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 25, 2013 Chart Recap*“Anxiety Attacks,” the DJBooth-premiered lead single off Wrekonize‘s freshman solo set, debuts on top this week, knocking Joey BadA$$’ “Unorthodox” to second. Last week’s runner-up, Raz Simone‘s “Sometimes I …...Read More

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Wrekonize

Wrekonize - Anxiety Attacks

For artists who break through as part of a collective, branching out into solo material offers an opportunity to delve into subject matter of a more personal nature. The desire to get real about his inner conflicts was...Read More
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Joey BadA$$

Joey BadA$$ - Unorthodox

Showcasing an agile, brainy lyrical style over beats that sound like they hopped a time machine from the 1990s, Joey BadA$$ is unique among hip-hop's current freshman class. That Unorthodox style, of course, is exactly why...Read More
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Chance the Rapper

Chance The Rapper ft. BJ The Chicago Kid - Good Ass Intro

When's the last time you listened to a new rap record and thought to yourself, “Damn, this intro is dope.”? For me, it was way back in 2009. While Sharam's She Came Along still boasts the best opening seconds of any track...Read More
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Raz Simone

Raz Simone ft. Sam Lachow - Sometimes I Don't

On his latest single, Sometimes I Don’t, emcee Raz Simone broadcasts a few things that he does and does not do. One item that could be placed in the later category is the creation of wack songs, because so far, the Seattle...Read More
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Marco Polo

Marco Polo ft. Big Daddy Kane - Nite & Day

Fresh off garnering positive Booth reviews for What's Wrong, an album outtake co-starring rap legend Rakim, Marco Polo has pulled another unreleased gem from the vault for our listening pleasure. Like its predecessor, Nite &...Read More
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Dizzy Wright

Dizzy Wright ft. Joey BadA$$ - Maintain

Two young rhymesayers with a cerebral rhyme style and a fondness for the herb, Las Vegas representative Dizzy Wright and B.K. buzzmaker Joey BadA$$ collide on the latest single off the former's next street album. Fueled by DJ...Read More
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Praverb

Praverb x Thee Tom Hardy - Super Saiyans

Super Saiyans, the latest single from Booth newcomer, Praverb, and Booth regular, Thee Tom Hardy, references Japanese TV series Dragon Ball Z. Of course if you are a fan of the anime cornerstone, you probably already knew...Read More
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Cam Meekins

Cam Meekins - Inhale

Some artists like to appear footloose and fancy free, spending money like there is a hole in the pocket of their skinny jeans. Booth newcomer Cam Meekins, however, does not fall into that category, showing that prefers to...Read More
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Torae

Torae ft. Skyzoo - Cash Still Rules

C.R.E.A.M., the Wu Tang Clan's classic '94 single, saw Raekwon, Method Man and Inspektah Deck reflecting on the extent to which paper, and their struggle to obtain it, shaped their lives from an early age. Nearly 20 years...Read More
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Obie Trice

Obie Trice - Pocket Full

This Saturday, March 9, marked the 16-year anniversary of Biggie Smalls' untimely passing. To commemorate the occasion, and honor B.I.G.'s immortal contributions to the hip-hop game, Detroit rhymesayer Obie Trice unleashed a...Read More
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The Pro Letarians

The Pro Letarians - Wavy

You don’t have to be American professional surfer Kelly Slater or one of the characters from Rocket Power to enjoy the latest single from The Pro Letarians. In fact, Wavy has absolutely nothing to do with the ocean, but it...Read More
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Brainstorm

Brainstorm ft. Carl Roe - Oh My God

Whenever I sit down to craft a feature write-up, I always do as much research as Google will let me possible, so that y’all are well informed. However, after listening to the latest from emcee/producer Brainstorm (of Dyme...Read More
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Mr. Finley

Mr. Finley - That’s Real Sh*t

I’d like to think all the Boothies out their have a bullsh*t radar than easily detects all the fake emcees who act tough on the mic, but in realty are softer than a mattress. Those radars won't be needed for the latest from...Read More
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Macklemore x Ryan Lewis

Macklemore x Ryan Lewis ft. Wanz - Thrift Shop

Sometimes I wonder just how the Seattle bred Irishman Macklemore does what he does. Coming off his most recent release, Same Love, which eloquently addressed the underlying issues associated with homosexuality and same-sex...Read More
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Trek Life

Trek Life - Just the Music

Thankfully, we have emcees like Trek Life to drop records that remind us of the true essence of Hip-Hop. With his latest release, Just the Music, you can’t help but think about summer days as a kid, riding in your...Read More
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The Procussions

The Procussions - The Fringe

In late 2012, underground hip-hop fans voted with their wallets to bring West Coast duo The Procussions back together for their first studio album since 2006. Having teased listeners with last-February's Today, an outtake...Read More
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GQ

GQ ft. Rapsody & Rocki Evans - I Know

I know a lot of things. I know how to write about rap songs, I know how to open a beer bottle with a set of keys, and I know anything GQ is involved in is going to be dope. For the Oakland representer's latest single GQ grabs...Read More
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The Antiheroes

The Antiheroes ft. Thurz & Ash Riser - So Easy

With their new DJBooth-hosted street album less than a week away from release, T-Dot rap duo The Antiheroes have decided to liberate one last track off the project for your listening pleasure. Those who appreciated the...Read More
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Wax

Wax - We Can't All Be Heroes

As a kid, you might have been told that if you work hard, you can be anything you want to be. While this is all well and good, it is not the most realistic motto. Perhaps some brutal honesty and a dose of reality courtesy of...Read More
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Black Milk

Black Milk - Sunday's Best / Monday's Worst

Not featured on the solo tip since October of 2011, when he hooked up with Danny Brown to co-headline Zap, Motown rapper/producer Black Milk makes up for lost time with his latest single release, which features two separate...Read More

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Eddy B.

Eddy B. - Hope

For denizens of inner-city areas devastated by poverty and violence, Hope is a rare commodity. On his latest single and debut feature, North Carolina rhymesayer Eddy B. (formerly one-half of a duo with beatsmith Tim Gunter)...Read More
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Mic Terror

Mic Terror - West Coast

Mic Terror may rep the Chi, but he imports all his herb from the West Coast. Previously heard contributing guest rhymes to Calliko's Flickin (among numerous other featured jams), the Midwestern rhymesayer makes his first...Read More
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P-Money

P-Money ft. Roc Marciano - The Professional

Late last month, Auckland, New Zealand beatsmith P-Money kicked off his Stateside hustle with Welcome to America, his first Booth feature and the lead single off his U.S. debut album. With introductions out of the way, the...Read More
 

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