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 18, 2010 Chart RecapWelcome to the Booth’s 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 Formula …...Read More


Statik Selektah

#1 - Statik Selektah ft. Bun B, Wale & Colin Munroe - So Close, So Far

For me, nightmares are nowhere near as upsetting as the really good dreams – you know, the ones where you win the lottery or Beyoncé asks you to Sadie Hawkins, and your first thought upon waking is, “Oh, right, my life...Read More

Belly

#2 - Belly ft. Drake - Make It Go

Featured back in August, the lead single off Belly's forthcoming sophomore set saw the Juno Award-winning rapper spitting game to a Hot Girl, assisted by West Coast icon Snoop Dogg. Fast-forward three months, and the Ottawa...Read More

BOOGNIGHTS

#3 - BOOGNIGHTS - Cheers!

It may be about four days too late to really be yelling “Cheers!”, but if you’re like me, New Year’s Eve is far from the only day on which you raise a glass (drinking is bad kids). Determined to make the celebratory...Read More

XV

#4 - XV ft. Freddie Gibbs & Shawn Chrystopher - Me, You (Remix)

Though XV won Staff Pick for “Best Mixtape” and “Best New Artist (Unsigned)” at yesterday's Best of the Booth awards ceremony (which, full disclosure, only took place in my imagination this year – incidentally, you...Read More

Kyle Lucas

#5 - Kyle Lucas - Queen of Apologies

So called "emo rap" and hip-hop have always had an uneasy relationship, but recently the hybrid has produced some sick music. Kid Cudi could be considered an "emo-rapper" and Kanye West’s 808s and Heartbreak might be the...Read More

The ILLZ

#6 - The ILLZ - Come In

With an uncanny knack for flipping eclectic samples into heartfelt, genre-blending jams that are nonetheless hip-hop through and through, Booth-approved up-and-comer The ILLZ has trained his fans to expect the unexpected –...Read More

Freddie Gibbs

#7 - Freddie Gibbs - Crushin' Feelin's

If hateitude could be converted into currency, this recession would already be an afterthought. You could buy groceries with hate, pay bills with complaints, even go see concerts just to tell everyone “Yeah, it wasn’t...Read More

Dom Kennedy

#8 - Dom Kennedy ft. Rich Boy, Slim Thug & Don Cannon - Hard Work (Remix)

As an unsigned rap hopeful coming out of the City of Angels, Booth newcomer Dom Kennedy has plenty of Hard Work ahead of him. Judging by this newly-released remix, however, he just might have the drive – and the connects...Read More

XV

#9 - XV - Now Jump

Everyone’s favorite unsigned rapper XV says that his new song Now Jump is “speaking on the mindstate I’m going in with my new project, Look What I Can Do”, and if that’s true than we can expect the project to be a...Read More

The Freshmen

#10 - The Freshmen ft. Marty James - Contact

As Michael “Mike Dreams” Hannah recently observed over on RefinedHype.com, the music game is looking more like high school with every passing day. Thus, it was only a matter of time before a group calling themselves The...Read More

French Montana

#11 - French Montana - Go Hard

With a long list of mixtape releases and a popular DVD series (Cocaine City) under his belt, South Bronx emcee/label owner French Montana has grown into a major player on the underground scene. On Go Hard, the first leak off...Read More

SMKA

#12 - SMKA ft. Yelawolf - Deer Mama

Every since Tupac made loving your mama cool more than a decade ago, even the hardest rappers have seemingly felt the need to profess their love for their own mothers; or, in Yelawolf’s case, reminisce about how she used to...Read More

Skillz

#13 - Skillz - 2009 Wrap Up

Since 2002 every New Year’s Eve for me has involved three things: the ball dropping in Times Square, consuming a regrettable amount of champagne, and listening to Skillz' yearly wrap-up (he’s like the Dick Clark of...Read More

Beyond Belief

#14 - Beyond Belief ft. Red Cafe - Bigger Checks

Beyond Belief may be far from the average emcee, but he shares one quality with just about everyone in the game (and most of the world): he's constantly questing after bigger and Bigger Checks. Making its world premiere right...Read More

Tanya Morgan

#15 - Tanya Morgan - The Make Believer

I learned yesterday that we’re living in the Year of the Tiger. I’ve never really looked into the meaning behind the Chinese zodiac calendar, but if it can be translated into “the year of Atlanta” (tigers do reside in...Read More

Curren$y

#16 - Curren$y - Famous

When you’ve got a dollar sign in your name you can’t be shy about the fame and fortune, and with a name like Monsta Beatz you can’t be shy about in-your-face production, so what’s surprising about Curren$y and Monsta...Read More

Wiz Khalifa

#17 - Wiz Khalifa - Goodbye

As he revealed in his recent interview with our very own DJ Z, everyone’s favorite heavily tattooed rapper Wiz Khalifa doesn’t consider the time he spent signed to a major label a waste. Actually, Deal or No Deal, he...Read More

K. Sparks

#18 - K. Sparks - Feelings

Booth favorite K. Sparks has never been shy about asserting his on-the-mic supremacy, but he's also more willing than most to speak on the self-doubt that comes with chasing a big dream. On this unreleased track, the Queens...Read More

Radio Ramone

#19 - Radio Ramone - Testify

Once the sole domain of major cities like New York and Los Angeles, over the last decade hip-hop fans have learned that dope music can come from anywhere, including a city known more for its bright lights than beats and...Read More

 

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