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 7, 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


Kidz In The Hall

#1 - Kidz In The Hall ft. Curren$y & Mikkey Halsted - Pledge Allegiance to the Dope

This week’s serving of Brain Candy, The Kidz in the Hall’s new weekly series, simply pays homage to “the dope sh*t.” With contributions from New Orleans’ Curren$y and the always-thoughtful Mikkey Halsted, Pledge...Read More

Joe Budden

#2 - Joe Budden ft. Jay Townsend & Emanny - Tipsy

It's been a long winter for all of America, from Chicago to Atlanta and everywhere in between. Perhaps that's why we're starting to hear songs that reflect the residual effects of “Cuffin' Season” that comes into play...Read More

King Mez

#3 - King Mez - Champions

After a brief hiatus on the Booth (it’s been two months since Hoppin Over Fences), things are looking up for North Carolina native and Booth Freestyle vet King Mez. With a project set to release and an upcoming appearance...Read More

 Gilbere Forte'

#4 - Gilbere Forte' - Train Lights

Gilbere Forte is a star on the rise, and hip-hop is only the horizon. His resume on the Booth is as diverse as it is impressive, and with tracks from Kanye West (Alors on Danse) to STS (My Time), you can count on the man to...Read More

Kendrick Lamar

#5 - Kendrick Lamar ft. Gucci Mane - Vanity Slave (Pt. 2)

Kendrick Lamar has always stood up for what he believes and has always been able to deliver that statement in his rhymes. So with the second part of Vanity Slave released today, Kendrick, with the help of Gucci Mane and...Read More

Macklemore x Ryan Lewis

#6 - Macklemore - Wings

For a kid brought up on hoop dreams, a fresh pair of kicks can seem as magical as Perseus' winged sandals – the only difference is, instead of flying home victorious with a gorgon's head as your trophy, you're hurtling...Read More

Freeway

#7 - Freeway ft. Mac Miller - P.A.

One's a grizzled veteran who's seen it all, the other a precociously talented youngster only beginning to learn the ways of the game... no, I'm not describing the plot of the latest buddy-cop movie (though I'll sell the...Read More

K. Sparks

#8 - K. Sparks ft. Laetitia Dana - Please Don't Go

New York's own K. Sparks has built a reputation, to say the least, for consistently dropping fresh music specifically for the hip-hop fiend. If you enjoyed hip-hop’s 90s era, and somehow managed to miss his previous 400...Read More

Stalley

#9 - Stalley ft. Rashad - Slapp

There’s nothing quite like cruising in a fitted ride and catching eyes as you drive through. While the best I’ve been able to do was call shotgun in a friend’s vehicle (just as much fun, none of the noise violation...Read More

Dao Jones

#10 - Dao Jones - King's Ransom

Dao Jones' first Booth feature, EP outtake Ayo, earned the full spectrum of reader/staff reviews, with some praising the Big Apple native's lyrically defiant (and defiantly lyrical) style and others questioning his ability to...Read More

Q Da Kid

#11 - Q Da Kid ft. Avery Storm - Look at Me Now

When Q Da Kid first appeared on our pages, way back in ’07 with From Da Bottom 2 Da Top, he was hailed by some as rap’s savior. While fate hasn’t yet dealt him that ambitious hand, the Brooklyn native’s as determined...Read More

Nike Nando

#12 - Nike Nando - Might Take Forever

Feeling run-down? Need a little pick-me-up? Well, you've come to the right place; I don't know how he did it, but Nike Nando seems to have captured a ray of sunshine on wax with his latest single, Might Take Forever. Here,...Read More

Koncept

#13 - Koncept - Things You Do

The 226th entry in DJBooth.net and StreetAmmo's Exclusive Freestyle Series comes courtesy of Koncept, the NYC native (and Brown Bag All-Stars member) who earned reader approval for mixtape leak Day Dreaming. On his brand new,...Read More

Phil Adé

#14 - Phil Adé - Used to Be

If you can squeeze out four stars from a review by Nathan S., you’re doing pretty well for yourself (ask the Shop Boyz about that, if you can find them). In that case Booth-favorite Phil Adé is doing just fine for himself,...Read More

Slaine

#15 - Slaine (of La Coka Nostra) - Prelude to the Poison

The 225th entry in DJBooth.net and StreetAmmo's Exclusive Freestyle Series comes courtesy of Slaine, the Northeastern vet previously introduced to readers as one-fifth of underground supergroup La Coka Nostra. On his brand...Read More

Theo Martins

#16 - Theo Martins - Lo Fi Love

With Valentine's Day fast approaching, it seems like everyone has romance on the brain – well, everyone except Theo Martins. Mixtape leak Lo Fi Love finds the R.I. repper expressing his feelings not for a special lady, but...Read More

Young Scolla

#17 - Young Scolla - Built for It

Thought Booth favorite Young Scolla sounded confident on his last feature, the Lyriciss-assisted On My Way? Well, you ain't heard nothing yet; on new single Built for It, the freestyle alumnus graduates from self-assured to...Read More

Cymarshall Law

#18 - Cymarshall Law - One Million Miles Away

If I can find one or two tracks that I really personally enjoy each week, I consider it a win for team me. Thanks to Cymarshall Law, I can chalk up a W for the first week in February. The highly talented Freestyle Series alum...Read More

Pharoahe Monch

#19 - Pharoahe Monch ft. Showtyme & DJ Boogie Blind - Clap (One Day)

When legendary underground emcee Pharoahe Monch released War back in July, the first record we’d heard from the man in years, DJBooth Nation was overwhelmingly excited to hear new music....and then he disappeared once...Read More

 

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