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.

October 1, 2012 Chart Recap*Freddie Gibbs’ “Kush Cloud” drops to second this week, as MURS and Fashawn‘s “This Generation” leaps from 12th all the way to #1. Last week’s runner-up, Skyzoo‘s “Give It …...Read More

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Freddie Gibbs

Freddie Gibbs ft. Krayzie Bone & SpaceGhostPurrp - Kush Cloud

With previously-featured Baby Face Killa cuts Shame, Bout It Bout It and The Hard, Freddie Gibbs proved that he had the “street banger” and “sex jam” bases covered, but one question lingered: does he have anything up...Read More
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Pharoahe Monch

Pharoahe Monch - DAMAGE

On the famous lead single off Organized Konfusion's 1994 Stress LP, Pharoahe Monch and Prince Po rapped from the perspective of a Stray Bullet in order to show the brutal and anonymous impact of firearms on the inner-city...Read More
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Skyzoo

Skyzoo ft. DJ Prince - Give It Up

Ladies and gentlemen, Give It Up for Skyzoo! Fresh off igniting the buzz for his next album with nostalgic, 9th Wonder-produced lead single Jansport Strings, the Brooklyn mic-murderer switches it up for the second release off...Read More
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NIQUE

NIQUE - Be OK

Once a regular fixture in the Booth, NIQUE disappeared from our pages last fall, after bringing us November's Can't See Me. If you've been wondering what precisely has been holding him back from releasing new music, wonder no...Read More
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Scoe

Scoe ft. Kendrick Lamar - Thank You

More than a decade after work first began on Detox, hip-hop heads everywhere are still awaiting the album as if it were the second coming of Christ. I bring that up only because it illustrates the unbelievable level of...Read More
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Eighty4 Fly

Eighty4 Fly - Cool Kids

Call Eighty4 Fly a hipster, a hip-hopper, a skater or whatever other appellation you'd like to hit him with; as far as the Seattle rhymesayer is concerned, he's just “...one of them Cool Kids.” The follow-up to this...Read More
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Marion Write

Marion Write - I'd Rather Be With You, Yesterday

On August's PRAY, a street-oriented cut intended to put the fear of God into the Vegas rhymesayer's adversaries, Marion Write gave us a foretaste of the “Conquer” half of his forthcoming street album. Now for the...Read More
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Isaiah Rashad

Isaiah Rashad ft. Rob December & Rikki Blu - Like That

On the first single and title track off his next street release, Isaiah Rashad told us about some sh*t he don't like: namely, Fake Trill individuals who make their real counterparts look bad. For the follow-up, the...Read More
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Mac Miller

Mac Miller - Someone Like You

Mac Miller is a talented artist and (going by the man's own lyrics) a true ladies' man, but I never thought of the Pittsburgh emcee as the kind of artist whose very voice makes panties drop. As it turned out, though, he just...Read More
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Evidence

Evidence ft. Planet Asia - Sakura

Combining a Japanese folk classic with the an obscure, early rap record like Adventures of Futura 2000 might seem unintuitive at first blush but, in reality, the genesis of Evidence's latest promo single couldn't be more...Read More
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Hi-Rez

Hi-Rez - Race With Time

While Hi-Rez hasn't been glimpsed on our pages since February, when he brought us ambitious mixtape inclusion Music in Me, fans shouldn't take that to mean the Ft. Lauderdale representer's been slacking on his hustle. On the...Read More
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Spoken Phor

Spoken Phor ft. Euro League - Cashmere Promises

It has been several months since New York City rhymeslinger Spoken Phor made his DJBooth debut with the highly-praised Echoes, but the emcee has finally returned to our pages for the world premiere of his latest single,...Read More
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Tech N9ne

Tech N9ne - Don't Tweet This

Considering rappers, by and large, are some of the most avid self-promoters in existence, it might come as a surprise that this newly-released EP standout finds Tech N9ne requesting that you “Don't Tweet This.” It makes...Read More
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Danny!

Danny! ft. Lil B & Blu - Misunderstood

Much of Danny!'s recorded output is directly concerned with the experience of being Misunderstood in the music game—in fact, the conceptual narrative underpinning his latest album is an allegory for his travails in the...Read More
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Jarren Benton

Jarren Benton ft. Gangsta Boo - Move Back (ADHD Remix)

As if Atlanta spitter Jarren Benton's Freebasing With Kevin Bacon cut Move Back couldn't get any more live, the emcee has recruited both Atlanta beatsmith ADHD and Memphis rapstress Gangsta Boo for a raucous remix of the...Read More
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Heartbreak Mellz

HeartBreak Mellz - Aww Baby

Following his braggadocious debut on The DJBooth thanks to the Da Youngfellaz-assisted cut Mile High Club, New York City emcee HeartBreak Mellz is ready for round two thanks to his record Aww Baby. The DJBooth newcomer takes...Read More
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J.Lately

J.Lately ft. Von Pea & J.Good - Good Stuff

Months (and months) after making his DJBooth with last December's Share The Love, Bay Area lyricist J. Lately has returned to our pages to express his appreciation for the Good Stuff with help from fellow emcees Von Pea (of...Read More
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Tef Poe

Tef Poe ft. Royce Da 5'9" - Can't Push Me

Hero worship has long been part of the rap game, with new emcees enthusiastically quoting from and comparing themselves to the greats that preceded them. Tef Poe, however, is bucking the trend. On solo Booth debut Push Me, he...Read More
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Genesis The GreyKid

Genesis the GreyKid - Sleep Walking

Genesis the GreyKid's newest single may be titled Sleep Walking, but there's absolutely nothing drowsy about his latest banger of a track. The Virginia Beach spitter's record fittingly kicks off with an audio clip from the...Read More
 

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