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 14, 2013 Chart Recap*Last week’s front-runners, Apollo Brown‘s Booth-exclusive Re-Production of Talib Kweli‘s “Fly Away” and Ibn Inglor‘s “Cold Winter,” fall to respectively sixth and 13th. Taking their place on top are …...Read More


Mac Miller

#1 - Mac Miller ft. Ab-Soul - All the Time

Released under the Pittsburgh indie phenom's “Larry Fisherman” alias, Mac Miller's last feature, Doodling in the Key of C Sharp, earned him props for his willingness to think outside the box, but was a little too...Read More

Macklemore x Ryan Lewis

#2 - 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

The Palmer Squares

#3 - The Palmer Squares - Rahdahdah

You may recall The Palmer Squares first Booth feature, Spooky Language, which graced our homepage this past May. The only thing spooky about the dynamic duo, however, is the disappearing act they pulled after introducing...Read More

OnCue

#4 - OnCue - Cereal

When OnCue was a young'n, his family's financial circumstances meant that Cereal was often breakfast and dinner. These days, the Connecticut repper is eating prosciutto and sippin' on Nuvo in the company of models. Coming on...Read More

Wax

#5 - Wax - We Can't All Be Heroes

As a kid, you might have been told that if you work hard, you can be anything you want to be. While this is all well and good, it is not the most realistic motto. Perhaps some brutal honesty and a dose of reality courtesy of...Read More

Talib Kweli

#6 - Talib Kweli - Fly Away (Re-Produced by Apollo Brown)

Next week, The DJBooth will be unleashing the latest EP in our Re-Produced Series, based around Talib Kweli's Attack the Block single, Fly Away. Today, we are proud to present the world premiere of the first of three...Read More

Rittz

#7 - Rittz ft. Tech N9ne - Bloody Murdah (Remix)

If I can be allowed to drop some insider info, Rittz originally hoped to include Tech N9ne on the original version of Bloody Murdah, but the Strange Music head honcho was too busy, you know, touring more than anyone ever to...Read More

Baker

#8 - Baker ft. Freeze-Tag - Flu Game

The latest tune from Ohio emcee Baker is sick… literally. Making his DJBooth debut with Flu Game, a reference to Michael Jordan’s legendary performance in the ‘97 NBA Finals, Baker reveals he has been bitten by the love...Read More

Input

#9 - Input ft. Nikkiya - Spirits Fly

Though Input is a native of Denver, Colorado, he attended high school in neighboring Columbine, at the institution of the same name. On April 20, 1999, he lived through the deadliest mass killing ever to occur at an American...Read More

Dynasty

#10 - Dynasty ft. Talib Kweli - Stay Shinin'

Besides the unrelenting cold, my least favorite part of winter is that the sun sets at 5 PM, making it feel a lot later than a clock would suggest. Female emcee Dynasty doesn’t have to worry about the early setting sun,...Read More

Turk

#11 - Turk ft. Lil' Wayne & Juvenile - Zip It (Remix)

Save for two albums' worth of unreleased material, Turk's voice has been absent from the hip-hop game for the last nine years, while the Southern vet served a prison sentence on drug, firearm and attempted murder charges. Now...Read More

Azad Right

#12 - Azad Right - I Luv the Way You Taste

Azad Right isn't just a dope lyricist, he's also a cunning linguist, if you know what I mean. And he should be—as he reveals on new promotional single I Luv the Way You Taste, he's been practicing since he was in high...Read More

Ibn Inglor

#13 - Ibn Inglor - Cold Winter

If past years and current forecasts are any indication, it's gonna be another Cold-ass Winter in the Windy City. But listeners shouldn't expect any small talk about the weather on Ibn Inglor's new single. Like its...Read More

Odd Couple

#14 - Odd Couple & Uno Hype ft. Erick Arc Elliot & XV - 100 Feet Up

Back in June, we heard Uno Hype lend his guest stylings to Average Guy, a track off Odd Couple's then-forthcoming Separated at Birth EP. Evidently, the DMV rhymesayer and Chi-town beat duo enjoyed working together, as they've...Read More

Kahali Oden

#15 - Kahali Oden - Bananas

Both Kahali Oden's clips and his verses are f**king Bananas, but don't get it twisted—when they're aimed in your direction, they're anything but sweet. Coming on the heels of All Praises Due, a reader-acclaimed non-album...Read More

Dag Savage

#16 - Dag Savage - Twilight

No, Dag Savage haven't developed a sudden affection for brooding werewolves and sparkle vampires. The inaugural song release off the Milk Box duo's forthcoming, almost-self titled EP, Twilight instead draws inspiration, as...Read More

OnCue

#17 - OnCue x Chris Webby - Home

The tragic events of December 14, shook the entire nation—and much of the world—to its core, but none have felt the tragedy more deeply than those who call Connecticut Home. Two up-and-coming rhymesayers hailing from the...Read More

Classified

#18 - Classified ft. Mic Boyd & DJ IV - Familiar

Is it just me, or does the latest single from Classified sound a little bit... Familiar. But totally new, at the same time? The follow-up to November's Inner Ninja, the latest release off the North of the Border vet's...Read More

Input

#19 - Input - Bombs Over Everything

Despite taking part in our official A3C showcase this past October, INPUT still hasn't been properly introduced in The DJBooth. Today, we correct that oversight by presenting Bombs Over Everything, the lead single off the...Read More

Flatbush ZOMBiES

#20 - Flatbush Zombies - MRAZ

Flatbush Zombies have been the recipients of some serious hype following the release of their debut street album, summer 2012's D.R.U.G.S.--and, as far as they're concerned, their buzz couldn't be more justified. On their...Read More

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Gensu Dean

#21 - Gensu Dean x Planet Asia - Faces on the Dollar

When people say that money talks, they're usually asking someone to prove the value of their words by putting their pocketbook on the line. Planet Asia takes the idiom in a more literal direction on the lead single off his...Read More

Skrip

#22 - Skrip ft. Andy Mineo - Say

Thanks to George Washington and our other founding fathers, Americans have enjoyed their rights for over 200 years. One of the most important of these rights is our Freedom of speech (word to Freeway). While we all have the...Read More

Chill Moody

#23 - Chill Moody ft. Freeway - Change Coming

Previously featured as a guest on records by J. Mars (Kingdom Hearts) and Lyriciss (Calling for You), Chill Moody make his first solo foray into The DJBooth with new single Change Coming, Here, JoeLogic's bluesy sampling of...Read More

 

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