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.

January 10, 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

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Mike Jaggerr

Mike Jaggerr ft. Big K.R.I.T. - Cruise Control

Remember how awful Speed 2: Cruise Control was? How Keanu Reeves' character was carelessly written out of the plot, which didn't make all that much sense to begin with? Well, that has absolutely nothing to do with the Cruise...Read More
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Jarren Benton

Jarren Benton ft. Aleon Craft - A Spacesuit & Parachute

Minus the The Lonely Island club, the hip-hop game has been about as serious as a Joker monologue lately. If you’ve been looking for some funny lyricism matched with heavy hitting production, you’re in luck today. Jarren...Read More
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Freeway

Freeway - Hustle Baby

After belching away the last bubbles of NYE champagne and sweeping up pieces of shot glasses, the next thing on the "hate to do" list is to see what kind of trash piled up in my inbox. Luckily, something like an anthem from...Read More
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J.Y.

J.Y. ft. Young Scolla & Nipsey Hussle - We All Good

If you're anything like me, you've been lying awake nights, wondering, “Is J.Y. doing all right? Sure, he's been making some great music, but is the grind getting to him?” OK, now that I've typed that all out, that seems...Read More
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Nipsey Hussle

Nipsey Hussle ft. June Summers - Bigger Than Life

Browning Christmas trees, no more presents, I think we’ve all got the post-holiday blues. Lucky for us, L.A. native Nipsey Hussle is here to get us ready for the new year, dropping some pearls of wisdom and words of...Read More
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Hot Rod

Hot Rod - Dance With Me

When the weather outside is frightful (and if you're anywhere near me, I'm guessing it is) there's one activity that never fails to shake the chill out of one's bones. Well, OK, two activities. Having addressed the first on a...Read More
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Yonas

Yonas - I Could

After seeing how effectively Yonas stirred Booth readers' hearts with his last feature, Nobody Else, I got to thinking: if the Northeastern buzzmaker channeled that inspirational energy into a straight-up motivational/street...Read More
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Marion Write

Marion Write - World Turned No Love

Last we heard from Marion Write, the Vegas representative was paying tribute to his city on mixtape cut Field of the Dollar, a freeform, jazz-sampled joint which many hailed as a creative breakthrough. Six months or so later,...Read More
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Joell Ortiz

Joell Ortiz ft. Anna Yvette - So Hard

The YAOWA army is in full effect, gearing up troops to take over the world. The opponent is disbelievers and the ammo is the constant jams that 5 Star General Joell Ortiz keeps pumping out, and we here at DJBooth are...Read More
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Crooked I

Crooked I ft. Sally Anthony - Villain

One of the first to utilize a weekly series, a marketing tool that’s now become overwhelmingly popular, Crooked I has built a foundation that established him as a west coast godfather and one-quarter of rap supergroup...Read More
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Johnny Spanish

Johnny Spanish - What It Do

If you’ve been looking for a song to roll up to a party with on Friday night, I have some bad news. Johnny Spanish has a track you’ll want to party with every night. If that’s a problem (say, for example, you’re...Read More
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Phil Adé

Phil Adé - Break Me Off

So you didn’t feel what Nathan was saying last year when he gave Phil Adé’s The Letterman a solid four Booth spins (something that is always vied for in the music community)? For those who might have been too timid to...Read More
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Stalley

Stalley - Monkey Ish (RIP Pimp C)

Nearly three years after the UGK legend's tragic death, rappers from the Lone Star State and beyond continue to pay regular tribute to Pimp C, and it's no mystery why: behind the Southern-fried swagger, hot instrumentals and...Read More
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Planet Asia

Planet Asia - Nothin Wrong

Aside from a recent guest appearance on Mean Doe Green's Blue Ribbon Rap, underground mainstay Planet Asia's been absent from the Booth for a lo-o-o-ng time. Seriously – last we heard from him, Bush was still President and...Read More
15
1982

1982 (Statik Selektah & Termanology) - Start It Like This

Can bubbly, infectiously soulful grooves and aggressive underground lyricism peacefully coexist on a single record? If you asked Boston rhymesayer Termanology and heavyweight producer Statik Selektah, together known as 1982,...Read More
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Marky

Marky ft. XV - Is It Cool to F**k?

To ask, or not to ask? Asking at the wrong moment can wreck the mood completely, but if you don't ask, how will you know for sure? On his latest mixtape leak, DMV repper Marky takes a tongue-in-cheek look at that eternal...Read More
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Self Scientific

Self Scientific ft. Freddie Gibbs & Krondon - Peaceful (Justice for Oscar)

Two years after unarmed Oakland youth Oscar Grant was shot to death by Bay Area Rapid Transit Officer Johannes Mehserle (who was sentenced in November to a mere two years in state prison), the public furor over the murder is...Read More
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Shane Eli

Shane Eli ft. Ezekiel Sugarwater - Who Am I

Considering that a knack for narrative is one of the hallmarks of a top-tier emcee, it should come as no surprise that The Push emcee Shane Eli's latest effort (a Booth-exclusive world premiere!) comes with an extraordinary...Read More
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Sha Stimuli

Sha Stimuli ft. Mickey Factz - Televised Revolution

In a famous spoken-word piece, poet Gil-Scott Heron declared that “The revolution will not be televised.” Of course, that was in the 1970's, long before the advent of YouTube and reality TV; today, the prospect of a...Read More
 

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