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.

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Shawn Chrystopher

Shawn Chrystopher - Like a Kid Again [Premiere]

Heraclitus of Ephesus once said, “A man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play,” and the best, most creative rappers exist as living proof of that statement's veracity. Oh, what's that?...Read More
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Nappy Roots

Nappy Roots - Ride

Featured back in mid-January, Booth-premiered mixtape inclusion P.O.N. (Pursuit of Nappiness) found the Nappy Roots in a motivational mode, waxing philosophical about the value of hard work and persistence. Now, the Southern...Read More
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Chiddy Bang

Chiddy Bang ft. MGMT - The Opposite of Adults (KIDS)

Once upon a time, we were all The Opposite of Adults – Booth newcomers Chiddy Bang and Xaphoon Jones still consider themselves KIDS and, to paraphrase that classic Toys 'R' Us jingle, they don't wanna grow up anytime soon....Read More
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Neak

Neak - Dear Sky [Premiere]

Some songs can be neatly summed up in just a few short sentences; Make It up-and-comer Neak's latest mixtape leak (making its world premiere right here in the Booth!) is definitely not one of them. Dear Sky finds the Windy...Read More
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City Haze

City Haze - Lost in Tokyo

Brooklyn buzzmaker City Haze may feel right at home in the streets of America's biggest metropolis, but that clearly didn't prepare him for his visit to Japan's de facto capital. On mixtape cut Lost in Tokyo, Haze gives...Read More
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K. Sparks

K. Sparks ft. Sean Price & Julius Francis - Keep Movin [Premiere]

If K. Sparks weren't already so busy, I think he could make some extra scratch teaching courses in time management and efficiency. As those familiar with his extensive Booth history are aware, the guy can really Keep [it]...Read More
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Freddie Gibbs

Freddie Gibbs ft. Pill - Do Wrong

If God wanted us to do right, why’d he make it so easy to do wrong? Here with a rap meditation about that very paradox is Indiana’s great hip-hop hope, Freddie Gibbs, and his new track Do Wrong. Rooted in some...Read More
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Belly

Belly ft. Drake - Make It Go

Featured back in August, the lead single off Belly's forthcoming sophomore set saw the Juno Award-winning rapper spitting game to a Hot Girl, assisted by West Coast icon Snoop Dogg. Fast-forward three months, and the Ottawa...Read More
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Young Scolla

Young Scolla - Decisions

I’ll be honest. I had heard Detroit microphone controller Young Scolla before, most recently on the Booth approved Get By – but I didn’t truly appreciate the man’s skills and artistic vision until I heard Decisions....Read More
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BOOGNIGHTS

BOOGNIGHTS ft. K. Sparks - Show Business

No longer quite as full of good cheer as he was on his last Booth feature, recent reader favorite BOOGNIGHTS spends this standout cut off hip-hop blog Everything is Outrageous' new compilation mixtape echoing a sentiment...Read More
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Epiphany

Epiphany - Apology of Sorts [Premiere]

Epiphany's first and, to date, only non-freestyle feature, Five Dollas, found the up-and-comer living up to his lofty stage name, cutting through the myths and misconceptions to depict the reality of life as an indie rapper....Read More
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GhostWridah

Ghostwridah - Red Bottoms

Sorry to disappoint any, uh, spanking fetishists who may be reading – Ghostwridah's latest feature has absolutely nothing to do with sore posteriors. The Red Bottoms referred to on the inaugural leak off the emcee's...Read More
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Mike Dreams

Mike Dreams ft. Christina Fisher - Feelin' Out This World

It's been a long road, but the wait is finally over. In anticipation of tomorrow's physical release, Mike Dreams is offering his debut album, Dreamer's Poetry, for free streaming and download right here in the Booth. For...Read More
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Jeff Chery

Jeff Chery - Zone Out

It's been a minute since last we featured Booth favorite Jeff Chery, and even longer since any news surfaced regarding the emcee's long-awaited, DJBooth.net-sponsored Going Against the Grain mix-album. Well, today we are...Read More
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Yung Brodee - Good Die Young

Though Yung Brodee's first feature, What He On, earned unanimously positive reviews when it hit the Booth back in September of 2009, we haven't heard from him since. If you were wondering what the West Coast emcee's been up...Read More
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The Black Sunn

The Black Sunn ft. 810 - Black Serenade [Premiere]

The Black Sunn has been coming with a stream of Booth-praised tracks lately, and to add to his collection of microphone onslaughts, we’re now presented with one of Sunn’s most lyrically realistic tracks, Black Serenade....Read More
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Tez McClain

Tez McClain ft. Donnis - It's A Wrap [Premiere]

From ending a relationship, to achieving a goal, to achieving your goal of ending a relationship (guess how my love life’s been going lately) there‘s no better way to draw things to a close than by simply stating "It’s...Read More
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King Mez

King Mez ft. Tab One & Charlie Smarts (of Kooley High) - So Long [Premiere]

If it feels like just last week that up-and-coming emcee King Mez introduced himself to the Booth with reader-acclaimed cut Winter – as a matter of fact, that was just last week – but it's already come time for the North...Read More
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TRUTHLiVE

TRUTHLiVE - Tormented Genius

The intellectually gifted have it tough – from the excruciating logic puzzles, to the boring MENSA meetings, to the neck exercises you have to perform daily so that your spinal cord doesn't snap under the weight of your...Read More
 

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