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 17, 2012 Chart Recap*Last week’s front-runners, Dizzy Wright‘s “Fly High” and Chamillionaire‘s “Show Love,” respectively drop to 11th and exit the chart entirely. Taking their place in the top two are two …...Read More


Talib Kweli

#1 - Talib Kweli - Fly Away (Re-Produced by Apollo Brown)

Next week, The DJBooth will be unleashing the latest EP in our Re-Produced Series, based around Talib Kweli's Attack the Block single, Fly Away. Today, we are proud to present the world premiere of the first of three...Read More

Mike B.

#2 - Mike B. ft. Breezy Lovejoy - Dreaming Out Loud

Mike B. doesn't wait until bedtime to give his fantasies free rein—for the DJBooth newcomer, rhyming is simply a way of Dreaming Out Loud. The latest single off Mike's next studio album finds the Los Angeles repper drifting...Read More

Ab-Soul

#3 - Ab-Soul - Only 1

Nowadays, it seems like rappers pop up out of nowhere, often biting one another's styles and creating a whole industry of carbon copied clones. Despite all the parody in the game, there is still Only 1 Ab-Soul. At the...Read More

Wais P (The Pimp)

#4 - Wais P ft. Action Bronson - Staten Island Ferry

One of the surprise NBA teams this year is the New York Knicks. The ball club currently has the best record in the Eastern Conference, leading the Lebron James led Heat by one game. Their success is mostly due to Carmelo...Read More

King Mez

#5 - King Mez - Monte Carlo

Son....I love it when things come full circle. Back in 2010, I had the pleasure to witness a man-child spit well-grown thoughts all over the mic at Ruckus Pizza in Raleigh, NC. He was King Mez then and he's even more of an...Read More

sayknowledge

#6 - sayknowledge - Lap Up

After making his DJBooth debut back in October with Art Goons, the aptly-named sayknowledge is back with his newest single, Lap Up, a cut off of his forthcoming LP. On Lap Up, sayknowledge teams up with producers Mars Today...Read More

J NICS

#7 - J NICS x DJ Burn One ft. Freddie Gibbs - Scale

The Jewish philosopher Maimonides emphasized the importance of every moral choice by asserting, “One should see the world, and see himself as a scale with an equal balance of good and evil.” A walk through the 'hood,...Read More

Everliven Sound

#8 - Everliven Sound - Everending Story

As my fellow '80s babies will remember, fantasy film The Neverending Story (and the dope novel that inspired it) featured adolescent hero Atreyu battling against a virulent Nothing spawned by greed and lust for power, which...Read More

Griff J

#9 - Griff J x Budo - Home

Best known in the Booth as the behind-the-boards partner of Rhymesayers emcee Grieves, Seattle-based producer Budo has returned to our pages with a new collaborator in tow—namely, fellow Pacific Northwesterner and...Read More

Truck North

#10 - Truck North ft. Black Thought & Asher Roth - Capital Crime

I'm not a believer in the death penalty, but I make an exception for the execution of dope beats by rappers as talented as Truck North and his posse. Following last week's Rock 'N' Rolla, EP bonus track Capital Crime finds...Read More

Dizzy Wright

#11 - Dizzy Wright ft. Nikkiya - Fly High

Attention DJBooth readers: Dizzy Wright’s flight to stardom is now boarding. Once on board please be prepared to Fly High, as Wright, joined by Booth favorite Nikkiya, explains on his latest video single. SupaHotBeats'...Read More

Kahali Oden

#12 - Kahali Oden - A Letter to My Kids

Since dropping off mixtape single and title track Castle Collectors back in June, the West Coast emcee formerly known as Mean Doe Green (and, before that, as Doey Rock) decided to continue his musical hustle under his birth...Read More

Wax

#13 - Wax - Toothbrush

On the viral smash lead video single off Wax's forthcoming debut album, the DMV native and comedian filled us in on his romance with Rosana, a dime piece whose beauty is only matched by her insatiable libido. What, could...Read More

Macklemore x Ryan Lewis

#14 - Macklemore x Ryan Lewis ft. Wanz - Thrift Shop

Sometimes I wonder just how the Seattle bred Irishman Macklemore does what he does. Coming off his most recent release, Same Love, which eloquently addressed the underlying issues associated with homosexuality and same-sex...Read More

Soul Khan

#15 - Soul Khan ft. Akie Bermiss - The Machine

Last we saw Soul Khan, the NYC rhymesayer was sending up hip-hop's our whole damn culture's disrespectful attitude toward women in the official visuals for Not Like That, a single off the artist's next EP. The latest release...Read More

Smash Brovaz

#16 - Smash Brovaz ft. Richie Sosa - The Kitchen

In case you have been hibernating, or you just totally lost track of the date, tomorrow is Thanksgiving, which means many of you will be spending time in the kitchen mashing potatoes and basting that juicy, scrumptious...Read More

nuLOVE

#17 - nuLOVE - Hearts Up

Were you aware Iowa is the only state name that starts with two vowels? Chances are you never took the time to think about it, did you? Well, let me teach you a little more about Iowa and introduce you to the young...Read More

Trinidad James

#18 - Trinidad James - Females Welcomed (Enferno Remix)

Booth newcomer Trinidad James has been on quite the streak of bad luck lately; as the ATL rapper himself puts it, “My side b*tch, my main b*tch and my main ho ain't feelin' me no more.” His loss, however, represents a...Read More

Isaiah Rashad

#19 - Isaiah Rashad ft. Rob December - Hii (F**k Love)

With states like Washington and Colorado recently legalizing marijuana, many DJBooth readers can now alter their state of mind legally. For those not lucky enough to reside in said states, you can use Isaiah Rashad’s new,...Read More

Wu-Block

#20 - Wu-Block ft. Ghostface Killah, Sheek Louch & Inspectah Deck - Bust Shots (Andrew Kelley Remix)

Remember Andrew Kelley, the A&R/producer who hooked up with The DJBooth to drop Raekwon remix LP Dope on the Table in late 2011? Well, he's still in the business of revamping joints by Wu-Tang affiliates, and one of his...Read More

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