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 21, 2012 Chart Recap*Last week’s......Read More

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King Mez

King Mez - Monte Carlo

Son....I love it when things come full circle. Back in 2010, I had the pleasure to witness a man-child spit well-grown thoughts all over the mic at Ruckus Pizza in Raleigh, NC. He was King Mez then and he's even more of an...Read More
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Mod Sun

Mod Sun ft. Pat Brown - Happy As F*ck

There’s rich, and then there’s rich as f**k. Some music is dope, but some music is dope as f**k. Adding everyone’s favorite four letter word to any sentence elevates things to the next level, so when Mod Sun says...Read More
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Ab-Soul

Ab-Soul ft. Kendrick Lamar - ILLuminate

When you're shining as brightly as Ab-Soul, there's no sense in hiding your light under a bushel. On a newly-released cut off his next studio album, the Top Dawg Entertainment buzzmaker sets out to ILLuminate the whole damn...Read More
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Kid Ink

Kid Ink - Neva Gave a F**k

Does Kid Ink now give, or has he ever given a f*ck? Up to this point, we could only speculate. With his latest single and the accompanying, Dan Centrone-directed video, however, the Cali repper finally dispels all doubts. On...Read More
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Rabbit

Rabbit ft. Wale - #SoF**kinFine

The latest addition to Rico Love's Divison 1 label, Rabbit introduces herself to our pages with freshly-leaked EP inclusion #SoF**kinFine. Here, the D.C. dancer-turned-femcee touts her uncanny erotic appeal over her label...Read More
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ANTHM

ANTHM ft. Blu - Polaris

Every big dreamer has one or more idols, who guide their efforts and exemplify what they wish to become. ANTHM's just so happens to be a flaming ball of gas, not another rapper. Determined to “...shine like the greatest,”...Read More
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1982

1982 ft. Mac Miller, Bun B & Shawn (of Boyz II Men) - Happy Days

The road has been a long and difficult one, but Happy Days are finally here for Statik Selektah and Termanology. On a newly-released standout off 1982's sophomore collaborative full-length, Stat's wistful sample work bangs in...Read More
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Ab-Soul

Ab-Soul - Black Lip Bastard (Black Hippy Remix)

TDE truly is a movement, and since Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock and ScHoolboy Q have all come out with new albums in the last year it’s got to be Ab-Soul’s turn to catch some spotlight. And since the crew rolls together, it...Read More
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Cosmodrome

Cosmodrome - Miss Me in the Mornin'

Craving something vintage-informed, yet eminently fresh? Boston soul/funk/hip-hop group Cosmodrome's first Booth feature should be just what the doctor ordered. On Miss Me in the Mornin', guitarist Finnegan Bryan Singer,...Read More
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Worldwide

Worldwide - Bout That

A Lone Star State buzzmaker with his eye on global renown, Booth newcomer Worldwide gives us an idea of what he's all about on the current single off his As the World Turns LP. On Bout That, Greg G.'s slow-rolling street...Read More
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King Mez

King Mez - Reign

In dozens of Booth-featured cuts, an exclusive freestyle and two mixtape releases (The King's Khrysis and The Paraplegics), it's never occurred to me to wonder what King Mez was supposed to be king of. I mean, it'd be sort of...Read More
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G-Eazy

G-Eazy ft. Dominique LeJeune - Marilyn

Update: Click "Watch Now" above to view G-Eazy's Tyler Yee-directed "Marilyn" video. I got into a big fight last night with my girl and I was just about to use the argument as an excuse to fly single during Spring break, but...Read More
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tabi Bonney

tabi Bonney ft. Yasiin Bey - Chop Chop

The last time we heard from tabi Bonney he was floating up on a Castle on a Cloud, but today’s selection finds him returning solidly to Earth alongside two hip-hop legends. New release Chop, Chop finds frequent production...Read More
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Reject

Reject ft. Slaine & MaddMaxx - Go to Sleep

Considering the Boston rhymesayer's first and to date only Booth feature, the highly-acclaimed Don't Wanna Hear It, arrived on our front page almost exactly a year ago, you shouldn't feel too bad if the name Reject doesn't...Read More
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Killer Mike

Killer Mike ft. Emily Panic - Anywhere But Here

Who said Grand Hustle ain't got that mass appeal? On the heels of B.o.B's Strange Clouds comes Killer Mike, who's taken a more emotional route on stand-out cut Anywhere But Here, off his brand new album, R.A.P. Music. The...Read More
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Methuzulah

Methuzulah ft. GPW FLY - True & Living Honorable

Famously flipped in Enter the Wu-Tang inclusion Tearz, soul songstress Wendy Rene's After Laughter has become the backdrop for True & Living Honorable, the first Booth feature and latest single from Methuzulah. Over project...Read More
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BRKF$T CLUB

BRKF$T CLUB - The Fellowship

One fateful Saturday morning, five teenagers from diverse social circles came together for detention at Shermer High School. While their differences were stark, they discovered they had one thing in common: a knack for...Read More
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Weekend Money

Weekend Money - Coke'N'Coffee

While one is enjoyed with impunity and the other's a Schedule II narcotic, Coke'N'Coffee share the physiological effects of increased alertness, energy and wakefulness. Which is to say, if you're still sleeping on...Read More
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Rittz

Rittz - Love Me

While the casual fan may know Rittz as that white guy with the huge hair, or one of the game’s best double-time flow practitioners, or an accomplished amateur birdwatcher (ok, I made that last one up), loyalists of the...Read More
 

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