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 3, 2014 Chart Recap*Tech N9ne‘s “Nobody Cares” debuts on top this week, knocking Illmaculate‘s “Do Not Disturb” to eighth. Rich Quick‘s “May I, Say I” retains second. *All in all, 11 fresh …...Read More


Tech N9ne

#1 - Tech N9ne ft. Krizz Kaliko & Stevie Stone - Nobody Cares

Like all of us, Tech N9ne sometimes gets down on himself and begins to feel like Nobody Cares. Then he remembers that he's the most successful independent rapper of all time, and the founder of a thriving record label. The...Read More

Rich Quick

#2 - 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

CYNE

#3 - CYNE - Avians

Pronounced “sign,” Gainesville hip-hop trio CYNE's collective stage name is an initialism for “Cultivating Your New Experience.” Be that as may, their debut DJBooth feature is less concerned with the future than with...Read More

Erik Flowchild

#4 - Erik Flowchild ft. Joe Budden & DJ Grouch - Hurdles

We all have a few hurdles in our lives that require strength and determination to overcome. If your hurdle is that you don't have any emotional and motivational hip-hop to listen to, then you can consider that hurdle...Read More

Buddy

#5 - Buddy ft. Miley Cyrus - Smoke Signals

In just one short day, Buddy will be unleashing his long-awaited debut set via The DJBooth. Just in case previous releases like the Freddie Gibbs-assisted Kids on the Block and Pharrell collab As Far as They Know haven't...Read More

SA-ROC

#6 - SA-ROC - Code of Hammurabi

Written by the eponymous monarch around 1772 B.C., the Code of Hammurabi details the regulations that governed Mesopotamian society, and the punishments to be exacted on those who broke them. Similarly, the latest single from...Read More

Skizzy Mars

#7 - 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

Illmaculate

#8 - Illmaculate - Do Not Disturb

In The Matrix, Lawrence Fishburne offers Keanu Reeves a choice between the blue pill, which will allow him to return to a life of comfortable illusions, and the red pill, which will set him on the path toward learning the...Read More

Yonas

#9 - Yonas - Counting Stars (Trap Remix)

An understated, emotional jam with a folk rock-infused sound, OneRepublic's Counting Stars doesn't spring to mind as a prime candidate for a Trap Remix… but I'll be damned if longtime Booth fave and NYC repper Yonas doesn't...Read More

Karizma

#10 - Karizma - Sober

If “bad” can mean good in hip-hop, who's to say “Sober” can't mean f**ked up? In any case, Karizma's clearly ain't using the term in its traditional sense, as his first Booth feature finds him indulging in a potent...Read More

Tech N9ne

#11 - Tech N9ne ft. Kendrick Lamar, ¡MAYDAY! & Kendall Morgan - Fragile

When I hear the word “Fragile,” I think of my grandma's china, newborn babies and the like. I most definitely don't think of Tech N9ne's music, most of which is so hard-hitting and aggressive I'd be afraid to play it in...Read More

Tayyib Ali

#12 - Tayyib Ali - I Want It All

Tayyib Ali isn't simply grinding for his piece of the pie; he wants the whole damn thing. Fresh off this month's release of mixtape inclusion Put Ya Hands Up, the unsigned Philly repper returns to our front page with I Want...Read More

ONYX

#13 - ONYX ft. A$AP Ferg & Sean Price - We Don't F**king Care

A few weeks back, '90s hip-hop icons Onyx grabbed the game by the shoulders and told it to Wakedfucup on the lead single and title track off their next studio album. We in The DJBooth hit the snooze button on that one, as...Read More

Raz Simone

#14 - Raz Simone - They'll Speak

Back in January, when Raz Simone stepped into the Booth with Don't Shine, I noted the way in which the Seattle repper's passion for movie scores had influenced his sound. Little did I know, just a few short weeks later we'd...Read More

Alex Wiley

#15 - Alex Wiley ft. Mick Jenkins - Own Man

If there's one consistent theme running through Alex Wiley's rhymes, it's individuality: on the recent Know No Normal and many other jams, the Chi-town repper's made it abundantly clear that he marches to the beat of his own...Read More

mikeflo

#16 - mikeflo ft. SA-ROC - 24K

Not glimpsed on our pages since dropping off reader-approved debut feature Times Up back in February 2012, dead prez DJ-turned-solo rap buzzmaker mikeflo makes his long-awaited return to the Booth with new single 24K. On this...Read More

Dunson

#17 - Dunson ft. John Legend - Cross Town Lovers (Remix)

Last we heard from Dunson, on a fall 2013 LP single, his frustrations with the industry had his mind going in Circles. Oftentimes, romance offers an escape from the complexities of professional life, but that ain't gonna work...Read More

Luke Christopher

#18 - Luke Christopher - This Old World

Luke Christopher got his 2014 off to a phenomenal start with January's Follow Rivers and Broken People, promo singles whose combo of melodic production, emotional themes and exceptional mic work won high praise from readers....Read More

Planet Asia

#19 - Planet Asia - Light Beams

Absent from our front page since dropping off reader-acclaimed EP inclusion You Go Slavia in October of last year, Planet Asia returns to kick off his 2014 with Light Beams, a loosie pulled from the vault in honor of Black...Read More

Flex The Antihero

#20 - Flex The Antihero ft. Allan Rayman - The Wicked

If, as the cliché goes, there's no rest for The Wicked, Flex The Antihero has a lot of long nights ahead of him. But he ain't sweating it; on single number three off his forthcoming solo set, he simply shrugs his shoulders...Read More

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Taylor Bennett

#21 - Taylor Bennett ft. Loyale Soule - Brother Man [Freestyle]

Back in January, we learned that Chance the Rapper's musical talents ran in the family when Taylor Bennett, the rising star's younger sibling, made his Booth debut as a guest on eGo Jaleel's I'm Good. Today, Bennett steps...Read More

Omar Linx

#22 - Omar LinX - Can't Forget

When you're listing off dope emcees hailing from Canada's biggest metropolis, you Can't Forget about Omar LinX. While he isn't as well-known as Drizzy or Kardinal Offishall (yet), he's got skills for days, as he proves once...Read More

Dudley Perkins

#23 - Dudley Perkins ft. MP the MC - Lung Specialist

As someone who has asthma, I was intrigued by the title of Dudley Perkins's new video single. He claims to be a Lung Specialist, but his remedy seems to go against what every doctor I have ever seen has said. Still, I like...Read More

 

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