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 25, 2013 Chart Recap*KYLE‘s “Keep It Real” (formerly 19th) and Tyler, the Creator‘s “Domo 13” (formerly 17th) claim the top two this week, knocking Myke Bogan‘s “Legend” and Joey BadA$$’ “Underground Airplay” …...Read More

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KYLE

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
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Tyler, The Creator

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
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Myke Bogan

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
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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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R.J. & Technique

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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Ghostface Killah

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
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Chamillionaire

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
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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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Quake Matthews

Quake Matthews ft. Geeter - Lucy

Not everything that glitters is gold, and not every female rocking a mink coat is a goddess. An underground rhymesayer hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Quake Matthews tells the story of a young woman whose lust for life's...Read More
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Tha Joker

Tha Joker ft. Big K.R.I.T. & Tito Lopez - Can't Change

Booth newcomer Tha Joker might be on the fast track to success, with his latest single featuring both Tito Lopez and Booth favorite, Big K.R.I.T, but rest assured that no matter how much success the emcee experiences he...Read More
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Hoodie Allen

Hoodie Allen ft. Chiddy - Fame Is for A*****es

It's difficult to achieve celebrity status, much less enjoy life in the spotlight, without an unhealthy amount of arrogance, narcissism, and entitlement. As rap buzzmaker Hoodie Allen puts it on his latest feature, “Fame Is...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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HD

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
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Mike Stud

Mike Stud - Perfect for Me

I can't speak to your tastes, but smooth vocals that are used to paint vivid pictures over a simple yet effective guitar-reliant beat is Perfect For Me. Good thing Mike Stud has all that and more on his brand new single. The...Read More
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Jared Evan

Jared Evan - Are We Almost There Yet?

For many recording artists on the rise, the path to success is so long and winding that they start to feel like kids on a cross-country road trip. Multi-talented reader fave Jared Evan is evidently getting a little restless,...Read More
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OCD: Moosh & Twist

OCD: Moosh & Twist - All Alright

Although it’s been over a year since we featured Hold It Down from Philly duo OCD: Moosh & Twist, the song still in my regular rotation. It even made its way onto my iPhone (something I only do when I really like a record)....Read More
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SHI 360

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
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KAZE

KAZE ft. Amanda Barrino - Searching

Have you been looking for something new to add to your music collection to get you through the final stretch of this long, cold winter? Well, you can stop Searching right now, because KAZE has just the song for you. On this...Read More
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The Procussions

The Procussions ft. Shad & Kyle Gregory - Today

In late 2012, Mr. J. Medeiros and Stro Elliot of Colorado crew The Procussions promised to rejoin forces for their first joint LP in seven years if their fans were willing to invest $10,000 in the project via IndieGogo. After...Read More
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Kevin Gates

Kevin Gates ft. Curren$y - Just Ride

Honestly, I hadn't heard of Kevin Gates before today, but almost instantly I have become a fan; the man's got flow for days and a very smooth voice. Earlier this month, Gates partnered with rap (and weed) fan favorite...Read More

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Joshua Gunn

Joshua Gunn - Cash Rule$

If you are a hip-hop fan who doesn't know where Joshua Gunn drew inspiration from for his latest single, Cash Rule$, then I suggest hitting the hip-hop history books, because C.R.E.A.M has been and forever will be the most...Read More
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Chance the Rapper

Chance The Rapper - Acid Rain

When Chance the Rapper kicked off his 2013, he'd been sipping on that Juice—sipping a little toomuch, judging by the entertainingly discombobulated flows and erratic body movements he exhibited on the video single in...Read More
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The Regiment

The Regiment ft. Toki Wright - The Solution

Suffering from an acute lack of dope underground rhymes? That's a problem, no doubt—fortunately, Detroit rap crew The Regiment have The Solution. Premiered last week by Kevin Nottingham on WRAP.fm's Certified fresH Jumpoff...Read More
 

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