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 17, 2014 Chart Recap*Devin Miles retains first this week with “Where the DJs At?,” his contribution to our exclusive freestyle series, but the former front-runner, Black Milk‘s “Cold Day,” plummets all the …...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

Taylor Bennett

#2 - Taylor Bennett - Taylor Bennett Freestyle

Last month, we introduced our readers to Chicago native Taylor Bennett with his Brother Man freestyle. Shortly after the feature went live on our homepage, several of Bennett's fans and a handful of our own staff members...Read More

Vic Spencer

#3 - Vic Spencer - Victor

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

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

Harry Fraud

#5 - Harry Fraud x The Internet - Better Liar

Ladies and gentlemen, you can click the “back” button right now, because this record is not worth your time. In print, that statement might have seemed mildly convincing, but if I had to repeat it to your face, I'd...Read More

Connor Evans

#6 - Connor Evans - Winterlude

With the brutal weather that's been ravaging the U.S., I think I speak for most of us when I say we need a Winterlude—as in, a break from the season. Making its world premiere right here on the front page, the B-Side to...Read More

Martin $ky

#7 - Martin $ky - Drama

Normally I'd say "save the Drama for your mama," but when it comes to Martin $ky's Drama I am all in (Sorry, mom). Making his first appearance of 2014, Martin comes with a heavy-hitting, leaning banger. Setting the stage are...Read More

LaShaun Ellis

#8 - LaShaun Ellis - How Do You

When most rappers discuss money, they depict themselves in the active role, chasing that paper as a lion would a gazelle. LaShaun Ellis thinks of himself as more of a cash magnet; he simply sits there, and the ducats roll in...Read More

Cam Young

#9 - Cam Young ft. Mike Gomes - How To Lie

Need a lesson in How To Lie? Okay, here it goes: Cam Young's new single won't be in rotation all weekend; it is also attached to an upcoming project. See, right there are two big fat lies; I will be bumping this song all...Read More

Blicky

#10 - Blicky - My Issue

Lately, Booth newcomer Blicky's been dealing with an embarrassing little problem: the man is simply too damn fly. How does he cope? Pretty easily, as it turns out. On new single My Issue, part of a forthcoming EP, the...Read More

Luke Christopher

#11 - 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

P.R

#12 - P.R ft. Awon - Next Destination (Remix)

Last we heard from P.R, it was late August and the Australian beatsmith had teamed up with Skyzoo and Substantial to bring us EP inclusion Set the Scene. Whereas that joint seemed primarily designed to showcase his guests'...Read More

Suspect

#13 - Suspect ft. Mavelle & Jon Connor - Reflections

Sometimes, you hit play on an artist's first Booth feature expecting a decent listen, and what you find is even doper than you'd Suspected. For listeners unfamiliar with the Orlando buzzmaker whose name I not-so-cleverly...Read More

 Gilbere Forte'

#14 - Gilbere Forté - White Lights

Gilbere Forte' was absent from our pages for the opening months of 2014 (His last feature, Waiting Game (RAAK Remix), dropped in October.), but his silence wasn't due to inactivity. Just the opposite, in fact: he's been holed...Read More

Kev Decor

#15 - Kev Decor - UP & UP

I'm not entirely sure how to introduce Kev Decor, because the Jersey newcomer does it all: he raps, he produces, he sings, he even directs his own visuals. On his debut feature and latest promo single, UP & UP, the artist...Read More

L'Orange

#16 - 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

Black Dave

#17 - Black Dave - 5BORO

Black Dave may call the Bronx home, but he's got mad love for each and every one of the 5BOROs. Last featured as a guest on Perrion's New York, New York, the unsigned spitter returns with another fresh cut dedicated to the...Read More

BAU Music

#18 - BAU Music ft. Action Bronson, A$ton Matthews & J.Rocc - With My Soul

Given that The Alchemist and Budgie's forthcoming collaborative set is titled The Good Book and packaged as an ersatz Bible, it's only right that the music inside comes from a deep, spiritual place. It just so happens that...Read More

Black Milk

#19 - 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

Chuuwee

#20 - Chuuwee ft. Maryann - Crack the Windows

As evidenced by his DJBooth Freestyle Series entry, JFK, Chuuwee can easily spit off the dome. Though Crack the Windows, a Booth-exclusive world premiere, is not a freestyle (unless he is actually rapping in the video), the...Read More

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N.E.P.H.E.W

#21 - N.E.P.H.E.W - Where You Are

Even though we are almost a month removed from Valentine's Day, that won't stop N.E.P.H.E.W from letting his girl know just how he feels. Making his solo debut (he was previously featured on Ill Legit's 2011 cut, Star Time)...Read More

Skizzy Mars

#22 - 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

Oddisee

#23 - Oddisee ft. Paolo Escobar - Back of My Mind

Thus far in 2014, we've already featured boatloads of dope new music, but in the Back of My Mind I've had the feeling that something was missing. Now I know what—or rather, who—it was: Oddisee. Not featured on the solo...Read More

 

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