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 6, 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


Skyzoo

#1 - 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

The Electric

#2 - The Electric - Running

Pugs Atomz really gets around – both in the geographical and collaborative sense. Having brought us high-quality tunes on the solo tip, as a duo with beatsmith Rashid Hadee, and as one-third of The Gent$, the Windy City...Read More

John Public

#3 - 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 Pricks

#4 - 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

Yonas

#5 - 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

King Mez

#6 - 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

Kooley High

#7 - Kooley High - POGO

The 220th entry in DJBooth.net and Streetammo's Exclusive Freestyle Series comes courtesy of Kooley High, the Raleigh crew last heard on mixtape cut Betty Crocker. On their brand new, exclusive POGO freestyle, the North...Read More

The Outlawz

#8 - 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

Grynch

#9 - Grynch - Both Feet In

The 219th entry in DJBooth.net and Streetammo's Exclusive Freestyle Series comes courtesy of Grynch, the Seattle native who recently earned reader approval for EP single Air Max 'Em. On his brand new, exclusive Both Feet In...Read More

Wrekonize

#10 - Wrekonize ft. Ras Kass, Akrobatik, Co$$, Rudi Goblen & Saheed - Groundwork (Remix)

I don't know if a gaggle of underground flame-spitters gathering on one dope ensemble cut can be considered “groundbreaking,” but one thing's for damn sure: it doesn't happen nearly often enough. Thus, though turkey day's...Read More

tabi Bonney

#11 - tabi Bonney ft. Wale & Kokayi - Like a King

Last we heard from tabi Bonney, he'd set out to Make a Killin' with the help of Clipse member Pusha T. Having apparently succeeded in acquiring those fat stacks, the D.C. native's ready to sit back and enjoy the fruits of his...Read More

K. Sparks

#12 - K. Sparks ft. Cymarshall Law - Mind Elevation (Kurser Remix)

As I see it, there are remixes, and then there are remixes. What's the difference, you ask, other than one being in italics? I haven't decided yet; I just said that because it sounded smart. Whenever I get around to drawing...Read More

Robert Raimon Roy

#13 - Rob Roy - Carmencita

Rob Roy isn't your typical hip-hop artist – for example, he name-checks Jungian psychoanalysis and says things like “I have an almost unhealthy obsession with negative space” in off-the-cuff interviews – but don't let...Read More

The ReadNex Poetry Squad

#14 - The ReadNex Poetry Squad - Be Different

Are The ReadNex Poetry Squad rappers? Are they spoken-word artists? Since the NYC natives don't seem too keen on being placed into any sort of box, how about we just compromise and say they “Be Different”? The group's...Read More

The Beast

#15 - The Beast & Nnenna Freelon ft. King Mez & Kaze - Black Fantastic

Whatever it is they've been pumping into the Durham tap water, it seems to be working. With Thee Tom Hardy's brand new Secret of Thee Green Magic mixtape currently burning up our Mixtape Chart, a whole crew of Bull City...Read More

Rockie Fresh

#16 - Rockie Fresh - A.C. Green

Most people can’t wait to get their first car. Others can’t wait to go to prom or graduate from school, while most rappers simply can’t wait to blow (figuratively of course). Then you had famous celibate NBA player A.C....Read More

Sulaiman

#17 - Mathien & Sulaiman - Breathe In (Let Go)

As a Minne-ap resident, I've heard many say that our frigid winters only make spring and summer all the more enjoyable. While I don't buy it for a second where weather's concerned, the sentiment does ring true as a metaphor...Read More

Question?

#18 - Question? - Wonder Where You Are

Hm... nah, too corny. I'll refrain from the obvious joke just this once, since it'd be a shame to tarnish a record as inspiring as Question?'s latest mixtape leak – an exclusive world premiere, no less – by making the...Read More

Weapons of Audio

#19 - Weapons of Audio - An Ode to Mannish Boy

The 217th entry in DJBooth.net and Streetammo's Exclusive Freestyle Series comes courtesy of Weapons of Audio, the ATL duo who recently earned reader acclaim for mixtape leaks Boulevard and Kill My Boss. On their brand new,...Read More

 

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