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.



Mic Phenom

#1 - Mic Phenom ft. XV & Toya - Yellow Brick Road

Mic Phenom's first feature may find him journeying down the Yellow Brick Road, but don't get it twisted; unlike Dorothy's companions, the Washington rhymesayer doesn't lack for brains, courage or heart. So, what's he gonna...Read More

Mike Stud

#2 - Mike Stud - Closer

Mike Stud has a lot on his plate right about now. Not only is the Providence, Rhode Island repper getting ready to head out on a 33-city national tour (For more on that, click here.), but he's also building up to the release...Read More

Calliko

#3 - Calliko ft. Wiz Khalifa - Wings

In the two years since Calliko last graced our front page (Flickin' dropped in November of 2012.), many things have changed for the Windy City repper. Most importantly, he's been drafted into Wiz Khalifa's Taylor Gang team....Read More

Troy Ave

#4 - Troy Ave - Good Time

Looking for a Good Time? You've come to the right place. Fresh off linking up with Diddy, MA$E and T.I. to remix the breezy Your Style, the rising NYC rap star is back with another carefree summer jam—this one part of his...Read More

Dunson

#5 - Dunson - Broke Ass Dope Ass Rapper

Dunson's bank account balance may be perilously low, but what he lacks in funds he more than makes up for in mic skills. On the latest single off his next independent album, the Maryland representative offers us a window into...Read More

Sadistik

#6 - Sadistik ft. Sticky Fingaz & Tech N9ne - Death Warrant

I have to admit, I was a little nervous to listen to the first feature from Sadistik—Booth-exclusive world premiere or no. If the Seattle underground mainstay (as his stage name suggests) gets his kicks by inflicting pain,...Read More

Barak The Rapper

#7 - Barak The Rapper ft. Ramaj Eroc - Say It Ain't So

Barak The Rapper's switched up his style to achieve mainstream success? Say It Ain't So! On second thought, I'll just go ahead and say it: it ain't so. His first feature since the February release of his and The Milita's From...Read More

J. Pinder

#8 - J. Pinder ft. Camila Recchio - Virtue

Five months after dazzling readers with Life Is Simple (Pt. 1), Seattle buzzmaker J. Pinder finally returns to our front page with feature numero dos. On this pensive jam, the Fin Records signee showcases his many virtues:...Read More

Statik Selektah

#9 - Statik Selektah ft. Action Bronson, Royce Da 5'9" & Black Thought - The Imperial

Remember when Statik took part in our Behind The Boards series? One thing that always stood out to me was when he said this about features, "I don’t pay anybody; it’s always trade-offs. It’s out of mutual respect, you...Read More

Kembe X

#10 - Kembe X - Attention Deficit Disorder

As someone with Attention Deficit Disorder, I uh... hold on, I forgot what I was doing. Isn't there an Internet bill I need to pay today? I wonder what my cat is up to... Oh, right, I'm supposed to be telling you about Kembe...Read More

Raz Simone

#11 - Raz Simone - Bow Down

Though Raz Simone is currently traveling the U.S. with Rittz and Taylor Gang's Tuki Carter (Click here to read our own Lucas S.'s coverage of the tour.), the Seattle rhymesayer isn't about to leave his fans emptyhanded while...Read More

Mass Appeal

#12 - Young Thug, ASAP Ferg & Freddie Gibbs - Old English

Sometimes you're looking for some true lyricism, rhymes you can obsessively dissect with a scalpel. And sometimes you're looking for a new banger so dirty you feel you committed a felony just listening. Yeah...so as if you...Read More

OnCue

#13 - OnCue x Just Blaze - This View From Here

It may be lonely at the top but, on the bright side, there's a hell of a view. On This View From Here, the latest single off his long-awaited Angry Young Man LP, OnCue drinks in the panorama that stretches before his eyes,...Read More

Jered Sanders

#14 - Jered Sanders - Real

As evidenced by the rave reviews that greeted his Sorry for the Delay EP, Jered Sanders has been at the top of his game lately. But, below the surface of his Booth-approved tunes, inner conflict has been bubbling. Real the...Read More

Erk Tha Jerk

#15 - Erk Tha Jerk x Fly Commons - Wizard of Oz

Last we heard from Erk Tha Jerk and Fly Commons, the Bay Area emcee and producer were finna Blast Someone. So listeners might be a little surprised to find them skipping down the Yellow Brick Road on the follow-up. Well, this...Read More

Boldy James

#16 - Boldy James - Crunchin

Eight months after the release of his independent debut album, My 1st Chemistry Set, Motown rhymesayer Boldy James is getting ready to unleash the mixtape follow-up. Our first taste of Trapper's Alley 2 comes in the form of...Read More

Cryptic Wisdom

#17 - Cryptic Wisdom - Fall From Grace

Many, if not most musical artists possess talents that can't be constrained to a single genre box—and Cryptic Wisdom is a case in point. To showcase the underappreciated diversity of his skillset, the Tucson emcee has...Read More

Nutso

#18 - Nutso - This City of Mine

While Nutso's last feature, 2013's Phuk It, found him expressing overweening contempt for his foes and their women, there's at least one thing the indie rhymesayer holds in high esteem: namely, his hometown. Fresh off his...Read More

SANGO

#19 - Sango x Waldo ft. SPZRKT - Crossroads

Last we heard from Sango, the buzzmaking beatsmith had joined forces with DMV up-and-comer GoldLink to bring us April's Wassup, a quirky promo cut that won high praise from our readers. Two monthhs and change later, the...Read More

Ibn Inglor

#20 - Ibn Inglor - Lordy Lord (Mhone Glor Remix)

Way back in August of 2012, when the Windy City buzzmaker was still an unknown quantity on our pages, Ibn Inglor unleashed mixtape single Lordy Lord. Inspiring our own Nathan S. to write, “Sweet baby Jesus this is dope,”...Read More

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G-Scott

#21 - G-Scott - The Butterfly Effect

As popularized in the 2004 Ashton Kutcher vehicle of the same name, chaos theory's concept of The Butterfly Effect suggests that an event as seemingly inconsequential as a butterfly beating its wings can have massive indirect...Read More

Rubiks

#22 - Rubiks - Uh Oh

T-Dot natives are a regular presence on our pages and we've featured one or two artists repping Halifax, Nova Scotia, but we've never brought y'all any fresh tunes from Regina, Saskatchewan... until now. Today, Queen City...Read More

AmirObe

#23 - Amir Obè - Drugs & Cam'ron

Is there anything better than sparking up a blunt and listening to Purple Haze? Amir Obè thinks not. That's why, on his first feature since dropping the moniker “Phreshy Duzit” in favor of his birth name, the Brooklynite...Read More

 

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