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 15, 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


K. Sparks

#1 - K. Sparks ft. Beyond Belief - Queens [Premiere]

In the last year or so, it seems like K. Sparks has been on a mission to score guest features from every Booth-acclaimed emcee in the East (and quite a few elsewhere). Needless to say, the Queens native's collaborations with...Read More

#2 - Bizarre ft. Tech N9ne & Nate Walka - Believer

Frankly, there are more than a couple people who doubt D12 alumnus Bizarre’s ability to make seriously engaging music after years of outlandish rhyme behavior (myself included), but his new single Believer might be exactly...Read More

Chiddy Bang

#3 - Chiddy Bang ft. MGMT - The Opposite of Adults (KIDS)

Once upon a time, we were all The Opposite of Adults – Booth newcomers Chiddy Bang and Xaphoon Jones still consider themselves KIDS and, to paraphrase that classic Toys 'R' Us jingle, they don't wanna grow up anytime soon....Read More

(iam) James Wade

#4 - (iam) James Wade - Smile

Having ruined my share of family photos with grotesquely artificial grins (it isn't easy to maintain a pleasant expression while being forced to stand absolutely still for 15 damn minutes), I've made it my policy to avoid...Read More

Kandid McFly

#5 - Kandid McFly - Stage Fright

Man, it’s been a great week to be sick (thanks for the balloons, whoever sent them), mostly because I’ve found that the healing properties of Booth music are up there with Chicken Soup for the Soul and Oprah (um…not...Read More

#6 - Youngs - Rhymin'

Encore, encore. When we dropped Youngs’ DJBooth debut track Him & Her a couple weeks ago, the response was so overwhelmingly positive that we had to bring the anything-but-Normal emcee back for a sophomore effort (see,...Read More

Balance

#7 - Balance ft. Fashawn, Mistah F.A.B & Thurzday (of U-N-I) - Bootleg Liquor

Back in the day my friend’s sister’s boyfriend (follow that?) Juan gave us some rum that he and his brothers had made in their bathtub, and it wasn’t until the next day that I could finally stand up again. Fortunately,...Read More

XV

#8 - XV - Lift the Game

Most artists put out a few songs in between albums to let everyone know that they still “got it” and maintain their place in the spotlight (“Hey! You guys! It’s me! Remember?”). Booth favorite XV isn’t most...Read More

Kurupt

#9 - Kurupt ft. Joy Luv & J. Glaze - All in Time

Good news first: Kurupt has teamed up with producer T-Rex for a collaborative full-length effort. The bad news is that the project isn't set to drop till next year. Those who can't wait to get their hands on the LP, however,...Read More

#10 - Little Brother - Curtain Call

After years of lighting up the middle ground (above underground, below the mainsteam) North Carolina duo Little Brother are finally calling it quits as a group, but before the take their place in hip-hop history they’re...Read More

Dave Coresh

#11 - Dave Coresh - Formal Introduction (Intro) [Premiere]

Booth readers, may I present Mr. Dave Coresh? Dave Coresh, may I present the DJBooth readership? Though the Windy City up-and-comer isn't actually new to our pages (he brought us Keep It Movin back in September), I figure...Read More

Apex

#12 - Apex - Get Ready

Like the Ark of the Covenant, the latest feature from Grow Up duo Apex contains things that man simply wasn't meant to know – be warned: nothing can prepare those who click “play” for what lies inside. All right, all...Read More

Jeff Chery

#13 - Jeff Chery ft. CA$HE & Kalaj Dame - Fearless [Premiere]

The rap game has a tendency to chew unwary artists up and spit them out, but Jeff Chery knows for a fact that he's made of sterner stuff than the average emcee. On Fearless, the first of two exclusive world premieres set to...Read More

Ruste Juxx

#14 - Ruste Juxx & Marco Polo - Nobody

Just about everything readers need to know about Booth newcomer Ruste Juxx can be gleaned from the image to the left of this blurb, which finds Juxx and eXXecution production partner Marco Polo kicking it old-school – like,...Read More

#15 - Trazz ft. Lloyd - Internet Love

In this day and age it’s hard to see a track titled Internet Love and not immediately think of porn (or is that just me? I think I’ve said too much), but luckily on Trazz’ new promo single he’s talking about using his...Read More

#16 - Capeech - She's Gone

Soft-rock icons Daryl Hall and John Oates may be about as far from “street” as you can get, but that hasn't stopped them from achieving a surprising level of popularity on the hip-hop scene – according to...Read More

J The S

#17 - J The S - Wish You Were Here [Premiere]

After hearing producers Franco & Snipe B repurpose a couple riffs from Smells Like Teen Spirit on J The S' last Booth feature, I was half expecting the title track off the emcee's forthcoming, IM...Read More

MaLLy

#18 - Mally - On the Way Up

Lyrically sound with a flow that is “retardedly bop” like Nas in '94, Mally is a special emcee. But just this morning I saw a notable emcee tweet that “if Rap was basketball, the NBA would be a bunch of 5’6” guys...Read More

Rob Regal

#19 - Lyriciss ft. K-Beta & Muggsy Malone - Hard Times

Hailed by many reviewers as a potential classic, It Ain't Hard to Tell '09 emcee Lyriciss' The Practice mixtape was packed from top to bottom with pure, uncut hip-hop goodness. Nowhere was this freshness more concentrated...Read More

 

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