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 31, 2014 Chart Recap*Rich Quick‘s Booth-premiered “Real Rugged Raw” debuts atop the chart, pushing last week’s front-runner, Locksmith‘s DJBooth Freestyle, “Lifestyle,” to second. The former runner-up, Tassho Pearce‘s “Satellites,” drops off the …...Read More


Rich Quick

#1 - Rich Quick - Real Rugged Raw

Real, Rugged and Raw—three adjectives that almost always bode well, when applied to a hip-hop record. Rich Quick's latest feature, of course, is no exception to that rule. Making its world premiere right here on our front...Read More

Locksmith

#2 - 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

Nitty Scott, MC

#3 - Nitty Scott, MC - Passive Aggressive

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

Young Scooter

#4 - 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

Tate Tucker

#5 - Tate Tucker - Renaissance Man

In addition to being an editor for a top tier music website, I'm also really good at napping, using bad puns, and eating pizza; a regular Renaissance Man. Well, at least I thought I was, until I heard the latest effort from...Read More

Blue, The Misfit

#6 - 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

Tech N9ne

#7 - 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

Wrekonize

#8 - Wrekonize ft. Jarren Benton & R.A. The Rugged Man - Floating Away (Remix)

The lack of gravity seems to be a widespread worry among artists in today's Booth lineup. This morning, India Shawn admitted that without her man by her side, she feels like she's in danger of Floating Away. Floating Away is...Read More

De La Soul

#9 - De La Soul - Vocabulary Spills

Pack your bags, Booth readers, 'cause we're taking a nostalgia trip. Although Vocabulary Spills is a new release, hearing De La Soul spit over boardwork by the late, great J. Dilla on a track that samples Nas's classic It...Read More

Rich Quick

#10 - 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

Asaad

#11 - Asaad ft. Ab-Soul - Alejandro Jodorowsky Flow

Who says hip-hop doesn't teach you anything? If it weren't for Asaad's latest feature, I might never have known about Alejandro Jodorowsky. For those curious, Alejandro Jodorowsky is a Chilean-French playwright, filmmaker and...Read More

SkyBlew

#12 - SkyBlew - StreetLIGHTS

Last we heard from SkyBlew, he was gazing skyward, marveling at the transformation of day into night on May 2013 promo cut Sun to Moon, Wow. On his latest single, by contrast, his eyes are fixed a little closer to the...Read More

Chamillionaire

#13 - Chamillionaire - End of a Knife

F**king with Chamillionaire is a little like grabbing a straight razor by the wrong end; you're guaranteed to come away with some deep cuts, and you very well may find end up in the emergency room. On newly-released promo...Read More

Jack Harlow

#14 - Jack Harlow - It's Pointless

When I was 16, I spent most of my free time in front of my Playstation 2. Booth newcomer Jack Harlow? He's laying the groundwork for a career in the music industry. On new promo single It's Pointless, making its world...Read More

Jarren Benton

#15 - Jarren Benton - Gimmie the Loot

Plenty of rappers flip Biggie samples in their work, but far fewer are audacious enough to borrow a title from one of the late rap legend's classic cuts. Reader fave Jarren Benton, though, is just the kind of crazy...Read More

Sauce Mckinley

#16 - Sauce Mckinley ft. Freddie Gibbs - 'Til it Dawn

Earlier today, we featured Kublakai's Daybreak, a street banger perfect for the early-morning commute. But what if your daily grind ends when the sun peeks over the horizon? Then Sauce McKinley's DJBooth debut is your jam....Read More

Nitty Scott, MC

#17 - 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

King Mez

#18 - King Mez - The Town Pt. 2

On The Town, a standout track off 2012's My Everlasting Zeal LP, King Mez assured listeners that it was just a matter of time before he joined the ranks of hip-hop royalty: “I see that crown like it's gotta be mine” (I...Read More

Asher Roth

#19 - Asher Roth ft. Vic Mensa - Fast Life

In the past several years, Asher Roth has risen above his college-loving origins to become a serious force on the underground scene, but his scatterbrained style has largely prevented him from being categorized as “socially...Read More

OCD: Moosh & Twist

#20 - OCD: Moosh & Twist - I Got It

I think it's safe to say that Moosh & Twist have 2014 on lock. Not only are the Philly reppers preparing to embark on their first-ever headlining tour, accompanied by Booth-approved guest Jared Evan (Peep this video for...Read More

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CunninLynguists

#21 - CunninLynguists ft. Aesop Rock & Sadistik - Castles

If I had a nickel for every time I listened to CunninLynguists' Strange Journey albums, I would have enough change to buy every single copy in existence... of both volumes. So, you can imagine my excitement when I heard that...Read More

Tassho Pearce

#22 - 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

Grieves

#23 - Grieves - Shreds

Have two years really passed since Grieves last blessed our pages with a fresh feature? Indeed, to answer my own question, they have. Luckily for fans, the Rhymesayers signee and Seattle native hasn't lost a step between...Read More

 

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