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.

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Tech N9ne

Tech N9ne ft. Lil Wayne & T-Pain - F*ck Food

With the verbal agility he displays in his musical work, Tech N9ne must have some... other skills as well, right? Indeed—on newly-leaked album standout F*ck Food, the Kansas City underground uses his cunning linguistic...Read More
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OnCue

OnCue - Feel Tall

“Artist (fill in the blank) doesn’t sound like anyone else” has become such a common phrase that it’s ironically become cliché, but I just don’t know what else to say; OnCue is really developing his own sound. Not...Read More
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Bambu

Bambu x Prometheus Brown - At it Again

I know you guys love jokes, so here’s a good one: two guys Walk Into A Bar, spend a week in Hawaii, and make progressively dope music to rock with. Didn’t get it? Ok, so maybe it wasn’t that funny, let me back it up a...Read More
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Radical Something

Radical Something - Escape

At first blush, a laid-back political radical sounds like as much of a contradiction-in-terms as a square circle, or a lyrical Waka Flocka joint. Radical Something, however, are living proof that they do exist. On new promo...Read More
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Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar - Hol’ Up

HiiPower, Sex With Society and Ronald Reagan Era, the previous Booth-featured leaks off Kendrick Lamar's forthcoming street album, were (respectively) a politically-charged lyrical tour de force, a pornographically freaky...Read More
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Lil B

Lil B - Trapped In Prison

When Wonton Soup was buzzing last August, my cousin asked me what I thought about Lil B. I told her that The Pack standout was like the Jim Carrey of rap. Beneath the outrageous and comic antics there was a serious artist...Read More
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K. Sparks

K. Sparks - Wondering

When it comes to hip-hop, rappers search far and wide for the right producer to work with. It’s like finding the right barber. Some give a really good cut but don’t say a word, others are your instantly your best friend...Read More
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ForteBowie

ForteBowie ft. Aleon Craft - Decatur

Those who tuned in for ForteBowie’s DJBooth debut The Thesis may be forgiven for thinking that the Atlanta newcomer is just a seriously minded emcee but as he proves on new single Decatur the man’s also a obscure-sample...Read More
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Freddie Gibbs

Freddie Gibbs ft. Daz - Rap Money

It’s not that rap music needs another ode to the mighty dollar, dollar bill, but the pursuit of money can be enhanced by quality production and lyricism adds reflection beyond the mere pursuit of stacking Franklins. Over an...Read More
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Rapsody

Rapsody ft. Big K.R.I.T. - So Be It

With the boom-bap inspired sound and tightly-wound mic approach that characterizes much of Rapsody's work, it's easy to forget that her home state, North Carolina, is part of the Dirty South. Fresh off colliding with...Read More
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Yonas

Yonas - Get 'Em

The 250th and final entry in our Exclusive Freestyle Series comes courtesy of Yonas, the NYC buzzmaker who hooked up with DJBooth to sell his acclaimed The Proven Theory album in late April. On his brand new, exclusive Get...Read More
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Kyle Lucas

Kyle Lucas x Captain Midnite - Your Tragedy

Being a tortured artist is a double-edged sword—on the one hand, you get to make a living by venting about your issues, thereby saving a bundle on therapists' bills. On the other, well, there's still the whole...Read More
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Khrysis

Khrysis ft. Laws - Love Today

Love is in the air Today, judging by the Booth's feature lineup. That is, if by “love” you mean “lust,” and by “today,” I mean “this evening.” Fresh off hearing Miguel quest for a Quickie on his latest single,...Read More
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Thurz

Thurz - Prayer

First U-N-I break up, now everyday I wake up, somebody got a problem with Nathan S. Yes, it’s unfortunately true, the Los Angeles duo is, well, no longer a duo. In the grand tradition of The Beatles, ATCQ and Danity Kane...Read More
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Openmic

Openmic - First Day of Summer

Depending on whether you're following the meteorological or astronomical definition of seasons, we're either six or 26 days late featuring Openmic's First Day of Summer. But look on the bright side: you still have two months...Read More
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tabi Bonney

tabi Bonney - Parachute

Attention ladies: if you're gonna be in the vicinity of tabi Bonney, you'd be wise to pack a Parachute, because it's highly likely you'll be falling for the D.C. representative. The lead single off Bonney's forthcoming...Read More
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Guy Harrison

Guy Harrison - Who's That Guy?

If we’re going to play the “rappers who also love puns” game it’s going to be hard to beat Sean Price. After all, you’d be going up against a man who named his albums Jesus Price Supastar and Kimbo Price....Read More
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Jake Miller

Jake Miller - Top Spot

At a glance, you might not guess that Booth newcomer Jake Miller had a particularly hard-knock upbringing, but looks can be deceiving. In reality, the 18-year-old rap hopeful had to surmount formidable obstacles to make it to...Read More
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Voli

Voli - The Righteous Remain

Regular Booth readers know that up-and-coming NJ emcee Voli is seemingly incapable of speaking anything but honest, passionate rhymes; you’ll find no racks on other racks here. Readers also know that when it comes to...Read More
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