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 31, 2011 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.net …...Read More


Macklemore x Ryan Lewis

#1 - Macklemore - Wings

For a kid brought up on hoop dreams, a fresh pair of kicks can seem as magical as Perseus' winged sandals – the only difference is, instead of flying home victorious with a gorgon's head as your trophy, you're hurtling...Read More

Freeway

#2 - Freeway ft. Mac Miller - P.A.

One's a grizzled veteran who's seen it all, the other a precociously talented youngster only beginning to learn the ways of the game... no, I'm not describing the plot of the latest buddy-cop movie (though I'll sell the...Read More

The Electric

#3 - The Electric - The Overload

Typically, an electrical Overload is something to be avoided – at best, you end up with a blown fuse; at worst, a house fire. With that said, I'm 99% sure The Electric's latest single won't cause your headphones to burst...Read More

Pharoahe Monch

#4 - Pharoahe Monch ft. Showtyme & DJ Boogie Blind - Clap (One Day)

When legendary underground emcee Pharoahe Monch released War back in July, the first record we’d heard from the man in years, DJBooth Nation was overwhelmingly excited to hear new music....and then he disappeared once...Read More

WC

#5 - WC ft. Ice Cube & Malay - You Know Me

If you know your West Coast hip-hop, then you know WC – an alumnus of '90s crew Westside Connection as well as a veteran solo artist, he's been a staple of the Cali scene for many a year. And if you haven't been acquainted,...Read More

Saigon

#6 - Saigon ft. Faith Evans - Clap

Wait, could it really be? Could Saigon’s uber-ironically titled album The Greatest Story Never Told, an album whose delays reached Detox proportions, finally be hitting the shelves? You’re damn right it is. With...Read More

Dao Jones

#7 - Dao Jones - Ayo

Evoking both Eastern philosophy's concept of the flow of the universe and the U.S.' best-known market index company, Dao Jones' stage name tells you just about all you need to know about the Booth newcomer. Or maybe it's just...Read More

J NICS

#8 - J. NiCS - Road to Riches

True emcees know that they need to create a triumphant joint that gives consolation to all the underdogs fighting for position. Hard-knock joints like J. NiCS’ Road to Riches is exactly one of those joints. On the second...Read More

K. Sparks

#9 - K. Sparks ft. Laetitia Dana - Please Don't Go

New York's own K. Sparks has built a reputation, to say the least, for consistently dropping fresh music specifically for the hip-hop fiend. If you enjoyed hip-hop’s 90s era, and somehow managed to miss his previous 400...Read More

The Boy Illinois

#10 - The Boy Illinois - I'm Illi

The 224th entry in DJBooth.net and StreetAmmo's Exclusive Freestyle Series comes courtesy of The Boy Illinois, the Chi-town native who earned reader acclaim for Cardigan Sweater back in November 2010. On his brand new,...Read More

Rittz

#11 - Rittz - High Five

After releasing his first single, Full of Sh*t, featuring Yelawolf and Big K.R.I.T we all wondered whether Rittz could hold down a whole record on his own. Well, you don't have to wonder any longer, because the up-and-coming...Read More

Wrekonize

#12 - Wrekonize (of ¡MAYDAY!) - Declaration

The 223rd entry in DJBooth.net and StreetAmmo's Exclusive Freestyle Series comes courtesy of Wrekonize, the Miami native (and ¡MAYDAY! member) who earned reader acclaim for Groundwork (Remix). On his brand new, exclusive...Read More

Soul Khan

#13 - Soul Khan ft. Sene - Shot Glass Magnified (Audible Doctor Remix)

As evidenced by the rave Booth reviews the cut received when it hit our frontpage back in November of 2010, Soul Khan's Shot Glass Magnified was pretty damn ill. Thus, it's only right that, for the remix, the Brooklyn phenom...Read More

Nino Bless

#14 - Nino Bless ft. Johnny Cash - God'll Cut You Down

Though classic country and modern hip-hop are two genres not typically found on the same iPod, it should come as no surprise that Nino Bless considers Johnny Cash an all-time fave, and a major inspiration for his own work; as...Read More

Stalley

#15 - Stalley ft. Rashad - Slapp

There’s nothing quite like cruising in a fitted ride and catching eyes as you drive through. While the best I’ve been able to do was call shotgun in a friend’s vehicle (just as much fun, none of the noise violation...Read More

Lyriciss

#16 - Lyriciss - Superbad

For those football fans who decided to put the foam fingers down to check out some music tonight, you’re in for a treat (Booth members in Chicago, Green Bay, New York and Pittsburgh, we’ll still be here tomorrow to help...Read More

Neako

#17 - Neako ft. Nasa - Sticks & Stones & Weed & Bongs

You know what they say: Sticks & Stones can break your bones, but Weed & Bongs... um... get you high? OK, nobody actually says that. While I couldn't tell you how those items relate to one another, you can rest assured that...Read More

Clinton Sparks

#18 - Clinton Sparks ft. Jim Jones, Game & Bun B - Favorite DJ (Green Lantern Remix)

From DJ Clue? in the 90s to DJ Khaled in the 2000s, DJs have always built homes for dope emcees to live in, and it’s nice to see that nothing’s changed in the new decade. Now in 2011, we still have DJs serving up beats...Read More

Dean and Ravo

#19 - Dean and Ravo - Walkin Around

Though cruising for chicks typically involves the use of a vehicle, there is something to be said for just Walkin' Around; not only are you able to sidestep the problem of city traffic, but you can ogle to your heart's...Read More

 

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