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 19, 2012 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 …...Read More

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Tayyib Ali

Tayyib Ali - Dear Lord

As Kanye West so famously pointed on Jesus Walks, while songs about massive drug use, unapologetic crime, illicit sex and domineering abuse are considered just another day in hip-hop, a rapper who mentions his faith will find...Read More
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Chris Webby

Chris Webby - Bowser

Like a true '80s baby, Chris Webby spent his share of hours in front of the tube, playing Super Mario Bros.. Whereas most of us were on the side of the famous Italian plumber, however, the Connecticut emcee (and freestyle...Read More
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OnCue

OnCue - New Religion

If Kanye’s No Church in the Wild had a little brother, it’d sound a whole lot like OnCue's latest. Rising to be slated as one of Brooklyn's finest, the emcee keeps it funky like the "sweat from ya upper lip" with the...Read More
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Rittz

Rittz - Bloody Murdah

A few days ago, Kobe Bryant made the bold statement that he hasn't had any “rivals” throughout his career in the NBA. To put it in layman’s terms, Kobe basically said “y’all other dudes ain’t sh*t and can’t...Read More
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Soul Khan

Soul Khan ft. Akie Bermiss - Not Like That

To quote the late, great Tupac Shakur, “Since we all came from a woman / Got our name from a woman and our game from a woman... I think it's time to kill for our women / Time to heal our women, be real to our women.” Soul...Read More
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The Dean's List

The Dean's List ft. Dani Ummel - Hollywood

Hollywood may not be quite as central in the music game as it is in the film industry, but there's something about the image of an aspiring actor or (usually) actress waiting tables and hoping for their big break that keeps...Read More
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Capital STEEZ

Capital STEEZ - Capital STEEZ

Self-titled songs aren't for the faint of heart. You've got to compress everything that makes you you into a few short minutes, all while providing an experience that leaves listeners craving more. On his first feature (a...Read More
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Chris Faust

Chris Faust ft. Mike Maven - Inception

If you think about it, every rap record is a kind of Inception, in which ear-pleasing beats and smooth flows provide the distraction a rhymesayer needs in order to implant his or her ideas directly in the depths of the...Read More
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Dangerflow

Dangerflow - Win Lose or Die

In the game of romance, there are no small wagers; Win Lose or Die, those who play are always indelibly marked by the experience. No strangers to the world of high-stakes gambling (I mean, “danger” is their middle first...Read More
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REKS

REKS - Chasin

As its title indicates, REKS' next full-length is a musical draught that comes Straight, No Chaser--unless you count the hustlers depicted in hot pursuit of paper on the project's inaugural leak. On Chasin', project...Read More
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Lazurus

Lazurus - So to Myself I Say

Last heard dropping some serious lyrical wisdom on last fall's reader-acclaimed Hey Baby, Lazarus returns to earn another round of reader plaudits with So to Myself I Say, a brand new single/video off his AlieNation LP. Here,...Read More
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Polyester The Saint

Polyester The Saint ft. Freddie Gibbs & Bad Lucc - 7th Letter

A, B, C, D, E, F—oh, now I get it. If you, like yours truly, had to mentally recite the alphabet up to the 7th Letter before you understood the title of Polyester the Saint's latest feature, smart money says you're not a G,...Read More
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Minty Burns

JR Mint - Magnificent

Recently glimpsed driving his whip like it was Stolen on leak number one off his next mixtape, JR Mint returns with another Magnificent jam off his forthcoming full-length. Here, UK super-producer Star Slinger's hazy yet...Read More
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Denzil Porter

Denzil Porter - Bring It On

Introduced to The DJBooth via October 2011's Kanye West, Denzil Porter returns to our pages with another freshly-released single off his forthcoming street album. Recently released along with the non-Booth featured Ray Bans,...Read More
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Uno Hype

Uno Hype - Champion in Disguise

Judging by the feedback Uno Hype has received for his past Booth features, our readers already know the Maryland emcee is a born winner. For the few who still haven't figured it out, though, he takes off his mask to reveal a...Read More
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Tito Lopez

Tito Lopez - Mama Proud

The majority of rappers like to put on a tough persona. Confidence, style, and the ability to intimidate and fill others with fear are the qualities some of the best emcees of all-time lean on. However, no matter how tough,...Read More
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Knowledge Medina

Knowledge Medina - Family Matters

First things first: Knowledge Medina's latest single doesn't sample the eponymous sitcom's theme music (Though I kinda want to hear someone try that, now that I think of it), nor does it feature any of Jaleel White's...Read More
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Julian Stephen

Julian Stephen - Blind Date

If you're a female hoping to get with Julian Stephen, consider his latest feature a list of things not to do. Making its world premiere as a music video, this mixtape standout finds the Queens representative describing a...Read More
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¡MAYDAY!

¡MAYDAY! ft. dead prez - T-N-T

The city of Miami has its fair share of fantastic duos. There's LeBron and Dwyane Wade, Dan LeBatard and his father, Horatio Caine and Eric Delko, Eva Mendes (she counts as two people) and of course ¡MAYDAY! emcees,...Read More
 

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