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 4, 2013 Chart Recap*Tanya Morgan‘s “For Real” makes its chart debut in first place, knocking the former front-runner, KYLE‘s “Keep It Real,” to second place. Last week’s runner-up, Tyler, The Creator‘s “Domo …...Read More


Tanya Morgan

#1 - Tanya Morgan - For Real

Though Tanya Morgan recently contributed guest bars to Space Mountain, a track off Koncept's Malt Disney EP, it's been a hot minute since we've brought you any new headlining material from the Brooklyn duo; their last...Read More

KYLE

#2 - KYLE - Keep It Real

Breaking into choreographed dance routines on the baseball field, bragging about eating Cheetos in the studio—these aren't the actions of a man who's afraid to be himself. Introduced to our pages with December's Silver...Read More

Torae

#3 - Torae ft. Pharoahe Monch - What's Love

Keeping it real and staying true to your vision may be fulfilling, but warm, fuzzy feelings aren't going to put food on your family's table. Well-acquainted with the conflict that arises when art and commerce collide, Torae...Read More

Tyler, The Creator

#4 - Tyler, The Creator - Domo 23

About the only thing you can expect from Tyler, The Creator (or anyone else in OF for that matter) is that you will never know what to expect. His latest, the first single off his new album Wolf, continues that trend. By the...Read More

Quake Matthews

#5 - Quake Matthews ft. Geeter - Lucy

Not everything that glitters is gold, and not every female rocking a mink coat is a goddess. An underground rhymesayer hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Quake Matthews tells the story of a young woman whose lust for life's...Read More

Joey BadA$$

#6 - Joey BadA$$ ft. Big K.R.I.T. & Smoke DZA - Underground Airplay

While mainstream music and major labels still dominate the airwaves, the underground hip-hop scene is alive and well, providing real rap to those who are in dire need of music with substance and authenticity. Fans of said...Read More

ANTHM

#7 - ANTHM x Blu - Nina

ANTHM, the Ethiopian-born, N.Y.-based emcee who won widespread acclaim for DJBooth-hosted EP Joy & Pain back in Summer of 2012, has hooked up with Cali rapper/beatsmith and fellow DJBooth fave Blu to record a joint EP. Today,...Read More

Ramzez

#8 - Ramzez - Throw It Up

What could be better than being introduced to a talented artist by way of a Booth-exclusive world premiere? Try three premieres in a row... and then a Booth-hosted project. A rap buzzmaker hailing from the Magic City, Ramzez...Read More

Myke Bogan

#9 - Myke Bogan - Legend

This may be the first time you encounter the name Myke Bogan, but it won't be the last. In fact, if he has anything to say about it, people will be discussing him in reverent tones thousands of years after his death. On this...Read More

Joey BadA$$

#10 - Joey BadA$$ ft. Chance The Rapper - Wendy N Becky

I hope y'all are ready for some serious NYC hip-hop, because Joey BadA$$ has declared it Pro Era Week. Released yesterday, the first of seven daily song releases from the East Coast rhymesayer and his posse, is a dedication...Read More

Roosh Williams

#11 - Roosh Williams ft. Action Bronson - Beautiful Thing

A handful of readers who saw that Roosh Williams recruited Action Bronson for his latest effort might have unearthed a helmet or suit of armor, preparing to weather a storm of aggressive, slap-you-in-the-face bars. Said...Read More

Mike Stud

#12 - Mike Stud - Dreamin'

We all have dreams. Most folks sit around, though, letting their dreams fade into memories of unrealized potential. Mike Stud isn't most folks, however, and his dream to make an impact in Hip-Hop in playing out in real life....Read More

Audimatic

#13 - Audimatic (Audible Doctor x maticulous) - Closer

For some artists, making a dope song can be hit or miss, while others never truly hit ever. For duo Audible Doctor and maticulous, however, its Audimatic. The twosome prove this on Closer, an excellently well-constructed new...Read More

Myke Bogan

#14 - Myke Bogan - The Way I Feel

Last week, Myke Bogan made a Rick Ross cannonball-sized splash with his Booth debut, Legend, coming in at #2 on our Independent Chart. Living by the saying “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” he returns with another Big...Read More

Macklemore x Ryan Lewis

#15 - 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

Dex Amora

#16 - Dex Amora - Emergence

During my college days I used to dread the walk across campus, especially in the unforgiving central Pennsylvania weather. Thankfully, I had the perfect playlist for keeping warm on the long walk to class, which included...Read More

The Procussions

#17 - The Procussions ft. Shad & Kyle Gregory - Today

In late 2012, Mr. J. Medeiros and Stro Elliot of Colorado crew The Procussions promised to rejoin forces for their first joint LP in seven years if their fans were willing to invest $10,000 in the project via IndieGogo. After...Read More

P-Money

#18 - P-Money ft. Skyzoo & Havoc (of Mobb Deep) - Welcome to America

Already a Platinum-selling heavyweight in his native New Zealand, Auckland producer P-Money is getting ready to go international with the release of his senior album and U.S. debut. On project lead single Welcome to America,...Read More

The Doppelgangaz

#19 - The Doppelgangaz - Oh Well

As NY-based duo The Doppelgangaz set the stage for the release of their upcoming album HARK, our musical palate is considerably wet with their gritty new video single, Oh Well. If anyone can figure out the connection that the...Read More

Jared Evan

#20 - Jared Evan - Are We Almost There Yet?

For many recording artists on the rise, the path to success is so long and winding that they start to feel like kids on a cross-country road trip. Multi-talented reader fave Jared Evan is evidently getting a little restless,...Read More

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Bishop Nehru

#21 - Bishop Nehru ft. Que Hampton - Misruled Order

There must be something in the New York drinking water—how else do you explain the sudden influx of teenage rhymesayers who sound like seasoned cats from the 1990s? The latest old-school torchbearer to emerge from the...Read More

8thW1

#22 - 8thW1 - Happy

In an industry as competitive, and as preoccupied with material wealth as the hip-hop game, it's downright shocking to hear a rapper offer to share his piece of the pie. But I'll be damned if 8thW1 doesn't do exactly that on...Read More

Ces Cru

#23 - Ces Cru - Lotus

Pop quiz time. Does anybody know what label KCMO (Kansas City, Missouri) duo Ces Cru are signed to? If you couldn't figure it out by their hometown, perhaps their brash, rapid-fire style tipped you off that they belong to...Read More

 

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