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 27, 2011 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

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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
2
Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar ft. RZA - Ronald Reagan Era

As Charles Dickens would say, ”It was the best of times, and it was the worst of times.” While The Reagan Era was a lousy one for economic policy (sorry, Republicans—wait, no I'm not), the very conditions that made life...Read More
3
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
4
Apathy

Apathy - Check to Check

For an emcee to say so much in the first verse, what the hell could he have left for the rest of the song? But this is Apathy we're talking about, and he doesn't let us down lyrically as he makes himself at home over an...Read More
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Radical Something

Radical Something ft. Kinetics - Be Easy

On Radical Something's Booth debut, the Cali crew propose something radical—if the nine-to-five grind has you feeling stressed, why not step away from the laptop, power down your mobile phone, and go somewhere you...Read More
6
The Cool Kids

The Cool Kids ft. Mayer Hawthorne - Swimsuits

Though it's been one hell of a wait, it's looking like fans of The Cool Kids can expect an album before school's back in session. Any LP dropping during the months of June, July or August is practically legally required to...Read More
7
Grieves

Grieves - Best of Me

Fresh off the release of their collaborative album,Grieves and Budo return with another standout cut off the project. On Best of Me, Budo's pensive piano production (created entirely using the Maschine "studio-in-a-box")...Read More
8
Shane Eli

Shane Eli - When No One Cares

Though you wouldn't know it from the Booth fave's usual positivity and drive to succeed, Shane Eli is well-acquainted with the self-perpetuating feelings of loneliness and desperation that take hold of individuals suffering...Read More
9
Jean Grae

Jean Grae - Casebasket

For free 99 Jean will beat 99 acts down? Sounds like a deal, huh? Jean Grae is one of the best lyricists of our time. No, not just one of the best female lyricists, one of the best lyricists period, regardless of gender....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
11
Mac Miller

Mac Miller ft. Talib Kweli - Family First

In celebration of reaching 500,000 Twitter followers, Rostrum Records' very own has unleashed a brand new record to show his appreciation for all his fans. With an alley oop from Like behind the board on the production tip...Read More
12
Jay Rock

Jay Rock ft. Kendrick Lamar - Hood Gone Love It

Some rappers bend over backwards to give the people what they want, trying to be everything to everyone (and succeeding only once in a great while). Jay Rock, on the other hand, could care less whether or not you appreciate...Read More
13
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
14
Logic

Logic ft. Camille Gray - Mind Of Logic

Although he’s built a loyal and growing fan base it’s safe to say that most citizens of DJBooth Nation are unfamiliar with DMV native Logic; you know, considering this is the first feature for the DMV native. Well, what...Read More
15
Goines

Goines ft. Joe Average - Fed Up

To paraphrase Howard Beale's famous speech from Network, Goines is mad as hell, and he's not gonna take it anymore! What, precisely, is it that's got the Arkansas native so steamed? As he explains on his latest mixtape leak...Read More
16
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
17
MindsOne

MindsOne ft. Thee Tom Hardy & Rapsody - Code of Ethics

Between bankers who run off our paychecks, athletes pumped up on more illegal drugs than Scarface and politicians who can’t keep their hands to themselves it may feel like we’re living in the age of broken ethics. Problem...Read More
18
Jelani

Jelani - Race Matters

In a classic text published in 1994, Dr. Cornel West informed readers that, regardless of how fervently some might wish otherwise, Race Matters. Of course, now that Barack Obama's in the White House, that's all behind us and...Read More
19
Yonas

Yonas - Living In the Sky

You’d think that after the release of his highly rated album, The Proven Theory, and being chosen to close out our long-standing Freestyle Series Yonas would be Living in the Sky, but despite the title of his new world...Read More
 

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