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 24, 2014 Chart Recap*Last week’s front-runners, Devin Miles‘s “Where The DJs At?” and Taylor Bennett‘s “Taylor Bennett (Freestyle),” respectively drop to 13th and exit our charts entirely. Taking their place on top …...Read More


Locksmith

#1 - Locksmith - Lifestyle

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

Tassho Pearce

#2 - Tassho Pearce ft. Kid CuDi - Satellites

Already a major player on the Aloha State scene, Tassho Pearce is angling to up his national profile with his next project, which will boast appearances from several members of Yeezy's G.O.O.D. Music stable. Arguably the most...Read More

 Gilbere Forte'

#3 - 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

Nitty Scott, MC

#4 - Nitty Scott, MC ft. Ab-Soul - Apex

Nitty Scott, MC's been absent from our front page since guesting on Blu and Nottz's Boyz II Men back in October of 2013, but don't think for a second that her skills have deteriorated in the months between features. On the...Read More

G-Eazy

#5 - G-Eazy ft. E-40 & Jay Ant - Far Alone (Remix)

On the lead single off his next independent full-length, G-Eazy looked back on his carefree (and mildly debauched) adolescence, and scoffed at those who doubted his ability to succeed in the hip-hop game. The Oakland-based...Read More

Russ

#6 - Russ - Murder Me

Last month's We Should All Burn Together, the final single (to date) off Russ's DJBooth-featured Pink Elephants tape, was an acoustic guitar-driven ballad with a tranquil, breezy feel. The lead single off his next...Read More

Wave Chapelle

#7 - Wave Chapelle - Do or Die

Some rappers pick up the mic on a lark, and if the public isn't interested in what they're peddling, they'll return to their day job with only a slight sense of regret for what might have been. On the other end of the...Read More

Kennedy Jones

#8 - Kennedy Jones - Let's Get Down

A rising emcee and beatsmith who calls Southern California home, Kennedy Jones makes his grand entrance into The DJBooth with new promo single Let's Get Down. Jones does his own production on this joint, building his breezy,...Read More

Luke Christopher

#9 - 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

Blu

#10 - Blu - The West

No matter how far Blu roams, The West still enjoys pride of place in his heart. On single numero uno off his forthcoming double-album, the rapper/producer takes some time out to remind himself and his listeners that there's...Read More

Kev Decor

#11 - 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

Kevin Gates

#12 - Kevin Gates - Arm and Hammer

Your mother might see the title of Kevin Gates' new single and think that its about a cleaning product, but hip-hop listeners and Booth regulars all know what Arm and Hammer is really about. Hint: it isn't about a...Read More

Devin Miles

#13 - 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

Jabee

#14 - Jabee ft. Mr MFN Exquire & Kosha Dillz - Out Of Time

Jabee put underrepresented Oklahoma City on the hip-hop map with his last project, Everything Was Beautiful And Nothing Hurt. And while he poured a lot of energy into the release, he still has a few cards up his sleeve to...Read More

Classified

#15 - Classified ft. B.o.B. - Higher

As of 2013, filmmakers have been hard at work on a remake of Weird Science, a John Hughes comedy in which two nerdy teens use their smarts to transform a Barbie doll into a beautiful woman. But it looks like Classified may...Read More

CunninLynguists

#16 - CunninLynguists ft. J-Live - Beyond the Sun

CunninLynguists have long maintained that they hailed from the American South, but now it seems that was simply a cover story. On their latest single, the underground trio remove their human masks to reveal themselves as...Read More

Young Scooter

#17 - Young Scooter ft. Future, Juicy J & Young Thug - DI$FUNCTION

With their all-encompassing lust for cash and their heavy consumption of weed and liquor, Young Scooter and his clique might strike your average man or woman as a little Di$functional. Fans of hazy, whip-ready hip-hop,...Read More

Blue, The Misfit

#18 - Blue, The Misfit ft. Kendrick Lamar - Drugs on the Schoolyard

Under the moniker King Blue, Blue, The Misfit has worked closely with the whole TDE stable, even lending his boardwork to Kendrick Lamar's own P&P. Now, on the emcee/producer's Booth debut and lead mixtape single, Drugs on...Read More

Vic Spencer

#19 - 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

#20 - 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

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Luke Christopher

#21 - Luke Christopher - Sun Goes Down

On his last DJBooth feature, Luke Christopher made the bold decision to rhyme over a flip of Regina Spektor's 2006 single, Us. The freshly-minted follow-up, Sun Goes Down, also finds the Panhandle State rapper/producer...Read More

ONYX

#22 - ONYX - Whut Whut

Last month, '90s hip-hop mainstays Onyx made their grand entrance into The DJBooth with We Don't F**king Care, the belligerent second single off their eighth studio album. While the title of the freshly-released follow-up,...Read More

Jered Sanders

#23 - Jered Sanders - Same Ol' Thing

Thus far, each of the records we've featured off Jered Sanders's forthcoming EP has been strikingly different from the last in sound, style and subject matter. The final pre-release single is the Same Ol' Thing—which is to...Read More

 

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