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 28, 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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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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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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Big Remo

Big Remo ft. Rapsody - I’m Back

While Big Remo has popped up on our pages in guest feature form, most recently alongside 9th Wonder and Raekwon on No Pretending, the Jamla emcee is making his solo debut today on our pages with I'm Back, which considering...Read More
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Ab-Soul

Ab-Soul ft. Danny Brown & Jhené Aiko - Terrorist Threats

Attention, readers: in response to credible Terrorist Threats we ask that you evacuate The DJBooth immediately. Or, if you're feeling daring, you could always stick around and take a listen to Ab-Soul's latest street single,...Read More
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Blu

Blu ft. Mela Machinko - Kiss the Sky

Not featured on the solo tip since this past December, when he stepped into the Booth with The Clean Hand, Blu makes his triumphant return to our pages with Kiss the Sky, a fresh promo single inspired by the famous line from...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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Dom Kennedy

Dom Kennedy - My Type of Party

Summer is quickly approaching, and that means two things: One, you better brush up on those barbecue skills, and two, rappers are going to be campaigning hard for "summer anthem" status. Here to vie for the king of the summer...Read More
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The Day Laborers

The Day Laborers - On the Side

A Long Island duo who have made it their mission to return hip-hop to a bygone era of substantial lyricism and dope beats, The Day Laborers introduce themselves to our pages with brand new single On the Side. Here, Boston...Read More
10
El Prez

El Prez ft. King Mez - Love Kills

Can you really die of heartbreak? According to five minutes on Google, most definitely—not only can the stress of separation from a loved one apparently cause literal, fatal heart spasms but, if you're not careful with...Read More
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Rilgood

Rilgood ft. Maffew Ragazino - Who Should I Be

Brooklyn has been home to some of the dopest emcees to ever touch a mic, and the future’s looking just as bright as its past. BK rhymesayers Rilgood and Maffew Ragazino are here to prove that there’s still something in...Read More
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Caspa Narkz

Caspa Narkz - How Long

Got two minutes and 52 seconds to spare? Good—because that's exactly How Long Booth newcomer Caspa Narkz needs to turn you into a fan. Making its world premiere right here on our front page, this newly-released promo single...Read More
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8Ball

8Ball - Good Girl Bad Girl

Why choose between a Good Girl and a Bad Girl when you can have both in the very same woman? Memphis mainstay 8Ball has been lucky enough to find such a female, and on his latest promo single, he spills all the details....Read More
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Chrome Cats

Chrome Cats - The Gold

Not the type to settle for runner-up, Vallejo twosome Chrome Cats pledge to go for The Gold on the latest single off their forthcoming full-length. Similar in mood and theme to their last feature, the ambitious Higher, this...Read More
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Fresco Kane

Fresco Kane ft. Busta Rhymes - Hump Wit It

According to the controversial theories of Sigmund Freud, all of our strivings in life ultimately take their force from the libido, or sex drive. Even if you're consciously motivated by the desire to accumulate Platinum...Read More
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David Dallas

David Dallas - Pay Off

If you want your hustle to Pay Off, there's no room for half-measures--you've got to pursue success with every fiber of being. David Dallas isn't afraid to take that leap of faith, as evidenced by the latest single (and Tom...Read More
17
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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Elevated

Elevated - Might as Well Be Rain

Write It Down in Blood, the first and, to date, only Booth feature from Elevated, paired an infectious, bluesy sample with rhymes touching on such uplifting topics as romantic failure, alcohol abuse and suicide. Though the...Read More
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The Palmer Squares

The Palmer Squares - Spooky Language

Acumental and Terminal Knowledge, the Chi-town rhymesayers who make up Booth newcoming duo The Palmer Squares, are so adept with the English language that it's downright frightening. Don't believe me? You can get a taste of...Read More
 

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