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.

May 13, 2013 Chart Recap*Last week’s......Read More

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Tuki Carter

Tuki Carter ft. Wiz Khalifa - She Said

While “That’s what she said!” jokes seem to have jumped the shark, a properly-placed knee slapper is still good for a few laughs. For instance, Tuki Carter goes hard on his new song… that’s what She Said! Okay, so...Read More
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Chance the Rapper

Chance The Rapper ft. Childish Gambino - Favorite Song

Though giving the project a spin is high on my agenda, I have to confess that I haven't had the opportunity to sit down and listen to Chance the Rapper's new mixtape all the way through, much less select a Favorite Song....Read More
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¡MAYDAY!

¡MAYDAY! - Shots Fired

Everybody hit the ground—we've received reports of Shots Fired in The DJBooth. The perpetrators: a sextet of young Miami natives bearing an uncanny resemblance to Booth-acclaimed hip-hop crew ¡MAYDAY!. In fact, I'm pretty...Read More
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Macklemore x Ryan Lewis

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Ray Dalton - Can't Hold Us

When we first featured Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Can't Hold Us, back in August of 2011, the Seattle duo were just a minuscule blip on the national radar. Three years later, with a Billboard number one hit under their belts...Read More
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Joey BadA$$

Joey Bada$$ ft. Action Bronson - B.A.R'd

Between missing my daily 8:30am class more than I would like to admit and having the messiest dorm room ever, I think it's safe to say I did not act like a college ready freshman. While some of our readers might be able to...Read More
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Joey Fatts

Joey Fatts ft. A$AP Rocky & Danny Brown - Choppa

Joey Fatts may be a new face in the Booth but, assuming that birds of a feather flock together, a glance at the feature lineup on Choppa should be enough to turn your average Booth reader into a fan. Of course—to bust out a...Read More
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Ab-Soul

Ab-Soul ft. Mac Miller - The End Is Near

Ab-Soul has seen the future, and it ain't looking too bright... for sucker emcees, anyway. On new promo single The End Is Near, the TDE solider informs his competition that they aren't long for this world. After prophesying...Read More
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Jered Sanders

Jered Sanders - Closed Caption

No, unfortunately Jered Sanders' latest effort has not been Closed Captioned for the hearing impaired. (Though, if anyone feels like typing the lyrics out, I'm sure your efforts would be much appreciated.) That said, those...Read More
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Jon Connor

Jon Connor ft. Royce Da 5'9" - Michigan Sh*t

The Great Lakes State may not boast the same quantity of hip-hop talent as New York or Cali but, pound for pound, their forces rank with the best in the country. (I'm excluding Insane Clown Posse from my calculations as an...Read More
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Mac Miller

Mac Miller - Watching Movies

Based on the title of Mac Miller's forthcoming sophomore full-length, I assumed Watching Movies With the Sound Off was one of the Pittsburgh emcee's own hobbies. Turns out, I had it completely twisted; on freshly-minted song...Read More
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Revalation

Revalation ft. Dominique Larue - Here We Go

When I hear the saying “You scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours,” I usually think of shady business, like politicians making backroom deals or a cop taking a bribe. However, not all back-scratching is driven by...Read More
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e-dubble

e-dubble - Big Ships

e-dubble's boat may not be the most capacious in the metaphorical ocean, but it manages to keep him afloat while Big Ships are sinking around him. The latest entry in the Baltimore-by-way-of-Philly emcee's First Friday series...Read More
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A-1

A-1 - Summertime Sadness

For many, the word “summer” evokes pleasant images of bright sunshine, long, lazy days and outings to the beach. In neighborhoods plagued by gun violence, however, the correlation between rising temperatures and increased...Read More
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Yonas

Yonas - Feel the Love

After years on the hustle, Big Apple emcee Yonas is finally starting to Feel the Love he so richly deserves. (We in The DJBooth, of course, were with him every step of the way.) To celebrate his rising stature in the game,...Read More
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Locksmith

Locksmith ft. Anesha - Stand It

Locksmith's last mixtape single, Bear With Me, saw the Golden State native stretching out on the proverbial couch for a mic therapy session. Evidently, working through his baggage in the booth paid off; on newly-released...Read More
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Casey Veggies

Casey Veggies ft. Juicy J - Young Ni**as

Casey Veggies and Juicy J don’t seem like two peas in a pod to me. Veggies seems like the kind of guy who would rather roll up a few with some good friends than hit the club, which is where Juicy J basically lives. I guess...Read More
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Ugly Heroes

Ugly Heroes - Graves

Apollo Brown, Red Pill and Verbal Kent may not be the most handsome trio in the hip-hop game (By their own estimation—they look fine to me.), but what they lack in looks, the Ugly Heroes more than make up for in lyrical and...Read More
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DeLorean

DeLorean ft. Big K.R.I.T. - Whip

You know you're listening to good music when you don't catch it all on the first listen. When I first gave DeLorean's latest song release Whip a listen it gave me visions of a slow ride through the city at dusk. The crawling...Read More
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Termanology

Termanology - Streetwise

Many emcees talk tough, but wouldn't last for 15 minutes in the 'hood after dark. Termanology is one of the few with the savoir-faire to withstand whatever the streets may throw at him—and if you don't believe him, simply...Read More
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Focus...

Focus... - Just Don't Know

Last we featured Focus... on the solo tip was back in summer of 2012, when he unleashed his Focal Point: 1172 street album for digital purchase. Today, the Grammy-winning beatsmith and occasional emcee is back on our pages...Read More

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Rittz

Rittz - Like I Am

If it feels like only yesterday Rittz stepped into the Booth with the Mike Posner-assisted Switch Lanes, well, that's because it was yesterday. But, considering the level of acclaim the Strange Music emcee routinely receives...Read More
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Tree

Tree ft. Danny Brown - No Faces

When Chi-Town newcomer Tree ogles the dancers at his local strip club, he sees acres of bare flesh, but No Faces at all. What could be the cause? If I were a neurologist, I might diagnose him with prosopagnosia, a brain...Read More
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Tory Lanez

Tory Lanez - Hate Me on the Low

In this day and age, it seems as though hating is a full-time job. Some haters like to go all Chappelle's Show (Player Haters Ball) with it, taking pride in knocking someone else’s success. Haters of Tory Lanez, however,...Read More
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