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 11, 2013 Chart Recap*Ces Cru retains first place this week with “Juice.” OCD (Moosh & Twist)‘s “This High” debuts in second, knocking the former runner-up, Talib Kweli‘s “Push Thru (Marco Polo Remix),” …...Read More

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Ces Cru

Ces Cru ft. Tech N9ne - Juice

Especially in the dead of winter, when sunlight is a rare and precious commodity, life on the grind can be a Constant Energy Struggle. If you need a little extra Juice to get through your morning, look no further than the...Read More
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OCD: Moosh & Twist

OCD: Moosh & Twist - This High

Moosh & Twist may be going Back to the Basement with their next street album but, for the time being, they're closer to the rooftops. Released in anticipation of their impending Up to No Good Tour with Huey Mack, new single...Read More
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Joey BadA$$

Joey BadA$$ ft. Big K.R.I.T. & Smoke DZA - Underground Airplay

While mainstream music and major labels still dominate the airwaves, the underground hip-hop scene is alive and well, providing real rap to those who are in dire need of music with substance and authenticity. Fans of said...Read More
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Chance the Rapper

Chance The Rapper - Juice

I am quite fond of apples and oranges, and on occasion I'll even enjoy the occasional cranberry, but I don’t think I have ever had the kind of Juice that Chance The Rapper has been sippin’ on. On the first single off his...Read More
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Talib Kweli

Talib Kweli ft. Curren$y & Kendrick Lamar - Push Thru (Marco Polo Remix)

With a few notable exceptions, success in the music game never comes easy. As such, the deciding factor in who triumphs and who falls by the wayside isn't skills or charisma (though those things most definitely help), but the...Read More
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Nickelus F

Nickelus F ft. Drake - Number 15

Though Nickelus F. was a close homie and behind-the-scenes collaborator of Drake in 2010, their association faded in the intervening years, leading some to speculate about a falling-out. Whatever may or may not have...Read More
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Macklemore x Ryan Lewis

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
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Skyzoo

Skyzoo - Grew Up on Kool-Aid

Skyzoo set a mighty high bar for his Band Practice series with inaugural entry Phone Calls, which won an average 3.8-star rating from our readers. Not one to rest on his laurels, the Brooklyn mic-murderer manages to come even...Read More
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Sikai

Sikai ft. XV - Falling Star

Sikai’s latest effort, off of his forthcoming project release, is entitled Falling Star even though the Stamford, Connecticut emcee is anything but a descending virtuoso. In fact, I think its safe to say write he is quite...Read More
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Classified

Classified ft. David Myles - Inner Ninja

No matter where you stand on the Ninjas vs. Pirates debate, everyone can agree that it would be pretty damn sweet to be a Ninja. The closest most of us get to being real ninja is dressing like one on Halloween or playing...Read More
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Flatbush ZOMBiES

Flatbush Zombies - MRAZ

Flatbush Zombies have been the recipients of some serious hype following the release of their debut street album, summer 2012's D.R.U.G.S.--and, as far as they're concerned, their buzz couldn't be more justified. On their...Read More
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Sulaiman

Sulaiman - F**k Everything

Now that we are nearing the end of the work week, with Friday only a day away, you might find yourself saying “f**k it” and checking out for the week. If it's been a really long week, you might be like Sulaiman and just...Read More
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Curly Castro

Curly Castro ft. Has-Lo - Coal

For youth of color growing up in a majority white society, life presents a constant dilemma: emulate the dominant culture and lose the respect of your homies, or keep it real and damage your chances of success beyond the...Read More
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Notes to Self

Notes to Self - Sky Light [InBetween]

Based on the aggressive underground style they've exhibited throughout their Booth career to date, Notes to Self aren't the first rap crew you'd expect to see kicking it with elementary-schoolers as they perform a record...Read More
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Duran

Duran - Almost Perfect

No matter how much sh*t you have to go through on a daily basis, having the right person to come home to in the evening makes it all worthwhile. (Conversely, of course, coming home to the wrong person can wreck even the most...Read More
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Funk Volume

Funk Volume ft. Hopsin, Dizzy Wright, SwizZz, Jarren Benton & DJ Hoppa - FV2013

An independent record label based in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, California, Funk Volume is getting ready to make 2013 its biggest year yet. To prepare listeners for the 11 months of dopeness ahead, the imprint...Read More
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Kidaf

Kidaf x Shuko - Air Vent 2

Part of 2012 street album ADOLESSONS, Air Vent found Booth newcomer Kidaf showcasing his mic skills as he chronicled his hustle over an industry beat by the late, great J. Dilla. Freshly-minted sequel Air Vent 2, leaked to...Read More
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ELMNT

ELMNT - Sophisticated Ignorance (White Dress Dub)

As I am sure y’all know, release dates changes in the music business happen quite often. While disappointing, the occurrence is understandable. Every artist should desire the creation of perfect piece of work and if that...Read More
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Action Bronson

Action Bronson - Strictly 4 The Jeeps

Though Action Bronson's collaborative mixtape series with Harry Fraud borrows its title from the Swedish automobile manufacturer Saab, their latest street single is best enjoyed behind the wheel of a rugged, American-made...Read More
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The Demigodz

Demigodz - Dead in the Middle

"Dead in the middle of Little Italy, little did we know we riddled two middlemen who didn't do diddly.” I defy you to cite a doper two bars than those immortal lines from Big Pun's Twinz ('98 Deep Cover). The Demigodz...Read More

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Dead Prez

dead prez - No Way as the Way

In his “Proverbios y Cantares,” the Spanish poet Antonio Machado writes, “Traveler, there is no road / the road is made by walking.” Having amassed enough life experience to realize that no dogma can be all things to...Read More
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Matt G

Matt G ft. Stewart Mann - How It Goes

One of, if not the best sitcom theme song ever created is from Cheers. The song kicks off with the line, “Making your way in the world today, takes everything you got,” and while Cheers might be from the 80’s, that...Read More
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The Underachievers

The Underachievers - Land of Lords

Have you ever heard the English phrase, "don’t judge a book by its cover"? Well, if you've ever questioned its validity, then I would tell you to look no further than Land of Lords by The Underachievers as supporting...Read More
 

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