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.


March 10, 2014 Chart Recap*Last week’s front-runner, Tech N9ne‘s “Fragile,” makes the jump to our Top Hip Hop and R&B Chart, and the runner-up, Rich Quick‘s “May I, Say I,” tumbles to fourth. …...Read More


Devin Miles

#1 - Devin Miles - Where the DJs At?

Oft imitated but never equaled, the DJBooth Freestyle Series ran from February 2009 through June 2011. Its 250 total entries were the work of a veritable who's-who of underground and emerging emcees, including rising stars...Read More

Black Milk

#2 - Black Milk - Cold Day

Fresh off the autumn 2013 release of his latest full-length, No Poison, No Paradise, emcee/producer Black Milk has already buckled down to work on a forthcoming EP. While the newly-released lead single off the project, Cold...Read More

Solar One

#3 - Solar One - Call It Off

An up-and-coming rhymesayer repping Albuquerque, New Mexico, Solar One makes his grand entrance into the DJBooth with the newly-released Call It Off. DMT (of Pharaoh One & DMT) mans the mixing boards on this pensive...Read More

Rich Quick

#4 - Rich Quick - May I, Say I

Want to show that special someone how much you care this Valentine's Day, but aren't sure how to put your feelings into words? Well, you could always just say, “I love you.” (OK, you might want to spring for a fancy...Read More

Dave B

#5 - Dave B ft. Sol - Boathouse

One of the perks of living on the Western Seaboard is the ability to head down to the coast and enjoy a boat ride along the Pacific shoreline. Don't have a watercraft at your disposal? Not to worry—Booth newcomer Dave B's...Read More

Skizzy Mars

#6 - Skizzy Mars - All Say

Skizzy Mars has been juggling so many women lately that he should consider equipping his bedroom with revolving doors. To me, that doesn't sound like what you'd call a problem. On his latest single, however, he seems to be...Read More

Kokayi

#7 - Kokayi ft. AP The Prince - Until Now

Many rappers have dropped a song a week for an entire month or two, believing that they are on their grind like a skater, but no artist has ever tried to release a song a day for an entire calender year...Until Now. D.C....Read More

King Reign

#8 - King Reign - Killer

Every emcee would love to be known as a beat murderer. While it is a good reputation to have in hip-hop, in the real world, too many people are labeled Killers based on judgements that are only skin deep. On this powerful...Read More

Erik Flowchild

#9 - Erik Flowchild ft. Joe Budden & DJ Grouch - Hurdles

We all have a few hurdles in our lives that require strength and determination to overcome. If your hurdle is that you don't have any emotional and motivational hip-hop to listen to, then you can consider that hurdle...Read More

Joyner Lucas

#10 - Joyner Lucas - Jurisdiction

I have been debating all morning as to whether or not a workout is in my Friday plans. Admittedly, I was on the fence (it is Friday after all), but after hearing Joyner Lucas' latest effort, I think I am going to make the gym...Read More

L'Orange

#11 - L'Orange ft. Blu - Need You

Nearly two years after making his last Booth appearance with the reader-acclaimed Alone, indie beatsmith L'Orange makes his return to our pages with Need You, a fresh cut off his next studio album. Despite the time that's...Read More

The Menace

#12 - The Menace ft. Chris Brown - Put On My N*ggas

An affiliate of Game's Black Wall Street label since the mid-oughts, The Menace (formerly known as Compton Menace) finally has a debut album on the horizon. Which means that those who have stood in his way over the course of...Read More

Tech N9ne

#13 - Tech N9ne ft. Kendrick Lamar, ¡MAYDAY! & Kendall Morgan - Fragile

When I hear the word “Fragile,” I think of my grandma's china, newborn babies and the like. I most definitely don't think of Tech N9ne's music, most of which is so hard-hitting and aggressive I'd be afraid to play it in...Read More

Smoke DZA

#14 - Smoke DZA ft. Ab-Soul - Hearses

Haters and sucker emcees, let it not be said that Smoke DZA never did anything for you. On his latest promo single, the Harlem rhymesayer makes it known that he's handing out free Hearses to anyone standing in his way. Though...Read More

Connor Evans

#15 - Connor Evans - Keys

Unless you are a crate digger, A and B-sides don't really mean much in the internet age, but with his new release Connor Evans takes it back to the days of vinyl. Keys, a Booth-exclusive world premiere, is SIDE A of a new...Read More

Calez

#16 - Calez - Positive Energy

Haven't reached your RDA of good vibes yet today? Calez has you covered. On the latest single off his forthcoming full-length, released along with off-the-cuff visuals directed by the artist himself, the Windy City buzzmaker...Read More

Raz Simone

#17 - Raz Simone - They'll Speak

Back in January, when Raz Simone stepped into the Booth with Don't Shine, I noted the way in which the Seattle repper's passion for movie scores had influenced his sound. Little did I know, just a few short weeks later we'd...Read More

Atmosphere

#18 - Atmosphere - Bitter

If I were to describe the weather my former city of residence, Minneapolis, is currently experiencing, "Bitterly cold" would be a damn good start. But the chill outside Slug's door is downright toasty compared to the frigid...Read More

CYNE

#19 - CYNE - Avians

Pronounced “sign,” Gainesville hip-hop trio CYNE's collective stage name is an initialism for “Cultivating Your New Experience.” Be that as may, their debut DJBooth feature is less concerned with the future than with...Read More

Alex Wiley

#20 - Alex Wiley ft. Mick Jenkins - Own Man

If there's one consistent theme running through Alex Wiley's rhymes, it's individuality: on the recent Know No Normal and many other jams, the Chi-town repper's made it abundantly clear that he marches to the beat of his own...Read More

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Yonas

#21 - Yonas - Counting Stars (Trap Remix)

An understated, emotional jam with a folk rock-infused sound, OneRepublic's Counting Stars doesn't spring to mind as a prime candidate for a Trap Remix… but I'll be damned if longtime Booth fave and NYC repper Yonas doesn't...Read More

Omar Linx

#22 - Omar LinX - Who Are You to Judge

They say you should never judge someone until you have walked in their shoes, but when it comes to Omar LinX, you can't judge him until you have partied in his shoes. On Who Are You to Judge, LinX describes his typical night...Read More

Luke Christopher

#23 - Luke Christopher - Statues

I'm a die-hard hip-hop head, but I would be lying if I said I didn't seriously love me some Regina Spektor. Well, on Statues Luke Christopher puts his spin on one of Regina's most recognizable bangers, Us. A bold choice, but...Read More

 

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