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.

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Tech N9ne

Tech N9ne - Strangeulation Cypher

For any semi-serious Kung Fu movie fans, The Game of Death is one of the genre's biggest What Ifs. The premise was a simple yet intriguing one that is centered around a tiered building of masters in various fields of martial...Read More
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GoldLink

GoldLink - Sober Thoughts

On an Email attached to this record, GoldLink writes, "Been thinkin bout gettin this tatt all on my face, who gives a f**k nobody get to me see anyway." Ironic because the title of this song is "Sober Thoughts," and the...Read More
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Sonny Shotz

Sonny Shotz - Neon Hooligans

Summertime means long nights that become days and adventures with your best friends. And there's no better period of music to accompany those warmer vibes than 80's inspired grooves. The former front man of The Dean's List,...Read More
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Rich Quick

Rich Quick x ASK? - They Fold

Why couldn't early Super Nintedo games have songs like this to blast? Okay, maybe technology wasn't up to par to include human voices yet, but you can't deny that it would have put you in the zone more. On the DJBooth...Read More
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Locksmith

Locksmith - Willie Lynch

Allegedly given before an audience of slaveholders in 1712, the Willie Lynch Speech finds the titular plantation owner outlining a series of divide-and-conquer tactics that can be used to turn African-Americas against one...Read More
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Joyner Lucas

Joyner Lucas - Half Ni**er

In late April, Joyner Lucas proved his mettle on the mic with Don't Ask for Nothin', a freestyle series contribution that earned him a stunning 4.5-star average rating from our readers. The New England-born spitter's skills...Read More
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Green Street

Green Street ft. Mickey Factz & Anik Khan - By Any Means

Thanks to their latest effort, one thing that you'll learn about hip-hop trio Green Street is that they are determined to make it; of course that means By Any Means necessary. Lucky for us, those means include the release of...Read More
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Dizzy Wright

Dizzy Wright - Red Balloons

Many of us still remember the anti-nuclear protest song 99 Red Balloons by German band Nena. Today, Dizzy Wright pens a new record that attaches another significant meaning to Red Balloons, unfortunately due to recent events....Read More
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Alex Wiley

Alex Wiley - Ova

Still coasting on some good Vibrations, Alex Wiley returns to our pages to declare that all the fake money and drug talk flooding hip-hop is officially Ova. Featuring a blunted beat from Odd Couple and some typically original...Read More
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Vic Mensa

Vic Mensa - Down On My Luck

With hundreds of new genres being birthed daily in someone's studio bedroom, it's tough to figure out which ones are worth following. For today, why not let Vic Mensa set the tone? On his new progressive single, Down On My...Read More
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G-Eazy

G-Eazy ft. Devon Baldwin - Let's Get Lost

I've never been on tour with a rap sensation like G-Eazy, but I can imagine that there are a lot of one night stands along the way. As the Oakland emcee/producer prepares for the start of his These Things Happen Europe Tour,...Read More
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Mickey Factz

Mickey Factz - Detroit Red

In December of 2013, Mickey Factz announced that, after much soul-searching, he had decided to stop making music. As often happens in the world of hip-hop, “retirement” turned out to mean “a few months off.” Having...Read More
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e-dubble

e-dubble - The Cause

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
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Rickie Jacobs

Rickie Jacobs - Kill Switch

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
15
Earl Sweatshirt

Earl Sweatshirt - Chum (Left Brain Remix)

Earl Sweatshirt's first release since returning from his stint at a Samoan boarding school, Doris lead single Chum was a striking change of pace from his debut EP. On the track, he cast his diabolical persona aside to offer...Read More
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Hoodie Allen

Hoodie Allen - Show Me What You're Made Of

Have you ever dreamed of being able to do whatever you want? How about saying whatever you want? F**king whoever? (You can answer these questions out loud, its okay.) Seriously, though, think about the concept of no rules, no...Read More
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Rich Quick

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
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Local Nobodies

Local Nobodies - Last Breath

It's been a hot minute since we featured any fresh collaborative material from Windy City singer/songwriter Chris Mathien and L.A.-by-way-of-Chicago spitter Sulaiman; Feets Desire hit the Booth way back in February of 2013....Read More
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Lorenzo Asher

Lorenzo Asher ft. XV - The Undying Brave

Normally, I try to remove my personal opinion from a feature write-up, but not today. Wow.... Lorenzo Asher's latest single has knocked my socks off. It may be a brave step to put my opinions out there, but I was inspired by...Read More
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OnCue

OnCue - That Feeling

If you're looking for OnCue at 10AM, your best bet is to start at the local bars. You'll most likely find him sipping on a Gin and Tonic, plotting his next move. Using a few of Hip-Hop's classics (The Chronic, Dedication 2,...Read More

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7evenThirty

7evenThirty - $ Stacks & Body Bags

At any given moment on any given day, you can catch 7evenThirty engaged in one of the following activities: ripping tracks, accumulating $ Stacks and putting sucker emcees in Body Bags. And if it ain't one of those three,...Read More
22
Che Rhenosonce

Che Rhenosonce ft. Rizzo Corleone & Akinola - Around the Way

Whoever said three was a crowd clearly wasn't a hip-hop fan. Sometimes, it takes a three-pronged attack to leave listeners' appetites sated. Such is the case with the latest record release from DJBooth newcomer Che...Read More
23
First Division

First Division ft. Roc Marciano - Grown Ups

When I was a kid, I wanted nothing more than to be an adult, but now that I am a big boy, I wish I could turn back the clock. Bills, rent, responsibilities... Grown Ups don't have it as easy as I thought. In fact, about the...Read More
 

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