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 2, 2011 Chart RecapWelcome to the Booth’s Top Independent Hip Hop Chart! As always, your feedback has determined which songs made the cut. Each chart’s lineup is calculated using a special DJBooth.net …...Read More

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Tech N9ne

Tech N9ne ft. Kendrick Lamar & Oobergeek - I Love Music

Life in the game hasn't always been easy for Tech N9ne; on the contrary, the industry's failure to recognize his manifest skills has, at times, had him hanging onto sanity by the barest thread. Be that as it may, he wouldn't...Read More
2
The Freshmen

The Freshmen ft. Carlos Olivero - The Fonz

"You ain't nobody until you do what you want!" "Don't you understand, your brain is clay and I gotta squeeze it!” While very few would turn to Arthur Fonzarelli (from classic ‘70s sitcom Happy Days for those painfully...Read More
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Self Scientific

Self Scientific ft. Big K.R.I.T. - War Stories

In today's rap game, there's no shortage of artists eager to sell a glamorized depiction of the 'hood life (I'll leave the name-naming to y'all). Whether you decry this practice as a bad influence on the youth or consider it...Read More
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NIQUE

Nique - NO!

Considering it was nearly six months ago that Vegas-based reader fave NIQUE stepped into the Booth with his last solo feature, Too Many Girls, fans may be starting to wonder whether that excessive female attention has...Read More
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Nikki Lynette

Nikki Lynette ft. Dwele - Pick a Side

Other than setting fire to our SXSW stage (figuratively speaking, although some fire breathing would have been cool) last month, it's been a minute since we’ve heard from Chicago’s rising queen of...Read More
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Beyond Belief

Beyond Belief - Got the Streets Talking

Has it really been eight months since a certain Rockaway native last graced our pages? That's (wait for it) Beyond Belief! Jokes aside, it's been far too long; thus, we're bringing the freestyle series alumnus “back by...Read More
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Yonas

Yonas ft. Phil Adé - Nobody Else (Remix)

Remember way back in November of 2010 when DJBooth favorite Yonas first promised a certain lady that there was Nobody Else for him? Well in the meantime he’s found at least one other dope emcee who share his sentiments,...Read More
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Chuck L.i.

Chuck L.i. - Level Up

Buzzed, tipsy, sloshed, trashed, wasted, blotto... with the sheer quantity of English words for degrees of intoxication, it can be hard to keep them straight – especially when you aren't seeing straight. If you frequently...Read More
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Chris Faust

Chris Faust ft. Sunny Jones - Maybe Now Begins

If Chris Faust’s latest leak is an indicator of what can be expected on his upcoming project FAUST, then May 17 Is going to be a great day. On Maybe Now Begins, over a dirty kick-snare pattern and colorful electric guitar...Read More
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Neako

Neako ft. Juicy J - Flossin

Neako's dentist would be proud – on his latest mixtape single, the Jersey-based emcee proudly announces that “Every day I been Flossin'.” I mean, I been flossin'twice a day for a while now... but still, it's a damn good...Read More
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Brown Bag All-Stars

Brown Bag All-Stars - Crumbling Down

If it's been a minute since the Brown Bag All-Stars stepped into the Booth with a brand new feature, the NYC crew have a damn good reason: they've been holed up in the studio, prepping their their debut full-length for next...Read More
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Amanda Diva

Amanda Diva - Manchild

I know what you're thinking: "The last time Amanda Diva was in the Booth Barack Obama had just become president and the Pittsburgh Steelers were the Super Bowl champs." True, but good things come to those who wait, and since...Read More
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Clyde Carson

Clyde Carson ft. Wyclef Jean - Where Doves Fly

After dozens of listens to Prince's famous single, I have to admit I still have no clue what it sounds like When Doves Cry (I mean, was he referring to his own high-pitched vocalizations? The instrumental backdrop? The song...Read More
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Dean and Ravo

Dean and Ravo ft. Josh Cocktail - Follow Me

Dean and Ravo's first Booth feature, released back in January, found the up-and-coming duo Walkin' Around their city, ogling all the pretty girls from behind their shades. If you were feeling that selection, then you're in...Read More
15
Mac Miller

Mac Miller - Donald Trump

I have to admit that before I started this write-up I wasn’t particularly familiar with Mac Miller's music. You can now consider me one of an ever-growing group of converts. Signed to Rostrum Records, a label that has...Read More
16
STS

STS ft. Joell Ortiz & Dave Guy - The People (Remix)

With a title like Demand More 2, is it any wonder that, a year and change after the release of STS' Booth-sponsored street album, fans are... well... demanding more? Never one to neglect the needs of The People, the Philly...Read More
17
DJ Pain1

DJ Pain1 ft. Tek, Money B, Scott Knoxx, Grand Daddy IU & MC Starr - Now You Know

Booth readers may not have been familiar with the scorching sounds of DJ Pain1 prior to the explosive impact of Roots earlier this month, but... well... Now You Know. With introductions out of the way, I don't need to tell...Read More
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Yonas

Yonas - Radio Flow

Incredibly it’s been almost two years since Yonas first introduced himself to the Booth and in that time the Bronx emcee has been In Too Deep, In a Daze and Mindless. He’s been Stupid Brilliant and demanded that haters...Read More
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Casey Veggies

Casey Veggies ft. Young Scolla & Skewby - On Everything

I'm not a fan of ranch dressing, but evidently Casey Veggies is; as the Los Angeles rhymesayer himself admits on his first solo feature, the latest leak off SMKA's new comp album, “I put it On Everything.” OK, OK, that...Read More
 

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