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 18, 2013 Chart RecapLast week’s front-runners, Ces Cru‘s “Juice” and OCD (Moosh & Twist)‘s “This High,” drop to, respectively, fifth and 13th this week. Taking their place are Joey BadA$$’ “Underground Airplay” …...Read More


Joey BadA$$

#1 - 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

Myke Bogan

#2 - Myke Bogan - Legend

This may be the first time you encounter the name Myke Bogan, but it won't be the last. In fact, if he has anything to say about it, people will be discussing him in reverent tones thousands of years after his death. On this...Read More

Ghostface Killah

#3 - Ghostface Killah x Adrian Younge - The Rise of the Ghostface Killah

Whether hero or villain, every comic-book icon needs a dramatic origin story. Thus, it's only right that on the first single off the Wu Tang veteran's 10th solo album, one version of which which will come packaged with a...Read More

Macklemore x Ryan Lewis

#4 - 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

Ces Cru

#5 - 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

Flatbush ZOMBiES

#6 - 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

Nickelus F

#7 - 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

Talib Kweli

#8 - 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

Chanda Mbao

#9 - Chanda Mbao - Open Your Eyes

Are you a pessimist who believes hip-hop is dead because of all the swagged out, meaningless manufactured music saturating the market? If you happen to fall into this camp, I highly recommend that you Open Your Eyes, because...Read More

Mac Miller

#10 - Mac Miller ft. Prodigy - Confessions of a Cash Register

Around lunchtime yesterday, Mac Miller took to Twitter and asked his followers, “you f**kers wanna hear somethin?” Thousands of retweets and favorites later, it was clear that, yes, they sure as f**k did, so he obliged...Read More

Apache Chief

#11 - Apache Chief ft. Jadakiss & Jihad - The Way We Do

Apache Chief might be relatively new to the game (this being his fourth Booth feature to date), but his talents have been recognized by quite a few veterans in the game. His very first feature, Here To Stay, was produced by...Read More

Sulaiman

#12 - 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

OCD: Moosh & Twist

#13 - 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

Chamillionaire

#14 - Chamillionaire - Overnight

Success in the game may not happen Overnight, but a new Booth feature from Chamillionaire evidently can. Fresh off yesterday's release of EP single Hold Up, the H-Town stalwart has already bounced back with a follow-up. On...Read More

Wrekonize

#15 - Wrekonize ft. J NICS & Ryan Evans - Silent Partner

Earlier this month, Wrekonize hooked up with The DJBooth to drop his latest solo street release, The Rooftops Mixtape. Just in case the ¡MAYDAY! frontman's name on the cover isn't reason enough to give it a spin, the emcee...Read More

The Doppelgangaz

#16 - The Doppelgangaz - Hark Back

Thanks to the buzzworthy efforts of Joey BadA$$ and like minded revivalists, more and more NYC natives are starting to Hark Back to the glory days of boom-bap in their music. Few, however have channeled that classic East...Read More

Tyler, The Creator

#17 - Tyler, The Creator - Domo 23

About the only thing you can expect from Tyler, The Creator (or anyone else in OF for that matter) is that you will never know what to expect. His latest, the first single off his new album Wolf, continues that trend. By the...Read More

Hoodie Allen

#18 - Hoodie Allen - Cake Boy

Ever wondered what it might be like to deliver baked goods for a living? Yeah, me neither. Nonetheless, Hoodie Allen sets out to answer that oddly specific question with his latest opus. Video single numero uno off the free...Read More

KYLE

#19 - KYLE - Keep It Real

Breaking into choreographed dance routines on the baseball field, bragging about eating Cheetos in the studio—these aren't the actions of a man who's afraid to be himself. Introduced to our pages with December's Silver...Read More

Novel

#20 - Novel - B*tch Don't Kill My Vibe (Soul Mix)

Last night, ATL phenom and longtime friend of the Booth Novel took home his first Grammy for his songwriting contributions to Lecrae's Gravity LP, this year's winner for Best Gospel Album. Fittingly, his latest feature finds...Read More

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HD

#21 - HD - Rhymin

Emcees are no stranger to hyperbole; obviously Drake can't have this sh*t forever and Kendrick isn’t really dying of thirst. While most dramatically embellish, DJBooth newbie HD does the exact opposite. The title of his...Read More

SHI 360

#22 - SHI 360 - Still Standing

One of the chief architects of the hip-hop scene in his native Israel as well as a major player in his adopted home of Montreal, SHI 360 introduces his internationally-renowned lyrical stylings to our pages with the world...Read More

R.J. & Technique

#23 - R.J. & Technique - Fresh Meet

Whenever you see a sign that says "Keep Off The Grass," what is the first thing that you do? If you are like me, and pretty much every other rationally-thinking person, then you'd immediately get your butt off the grass....Read More

 

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