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 20, 2014 Chart Recap*Last week’s......Read More

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First Division

First Division ft. DJ Linx - Life & Death

Update: We have added the Demerara J-directed, Bill Howard-edited visuals for First Division's Life & Death. For Shylow and Expertise of First Division, hip-hop music is a matter of Life & Death. And the same could be said...Read More
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SA-ROC

SA-ROC - True Mastery

Plenty of rappers are nice on the mic, but precious few achieve True Mastery of their craft. Booth newcomer SA-ROC believes she's one of that rare breed and, whether or not you agree with her self-assessment, her unshakeable...Read More
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Natural

Natural - Election Day

Oft imitated but never equaled, the DJBooth Freestyle Series ran from February 2009 through June 2011. Its 250 total entries were the work of a veritable who’s-who of underground and emerging emcees, including rising stars...Read More
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SonReal

SonReal - Luck

On his last DJBooth feature, SonReal told us that, more than acquiring fame or making money, he simply wanted to give hip-hop lovers something to Believe in. With the lousy Luck he's experienced lately, though, even he...Read More
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Fundament

Fundament - Distilled

Oft imitated but never equaled, the DJBooth Freestyle Series ran from February 2009 through June 2011. Its 250 total entries came courtesy of a veritable who's-who of underground and emerging emcees, including rising stars...Read More
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Klassik

Klassik - Light

Some artists like to get experimental with their album titles (Stankonia, anyone?), but most prefer a much more simple, descriptive approach. Klassik's YRP (Young Rising Phenoms) album (released last month) falls into the...Read More
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Nemo Achida

Nemo Achida ft. BJ The Chicago Kid - Hands On

Snapchat, sexting and other technological innovations have made it easier than ever to get freaky without the muss and fuss of physical intimacy, but Nemo Achida still prefers the Hands On approach. On a brand new promotional...Read More
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Raz Simone

Raz Simone - Don't Shine

According to Raz Simone's bio, he started writing poetry in his early childhood, and the inspiration to become an emcee came only later, when he tried reciting his words over movie scores. That cinematic sensibility is...Read More
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A$hton

A$hton - Knighty Knight

As of my writing this, it isn't even 11:30 AM, but that doesn't stop Booth newcomer A$hton from telling us “Knighty Knight” on his current mixtape single. (It originally dropped last January, but is getting another push...Read More
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EarthGang

EarthGang - The F Bomb

If there are any small children in the room, cover their ears; as the title suggests, EarthGang's first DJBooth feature contains some strong language. Or, just let 'em listen—exposure to high-quality hip-hop can only...Read More
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Verbal Kent

Verbal Kent (of Ugly Heroes) - Raponomics

In economics, everything proceeds according to the laws of supply and demand. As a practitioner of Raponomics Verbal Kent does things a bit differently; the Chi-town rhymesayer supplies the kind of music he wants to supply,...Read More
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Denzel Curry

Denzel Curry & Deniro Farrar - Bow Down

Since you're browsing the Booth, I'm going to go ahead and guess you're sitting down, with your Internet-connected device of choice resting either on a desk or on your lap. That position just won't do for listening to the new...Read More
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HD

HD - Aladeen

While the date on HD's birth certificate clearly reads “1994,” there are those who insist the B.K. wunderkind is too young to truly epitomize his city's old-school sound. Those people are clearly deaf, so he wisely...Read More
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Allan Rayman

Allan Rayman - LA/NY/CHI (Monopoly)

Allan Rayman may hail from North of the Border, but it's only a matter of time before he has America's three biggest hip-hop cities on lock. On EP standout LA/NY/CHI (Monopoly), making its world premiere on our front page,...Read More
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Tino

Tino - Back In '86

Booth newcomer Tino has been living and breathing hip-hop since Ronald Regan was in office and Ferris Bueller was in theaters. Even Back in '86 he knew he was destined to become an emcee. As a childhood dream the thought is...Read More
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Madchild

Madchild - The Adventures of Super Beast

On his forthcoming full-length, Madchild will introduce fans to SUPER BEAST, an ultra-powerful alter ego whose favorite pastimes include murdering mics and annihilating sucker emcees. If that doesn't sound much different from...Read More
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Soul Khan

Soul Khan - Supreme Righteous

“The sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, wastoids, dweebies, dickheads—they all adore him. They think he's a righteous dude.” That quote, of course, originally referred to the title character from 1980s...Read More
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Childish Gambino

Childish Gambino ft. Chance The Rapper - The Worst Guys

If you're anything like me, the title of Childish Gambino's new single immediately called to mind a couplet from Madvillain's All Caps: “Whip up a slice of nice verse pie, hit it on the first try / Villain: the worst...Read More
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Allday

Allday - Claude Monet

Allday; rap game Claude Monet. Why? Because each work of art will leave quite the impression on you (yes, that was an art history pun). Though the Australia native is known for his fun, energetic style (see Girl In The Sun,...Read More
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Herbal T

Herbal T - That's That

Wax and Herbal T: rap game Olsen twins. While you might think you are tripping or still drunk from New Year's Eve, don't worry; that isn't really Booth favorite Wax, but rather his twin brother (hence the Olsen twin...Read More

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Isaiah Rashad

Isaiah Rashad - RIP Kevin Miller

It ain't just Isaiah Rashad's skills that set him apart from the competition. His priorities, too, are different from the usual. In the opening bars of his latest single, the TDE signee quotes Master P, spitting, “Y'all...Read More
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P.Genz

P.Genz - Grandslam

It's never a bad idea to hit a home run on your debut Booth feature. After all, your want our readers to fiend for more of your work. On his maiden voyage on our homepage newcomer P. Genz doesn't just hit a home run. He...Read More
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Pell

Pell - EST 2005

Nearly a decade after Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans and uprooted Pell along with his family, the Mississippi-based rhymesayer still dreams of returning to the place he remembers from his childhood. On new single EST...Read More
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