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.


June 14, 2010 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


The Slauson Boyz

#1 - The Slauson Boyz ft. J Blacc - Stayin Alive

Let's start with what this record is not: Stayin Alive, the latest mixtape leak from Nipsey Hussle-fronted crew Slauson Boyz, is in no way, shape or form inspired by the Bee-Gees' disco standard of the same name – and thank...Read More

Joe Budden

#2 - Joe Budden - Somethin to Ride To

If I were a cruder man I would describe Joe Budden’s recent musical output as a hip-hop smocktease, except I’d use a word that rhymes with “smock.” Luckily, I’m far too classy for such low brow terms. Instead,...Read More

Neako

#3 - Neako - Chief Rocka 2010 [Premiere]

Believe it or not, being “Number One Chief Rocka” is less like being the Highlander than it is like winning a Miss America pageant; not only can can the title be held by more than one individual, but a new Rocka is...Read More

Kutt Calhoun

#4 - Kutt Calhoun ft. Joe Budden - Redemption

A member of Tech N9ne's Strange Music roster, Kutt Calhoun has clearly been learning from his Dark Lord and Master label boss' example; on his latest single and first Booth feature, Redemption, the Kansas City native...Read More

K. Sparks

#5 - K. Sparks - Caught Up

I don't know about you guys, but at this moment I'd like nothing more than to go outside, spread out a blanket, and spend the day lazing around and soaking in the sun, umbrella-drink in hand. For those who, like me, don't...Read More

Freddie Gibbs

#6 - Freddie Gibbs ft. Bun B - Rock Bottom

They say you have to hit Rock Bottom before you can truly change, but although the best rapper to ever come out of Gary, Indiana, Freddie Gibbs, and UGK for Life representer Bun B find themselves at the lowest of the low, it...Read More

Rah Digga

#7 - Rah Digga - This Ain't No Lil Kid Rap

If dope ’90s hip-hop had hands, it’d be giving a standing ovation to Rah Digga, who has been killing mics for well over a decade now. Bringing back some heavy lyrical integrity to the game, Digga blew Booth readers away...Read More

Young Lyxx

#8 - Young Lyxx - Make It

Giving up security and stability to pursue one's dreams always involves a leap of faith – especially in our current economic climate, and especially especially if you're hoping to succeed in today's struggling music...Read More

DJ Mathematics

#9 - DJ Mathematics ft. Raekwon, Cappadonna, EyesLow, Bad Luck & Method Man - Made Men

When three talents of the caliber of Method Man, Ghostface Killah and Raekwon the Chef collide for an album as excellent as Wu-Massacre undoubtedly was, you'd expect there to be at least a few top-shelf outtakes, right? Here...Read More

Ab-Soul

#10 - Ab-Soul - Drift Away

Plenty of hip-hop artists have tried to craft headphone-ready vibe-out music, but few seem able to strike the balance of hypnotic grooviness, ethereal melodicism, and smooth rhymes necessary to achieve maximum relax-i-tude...Read More

Rich Kid Sound System

#11 - Rich Kid Sound System - A Little Bit of Time

Don't let the title mislead you; even if you're not lucky enough to possess a top-dollar stereo setup, you won't regret spending A Little Bit of Time listening to the first Booth feature from up-and-coming live-band ensemble...Read More

Slum Village

#12 - Slum Village ft. Colin Munroe - Faster

Brace yourselves, Slum Village fans – Elzhi, Illa J and T3's latest single may come as a little bit of a surprise. Faster finds the Motown trio diverging from the smooth-but-gritty sound they pioneered in partnership with...Read More

Eternia

#13 - Eternia ft. Rah Digga & Rage - The BBQ

I love female rappers. Lauryn Hill is in my top 5 dead or alive, Nicki Minaj is my (imaginary) girlfriend and Missy Elliot has earned a permanent place on any party playlist. So when The BBQ came to my inbox, I was excited....Read More

ESSO

#14 - ESSO - Heads Will Roll

The hipster-beloved Yeah Yeah Yeahs have been enjoying quite a bit of attention from the rap game lately – well, one of their songs has, anyway. Previously flipped on features by King Mez (Winter) and Sam Adams (Heads Will...Read More

The Niceguys

#15 - The Niceguys - Not at All

They say that “nice guys finish last,” but who are “they,” anyways? A bunch of jerks? Nice guys talking about themselves in the third person? The world may never know. In any case, Easy Yves Saint, DJ Candlestick,...Read More

The Freshmen

#16 - The Freshmen - Dreamin' California

As a resident of the chilly Midwest, I've heard it said that without the bitter winters we wouldn't appreciate the summer sun – but I don't really buy it. As they explain on newly-released single Dreamin' California,...Read More

Jamieson

#17 - Jamieson ft. Emilio Rojas - Keep Up

Valedictorian, Olympic gold medalist, number-one rapper: which one of these things is not like the other? Since you’re at DJBooth, if you guessed rapper, you’d be correct. Why? Because even when a rapper reaches...Read More

Jermiside

#18 - Jermiside ft. Maverick Sabre - Afraid

Underground emcee Jermiside and his behind-the-boards partner, Danny Diggs, may be nothing to play with, but even the most intrepid rappers and beatsmiths suffer from occasional inner anxieties and doubts. On new single...Read More

Everliven Sound

#19 - Everliven Sound ft. El Da Sensei - Elements

Drafted by Russian chemist Dimitri Mendelev in 1869, the Periodic Table of the Elements was a useful guide to the building blocks of matter, but suffered from a tragic lack of hot beats and witty punchlines. Unfortunately, no...Read More

 

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