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 23, 2012 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 Formula …...Read More


Hi-Rez

#1 - Hi-Rez ft. QuESt - X-Problems

As much as one's higher cognitive processes might cry out against reliving past heartbreaks, there's nothing easier than falling back in love—and/or bed—with an old flame. Just ask Hi-Rez, who finds himself caught in the...Read More

ScHoolboy Q

#2 - ScHoolboy Q ft. A$AP Rocky - Hands On The Wheel

Based on Schoolboy Q’s previous releases – Blessed and Grooveline Pt. 1 – the SoCal emcee’s been taking a laid back approach to his Habits & Contradictions album. But Q’s here to make sure the world knows that while...Read More

¡MAYDAY!

#3 - ¡MAYDAY! ft. M1 of dead prez & REKS - Internal Wars

While the competitive, often cutthroat nature of the music game can't be denied, the struggle to establish oneself as an artist is as much a battle with one's inner demons as it is a fight against one's rivals. Luckily,...Read More

Young Duece

#4 - Young Duece - The Growth

First things first. Yes, Young Duece is not one but two people and, no, that isn't a misspelling—it's “Duece,” not “Deuce.” Those preliminary points aside, Booth debut The Growth should tell you all you need to know...Read More

Nick Pratt

#5 - Nick Pratt ft. Mac Miller - Mac & Me

Remember Mac & Me, the critically-panned E.T. the Extraterrestrial ripoff in which a wheelchair-bound youth helps to reunite a Skittles and Coca-Cola-loving alien with his family? Of course you don't—fortunately, Nick...Read More

Phresh James

#6 - Phresh James ft. The GTW - The Wave

According to some reports, The Wave was invented by Pacific Lutheran University cheerleader Bill T. Peterson in the ‘60s, but until today the millions of sports fans haven’t had an official anthem to accompany their...Read More

Sol

#7 - Sol ft. Ray Dalton - Need Your Love

Being a woman has to be tough. Marketing and advertising firms are working around the clock to make women feel uncomfortable in their own skin and boost sales for their big name clients. Women are assailed by other women, as...Read More

Crooked I

#8 - Crooked I - Game Time

Just in time for the NFL playoffs, Slaughterhouse spitter Crooked I has released a single to give some extra motivation to anyone who has ever been called an underdog (haven’t we all?). New release Game Time gives listeners...Read More

Dangerflow

#9 - Dangerflow - I'm Late

A dope Booth debut is like a successful first date: after the initial rush wears off, you're straight to obsessing over when you'll get to see/hear that special individual/artist again. And in the event that he or she doesn't...Read More

Mac Miller

#10 - 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

Knowledge Medina

#11 - Knowledge Medina - You Don't Really Care

Shoddy romantic behavior seems like a running theme in today's Booth lineup. Parable vs. Mac Soto's Soul (also featured on our homepage) found the NYC rhymesayer and Southern singer/songwriter/producer copping to their...Read More

Translee

#12 - Translee ft. Raheem Devaughn & Eddy Fontane - Does Anybody Love

In a time of unrest, inequality and political polarization, it's easy to spend more time thinking about the people and things we hate than the ones we're grateful for. On his latest mixtape single, Translee takes a look at...Read More

Skillz

#13 - 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

BenniB

#14 - BenniB - I Won't Crash

While the perils of living exclusively for the the moment are well-known, every addict to the fast life tells him or herself, “I Won't Crash” until the other shoe inevitably drops. Booth newcomer BenniB knows what I'm...Read More

Danny!

#15 - Danny! ft. Collette - Keep Your Head To The Sky

I know a rap blogger’s never supposed to reveal his age, but I was born in 1982, which means I’ve seen Back to the Future approximately 400 times, and Danny!’s new release Keep Your Head to the Sky really brings back...Read More

Spoken Phor

#16 - Spoken Phor ft. Cliff Notez & Hi. W. Jackson - Echoes

Spoken Phor may be new to the Booth, but believe you me: the man is built to win. As proof, I present Echoes, the latest single off his forthcoming full-length. Here, B.A.R.S. Productions' laid-back boardwork sets the mood...Read More

Devin Miles

#17 - 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

Poach Stevens

#18 - 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

King Chip

#19 - 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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