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 4, 2013 Chart Recap*Ces Cru‘s “Juice” (a Booth-exclusive world premiere!) debuts on top this week, knocking Talib Kweli‘s “Push Thru (Marco Polo Remix)” from first to second. Last week’s runner-up, Joey BadA$$’ …...Read More


Ces Cru

#1 - Ces Cru ft. Tech N9ne - Juice

Especially in the dead of winter, when sunlight is a rare and precious commodity, life on the grind can be a Constant Energy Struggle. If you need a little extra Juice to get through your morning, look no further than the...Read More

Talib Kweli

#2 - Talib Kweli ft. Curren$y & Kendrick Lamar - Push Thru (Marco Polo Remix)

With a few notable exceptions, success in the music game never comes easy. As such, the deciding factor in who triumphs and who falls by the wayside isn't skills or charisma (though those things most definitely help), but the...Read More

Funk Volume

#3 - Funk Volume ft. Hopsin, Dizzy Wright, SwizZz, Jarren Benton & DJ Hoppa - FV2013

An independent record label based in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, California, Funk Volume is getting ready to make 2013 its biggest year yet. To prepare listeners for the 11 months of dopeness ahead, the imprint...Read More

Nickelus F

#4 - Nickelus F ft. Drake - Number 15

Though Nickelus F. was a close homie and behind-the-scenes collaborator of Drake in 2010, their association faded in the intervening years, leading some to speculate about a falling-out. Whatever may or may not have...Read More

Joey BadA$$

#5 - Joey BadA$$ - Unorthodox

Showcasing an agile, brainy lyrical style over beats that sound like they hopped a time machine from the 1990s, Joey BadA$$ is unique among hip-hop's current freshman class. That Unorthodox style, of course, is exactly why...Read More

Macklemore x Ryan Lewis

#6 - 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

¡MAYDAY!

#7 - ¡MAYDAY! ft. Spaceghost Purrp & Cyhi The Prynce - Roaches (Remix)

A Booth-approved standout from ¡MAYDAY!'s Strange Music debut album, Roaches is the latest of numerous cuts off the project to receive the official remix treatment. On this version of the record, Wrek and Bernbiz are joined...Read More

Roosh Williams

#8 - Roosh Williams ft. Bubba Sparxxx - Fraudulent

While there's hardly a rapper alive who wouldn't pay lip service to keeping it one-hundred, we all know the truth: the game is full of individuals who aren't just fake, they're straight-up Fraudulent. On Roosh Wiliams'...Read More

Chance the Rapper

#9 - Chance The Rapper - Juice

I am quite fond of apples and oranges, and on occasion I'll even enjoy the occasional cranberry, but I don’t think I have ever had the kind of Juice that Chance The Rapper has been sippin’ on. On the first single off his...Read More

Action Bronson

#10 - Action Bronson - Strictly 4 The Jeeps

Though Action Bronson's collaborative mixtape series with Harry Fraud borrows its title from the Swedish automobile manufacturer Saab, their latest street single is best enjoyed behind the wheel of a rugged, American-made...Read More

Caucasian

#11 - Caucasian - Boom Bap Blueprint

Lubbock, Texas native Caucasian has delivered his first The DJBooth feature today, with new single Boom Bap Blueprint. According to the record Caucasian say’s that he’s “breathing new life inside of a genre” and...Read More

Kooley High

#12 - Kooley High x Clear Soul Forces - Freq Freq

If you've got a joint show with another hip-hop act on the horizon, what better way to promote it than with a well-executed collabo? That's exactly why Kooley High and Clear Soul Forces are giving people a taste of what...Read More

G Rocka

#13 - G Rocka x Medi ft. Big Juss'n - The Source

G Rocka, the beatsmith behind Number One G Rocka and Spaceship Dreamz, has linked up with fellow Soul Assassins-affiliated producer Medi to create a collaborative street album. Today, our readers get their first taste of the...Read More

Ab-Soul

#14 - Ab-Soul & JMSN - You're Gone

An uncredited contributer to four tracks off Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d. city, JMSN is now hard at work on a full-length project with another Black Hippy affiliate and DJBooth fave, Ab-Soul. When two artists as...Read More

Classified

#15 - Classified ft. David Myles - Inner Ninja

No matter where you stand on the Ninjas vs. Pirates debate, everyone can agree that it would be pretty damn sweet to be a Ninja. The closest most of us get to being real ninja is dressing like one on Halloween or playing...Read More

Jeff Chery

#16 - Jeff Chery ft. Huey P. Newton - The People

This morning, we heard DanO come together with late Afrobeat pioneer and political activist Fela Kuti for Sounds of the Motherland, a cut dedicated to their mutual home country of Nigeria. On The People, a new single inspired...Read More

Saheed

#17 - Saheed ft. Wrekonize & Soul Khan - Times Up

With less than a week remaining before his new, Booth-hosted street album is unleashed upon the listening populace, Saheed knows that he's got to make every second count. Aiming to to maximize the buzz around the project...Read More

Talib Kweli

#18 - Talib Kweli - Upper Echelon

In an industry full of underachievers, you can count on Talib Kweli to come with that Upper Echelon sh*t. Fresh off claiming the top spot on the DJBooth's Top Indie Chart with his recently-released Push Thru (Marco Polo...Read More

Emilio Rojas

#19 - Emilio Rojas - Diablo (Sympathy For The Devil Part ll)

Sympathy for the Devil, a record off 2010's The Natural LP, saw Emilio Rojas delivering bars from the perspective of the father who physically abused his mother before walking out of their life when the artist was only 10....Read More

Skyzoo

#20 - Skyzoo - Phone Calls

In the 2013 hip-hop game, a rapper launching an online series is about as newsworthy as the sun rising in the morning. When the rapper in question is Skyzoo, however, it's a different story. Kicking off this week, the Band...Read More

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Astro

#21 - Astro - He Fell Off

Brooklyn native and former X-Factor contestant Astro might be young, but judging from his latest effort, He Fell Off, it's clear that the teenage emcee prefers to kick it old school. A new single off his forthcoming mixtape,...Read More

Thad Reid

#22 - Thad Reid ft. Don Suave - RedLine

Been craving something new from Thad Reid since the Blue Collar rhymesayer made his last Booth appearance with May 2012's The Saga Pt. 3? You're in luck; today, he returns to kick off his 2013 with a brand new single, which...Read More

Yonas

#23 - Yonas - Clockwork

Last September, Yonas inked a label deal with independent imprint 1st Round Records. Four months and change later, the Big Apple repper and longtime DJBooth favorite makes things official with the release of his debut video...Read More

 

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