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 2, 2013 Chart Recap*Last week’s front-runners, ANTHM‘s “Dark Horse Rising” and Astro‘s “New New York,” both drop off the chart this week. Taking their place on top are the Swollen Members’ DJBooth-premiered …...Read More


Swollen Members

#1 - Swollen Members - Shut the Light

Why risk getting trampled at your local big box store this Friday, when you can purchase gifts for all the hip-hop lovers in your life from the comfort of your own home? To build anticipation for the massive sale soon to go...Read More

G-Eazy

#2 - G-Eazy ft. Jay Ant - Far Alone

G-EAZY's last feature, Gotta Go, saw him reflecting with ambivalence on the whirlwind of sex, drugs and partying his life has become. On Far Alone, the lead single off his next LP, the Los Angeles-based up-and-comer harks...Read More

Chevy Woods

#3 - Chevy Woods ft. Lloyd Banks - Kilmer

As a successful (if washed-up) Hollywood actor, Val Kilmer is presumably pretty loaded. Chevy Woods wants to be loaded, too. For the life of me, that's the only explanation I can think of for the title of the Taylor Gang...Read More

Fredo Santana

#4 - 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

Ye Ali

#5 - Ye Ali x Lyfe Harris ft. Myah Evans - LOUD (Remixxx)

Contrary to what its title may suggest, the first Booth feature from independent buzzmakers Lyfe Harris and Ye Ali sounds just as good playing in headphones at a reasonable volume as it would blaring from the speakers in your...Read More

ShaqIsDope

#6 - ShaqIsDope - Just Believe

I know it might sound surprising, but you have to Just Believe me when I say that this is only ShaqIsDope’s second Booth feature ever. (It's also a Booth-exclusive world premiere!) His first was March’s Dirty California,...Read More

Mars Jackson

#7 - Mars Jackson - Just Some Sh*t

Don't let the modest title fool you; Mars Jackson's debut feature may be Just Some Sh*t, but it's some sh*t that deserves your complete and undivided attention. Part of the Pittsburgh representative's Hype Chill LP, this cut...Read More

Ray Rizzy

#8 - Ray Rizzy ft. Nipsey Hussle - Get Wit It

Not familiar with Ray Rizzy? Then I suggest you Get Wit It. (Don't feel bad, though; I'm only “with it” as of this morning.) To facilitate your wit-getting, we're proud to present the Milwaukee newcomer's latest promo...Read More

Childish Gambino

#9 - Childish Gambino - Melrose

Not so long ago, a rapper softly singing his own hooks would have been considered ridiculous. Now, even Eminem is belting out emotional ballads. Though Stronger Than I Was made me wonder whether the pendulum had swung just a...Read More

Art of Fresh

#10 - Art of Fresh - Amerika

Update: We have added the Illvibe-directed visuals for Art of Fresh single Amerika. Usually, when hip-hop artists spell “America” with a “k” (or three, in Ice Cube's case) some fiery political rhetoric is sure to...Read More

The Procussions

#11 - The Procussions ft. Alice Amelia - LUSH

It's a LUSH world out there—and I'm not talking “covered with healthy green plants.” On the latest entry in their Pro-Exclusive Series, Los Angeles-based hip-hop crew The Procussions set out to raise awareness about the...Read More

PHZ-Sicks

#12 - PHZ-Sicks ft. Scolla & Alison Carney - The Love Scene III

I know it's Friday, but with PHZ-Sicks’ new single, today might as well be hump day; the other kind of hump day. Setting the mood on the steamy The Love Scene III is Stompboxx Music, who cooks up a winding, snapping beat...Read More

C Plus

#13 - C Plus ft. IAMSU! - In the Meantime

As I am sure you are aware, tomorrow is Thanksgiving. While turkey, football and booze are great, the holiday also signifies a well-earned break (sorry, but The DJBooth won't be posting any new song features through the end...Read More

Isaiah Rashad

#14 - Isaiah Rashad ft. SZA - Ronnie Drake

Fresh off celebrating his addition to the Top Dawg stable with a Jay Rock/ScHoolboy Q-assisted remix of recent single Shot You Down, Isaiah Rashad keeps it in the TDE family on his latest promo cut, Ronnie Drake....Read More

Rich Quick

#15 - 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

Smoke DZA

#16 - Smoke DZA ft. Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y - Legends in the Making (Ashtray Pt. 2)

On Ashtray, a cut off 2012's Rugby Thompson tape, Harlem-repping DJBooth regular Smoke DZA invited fellow THC-lovers Domo Genesis and ScHoolboy Q to join him as he burned some gas in his whip. The experience was so enjoyable...Read More

Hollywood FLOSS

#17 - Hollywood FLOSS ft. Mickey Factz & John Dew - Million Dollar Smile

For some rappers, having a crooked grill is a point of pride. Hollywood FLOSS, on the other hand, considers his Million Dollar Smile one of his best features—second only to his “billion dollar flow” and his ”trillion...Read More

Shelton Harris

#18 - Shelton Harris & Tyler Dopps - No Gods

Since Yeezy proclaimed his divinity on I Am a God, so many emcees have followed his lead that the rap game's starting to feel like Mt. Olympus. As far as Shelton Harris is concerned, both Kanye and his imitators are simply...Read More

Amir Perry

#19 - Amir Perry - Time

In today's world, just about everything has a price tag, but you can't buy Time. As such, Booth newcomer Amir Perry is determined to make every moment count. On the inaugural song release off his next street album, the Tony...Read More

Kornbread

#20 - Kornbread & Skeem Price ft. PEB Rocks - Lord Lord

Kornbread, the buzzmaking emcee who brought us Feels Good and I Know, has joined forces with fellow SoCal representative Skeem Price to craft a brand new collaborative full-length. Today we get our first taste of the project...Read More

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ANTHM

#21 - ANTHM - Dark Horse Rising

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

J.Nolan

#22 - J.Nolan - Speed of Light

I have some good news and some bad news. Let's get the bad stuff out of the way first, shall we? Unfortunately, Speed of Light will be J.Nolan’s last release of 2013. It's sad, I know, but you can take solace in the fact...Read More

muGz

#23 - muGz - Pray For Me

Update: We have added the KŌKU-directed visuals for muGz' Pray For Me. It's been many years since I stopped saying prayers before bedtime, but if you're still in the habit, do muGz a favor and put in a good word. As an...Read More

 

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