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 14, 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


Devin Miles

#1 - Devin Miles ft. Fashawn - So Real

Your average up-and-coming rapper might be able to claim a 60-70 percent realness level. Maybe 90, on a particularly hard-hitting record. For Booth newcomer Devin Miles, however, nothing less than perfection will do – in...Read More

The Dean's List

#2 - The Dean’s List - Dear Professor

Individuals able to pursue an artistic vision while maintaining an uncompromising standard of excellence at work and/or school have always been a mystery to me as a normal, fallible human being. What's the secret to achieving...Read More

Mac Miller

#3 - Mac Miller - She Said

Like him or not, Mac Miller is riding high right now (pun intended). With his acclaim building and now with an ‘illustrious’ XXL cover spot on the Freshman 10 11, Miller is in position to take 2011 by storm. Regardless of...Read More

Neako

#4 - Neako ft. Wiz Khalifa - Flesh

I don't know about y'all, but patience has never been my strong suit – be it a package in the mail or a new album from a favorite artist, if I know it's on its way, you can bet it'll be on my mind 24/7. Thus, I have a lot...Read More

Pharoahe Monch

#5 - Pharoahe Monch ft. Styles P & Phonte - Black Hand Side

Taking its name from Queen Latifah’s 1994 single, Black Hand Side is Pharaohe Monch’s latest effort featuring Styles P and rapper/singer Phonte. Over producer Mike Loe’s soulful violin sample, the three emcees flow (and...Read More

K. Sparks

#6 - K. Sparks ft. JD - Drummer Boy

No longer content simply to bring joy to heads everywhere by spitting hot rhymes over banging production, perennial Booth fave K. Sparks has set his sights on something bigger with his latest project – as he puts it in the...Read More

Mexicans With Guns

#7 - Mexicans With Guns ft. Freddie Gibbs & Bun B - Highway to Hell

With a stage name seemingly designed to strike fear into the hearts of FOX News viewers, and an eccentrically fresh fashion sense (his wardrobe runs heavy on the luchador masks), Ernest “Mexicans With Guns” Gonzales has...Read More

LA & Mr. Music

#8 - LA & Mr. Music - Best Days

Ah, to be a kid again... Actually, scratch that; I kinda dig the whole no curfew, being able to buy liquor and vote thing. The Fire duo LA & Mr. Music, on the other hand, would give up the responsibilities and the perks of...Read More

King Mez

#9 - King Mez ft. Thee Tom Hardy & Sean Boog - From the South

The last time I wrote about King Mez he was busy giving other rappers Nightmares. Since then he’s been a constant here at DJBooth, and rightfully so. To keep the trend going, today we feature one of the stand-out cuts, From...Read More

Mike Beatz

#10 - Mike Beatz ft. Wrekonize - My World

Since Mike Beatz' transition from the boards to the mic has been an unreserved success (his last feature, 50/50, earned glowing praise from Booth readers), the veteran producer/up-and-coming rapper's decided to take on yet...Read More

Rome

#11 - Rome - Borderline Famous

It's sad but true. There are still people out there who don't know Rome from the capital of Italy. If you take the West Coast rapper/producer's word for it, though, it's only a matter of time before he becomes a household...Read More

Rittz

#12 - Rittz ft. 8Ball - Pie

I think it’s fair to say that Yelawolf helped put his Slumerican homey Rittz on the map, but once placed on said map, it’s completely up to Rittz to stay there and expand his territory. Did that metaphor make any sense?...Read More

Kahali Oden

#13 - Mean Doe Green ft. Brandan Smith - The Bridge

For some of you, he’s the Cali rep down with Raekwon’s Ice Water camp. For others, he’s just another artist on the come-up that you’ve yet to experience. Wherever you are in your understanding of his place in the...Read More

OnCue

#14 - OnCue - It Usually Goes

Hey, do you remember that notoriously dope Leftovers mixtape we dropped last November with OnCue? Well, he’s back again with another single on par with his previous presentation. With It Usually Goes, the indie...Read More

Nameluss

#15 - Nameluss - Rock My Soul

Beautiful faces and flawless bodies aren't exactly a dime a dozen (in fact, they can be downright exorbitant when not achieved through natural means), but Booth newcomer Nameluss nonetheless demands something more from a...Read More

Aleon Craft

#16 - Aleon Craft - Look Twice

Since Matrix references are passé, I'm gonna take it way back with this one. Remember John Carpenter's They Live, the low-budget '80s classic in which Rowdy Roddy Piper, with the help of some magic shades, discovered an...Read More

Muggsy Malone

#17 - Muggsy Malone ft. Novel - Live Life

As the DMV representative and DJBooth regular Muggsy Malone says in the intro to his new song Live Life, “you only get one shot.” Too true. Maybe it’s that need for perfection that’s pushed back his The TPK Album for...Read More

Wax

#18 - Wax - Mary

I think Wax missed his Oscar for "Best Script" last night at the Academy Awards. Seriously. Purpose and plot belong in music just as much as it belongs in film, and hip-hop has had a gang of folks sweep the scene with stories...Read More

Clyde Carson

#19 - Clyde Carson ft. Game & Jimmie Reign - Somethin’ to Speak About

Unless you’re a loyal fan or you’ve got his collab with Goapele on constant repeat in the crib, like yours truly, chances are you haven’t heard from Clyde Carson in a minute (his last Booth feature, I’m Lost, was way...Read More

 

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