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 6, 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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Warm Brew

Warm Brew - Nothin From Nothin

Despite their unappetizing stage name, the Warm Brew didn't fail to leave Booth readers refreshed when they introduced themselves with early-April's coffee-shop-funky Willing to Ride. Today, the Los Angeles crew return to...Read More
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Devin Miles

Devin Miles - All Good

Rappers who let haters' words get under their skin would do well to remember the words of Eleanor Roosevelt: “Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Devin Miles clearly knows what the First Lady's...Read More
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Novel

Novel - Get You High

Let’s start this post with a riddle: what’s the best time to listen to new music from Novel? Trick question, there’s never a bad time to listen to new Novel. With his DJBooth-approved Vanilla Sky still large in the...Read More
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Shane Eli

Shane Eli - Have Mercy

If you’re looking for music that will shut your brain off and allow you to simply wild out, might I suggest taking the Cowabunga bus to Racksville? But if you want music that will reward you with repeated listens, who...Read More
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Varsity Squad

Varsity Squad ft. One Be Lo - U Minor, We Major

Pittsburgh twosome Varsity Squad may be underground, but that doesn't mean they consider themselves marginal--on the contrary, Jon Quest and Beedie differentiate themselves sharply from their peers, as evidenced by new single...Read More
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Joe Budden

Joe Budden ft. Emanny - Dreamerz

For many rappers, dreams are a positive experience, driving them forward with visions of the fame and fortune that lies in their (potential) future. Step into the psyche of a slumbering Joe Budden, however, and you'll find no...Read More
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SBTRKT

SBTRKT ft. Yukimi Nagano (of Little Dragon) & Drake - Wildfire (Remix)

South London producer SBTRKT's latest single, Wildifre, gets a major injection of star power on this newly-released remix of the cut. Over the producer's mechanical percussion and wobbling synths, original guest Yukimi Nagano...Read More
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Rich Kid Sound System

Rich Kid Sound System - Sonnet 27

If you took high-school English, there's a good chance that, at one point or another, you've found yourself hunched over over a Shakespeare text at 11:45 PM, struggling to translate the Bard's much-vaunted poetry into...Read More
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Skyzoo

Skyzoo - Atypical

With just seven days before The Great Debater is scheduled to drop, Skyzoo has leaked one final track for #debatedteamtuesdays, now in its fifth week. Today we find ourselves graced with Atypical, another Skyzoo/!llmind...Read More
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K. Sparks

K. Sparks ft. Angelous - Gold Chain

Pairing gritty, (usually) sample-driven production with gymnastic flows and punchline-driven braggadocio, K. Sparks' brand of underground fire is as classic as Gold Chains and tracksuits – which makes it all the more...Read More
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Dice Raw

Dice Raw - 1995

Is Dice Raw living in the past? You'd better believe it – in fact, he can tell you the exact year: 1995 (He and Maffew Ragazino should get together sometime.) Previously heard as a guest on records by The Roots and...Read More
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Rock City

Rock City - We On

Though Caribbean-pop twosome Rock City's PTFAO (Put the F*cking Album Out) campaign didn't ultimately succeed (the duo recently parted ways with Konvict Muzik), brothers Don't Talk Much and Da Spokesman aren't down for the...Read More
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NIQUE

Nique ft. Mr. Music - I Know What You Like

Nique may still be keeping mum about his plans for the material he's been holed up in the studio recording over the past six or seven months but, as he reminded us with last month's NO!, the Las Vegas representative knows...Read More
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Cobe Obeah

Cobe Obeah - Dark Night

If Adele was the new Imogen Heap, could Florence Welch (of “and the Machine” fame) be the new Adele? After a listen to Cobe Obeah's latest single, I'm thinking she's a prime candidate for hip-hop's next across-the-pond...Read More
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Rockwell Powers

Rockwell Powers - It's Like This

The 247th entry in our Exclusive Freestyle Series comes courtesy of Rockwell Powers, the Tacoma native who earned Booth acclaim for mixtape cuts My Way and Life. On his brand new, exclusive It's Like This freestyle, the...Read More
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D. Julien

D. Julien ft. Young Scolla - Mirror Pt. 2

Originally featured back in March, D. Julien's The Mirror gets the remix/single treatment on the newly-released Pt. 2. Over the pensive, boardwork of Bahama Beats, the NYC native (and freestyle series alum) is joined by...Read More
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Vonnegutt

Vonnegutt ft. Cutty Cartel, Aleon Craft & STS - What A Job

As those who have been paying attention to the Booth lately already know, hard-to-define crew Vonnegutt have been prepping to release their paradoxically titled $Free.99 project for a little while now (see previous release...Read More
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Tech N9ne

Tech N9ne ft. Various Artists - Worldwide Choppers

If you're a fan of breakneck flows, you've probably daydreamed at one point or another about the dopeness that would ensue if a grip of the game's fastest spitters got together on one ensemble cut. Well, speed-freaks, I have...Read More
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Skyzoo

Skyzoo - Test Drive

When it comes to underrated emcees, Skyzoo is a member of an elite class. In the four or five years I've been listening to his music, he's been consistent with lyrical, thought provoking material and working with great...Read More
 

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