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 16, 2012 Chart RecapWelcome to the Booth’s......Read More

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Skillz

Skillz - 2011 Rap Up

It’s a new year and you know what that means: champagne hangovers, resolutions that won’t last through March and another addition to Skillz yearly Rap Up series. Two years ago the Virginia emcee was pondering retiring...Read More
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Knowledge Medina

Knowledge Medina ft. Reks - Dead Or Alive

The tunes being spun at radio are a far cry from the '80s and '90s but, with the sheer number of prominent artists who continue to embody the spirit of the old-school, it's a wonder how heads can still fall for the idea that...Read More
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Devin Miles

Devin Miles ft. Scolla - Fade (Theme Song)

When you're looking to set the mood for a memorable night, finding the right soundtrack is a vital consideration. Just ask Devin Miles, who goes so far as to create his own Theme Song for the evening on new promo single...Read More
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Mac Miller

Mac Miller - Jerry’s Record Store

Mac Miller's smash-hit debut full-length found the Pittsburgh rhymesayer giving listeners a guided tour of his favorite hometown haunts—from Frick Park Market to the titular Blue Slide Park. Turns out, however, that he...Read More
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Planet Asia

Planet Asia - Golden State

Planet Asia may not be the biggest-name rapper to come out of California but, as an architect of his region's underground scene with a discography stretching back to the mid-'90s, he's done as much for the Golden State as...Read More
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Terence Ryan

Terence Ryan - Skeleton (Yeah Yeah Yeahs Remix)

In the early days rock and hip-hop lived side by side and never did the two meet…unless you count Aerosmith kicking a hole in the wall to yell at Run DMC. But in 2012 the lines between hip-hop and, well, every other genre...Read More
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AirlineJay

AirlineJay ft. Oogie - No Good

Did Opposite Day roll around without me realizing it? Because No Good, the latest single and first Booth feature from AirlineJay, is actually pretty damn good—or should I say bad? In any case, writing an entire...Read More
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Saigon

Saigon - I Am 4 Real

If there's one rapper who doesn't need to reassure listeners of his realness, it's Saigon. As the Big Apple underground mainstay's musical output attests, he can be relied upon to keep it one-hundred—nay, 110—at all...Read More
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Poach Stevens

Poach Stevens - Bullets Through the Eyes & the Stars Fell Out

Featured back in July of 2011, Poach Stevens' solo Booth debut earned praise for the emcee's brutally honest account of the struggle to maintain a marriage against the ravages of jealousy and paranoia. If you thought...Read More
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King Chip

Chip Tha Ripper - Out Here

Apart from Bone Thugs-n-Harmony and LeBron, I admit I wasn’t too familiar with the city of Cleveland until the last few years. Bone Thugs made me realize that Cleveland existed, LeBron made me notice where it was located,...Read More
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Rockie Fresh

Rockie Fresh ft. Casey Veggies - Driving 88

You’re not going to slide a Back to the Future reference by an ‘80s baby who spent more time with Doc Brown than his own father growing up. Rockie Fresh may only be barely out of his teens, but the young man’s obviously...Read More
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C Plus

C Plus - Thank You (Celebration)

Are you one of the obsessive haters who follows C Plus around the 'net, trashing every single record he releases? Well, the Sacramento buzzmaker has two words for you: Thank You. As a matter of fact, he's so grateful for your...Read More
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J The S

J The S ft. Pill & Franco Anthony - Simple Man

As anyone who plays the guitar, or even plays Guitar Hero, already knows, Lynard Skynard’s Simple Man is simply one of the better rock songs ever written. While the original’s roots lay in Southern rock, its spirit is...Read More
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Kahali Oden

Mean Doe Green ft. Hello World - Be Great

Cali is always buzzing, but in 2012, something just might pop-off. For example, take Sacramento emcee Mean Doe Green; listeners can virtually hear the west coast take off on his latest song release, Be Great (a DJBooth world...Read More
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Nick Pratt

Nick Pratt ft. Muzik Jones Drew - I Feel Good

Is there anything that feels better than vibing out to a dope record by a first-time featuree? Well, OK—I can think of one or two things that I'd rate higher. Regardless, Dirty Southern hip-hop heads in search of a...Read More
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Local Nobodies

Local Nobodies - Cannonball Adderall (Wake Me Down)

Fresh off the December release of their first full-length as a duo, the aptly-titled Mathien and Sulaiman Make a Record, singer/songwriter/producer Chris Mathien and rapper Sulaiman are taking their collaborative relationship...Read More
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Cyrano Sinatra

Cyrano Sinatra ft. Rapper Big Pooh & Sharp - Full Circle

In 2008, First in Flight State emcee Cyrano Sinatra and producer Centric came together to craft acclaimed mixtape Back 2 Lyfe: The Return to Greatness. Four years later, things are about to come Full Circle with the release...Read More
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Jean Grae

Jean Grae - U&Me&EveryoneWeKnow

All signs are pointing to the new year starting off on the right foot. Just three days into 2012 and we've got a new single along with the promise of a new album from Brooklyn emcee Jean Grae. Anyone familiar with Grae can...Read More
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STS

STS - Cut Me Off

After flipping a series of popular tracks like Kavinsky's Nightcall and Wale's That Way, freestyle series alumnus STS has done it again with his latest release, Cut Me Off. Off of his forthcoming project, GOLDRush, Cut Me Off...Read More
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