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 17, 2011 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 …...Read More


Slim The Mobster

#1 - Slim The Mobster ft. Snoop Dogg - What Goes Up

It's as true in the music game as it is in the world of physics: What Goes Up must come down. On his first Booth feature and latest mixtape leak, new Aftermath artist and Dre protégé Slim the Mobster expresses his...Read More

Everlast

#2 - Everlast - The Rain

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the name Everlast? If the answer is House of Pain congratulations, you’re probably an ‘80s baby like me. If the answer is his hit solo single What It’s Like,...Read More

Tech N9ne

#3 - Tech N9ne ft. ¡MAYDAY! - The Noose

When Tech N9ne’s not busy serving as the game’s most successful indie artist, he’s the CEO of his own Strange Music label, a job that’s lead to the signing of none other than DJBooth favorites and Lords of the Fly...Read More

Kidz In The Hall

#4 - Kidz In The Hall ft. David Banner & Bun B - Pour It Up (P.imp C.up)

There are many ways of honoring the memory of the departed: praying, leaving flowers or stones by a gravestone, lighting candles at a shrine, or just fondly reminiscing about the good times. Personally, though, I'd much...Read More

Green Street

#5 - Green Street ft. Donwill - Daydreams

Next time someone gets on your case for zoning out at work, school or whatever, you can bust out this quote from British writer T.E. Lawrence: “Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day...Read More

Balance and the Traveling Sounds

#6 - Balance and the Traveling Sounds - I'm Comin Back

Balance and the Traveling Sounds' itinerant lifestyle may mean they're never in one place for more than a few days, but they don't stay gone for long—as the Golden State newcomers put it on their first featured cut, “I'm...Read More

SIN

#7 - Sin - In Miami

Though Booth newcomer Sin hails from Providence, R.I, the inaugural leak off the artist's forthcoming, Booth-sponsored EP (making its world premiere on our front page!) finds him chilling at the bottom of the U.S....Read More

Neako

#8 - Neako ft. Wiz Khalifa - Scanners

We all know that Neako is a master at creating brooding, blunted bangers, but the man may have outdone himself with this one. The final release off his forthcoming street album, Scanners (No, I can't explain the title—maybe...Read More

Buddy James

#9 - Buddy James ft. Gilbere Forte & Young L - Weighting

As the cliché goes, you always regret the things you didn't do more than the things you did. Which is to say, if you have a big dream—be it making a name for yourself in the rap game, striking up a conversation with your...Read More

Alligator City

#10 - Alligator City - Whiteboy Wasted

Previously heard on Movie Star and Roots, Fort Lauderdale's Protoman has come together with fellow Floridian Bizerk to form Alligator City. On Whiteboy Wasted, their latest single and first feature as a duo, The Team's...Read More

Torae

#11 - Torae - That Raw

Though there's a time and a place of every kind of music (well, except for Kenny G.), I think I speak for many heads when I say that uncut, gimmick-free hip-hop is always welcome in my headphones. Realizing that dope beats...Read More

Blink

#12 - Blink - World Wide Flow

With hip-hop's massive influence across the world, rappers' recognition of positive power for the spoken word seems to be minimal. However, Nigerian born emcee Blink uses his talents to speak on a subject that seems like...Read More

El Prez

#13 - El Prez - Dedication

While many rappers are bragging about why they are the best around, displaying the cars, fame, jewels, big booty women and other materialistic items to prove it, El Prez has taken a different approach. On his new single,...Read More

Gods'Illa

#14 - Gods'Illa ft. Sean Price - Saviours & Punishers

I don't want to say they saved the best for last, but the latest release off Gods'Illa's new project at the very least is on par with previous releases like You Don't Have to Be a Star and Everybody. Bonus cut Saviours and...Read More

Pate

#15 - Pate ft. STS - Fun & Music

When you're as dope an artist as STS, you've gotta have talented homies, right? Indeed--introduced to us by the Philadelphia-repping Booth fave (a guest on this record), first-time featuree Pate showcases some serious mic...Read More

Emilio Rojas

#16 - Emilio Rojas ft. Laws & RacQdolo - Rise Above

Though the competition is stiff and the obstacles many, Emilio Rojas is determined to Rise Above hardship and write his name among the stars. On this unreleased cut, nVMe's tension-fraught yet understated boardwork sets the...Read More

Statik Selektah

#17 - Statik Selektah ft. Lecrae - Live & Let Live

Fresh off earning Booth acclaim for the action-packed Never a Dull Moment, Statik Selektah returns with another fresh single off his sixth solo set. On this soulful joint, the Boston heavyweight flips a soulful Sophie B....Read More

Yonas

#18 - Yonas - Pumped Up Kicks (Remix)

Released to little fanfare back in September of 2010, Foster the People's Pumped Up Kicks has slowly but surely grown into a crossover juggernaut. And it's not hard to see why: the pounding beat, instant-classic bassline and...Read More

Freddie Gibbs

#19 - Freddie Gibbs ft. Freeway & Adrian - Anything To Survive

There aren’t many of us who can claim that we’ve been forced into a situation where we’ve had to do Anything To Survive – my childhood was more like Anything to Make it to Soccer Practice on Time – but Freddie...Read More

 

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