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 24, 2014 Chart Recap*Illmaculate‘s......Read More

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Illmaculate

Illmaculate - Do Not Disturb

In The Matrix, Lawrence Fishburne offers Keanu Reeves a choice between the blue pill, which will allow him to return to a life of comfortable illusions, and the red pill, which will set him on the path toward learning the...Read More
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Rich Quick

Rich Quick - May I, Say I

Want to show that special someone how much you care this Valentine's Day, but aren't sure how to put your feelings into words? Well, you could always just say, “I love you.” (OK, you might want to spring for a fancy...Read More
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SA-ROC

SA-ROC - Code of Hammurabi

Written by the eponymous monarch around 1772 B.C., the Code of Hammurabi details the regulations that governed Mesopotamian society, and the punishments to be exacted on those who broke them. Similarly, the latest single from...Read More
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Raz Simone

Raz Simone - They'll Speak

Back in January, when Raz Simone stepped into the Booth with Don't Shine, I noted the way in which the Seattle repper's passion for movie scores had influenced his sound. Little did I know, just a few short weeks later we'd...Read More
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Sidewalk Chalk

Sidewalk Chalk - To Love You

Liking bad music isn't a dealbreaker, but if you want me To Love You (as I am sure you all desperately want), you have to love hip-hop with a live instrumental twist. Lucky for you (or me), nearly everybody loves it, thus...Read More
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Tech N9ne

Tech N9ne ft. Kendrick Lamar, ¡MAYDAY! & Kendall Morgan - Fragile

When I hear the word “Fragile,” I think of my grandma's china, newborn babies and the like. I most definitely don't think of Tech N9ne's music, most of which is so hard-hitting and aggressive I'd be afraid to play it in...Read More
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Rich Quick

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
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Dunson

Dunson ft. John Legend - Cross Town Lovers (Remix)

Last we heard from Dunson, on a fall 2013 LP single, his frustrations with the industry had his mind going in Circles. Oftentimes, romance offers an escape from the complexities of professional life, but that ain't gonna work...Read More
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Karizma

Karizma - Sober

If “bad” can mean good in hip-hop, who's to say “Sober” can't mean f**ked up? In any case, Karizma's clearly ain't using the term in its traditional sense, as his first Booth feature finds him indulging in a potent...Read More
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Wes Period

Wes. - No Flowers

How was your Velantine's Day—romantic? Full of red roses and heart-shaped boxes? Wes.'s was none of the above. On his first DJBooth feature and latest single, a V-Day leftover, the Golden State repper informs his...Read More
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Jered Sanders

Jered Sanders - Black Butterfly

When first I glanced at the promo artwork for Jared Sanders's latest single, my second thought (after, “Hey, isn't that a red butterfly?”) was that it looked like the poster for a grisly horror flick. Turns out, I...Read More
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REKS

REKS x Hazardis Soundz - 54

When an emcee has as much to say as REKS, the 16-bar verse often seems like little more than a stultifying convention. Today, we get to hear what happens when the Boston rhymesayer breaks out of that box and, sure enough, the...Read More
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Project Pat

Project Pat ft. Juicy J & Doe B - Never Be a G

In contemporary American society, it's common to tell kids that they can be anything they want to be, if they simply set their mind to it. Project Pat doesn't entirely agree. On a new single, the Memphis representative...Read More
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CYNE

CYNE - Avians

Pronounced “sign,” Gainesville hip-hop trio CYNE's collective stage name is an initialism for “Cultivating Your New Experience.” Be that as may, their debut DJBooth feature is less concerned with the future than with...Read More
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Prote-J

Prote - J ft. Mark Russell - Stepitup

When one or both partners in a relationship begins to take the other for granted, a carefully-cultivated love can quickly deteriorate to the point of being irreparable. Floridian emcee/producer Prote-J is well aware that, in...Read More
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Nyzzy Nyce

Nyzzy Nyce - Live It Up

As those who tuned in for Nyzzy Nyce's last feature already know, the Fort Wayne rhymesayer's Been Grindin' since he was in diapers. Now that he's finally starting to get his rightful shine, you'd better believe he's planning...Read More
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Dao Jones

Dao Jones ft. Leah Woods - Dead End

Be warned: if you're a twentysomething, this one may hit a little close to home. Coming on the heels of early February's Good at Being Single, this freshly-minted mixtape single finds the NYC buzzmaker highlighting many of...Read More
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Mike Beatz

Lex One x Mike Beatz - My Own Worst Remedy

Here in the The DJBooth, we are all hip-hop all the time, but that doesn't mean we don't like a little EDM and some rock, too; it just isn't very often that all three come rolled up into one hi-octane jam. Of course, the most...Read More
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Art of Fresh

Art of Fresh ft. JD Era - Champion

Hip-hop seems to be chock full of Champions; from Kevin Rudolf to Emilio Rojas, a whopping 28 artists have stepped into the Booth with records featuring that word in the title. The latest holders of the championship belt? Art...Read More
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Locksmith

Locksmith ft. R.A. the Rugged Man - House of Games II

Featured in January along with Brian Storm's official visuals, Locksmith's House of Games freestyle found him delivering relentless bars over an ominous boom-bap instrumental co-produced by himself and Mike Blankenship. While...Read More

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Marion Write

Marion Write - Ls

Fifteen years ago this past Saturday, hip-hop legend Big L was killed by an unknown assailant in a drive-by shooting, at only 24 years of age. Vegas rhymesayer Marion Write honored the occasion by releasing Ls, a promo single...Read More
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Buddy

Buddy ft. Freddie Gibbs - Kids on the Block

No, Buddy's latest feature is not a tribute to the men who brought us You Got It (The Right Stuff), I'll Be Loving You Forever and other late-'80s/early-'90s pop hits. The Kids on the Block the artist's concerned with on his...Read More
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Grieves

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
 

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