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.



SANGO

#1 - 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

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

Statik Selektah

#3 - 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

Mass Appeal

#4 - 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

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

G-Eazy

#6 - G-Eazy - Almost Famous

The title of G-Eazy's latest single explains why I’m leaving home to become a stewardess. Sorry; when I see a record titled Almost Famous, I can’t help but think about the classic flick by Cameron Crowe. In reality this...Read More

Witt Lowry

#7 - Witty ft. Trippz Michaud - Leave

At the top of the month, we heard Connecticut buzzmaker Witty pour his soul out to an ex on the reader-acclaimed Like I Do. A few weeks on, the pain of heartbreak hasn't exactly faded, but it seems to have been overshadowed...Read More

Erk Tha Jerk

#8 - 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

Your Old Droog

#9 - Your Old Droog - You Know What Time It Is

Over the last week, the hip-hop internet has been engulfed in trying to figure out if Your Old Droog is actually an alter-ego of Nas. Spoiler alert, he's not Nas. He's just not. NOT. Now that the Nas thing is out of the way -...Read More

Jon Waltz

#10 - Jon Waltz - Video Girl

Previously heard collaborating with Manhattan buzzmaker Skizzy Mars on the reader-approved Coming Down, Jon Waltz jumps into the driver seat with Video Girl, his inaugural feature as a solo headliner. In the 18-year-old...Read More

Sam Lachow

#11 - Sam Lachow ft. Raz Simone & Ariana DeBoo - Dreams of Gold

One month after impressing DJBooth readers with the Shakespeare-inspired King Lear, Sam Lachow returns to our pages with freshly-minted follow-up Dreams of Gold. Previously given as an exclusive gift to supporters of the...Read More

Boldy James

#12 - 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

Mic Phenom

#13 - 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

Minty Burns

#14 - Minty Burns ft. Rockie Fresh - How I Feel

Last seen searching for Higher Grounds on a February promo cut, Minty Burns continues his pursuit of greatness on mixtape single How I Feel. Wondagirl mans the boards on this hustle anthem, crafting an airy, yet driving...Read More

KIDD

#15 - KIDD ft. Derek Luh - Insomnia Vacation

Like most ambitious rhymesayers on the come-up, KIDD has lost countless hours of shut-eye to his craft. I'm not sure whether the title “Insomnia Vacation” means that the Chi-Town emcee is taking some time off to catch...Read More

Barak The Rapper

#16 - 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

E.R.A.

#17 - E.R.A. - Coltrane

An unsigned buzzmaker hailing from the hip-hop capital of the South, A-Town's E.R.A. makes his grand entrance into The DJBooth with an EP single dedicated to a jazz legend. Appropriately given its namesake, Coltrane is heavy...Read More

Yonas

#18 - Yonas - Love Me Again

Since Yonas's last feature, The Transition (Deluxe Edition) single Leaving You, found the Bronx representative cutting loose a woman he'd been seeing, I figured new promo single Love Me Again would feature him begging her to...Read More

Tech N9ne

#19 - Tech N9ne ft. Mackenzie O'Gunn - Fear

Fresh off his reader-acclaimed guest contribution to Death Warrant, the debut DJBooth feature from Seattle emcee Sadistik, Tech N9ne has unleashed a brand new single of his own. On Fear, the Strange Music capo brings his...Read More

SIN

#20 - SIN - Johnny Cash

If you see SIN rolling through the South Florida streets this summer, don't be surprised if what you hear banging from his sound system isn't hip-hop, but the classic country stylings of Johnny Cash. Making its world premiere...Read More

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Allday

#21 - Allday - You Always Know the DJ

You know those women who seem to know every single person in your city's music scene, never have to pay a cover change and invariably get invited backstage at shows? I've dated a few of 'em in my day, and apparently Allday...Read More

Nutso

#22 - 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

Busdriver

#23 - Busdriver ft. Aesop Rock & Danny Brown - Ego Death

This one is not for the faint of heart. S**t, even the strong of heart might feel a little woozy after just one listen to Busdriver's solo Booth debut, Ego Death. Bus's frenetic, jarring flow gets the track started off on a...Read More

 

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