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.


February 10, 2014 Chart Recap*Last week’s front-runners, G-Eazy‘s “Sleepless” and Dag Savage‘s “Don’t Stop,” respectively drop to eighth and fall off our charts entirely. Debuting in their place are Chuuwee‘s Booth-exclusive “JFK” freestyle …...Read More


Chuuwee

#1 - Chuuwee - JFK

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

Grieves

#2 - Grieves - Shreds

Have two years really passed since Grieves last blessed our pages with a fresh feature? Indeed, to answer my own question, they have. Luckily for fans, the Rhymesayers signee and Seattle native hasn't lost a step between...Read More

Dangerflow

#3 - Dangerflow - Fall Before You Fly

It's common knowledge that, when baby birds are ready to fly, the mother will encourage them to test their wings by punting them out of the nest. Common knowledge is, in this case, totally wrong—apparently, they tempt them...Read More

M.O.P.

#4 - M.O.P. ft. Mobb Deep - Street Certified

If you ask me, this cut's name is a bit redundant. When you see “M.O.P.” and “Mobb Deep” on the title line, it's pretty much a given that what you're about to hear is Street Certified. On the off-chance anyone is in...Read More

Prote-J

#5 - Prote-J ft. D. Daniels - Runnin'

Last we heard from Prote-J, it was August of 2012 and the Florida emcee/producer was expressing his disillusionment with the music industry on tension-fraught mixtape cut All of the Lies. What a difference two years can make....Read More

Rich Quick

#6 - Rich Quick - Lullabiez

Rich Quick may be in a hurry to get his paper up, but that doesn't mean he's averse to a little rest and relaxation. On his latest promotional single, the Philly-based rhymesayer listens to a few Lullabiez in hopes of...Read More

Ju' Malone

#7 - Julian Malone - Clouds

Like many creative individuals, Ju' Malone spends a lot of time with his head in the Clouds. And I don't mean that he's a daydreamer—though that may be true as well. The introductory track off the Chi-Town rapper/producer's...Read More

G-Eazy

#8 - G-Eazy ft. NYLO - Sleepless

The anticipation for G-Eazy's next album, These Things Happen, must be killing those Booth readers who made him a Best of The Booth award winner in the Breaking Through in 2014 category. I'm sure more than a few Sleepless...Read More

Joyner Lucas

#9 - Joyner Lucas - F@*k Your Feelings

Earlier this month, on reader-acclaimed promo single Lame Hoes, Joyner Lucas gave two-timing women a piece of his mind. On the newly-released follow-up, the Massachusetts-raised rhymesayer turns his ire on... well, just about...Read More

Rapper Big Pooh

#10 - Stik Figa x Rapper Big Pooh - Juk

The label name Mello Music Group rolls right off the tongue, but I was far from "mellow" after word leaked that (the real) MMG signed a two project deal with legendary emcee Big Pooh (of Little Brother fame). (Back flips are...Read More

The Doppelgangaz

#11 - The Doppelgangaz - KnowntchooTahLie

It ain't every day you hear a rapper waxing lustful about spider veins and crow's feet but, as far as The Doppelgangaz are concerned, those features are only add to a woman's appeal. Inspired by a recent out-of-state trip on...Read More

Azad Right

#12 - Azad Right - Self Made

Some rappers, whether because of their connections, their finances or their compatibility with the latest trends, have a relatively easy time getting on. Azad Right's never had any of the aforementioned advantages, and that's...Read More

Mike Melinoe

#13 - Mike Melinoe - Starving Marvin

Since the beginning of time rappers have reminded their audience about their hunger for success. Take Mike Melinoe for example. His stomach is growling so much, we might as well call him Starving Marvin. For many artists it...Read More

Luke Christopher

#14 - Luke Christopher - Follow Rivers

Earlier this month, Luke Christopher earned rave Booth reviews for Broken People, an empathetic joint exploring the effects of emotional baggage on romantic relationships. Based on its chorus, a soulful sampling of Read More

Jared Evan

#15 - Jared Evan ft. Skyzoo - Pulp Fiction

It's never a good a idea to get involved with someone who treats his or her life as if it were a movie; while it might seem romantic at first, constant drama is never a good look. When they think they're part of a Tarantino...Read More

Black Milk

#16 - Black Milk - Cold Day

Fresh off the autumn 2013 release of his latest full-length, No Poison, No Paradise, emcee/producer Black Milk has already buckled down to work on a forthcoming EP. While the newly-released lead single off the project, Cold...Read More

Numonics

#17 - Numonics x bleubird - Night Moves

Thus far in 2014, Numonics has been spending his days crafting instrumentals for his next Booth-hosted mixtape, Bury Me in the Atlantic. And in the evenings? To paraphrase Bob Seger, the reader-acclaimed beatsmith's been...Read More

Gotham Green

#18 - Gotham Green ft. JoJo Pellegrino & MaRika - RIP (It's Over)

Though realness is ostensibly prized highly in the rap game, plenty of fakes and liars manage to slip by without their claims being seriously examined. From now on, they won't be getting off quite so easy—not if Gotham...Read More

Prie

#19 - Prie ft. Blackbear - Flash&Flaunt

When you've got something good going on, what's the sense in being coy? You should Flash&Flaunt it, so the rest of the world can benefit from your gifts as well. Luckily for listeners in the Booth, Hawaiian emcee Prie isn't...Read More

Dao Jones

#20 - Dao Jones - Good at Being Single

Based on the speed with which Dao Jones jumps from one girlfriend to the next, you might assume the NYC buzzmaker was bad at relationships. Au contraire—as he explains on his latest feature, he's just really Good at Being...Read More

Next Up


Jamall Bufford

#21 - Jamall Bufford ft. Clear Soul Forces, Obie Iyoha & Magestik Legend - Eat (Remix)

No matter whether you're a rapper, an editor for The DJBooth or a Wall Street executive, you've gotta Eat. So feel free to follow my example and get up to grab a snack before settling in to enjoy Jamal Bufford's latest...Read More

Dag Savage

#22 - Dag Savage (Exile & Johaz) ft. Blu - Don't Stop

Update: We have added the Issei-directed visuals for Dag Savage's Don't Stop single, which were shot in Tokyo, Japan. Some (wise) artists choose quality over quantity, but most end up dropping a lot of material (which may be...Read More

Raz Simone

#23 - Raz Simone ft. Ariana DeBoo - Still Mobbin

Fresh off dazzling Boothgoers with video single Don't Shine, Emerald City fast-riser Raz Simone makes his return to our pages with another fresh cut off his next street album. Here, the 300 signee forgoes the first-mentioned...Read More

 

DJBooth TV




Flame

TOP 20 MUSIC CHARTS


Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.