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 3, 2014 Chart Recap*The former front-runners,......Read More

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G-Eazy

G-Eazy ft. NYLO - Sleepless

The anticipation for G-Eazy's next album, These Things Happen, must be killing those Booth readers who made him a Best of The Booth award winner in the Breaking Through in 2014 category. I'm sure more than a few Sleepless...Read More
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Dag Savage

Dag Savage (Exile & Johaz) ft. Blu - Don't Stop

Update: We have added the Issei-directed visuals for Dag Savage's Don't Stop single, which were shot in Tokyo, Japan. Some (wise) artists choose quality over quantity, but most end up dropping a lot of material (which may be...Read More
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Astro

Astro - I Don't Know

Oft imitated but never equaled, the DJBooth Freestyle Series ran from February 2009 through June 2011. Its 250 total entries were the work of a veritable who’s-who of underground and emerging emcees, including rising stars...Read More
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Pharoahe Monch

Pharoahe Monch - Bad MF

Dedicated hip-hop heads already know that Pharaohe Monch is one Bad MF. If you're still not familiar, let this new single be your induction into the Northeastern mainstay's fanbase. Unlike the heady Haile Selassi Karate,...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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June

June ft. Big K.R.I.T - Big Pimpin

Featuring the most memorable beat of Timbaland's career as well as classic guest verses from both members of UGK, Big Pimpin is one of the most beloved records in Jay Z's catalog. In other words, Memphis buzzmaker June...Read More
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Ibn Inglor

Ibn Inglor - ICE

Oft imitated but never equaled, the DJBooth Freestyle Series ran from February 2009 through June 2011. Its 250 total entries were the work of a veritable who's-who of underground and emerging emcees, including rising stars...Read More
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Jamla Records

Jamla Records ft. BJ The Chicago Kid & Add-2 - 15 Minutes Of Fame

Forget 15 Minutes Of Fame; I need 15 minutes of BJ The Chicago Kid and Add-2 pouring out their hearts atop a signature 9th Wonder beat. You might think this record is about the perils of fame, but it is actually about...Read More
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Mr. J. Medeiros

Mr. J. Medeiros - Forenoon

Plenty of cuts are tailor-made for late nights or lazy afternoons, but it's rarer that you find a record suited for the hours between sunrise and 12:00 PM. On a new promo single, Cali-repping Booth regular Mr. J Medeiros...Read More
10
Sterling Hayes

Sterling Hayes ft. The Mind, Via Rosa & Ash Frost - Monae

What could be better than having a member of Chance's SaveMoney coterie step into the Booth with a dope debut feature? Easy: a SaveMoney affiliate making his Booth debut with an exclusive world premiere. Making its first...Read More
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Trippz Michaud

Trippz Michaud ft. D-Pryde, Chris Miles & Witty - I Don't Know

At the top of the month, we heard Trippz Michaud and Toronto-repping guest D-Pryde narrate their transformation from high-school pariahs to rising rap stars (and certified chick magnets) on the reader-acclaimed Not Your Type....Read More
12
GABRL

GABRL ft. SPZRKT - Better (Where I'm From)

There aren't enough hours in the day to listen to all the music you should. Hip-hop is an important pillar, but you still have to sneak in some R&B and even a little EDM. So, what's a music lover to do? Listen to GABRL's...Read More
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Jamla Records

Jamla Records ft. Pete Rock, Lecrae & Rapsody - Be Inspired

Has your muse been playing hooky lately? Hit play on Jamla Records' latest compilation single and Be Inspired! OK, I can't guarantee that a listen to this cut will free you of all creative blockages, but its refreshing sound...Read More
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Gotham Green

Gotham Green ft. JoJo Pellegrino & MaRika - RIP (It's Over)

Though realness is ostensibly prized highly in the rap game, plenty of fakes and liars manage to slip by without their claims being seriously examined. From now on, they won't be getting off quite so easy—not if Gotham...Read More
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Naturally Born Strangers

Naturally Born Strangers - Drugs

Today, there are few problems, physical or mental, that there doesn't exist a pill to solve. Meanwhile, the criminal justice system is locking thousands away yearly for possessing small quantities of weed or other illicit...Read More
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Kidd Upstairs

Kidd Upstairs - DMNDS

Back in college, we had a term for a girl who was simply too perfect to approach: the Unicorn. Kidd Upstairs prefers to call those girls DMNDS. According to Kidd himself, a DMND is "the highest quality of woman that exists....Read More
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Luke Christopher

Luke Christopher - Follow Rivers

Earlier this month, Luke Christopher earned rave Booth reviews for Broken People, an empathetic joint exploring the effects of emotional baggage on romantic relationships. Based on its chorus, a soulful sampling of Read More
18
Kornbread

Kornbread & Skeem Price - Breakfast in Bed

There's nothing like enjoying Breakfast in Bed on a lazy Sunday. Since we in the Booth aren't able to serve each and every one of our readers a home-cooked meal, though, we thought we'd offer up the next best thing: a piping...Read More
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Crew 54

Crew 54 ft. DJ Knexx - Recognize

If you're real, you'll undoubtedly Recognize Crew 54. Just in case anyone hasn't been keeping it one-hundred, though, here's a quick review: made up of rappers G-Christ and M.O.S., the Lone Star State twosome made their last...Read More
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Najee The 1

Najee The 1 - Mad Money

Najee The 1 may not have his own show on CNBC, but the NYC rhymesayer's got a lot in common with Mad Money host Jim Cramer. For one thing, investments make him really f**king excited. On the lead single off his next LP, he...Read More

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Village Of Pharaohs

Village of Pharaohs ft. Jake Lambo - Release

Previous features off Village of Pharaohs' next independent full-length have found emcees MMA, SkyHigh and Marvel digging deep into the motivations behind their musical hustle and posing difficult questions about the society...Read More
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Joyner Lucas

Joyner Lucas - Lame Hoes

Joyner Lucas might have one of, if not the best, stage name in hip-hop. (Yes, I know, I'm biased because of his last name.) Rest assured, his alias isn't the Massachusetts native's only attractive quality; he can rap his a**...Read More
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Marky

Marky - Higher Ground

It's been two years and change since Marky soared Up, up & Away, leaving the Booth far behind. Today, he finally touches back down on our pages, but don't get it twisted; as evidenced by the title of his latest promo single,...Read More
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