m as concerned with the future of hip hop as the next guy, but I think Saigon is losing sleep over this stuff. I know we got a bubble-gum rap epidemic on our hands but damn ‘Gon. Still,...Read More

Bryant Stewart

#5 - Bryant Stewart - We On

With Nelly pushing the pop angle harder than ever, and the rest of the city's representatives flying largely under the radar, the time seems ripe for the emergence of a St. Louis emcee whose M.O. is simply to spit lyrical...Read More

DJ EFN

#6 - DJ EFN ft. Ras Kass - Corleone

If there's one thing mob movies have taught us, it's that there's no escaping from your past; no matter how far you run, family ties will pull you back into the fray. A Miami mixtape mainstay (and first-time featuree)...Read More

Fashawn

#7 - Fashawn - Going Home

First Dirty Money, then Vonnegutt; what's with all the home oriented records? Whatever. If this is what's happening in the hood, I'll take DJBooth Freestyle Alum Fashawn's Going Home record over the others that have released...Read More

Rasi Caprice

#8 - Rasi Caprice ft. Ras Kass & Wais P - Playing With Fire

If you follow musical copyright battles, you know that tangling with the Stones (or, more specifically, their rights-holders) is as dangerous as... well... Playing With Fire; just ask Lil Wayne, who had to cut a track by that...Read More

¡MAYDAY!

#9 - ¡MAYDAY! ft. N.O.R.E. - They Told Me (Midi Mafia Remix)

Either the haters are getting really lazy or ¡MAYDAY!'s latest mixtape is a genuinely flawless musical masterpiece; more than two months after its release, Lords of the Fly has yet to receive a single reader rating below...Read More

Kid Sister

#10 - Kid Sister - Kiss Kiss Kiss

I love surprises. Actually, let me rephrase that. I hate surprises when they come in the form of, say, a flat tire or a overdraft fees, but when they involve new music from Kid Sister, the Chicago singer/emcee who’s been...Read More

Skyzoo

#11 - Skyzoo & !llmind ft. Lloyd Banks & Maino - Speakers on Blast (Remix)

Is it possible to improve on a masterwork of freshness like Speakers on Blast, single number two off Skyzoo and !llmind's recent collaborative debut? Having meditated on the matter for 40 days and 40 nights (OK, maybe it was...Read More

John Public

#12 - John Public ft. Mike Maven - Second-Hand Minutes

We all know John Public is frugal, but just how frugal is he? Not only does the Jersey City buzzmaker rock a thrift-store wardrobe, but he forgoes pricey off-the-shelf time in favor of lightly-used Second-Hand Minutes. How is...Read More

Emilio Rojas

#13 - Emilio Rojas - Close to Me

Ah, dysfunctional relationships. They’re the best. (Except for, you know, functional relationships.) As anyone who’s been following Emilio Rojas’ music knows, the DJBooth Freestyle alum tends to have, shall we say...Read More

The Pricks

#14 - The Pricks ft. B-Real & Smoke DZA - Ghetto Blaster

I’d be a lying pr*ck if I said I was prepared for what popped up today in my inbox. That’s right, The Pricks are here with their first Booth feature, and man is it eclectic (what else would you expect from a group that...Read More

Nappy Roots

#15 - Nappy Roots ft. Rachael Washington - Nappy Holidays

I've got a confession to make, Booth readers: this year, for what I'm pretty sure is the first time, Christmas carols don't make me want to deafen myself with knitting needles. Whether it's the musical equivalent of Stockholm...Read More

King Mez

#16 - King Mez - Hoppin Over Fences

Good things come to those who wait, or more importantly here, to those who consistently throw down sick lines. Case in point, King Mez, the rapper and Booth favorite who was recently sponsored by Stussy to collaborate on the...Read More

John Public

#17 - John Public ft. Jubilation & The Mercy Project - Untitled Life

As the stage name suggests, Jersey native John Public is all about giving voice to the unsung (and un-rapped) masses. Fresh off speaking truth to power on a Veteran's Day revamp of Freedom People, the freestyle series alum is...Read More

The Outlawz

#18 - The Outlawz ft. Bun B & Lloyd - 100 MPH

The Outlawz refuse to fade. More than a decade since we first heard the west coast crew riding with Pac, and more than two years after their last DJBooth feature (‘08s We Want In), emcees Kastro, Young Noble, E.D.I. Mean,...Read More

Yonas

#19 - Yonas - Nobody Else

Though Yonas' last feature found him showcasing his Stupid Brilliance, the NYC buzzmaker's knack for dropping rhymes so dumb they're genius shouldn't overshadow the fact that, when he wants to be, he's just plain smart. Case...Read More

 

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