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.

July 29, 2013 Chart Recap*Tech N9ne‘s reign......Read More

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R.A. The Rugged Man

R.A. The Rugged Man ft. Hopsin & Jarren Benton - Underground Hits (Remix)

Back in April, R.A. The Rugged Man stepped into the Booth with Underground Hits, a single that managed to sound grimy despite being based around a Mozart sample (Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, to be specific). Today, the record...Read More
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Wrekonize

Wrekonize ft. Crooked I - Adrenaline

Adrenaline, also known as epinephrine, is an endogeneous hormone and neurotransmitter released into the bloodstream in response to stressful or emotionally arousing events. While there's nothing especially anxiety-inducing...Read More
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Rapsody

Rapsody ft. Mac Miller & Jared Evan - Generation

Last week, Rapsody kicked off promotion for her forthcoming Gangsta Grillz tape (and brought her label's Summer of Jamla series to a thrilling conclusion) with Dark Knights, a reader-acclaimed cut which found her trading...Read More
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ANTHM

ANTHM - Bear With Me

Through the first half of 2013, New York emcee ANTHM has already released two EPs. Since it's been a couple of weeks since the release of his latest EP, The Fire Next Time, we thought we'd take a moment to pump the brakes,...Read More
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Tech N9ne

Tech N9ne ft. Kendrick Lamar, ¡MAYDAY! & Kendall Morgan - Fragile

When I hear the word “Fragile,” I think of my grandma's china, newborn babies and the like. I most definitely don't think of Tech N9ne's music, most of which is so hard-hitting and aggressive I'd be afraid to play it in...Read More
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Kid The Traveler

Kid The Traveler - TUDAY

If you go nuts for airy, synth-driven beats and unique flows, Kid The Traveler’s TUDAY might be tu much for you. For the record, I am aware of the spelling error; I was just getting into the spirit of this cut, the Orlando...Read More
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Tech N9ne

Tech N9ne ft. B.o.B & Wiz Khalifa - See Me

Tech N9ne has been a frequent presence on our pages of late, contributing guest bars to joints by RA The Rugged Man (Holla-Loo-Yuh), Wrekonize (Freak) and many more, but it's been nearly a year since the Strange Music...Read More
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Astro

Astro - Don't Test Me

Astro may be young but, like the Wu-Tang Clan, he ain't nothin' to f**k wit. On a new single off his next mixtape, the 17-year-old Brooklynite and X Factor alumnus offers potential foes some free advice: “Don't Test Me,...Read More
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ProbCause

ProbCause ft. Chance The Rapper - LSD

Chicago natives have been known to refer to Lake Shore Drive, an expressway running along the edge of Lake Michigan, by the initialism LSD. As that surreal promo pic and the presence of Acid Rap auteur Chance The Rapper might...Read More
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Allan Rayman

Allan Rayman - Phoenix

OK, last chance; if Allan Rayman's latest feature doesn’t convince you to download his Booth-hosted album, H.O.H.W, we're gonna step through your computer screen and slap you right in the face. While it might sound drastic,...Read More
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Artel Carter

Artel Carter - Victor (VA to LA)

With his last Booth appearance coming in November of 2012 (Popeye Jones Jr.) its been a hot minute since we last heard from Artel Carter. So, what has he been doing for these past nine months? Winning all across America. On...Read More
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The Procussions

The Procussions - Fall to Fly

Have an extra thousand bucks lying around? Instead of paying off loans or investing the cash, why not do the sensible thing and use it to create your own song? For a cool grand, The Procussions will produce, write, record,...Read More
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Hopsin

Hopsin - Ill Mind Six: Old Friend

Over the last several years, Hopsin has been offering fans regular glimpses into his headspace via an ongoing series of video singles entitled Ill Mind of Hopsin. Recently, the Funk Volume rapper/producer's been lost in...Read More
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Blitz The Ambassador

Blitz The Ambassador - African in New York

Earlier this month, Blitz the Ambassador ended a two-year drought of recorded material with DIKEMBE!, a lead EP single whose lyrics and official visuals (shot in Rabat, Morocco) clearly reflected the artist's global...Read More
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Bishop Nehru

Bishop Nehru - Mobb Dizzle

Update: We have added the Markel Scott-directed visuals for Bishop Nehru's Mobb Dizzle. With his sophomore street album less than 24 hours away from release, NYC rap wunderkind Bishop Nehru has liberated one last single off...Read More
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Vic Mensa

Vic Mensa ft. Lili K. - Hollywood LA

I know what y'all are thinking: what are two Chicago-based artists doing on a record titled Hollywood LA? I've listened to Vic Mensa's latest solo feature twice now, and the only connection I've gleaned is the emcee's...Read More
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Blue Gold

Blue Gold - Running From My Life

Introduced to the Booth via the massively-acclaimed Make a Move at the top of the month, Boston crew Blue Gold return to our pages with the freshly-released follow-up single off their collaborative debut—and it just so...Read More
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Rapsody

Rapsody ft. Wale - Dark Knights

Over the last two weeks and change, heads in The DJBooth and beyond have been nodding along to warm-weather bangers from each member of the Jamla Records stable. Considering the uniformly stellar quality of previous Summer of...Read More
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Luke Christopher

Luke Christopher - Hell of a Rhyme

After Luke Christopher's lengthy absence from the Booth (Blue Skies hit our front page in early 2012), the Golden State representative must have a Hell of a Rhyme lined up for his comeback feature, right? Indeed—and a dope...Read More
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¡MAYDAY!

¡MAYDAY! - HighRide

Given that it's both dangerous and illegal, I wouldn't encourage any of you to get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle while faded. If you do choose to ignore my advice, however, you could hardly find a better soundtrack for...Read More

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Soul Khan

Soul Khan ft. Nicholas Ryan Gant - Morning Alone

Not featured on the solo tip since February, when he turned heads with his Cannibal Ox-inspired Iron Galaxy [Freestyle], Soul Khan returns to our pages with a freshly-minted video single off his most recent Booth-hosted...Read More
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Micky Munday

Micky Munday ft. G Curtis - Il Vero Amore

Introduced to The DJBooth via December 2012's reader-approved Glass House, Micky Munday makes his long-awaited return to our pages with follow-up mixtape single Il Vero Amore. As the title (Italian for “true love”)...Read More
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GQ

GQ - Get Fly

Spirits a little low this morning? Not to worry—GQ has stopped by the Booth with a little something to help you Get Fly. (And it's a Booth-exclusive world premiere, so you don't have to worry about readers of other sites...Read More
 

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