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 16, 2013 Chart Recap*PROF‘s “The Reply” drops from first to second this week, unseated by Vic Mensa‘s new single, “Suitcase.” Last week’s runner-up, First Division‘s “The Trade,” exits our charts entirely. *All …...Read More


Vic Mensa

#1 - Vic Mensa ft. Chance The Rapper - Suitcase

If I had to pack for a long trip, I would be sure to make up one Suitcase full of fully-charged iPods, containing nothing but Vic Mensa’s INNANETAPE and Chance The Rapper’s Acid Rap on them. Of course, I'd also have to...Read More

PROF

#2 - PROF - The Reply

When an artist steps into the Booth with a record titled The Reply, the obvious question is, “...the reply to whom?” In the case of PROF's new single and first Booth feature, released to coincide with his signing to...Read More

Soul Khan

#3 - Soul Khan - Praying for a River

2013 was a relatively quiet year for Brown Bag All Star Soul Khan, which is exactly why the emcee has decided to drop off his first new single of the calender year before we flip the page. Though his new music has been in...Read More

¡MAYDAY!

#4 - ¡MAYDAY! ft. Anjuli Stars - Mortuary Mary

2013 was a great year for Strange Music-signed crew ¡MAYDAY! Their summer album, Believers, was a huge success; just look at those ratings! To celebrate, they've dropped a video for Mortuary Mary, a standout cut off the set....Read More

Rich Quick

#5 - Rich Quick - The Foundation

Oft imitated but never equaled, the DJBooth Freestyle Series ran from February 2009 through June 2011. Its 250 total entries came courtesy of a veritable who's-who of underground and emerging emcees, including rising stars...Read More

Devin Miles

#6 - Devin Miles - 4:12am

During the hours after midnight, when most of us are fast asleep, underground emcees are struggling to keep bleary eyes open as they lay down the final verses of the evening—or, technically, the morning. A true night owl,...Read More

Isaac Castor

#7 - Isaac Castor - High Art Flow

Oft imitated but never equaled, the DJBooth Freestyle Series ran from February 2009 through June 2011. Its 250 total entries came courtesy of a veritable who's-who of underground and emerging emcees, including rising stars...Read More

Dizzy Wright

#8 - Dizzy Wright - No Writers Block, I Like to Rap

If your job involves putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard), you'll inevitably have those days when the words just aren't coming. Unless you're Dizzy Wright, apparently. On new single No Writers Block, I Like to Rap...Read More

STS

#9 - S.T.S. ft. Nikki Jean & Rog Rebel - What More Can I Say

Smooth, fun, refreshing and squeaky clean—What More Can I Say about the latest feature from S.T.S? I should call him by his full name, Sugar Tongue Slim, because his flow is something sweet. Backed by a strolling, whistling...Read More

NIKO IS

#10 - NIKO IS ft. Casey Veggies - The Plaza Hotel

It has been a hot minute since we last heard from NIKO IS; his last Booth feature, Crazy, hit our front page in April. It looks like he has awoken from his slumber and is now planning to kick off 2014 with a bang. Making its...Read More

Chase N. Cashe

#11 - Chase N. Cashe - I Can Do That

What are you craving, Booth readers—a fresh cut from Chase N. Cashe? I Can Do That. (If that wasn't your answer, sorry, you're gonna have to fend for yourself.) On his latest promotional single, part of a forthcoming EP...Read More

The Airplane Boys

#12 - The Airplane Boys - De La, Moon Child

On their last feature, Toronto's Airplane Boys declared themselves Young Kings. Now, they're on the lookout for women worthy of becoming their queens. A possible inclusion on the twosome's next independent full-length, De La,...Read More

Foreign Allegiance

#13 - Foreign Allegiance ft. Jon Connor, SRH & Maffew Ragazino - Listen

The Foreign Allegiance may be Booth newcomers on the solo tip, but they've already earned high praise on our pages; back in June, the Flint, Michigan production crew crafted the reader-acclaimed beat that backed Big...Read More

D-WHY

#14 - D-WHY - Return of King David

It ain't a coincidence that D-WHY shares a first name with one of the most famous monarchs in Old Testament history; already royalty in his own mind, the West Virginia-bred rhymesayer plans to make rest of the world recognize...Read More

Nicky D's

#15 - Nicky D's - Clientele

Today, I found out there was a Grammy category called Best Recording Package, which essentially is the award for best artwork. I know it's too late to add a nominee this year, but I hope the academy will give Nicky D’s'...Read More

Talib Kweli

#16 - Talib Kweli ft. The UnderAchievers - New Leaders

The rap game could use a few New Leaders—and you shouldn't count Talib Kweli out of the running just because he's been in the game for a minute. On the latest single off his fifth full-length, the B.K. stalwart steps to the...Read More

Fredo Santana

#17 - Fredo Santana ft. Kendrick Lamar - Jealous

Guess what, readers: I just vibed out to a new single from Fredo Santana, featuring guest bars from none other than Kendrick Lamar. You Jealous? Well don't be, because the cut's now available in the Booth for your listening...Read More

Shad

#18 - Shad ft. Lights - Remember to Remember

Take it from someone who knows: there is so much music released on a daily basis that it can be overwhelming. Some songs are forgettable, but you are going to want to at least Remember to Remember Shad’s latest feature. It...Read More

Gee Watts

#19 - Gee Watts ft. Stik Figa - Church

Today, a Sunday, is the perfect day for a new song release from Gee Watts. For maximum enjoyment we suggest you slide into your Sunday best, say a prayer or two and then get ready to be taken to Church. There are no long...Read More

Murph Watkins

#20 - Murph Watkins x The Boy Illinois ft. Velvet Gunn - Avenue

Seeking something mellow and relaxing to rotate while you're “ridin' down the Avenue?” Look no further. The breezy feel of Chi-town buzzmaker Murphy Watkins's latest promo single may be incongruous with the winter...Read More

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The Doppelgangaz

#21 - The Doppelgangaz - Holla x 2

Fresh off lending their flows to R U Gonna Eat That, the Thanksgiving-themed video single from Marco Polo, The Doppelgangaz bounce back with the first official single off their next street album. Named for the chopped vocal...Read More

G-Eazy

#22 - G-Eazy - Almost Famous

The title of G-Eazy's latest single explains why I’m leaving home to become a stewardess. Sorry; when I see a record titled Almost Famous, I can’t help but think about the classic flick by Cameron Crowe. In reality this...Read More

Clyde Shankle

#23 - Clyde Shankle - The Marina

Oft imitated but never equaled, the DJBooth Freestyle Series ran from February 2009 through June 2011. Its 250 total entries came courtesy of a veritable who's-who of underground and emerging emcees, including rising stars...Read More

 

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