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.


November 1, 2010 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


Freeway

#1 - Freeway - Escalators

Formerly known for having his feet firmly planted on the streets at all times, Freeway's been moving towards loftier, more reflective territory since joining the Rhymesayers stable. The aptly-titled Escalators finds Philly...Read More

K. Sparks

#2 - K. Sparks ft. Ahmad - Black Magic

“Hey, didn't K. Sparks have a record about Magic featured back in August?” Indeed he did, and received rave Booth reviews for his trouble. Far from being a retread, however, newly-leaked cut Black Magic is proof the...Read More

Dee-1

#3 - Dee-1 - Jay, 50 and Weezy

Sigmund Freud (in)famously stated that every dream represents the fulfillment of a wish. While I'm sure we all could think of counter-examples to that theory, the dream Booth newcomer Dee-1 describes on new single Jay, 50 and...Read More

AZ

#4 - AZ - The Calm

Don't let the title deceive you: The Calm, the latest single from AZ, is not exactly chill-out material. Unless you consider drug-dealing and gunplay appropriate activities for a relaxing evening – in which case, remind me...Read More

Jeff Chery

#5 - Jeff Chery - Someday

El Dorado, Shangri-La, Hyberborea, Atlantis... Beverly Hills? While the utopian “city of gold” that Jeff Chery describes on Someday, the third and final world premiere off his forthcoming mixtape, bears some similarities...Read More

Dawaun Parker

#6 - Dawaun Parker - Lost

Booth newcomer Dawaun Parker seems to think he's Lost in the game, but I don't know if I'm buying it – anyone who's got the support of the Dr. Dre on his first single is leading a charmed life in my book. Regardless, the...Read More

Cory Gunz

#7 - Cory Gunz - Dope Game

I know what you’re thinking. Cory Gunz' new leak Dope Game is about the dope game. Man are you wrong. Despite its title, Dope is a complex exploration of the role subprime mortgages played in the recession. No, of course...Read More

Chris Mathien

#8 - Chris Mathien & Shane Eli - Route 66

I'm pretty sure that no one's referred to the Internet as the “information superhighway” since 1999, but now I'm almost tempted to revive the phrase – let's just say that, with the Booth's knack for inspiring...Read More

Joell Ortiz

#9 - Joell Ortiz ft. Novel - Night Train

Mellow and harmonious singing dance in the background. The band is playing together in a dimly lit hole in the wall while cigar smoke drifts to the ceiling. If I could direct Joell Ortiz’ video for Night Train, that’s...Read More

Cymarshall Law

#10 - Cymarshall Law - Almost Home

Considering we haven't heard from Booth fave Cymarshall Law since he jumped on board the Freedom Express Line with production crew The Beatnikz back in August, fans may well be wondering where the man's travels have taken...Read More

Grynch

#11 - Grynch - Air Max 'Em

Though I'm ashamed to say I wouldn't be able to tell a pair of CB 34's from 360s (and I just grabbed those names from Wikipedia), I'm willing to believe that those more sneaker-savvy than I can learn a lot about a person...Read More

Reservoir Dogs

#12 - Reservoir Dogs - 4 Shades

Writing a sequel to Reservoir Dogs would be like writing a sequel to Hamlet; pretty much everyone's dead, so where do you go from there? Though, now that I think about it, I would be among the first in line to see The...Read More

Mike Dreams

#13 - Mike Dreams ft. Ryanne Noelle (of Seventh Ascent) - So Long

Mike Dreams sure is spending a lot of time saying goodbye lately. The last time we heard the Minneapolis emcee and Freestyle Alum he was waving to the haters, and now on his new single, making its premiere right here, right...Read More

Badio

#14 - Badio - Kiss the Sky

Rap records that draw upon flight/altitude metaphors tend to fall into one of two categories: “I'm flying because I'm fly.” or “I'm flying because I just hit a blunt the size of Texas.” As you may have gathered from...Read More

A-Trak

#15 - A-Trak ft. CyHi Da Prynce - Ray Ban Vision

While Ray Bans never really seem to go out of style, their classic Wayfarers have recently come back in a big way – 'round my way, they seem to be the sunglasses of choice for hipsters and hip-hop heads alike. Realizing...Read More

Weapons of Audio

#16 - Weapons of Audio - Boulevard

Now that they've effectively ensured the termination of their day jobs by releasing a single titled Kill My Boss, Jeremy and Floyd of Weapons of Audio can look forward to having a little more time on their hands. What are the...Read More

M-Dot

#17 - M-Dot ft. King Magnetic, Chaundon & Cymarshall Law - Eastcoast Points

If you're familiar with the names involved in Eastcoast Points, you know exactly what to expect: pure, uncut underground excellence, with a Northeastern flair. This epic ensemble cut, the inaugural leak off M-Dot's...Read More

John Public

#18 - John Public - Jack & Ginger Ale

Most rappers, when asked their drink of choice, would spring for something trendy and expensive – Patron, Rozay, perhaps Siroc. Ever the populist, however, John Public prefers a glass of Jack & Ginger Ale. Making its world...Read More

Wade Waters

#19 - Wade Waters - Do Something

Though natural disasters never fail to elicit an initial outpouring of support, the aftereffects of such events far outlast our national attention span. Case in point: the devastation and poverty that still plague New Orleans...Read More

 

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