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 23, 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


STS

#1 - STS ft. GLC - Pimpin and Preachin

Anyone who knows me knows that I’m world renowned for two things; my pimpin and my preachin. Oh, I’m actually best known for my off-kilter hip-hop reviews and my ability to make delicious grilled cheese sandwiches, but...Read More

Rock City

#2 - R. City - Dark Cloud

R. City never hesitated to voice their frustrations with label politics – see the Virgin Islands-bred brothers' lengthy and valiant PTFAO (Put the F*ckin' Album Out) campaign – but in retrospect, it seems they were...Read More

Tech N9ne

#3 - Tech N9ne ft. Various Artists - Worldwide Choppers

If you're a fan of breakneck flows, you've probably daydreamed at one point or another about the dopeness that would ensue if a grip of the game's fastest spitters got together on one ensemble cut. Well, speed-freaks, I have...Read More

Nikki Lynette

#4 - Nikki Lynette ft. Krayzie Bone - Crossroads

When an artist refers to a new record as “...by far the dopest track I've ever produced,” fans owe it to themselves to check it out. And when the cut in question is a Booth-exclusive world premiere, well, you'd be crazy...Read More

Rock City

#5 - Rock City - We On

Though Caribbean-pop twosome Rock City's PTFAO (Put the F*cking Album Out) campaign didn't ultimately succeed (the duo recently parted ways with Konvict Muzik), brothers Don't Talk Much and Da Spokesman aren't down for the...Read More

Termanology

#6 - Termanology ft. Joell Ortiz, Bun B, Saigon & Freeway - Say It (Remix)

Can I have a personal moment? Growing up in Boston as a hip-hop head was hard – the city had some dope emcees, but for the most part we never got respect on a national level. Show Off compatriots (pun intended) Statik...Read More

Skyzoo

#7 - Skyzoo - The Definitive Prayer

An emcee and a beat. That's all. The Brooklyn born and bred Skyzoo, making his first solo feature appearance on our pages since the Speakers on Blast era, straight "fountain pen baptizes" bars on his latest effort, The...Read More

PJ Simas

#8 - PJ Simas - Diagnosis of a Beautiful Mind

It's completely and utterly cliché, but true: when you're in love, even the seeming flaws of a person are transformed into marks of beauty. What to do, then, when the object of your affection is unable to see the good in him...Read More

Luke Christopher

#9 - Luke Christopher - The Rescuer

Ill-fated females seem to be in the air today. On Booth newcomer PJ Simas' Diagnosis of a Beautiful Mind, the Cali native struggled with how to love a girl who didn't love herself, and Luke Christopher's first feature finds...Read More

Mr. J. Medeiros

#10 - Mr. J. Medeiros ft. Stro - Neon Signs

On his first Booth feature, Nothing Without Providence, Mr. J Madeiros resolved to march to the beat of his own drummer, never bending to the will of any man. Women? Well, that's another story – as the Los Angeles...Read More

Tyler, The Creator

#11 - Tyler, The Creator ft. Frank Ocean - She

Can we all take a moment and appreciate the fact that one of today's most-buzzed-about artists is a 20-year-old hip-hop Svengali who spits about rape and murder in a satanic growl, while dressed like a kid who just got home...Read More

HaLo

#12 - HaLo - Panel

The 243rd entry in DJBooth.net's Exclusive Freestyle Series comes courtesy of HaLo, the North Carolina native who hooked up with the Booth to drop Heat Writer II this past March. On his brand new, exclusive Panel freestyle,...Read More

Jon Connor

#13 - Jon Connor ft. XV - U Aint Gettin Nothin

Think you can get under Jon Connor's skin? Au contraire; as the Flint native (and freestyle series alum) puts it on his latest single, "U Ain't Gettin' Nothin." Sean C & LV of Grind Music handle production duties, serving up...Read More

J.Y.

#14 - J.Y. ft. Cory Gunz & Emilio Rojas - Can’t Pretend (World We Know)

Flying to exotic locales, performing to crowds of adoring fans and, above all, spending your time doing what you love... the life of an artist on the rise seems tailor-made to turn those with more mundane jobs green with...Read More

Skyzoo

#15 - Skyzoo - Written in the Drums

Life is full of uncertainties, but Skyzoo is keeping the faith; as the Brooklyn flamespitter puts it on the third entry in his pre-album #debateteamtuesdays series, his success is "Written in the Drums." Swiff D provides the...Read More

Nikkiya

#16 - Nikkiya - When I Was High

Previously heard lending her hook vocals to Speak Her Sex, a cut off Booth fave Yelawolf's Trunk Muzik mixtape, SupaHot Beats singer Nikkiya steps into the solo spotlight on When I Was High. The lead single off the artist's...Read More

ELMNT

#17 - Element ft. Lord Quest & Junia-T - Must Come Down

Gravity may seem like a simple matter of,”What goes up, Must Come Down," but in reality it's one of the most fundamental forces in the universe, arising from a curvature in the very fabric of space-time. Similarly, the...Read More

Question?

#18 - Question? ft. Verse - Facts of Life

Having spent his last few Booth features (Wonder Where You Are, Where I Belong) searching for certainty, San Antonio emcee Question?'s finally ready to give us some answers. New single The Facts of Life finds the freestyle...Read More

Mac Miller

#19 - 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

 

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