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 21, 2011 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


Mac Miller

#1 - Mac Miller - Donald Trump

I have to admit that before I started this write-up I wasn’t particularly familiar with Mac Miller's music. You can now consider me one of an ever-growing group of converts. Signed to Rostrum Records, a label that has...Read More

Classified

#2 - Classified - That Ain't Classy

Though it's been a minute since we heard from Classified (his first and, to date, last solo feature hit our front page way back in May 2009), the Nova Scotian mainstay's been making some big moves north of the border,...Read More

Shane Eli

#3 - Shane Eli - I Love You (Kinda)

As we're all (some of us painfully) aware, tomorrow is the day when romance reigns supreme and couples everywhere get to trumpet their affection for one another while singletons look on wistfully. If you're dreading the...Read More

Dao Jones

#4 - Dao Jones - Mr. October

With his previous two features, unreleased joints Ayo and King's Ransom, Dao Jones has employed the trendy stratagem of leaking dope records that won't be on his next project, thereby leading listeners to assume that what did...Read More

Saigon

#5 - Saigon ft. Joe Budden - Bring Me Down (Pt. 3)

Saigon’s The Greatest Story Never Told may have been one of the most anticipated hip-hop albums ever, and that was proven as it became iTunes' #1 selling hip-hop album just hours after its release. Although the recently...Read More

The Freshmen

#6 - The Freshmen - Imagine

The weekend is almost tangible again, and California up-and-comers The Freshmen have a track that’ll let your celebrations start off in style (for those who aren’t running around trying to find the last stuffed bear or...Read More

CunninLynguists

#7 - CunninLynguists - Stars Shine Brightest (In the Darkest of Night)

Derived from the Greek oneiros, the title of the CunninLynguists' forthcoming full-length translates into English as “the study of dreams.” Which, along with being an excuse to shamelessly show off my word-knowledge, ties...Read More

Rittz

#8 - Rittz - Smash Potatoes

The 229th entry in DJBooth.net and StreetAmmo's Exclusive Freestyle Series comes courtesy of Rittz, the Georgia native who earned reader approval for Full of Sh*t and High Five. On his brand new, exclusive Smash Potatoes...Read More

Koncept

#9 - Koncept ft. Jefferson Price - Change

In the wise words of Heraclitus, “No man can ever step in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.” Oh? I already used that quote to open a track review, like, a year ago? Well... that...Read More

Novel

#10 - Novel ft. Rapper Big Pooh - Hood Chick

I'm a Novel fan, and if you’re a DJBooth regular, you are too. The Los Angeles based singer/songwriter/producer has earned a name for himself in the industry, and on our pages, for consistently dropping quality music....Read More

Will Brennan

#11 - Will Brennan - Wait for Me

To paraphrase Walt Whitman, any one individual contains multitudes of different, often self-contradictory selves. Take Booth newcomer Will Brennan: the Floridian emcee's devoted-boyfriend side wants nothing more than a...Read More

Dee-1

#12 - Dee-1 - It's My Turn

In the brutally-competitive music game, it's not unusual for an up-and-comer to spend years hoping and praying before finally getting a shot at greatness (that's if he or she doesn't give up first). Dee-1, for one, isn't...Read More

Chuck L.i.

#13 - Chuck L.i. - No Worries

Featured early in January, Chuck L.i.'s Booth debut earned surprisingly mixed reviews from readers: while many were impressed by the mic skills he showcased on 6ixty4our, others simply weren't buying the whole “straight...Read More

Rapsody

#14 - Rapsody - Lemme Think

On one of the most traumatic days of the year, I'm trying to refrain from listening to anything with slow heavy bass. But, when 9th Wonder sampled Toni Braxton's How Many Ways for Rapsody's new single, well, I think it sent...Read More

Jon Connor

#15 - Jon Connor ft. Elite - Keep Your Head

Whether in the streets, the music game or... well, anything, really, the difference between success and self-destruction often comes down to the ability to Keep Your Head when others are losing theirs. Well-prepared for the...Read More

Epsilon Project

#16 - Epsilon Project ft. Jonas - My Sunshine

The downside of having someone or something who brings light into your life is, of course, the potential darkness when it's gone – and, though it may be better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all (to...Read More

Roger

#17 - Mista Mista ft. Young Scolla & Crucial - Cheers

Since our omniscient groundhog has predicted that this cold weather is heading out of the States sooner than later (either that or he just made a rash decision so he could stop freezing and go back into his hole), why not...Read More

John Dew

#18 - John Dew ft. The Boy Illinois & Rob Jay - Richman (Remix)

If you were to ask a man on the street whether money buys true happiness, odds are that he'll answer you, without hesitation, in the negative. Then he'll go right back to fretting over his pocketbook and putting in overtime...Read More

King Mez

#19 - King Mez - Something's Missing

One of the most rewarding things that comes from being a part of the Booth is watching the growing success of someone talented enough to deserve it. Enter King Mez, the North Carolina rap staple (and Freestyle alum) gaining...Read More

 

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