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 28, 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


Grynch

#1 - Grynch ft. Jon Hope & La - Timeless

Over the course of Booth history, Mike Dreams, Truck North, Costell and Pol B have each earned good-to-great reader reviews for joints with the word “Timeless” in the title. Have they held up as well as the artists...Read More

Rapper Big Pooh

#2 - Rapper Big Pooh ft. Carlitta Durand - Freebasin'

Don't worry, kids – Little Brother alum Rapper Big Pooh hasn't picked up any unsavory habits since parting ways with Phonte and 9th back in 2010. The title of new mixtape single Freebasin' simply refers to the fact that the...Read More

Mac Miller

#3 - 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

Shane Eli

#4 - Shane Eli - When We Were Kings

Click "Listen Now" above to watch Eli's "When We Were Kings" video. If the dictionary were to inexplicably start using pictures of rappers to illustrate abstract nouns, then you'd see Shane Eli's face sitting right next to...Read More

Emilio Rojas

#5 - Emilio Rojas ft. Dion Primo & Ashanti The Mad Violinist - Look at Me Now

Quick quiz: What’s the only thing better than $100? $200. What’s the only thing better than a lap dance from a beautiful woman? A lapdance from two beautiful women. (Or so I hear.) And what’s the only thing better than...Read More

Classified

#6 - 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

The Cool Kids

#7 - The Cool Kids - Bundle Up

When The Cool Kids first broke onto DJBooth’s pages, way back in 2007 with Black Mags if you can believe it, it seemed like only a matter of minutes until we were hit with their debut album. Three years and a long string of...Read More

Yonas

#8 - Yonas - Fall Back

After more DJBooth approved features than I can count (and frankly I’m not a very good counter), you’d think that Yonas wouldn’t have any doubters left – but just in case there’s a skeptic or two still breathing,...Read More

Hollywood FLOSS

#9 - Hollywood Floss ft. Laws - Dream Killer 2.0

If you’ve been wondering where Hollywood Floss has been since September (when last we heard him on the Booth), here’s an update: the DJBooth Freestyle alum is still making dope music. The Houston emcee unleashed his new...Read More

Dao Jones

#10 - Dao Jones ft. The Incomparable Shakespeare - Japan

Anyone who's traveled overseas knows that, as rewarding as the experience invariably is, the reality of an exotic locale never quite fits with the elaborate fantasies you've concocted beforehand. Not that there's anything...Read More

Hollyweerd

#11 - Hollyweerd - Clouds/Hoes/Flows

Clouds, Hoes and Flows – to the layman, these three items might seem arbitrary and unrelated, but as far as Hollyweerd are concerned, they go together like peanut butter, jelly and, uh, bread. On this newly-leaked mixtape...Read More

CunninLynguists

#12 - 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

Dee-1

#13 - Dee-1 ft. Murs & Syreeta Neal - Ridin’ by Myself

For some, cruising the interstate on one's lonesome is, well, lonesome. For others, like New Orleans emcee Dee-1, there's no better company when one's looking to decompress from the daily grind than the open road and some...Read More

David Rush

#14 - David Rush - Party Like We

Though he guested on Frankie J.'s Dream Girl back in December, the emcee formerly known as Young Boss has taken his sweet time bringing us a new solo feature. Ah well, guess you can't Rush greatness. (I'd apologize for that...Read More

Dao Jones

#15 - 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

Koncept

#16 - 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

Malcom & Martin

#17 - Malcolm & Martin - Paul Revere 2011

The 231st entry in DJBooth.net and StreetAmmo's Exclusive Freestyle Series comes courtesy of Malcolm & Martin, the DJ Revolution-cosigned duo who earned reader approval for mixtape cut Movement Music. On their brand new,...Read More

Saigon

#18 - 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

Chuck L.i.

#19 - 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

 

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