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 28, 2013 Chart Recap*Talib Kweli‘s “Push Thru (Remix)” debuts on top, knocking Joey BadA$$’ “Unorthodox” from first to second. The former runner-up, Rittz’ “Bloody Murdah (Remix),” drops off the chart. *All in …...Read More


Talib Kweli

#1 - Talib Kweli ft. Curren$y & Kendrick Lamar - Push Thru (Marco Polo Remix)

With a few notable exceptions, success in the music game never comes easy. As such, the deciding factor in who triumphs and who falls by the wayside isn't skills or charisma (though those things most definitely help), but the...Read More

Joey BadA$$

#2 - Joey BadA$$ - Unorthodox

Showcasing an agile, brainy lyrical style over beats that sound like they hopped a time machine from the 1990s, Joey BadA$$ is unique among hip-hop's current freshman class. That Unorthodox style, of course, is exactly why...Read More

Ab-Soul

#3 - Ab-Soul & JMSN - You're Gone

An uncredited contributer to four tracks off Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d. city, JMSN is now hard at work on a full-length project with another Black Hippy affiliate and DJBooth fave, Ab-Soul. When two artists as...Read More

Skewby

#4 - Skewby - When I Ride

Some practice meditation to keep stress at bay, others use weed or liquor to relex. Skewby? He finds peace behind the wheel. On a fresh promo single, his first feature since last October's You Never Know, the Memphis...Read More

Macklemore x Ryan Lewis

#5 - 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

Nickelus F

#6 - Nickelus F ft. Drake - Number 15

Though Nickelus F. was a close homie and behind-the-scenes collaborator of Drake in 2010, their association faded in the intervening years, leading some to speculate about a falling-out. Whatever may or may not have...Read More

Wyclef Jean

#7 - Wyclef Jean - Hip Hop

Just speaking the words “Fugees” or “The Score” is enough to send devotees of rap's Golden Age into a nostalgic reverie—crew member Wyclef Jean included. Released via 'Clef's own Refugee Records and recently...Read More

Mac Miller

#8 - 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

MaG

#9 - MaG - beat goes on...

After listening to MaG’s latest Booth feature, beat goes on…, I think it's more than fair to put him in the same category as Picasso and Van Gogh. I know that neither were a recording artist, but hear read me out. On beat...Read More

Classified

#10 - Classified ft. David Myles - Inner Ninja

No matter where you stand on the Ninjas vs. Pirates debate, everyone can agree that it would be pretty damn sweet to be a Ninja. The closest most of us get to being real ninja is dressing like one on Halloween or playing...Read More

WELL$

#11 - Well$ - Youth In Revolt

North Carolina emcee Well$ seems to enjoy giving his songs literal titles. For example, his first featured record this past May was appropriately titled My 1st Single. On his latest effort, Youth In Revolt, the young emcee...Read More

Saheed

#12 - Saheed ft. Wrekonize & Soul Khan - Times Up

With less than a week remaining before his new, Booth-hosted street album is unleashed upon the listening populace, Saheed knows that he's got to make every second count. Aiming to to maximize the buzz around the project...Read More

Skyzoo

#13 - Skyzoo ft. Talib Kweli - Spike Lee Was My Hero

Anyone who listens to Skyzoo's music with open ears will sense the Brooklyn repper's reverence for his hip-hop forebears, but one of the greatest influences on his pen game isn't a rapper—or even a musician. On new single...Read More

REKS

#14 - REKS ft. Bishop Lamont - Trust Us

When politicians, teachers, pastors, the police, the media, and other authority figures are out to distract the public from uncomfortable truths, is there anyone you can count on to keep it one-hundred? Well, REKS may not...Read More

Havoc

#15 - Havoc ft. Royce Da 5'9" - Tell Me to My Face

Got something bad to say about Havoc? On his latest solo single, the Queensbridge mainstay makes a suggestion to perpetrating haters and self-proclaimed killers who would presume to cast judgment on his hustle: “Grow some...Read More

G-Scott

#16 - G-Scott - Rich Broke

While G-Scott might not have enough money to buy a foreign whip or grab Kanye for a guest feature, the Gary, Indiana native is certainly rich in spirit and lyrical content. Rich Broke, a DJBooth.net premiere and the latest...Read More

Slim Thug

#17 - Slim Thug ft. Z-Ro - Lovin You (On My Mind)

Though last month saw Slim Thug guest on Big K.R.I.T.'s Now & Then, he hasn't stepped into the Booth with a solo feature since December of 2011, when he dropped off Thug Thursdays inclusion She Likes My Car. Today, not only...Read More

The Palmer Squares

#18 - 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

Ab-Soul

#19 - Ab-Soul ft. Kendrick Lamar - ILLuminate

When you're shining as brightly as Ab-Soul, there's no sense in hiding your light under a bushel. On a newly-released cut off his next studio album, the Top Dawg Entertainment buzzmaker sets out to ILLuminate the whole damn...Read More

Casey Veggies

#20 - Casey Veggies - F**k Witchu

Thus far in the lead-up to his latest digital full-length, Casey Veggies has yet to release a single song off the project—which tells me that the man is either extremely absent-minded, or extremely confident in his product....Read More

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Mod Sun

#21 - Mod Sun - My Hippy

You may see the title of Mod Sun’s latest feature, My Hippy, and think you are in for a flower-powered, anti-war anthem. If so, you would be wrong because the Minnesota emcee’s latest is not even in the same musical...Read More

Thurz

#22 - Thurz - Acura Legend

When Thurz is rolling down the block, he prefers to do it in an Acura Legend. Not because of the vehicle's high performance and luxurious options—although those are certainly dope—but because its model name lets onlookers...Read More

Wax

#23 - Wax - I Shoulda Tried Harder

With thousands of loyal fans and several dope projects under his belt, I think it's safe to say that Wax is doing well for himself. Even so, the Booth fave can't help but wonder how things might have gone if he'd actually had...Read More

 

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