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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Grieves

Grieves - Bloody Poetry

“Battle not with monsters, lest ye become a monster, and if you gaze into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you." I usually try to avoid busting out the Nietzsche quotes in mixed company (it weirds people out), but I'm...Read More
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Killer Mike

Killer Mike - At the Top

In a genre built on comparisons, Killer Mike, or Mike Bigga, whichever you may prefer, is the modern day Ice Cube. Yes, while we're aware Cube is still around, I'm referring to Death Certificate-era Cube and not Are We There...Read More
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Will Brennan

Will Brennan - Get By

Crazy as it may seem to those of us who know the meaning of the word “downtime,” there are people out there who thrive on being constantly in motion; even if they could be convinced to slow their pace, the boredom would...Read More
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Classified

Classified ft. Brother Ali - Maybe It's Just Me

Fresh off the release of his second major-label album (his 14th, in total), Enfield veteran Classified returns to our pages with a standout cut off the project. Wondering "Maybe It's Just Me," the Nova Scotia repper proceeds...Read More
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StartYourOwnRebellion

StartYourOwnRebellion ft. J. Cole - Let it Go

It’s an age old dilemma for a relatively unknown artist. Get a major feature on your song and the world will pay attention, but then you risk becoming outshone on your own song, causing the populace to refer to you as “oh...Read More
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M.i

M.i - After I'm Gone

What?! You haven't downloaded M.i's new mixtape yet? Though the project dropped way back in early April, listeners who aren't as with-it as your average Boothgoer still have time to jump on the Lone Star State...Read More
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GhostWridah

GhostWridah ft. The Strangerz - Victory

Anyone else noticed a certain pungent odor emanating from our mixtape page lately? Kinda like bay laurel, with a hint of Gatorade? Oh, right, that's the sweet smell of Victory, and it's coming from GhostWridah's latest street...Read More
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Bekay

Bekay - Remember

And now for something completely different. While we pause on certain days to remember specific events in history, some can be felt and seen every day through the eyes of our acquaintances, friends and family. This week marks...Read More
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Chris Faust

Chris Faust ft. Mike Maven & 6th Sense - So Long

Don't worry, Chris Faust fans – the Brooklyn up-and-comer isn't saying “Au revoir” just when he's started to get a serious buzz going for his forthcoming, 2DopeBoyz/DJBooth.net-sponsored mixtape. In fact, you can take...Read More
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Nikki Lynette

Nikki Lynette - The Beautiful People

I was going to begin this write-up by saying “Nikki Lynette’s use of Marilyn Manson’s The Beautiful People is the most unexpected sample/interpolation I’ve heard in months”, but then I remember the last time we...Read More
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Gods'Illa

Gods'illa ft. Maimouna Youssef - You Don't Have to Be a Star

In a genre which often seems to hold fame (along with its cousin, fortune) as a measure of individual worth, it's nice to be reminded that even if you're a nobody, you're still somebody. Unless you're literally nobody, in...Read More
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Omen (Producer)

Omen ft. Diggy Simmons, Ashton Travis, & Mike Jaggerr - Get Back

The title of Omen's forthcoming set, along with politically-charged lead single Negro Spiritual, seem to suggest a project packed from top to bottom with hard-hitting social commentary – but, hey, even Black Heroes have to...Read More
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Has-Lo

Has-Lo - Forgotten Styles

It’s always an interesting experience socializing with the hipsters where I’m from. Talk about a new record, and they heard it a week before it dropped when it was cool. Mention an artist and they’ve already met them in...Read More
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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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Metis

Metis - Champion

Damn, today's a good day for motivational anthems. With GhostWridah mixtape standout Victory and now Metis' hard-hustling Booth debut, I'm so pumped that... well, let's just say I'm gonna write the f*ck out of today's track...Read More
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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
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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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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
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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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