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 15, 2012 Chart Recap*Macklemore and Ryan Lewis debut on top with “Starting Over,” knocking Pharoahe Monch‘s “DAMAGE” to second place. Last week’s runner-up, Big SANT‘s “Say That Sh*t,” falls to fourth. *All …...Read More

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Macklemore x Ryan Lewis

Macklemore x Ryan Lewis ft. Ben Bridwell - Starting Over

Otherside, the very first Booth feature from Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, saw the former delivering a brutally honest chronicle of his struggle with addiction, and reflecting on the extent to which pop artists bear...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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Mellowhype

Mellowhype ft. Frank Ocean - Astro

Some members of hip-hop's latest generation have an agonizing, love-hate relationship with their success. Hodgy Beats and Left Brain of Mellowhype, on the other hand, are having the time of their f**king lives. On their Booth...Read More
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Big SANT

Big SANT ft. Big K.R.I.T. - Say That Sh*t

Got something bad to say about Big SANT and his music? Say That Sh*t--I triple dog dare you. Having proven himself a Muthaf**kin' OG on his last feature, the Southern spitter continues to display his non-f**k-giving attitude...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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Kosha Dillz

Kosha Dillz ft. Wax & Ed. E Ruger - Nationally Rollin'

Though prohibitive gas prices have limited the roadtrip's popularity of late, the fact remains: there's nothing like hitting the interstate with a few close homies. On new promo single Nationally Rollin', Kosha Dillz does...Read More
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Chris Morris

Chris Morris - Focused

Inborn talent isn't enough to take you to the top of the hip-hop game—you also need the singlemindedness to follow through on those big dreams. Luckily for Booth newcomer Chris Morris, he's well-stocked with both. Making...Read More
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Freeway

Freeway - We Up (Re-Produced by Numonics)

At the bottom of the month, The DJBooth will be unleashing the third installment of our exclusive Re-Produced series, based around Philly rhymesayer Freeway's Freedom of Speech single, We Up. Today, we are proud to present...Read More
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Macklemore x Ryan Lewis

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Mary Lambert - Same Love

UPDATE: Click "Watch Video" for the brand new visuals to Same Love. While still a long, long way from becoming part of the mainstream, hip-hop's acceptance of gay rights is undoubtedly on the rise; or at the very least,...Read More
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John Anthony

John Anthony - Swat City

Last we saw John Anthony, the DIEMON representer was in a dark mood, pondering what would happen were he to dietodae. Well, I'm happy to say that, as of today, the Southern spitter is still alive and kicking—a fact that he...Read More
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J NICS

J NICS - Block Boy

After treating The DJBooth listeners with his acclaimed promo freestyle Smoke In The Wind just a few weeks back, up-and-coming emcee, J NICS returns with his latest release, Block Boy. For the production on Block Boy, Grammy...Read More
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Chuuwee

Chuuwee - Float

To qualify as a true baller, it's not sufficient simply to succeed—you've got to piss off the haters by making it look like the easiest thing in the world. Here to show you how it's done is Chuuwee, whose new record finds...Read More
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Radio Ramone

Radio Ramone x The Avengers - POWER

Radio Ramone and The Avengers may make Beautiful Music together (as they demonstrated with their last collaborative feature), but you shouldn't let the smooth rhythms and glittering piano chords fool you: just beneath the...Read More
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Denzil Porter

Denzil Porter - Heavy Rain

As of 2008, there were an estimated 846,000 black men in American prisons. If current trends are allowed to continue, a full 30% of that demographic will spend some portion of their life behind bars. But it's impossible to...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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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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MURS & Fashawn

MURS & Fashawn ft. Adrian - This Generation

UPDATE: Click "Watch Video" for the brand new visuals to This Generation. With forthcoming collaborative album This Generation Fashawn and MURS have set themselves quite the challenge: to boil the current moment in West...Read More
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Styles P.

Styles P - I Know

With the years of experience he's racked up in the coke game and the music game, it would take Styles P. a whole grip of albums to impart all the knowledge that he possesses. On new single I Know, the NYC street vet draws...Read More
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Lil' Fame

Lil Fame & Termanology ft. Styles P & Busta Rhymes - Play Dirty

If you step to Lil Fame and Termanology, prepare to get gouged in the eye, kneed in the groin, and punched in the kidneys—simply put, the Fizzylogy collaborators Play Dirty. Not that they'll need to, given their skills and...Read More
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Khary Durgans

Khary Durgans ft. Cesar Luciano - Prometheus

In Greek mythology, Prometheus was known as the Titan who stole fire to give to man and while Providence spitter Khary Durgans likely won't be plotting to steal your bonfire anytime soon his goal of making "music that speaks...Read More

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