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 21, 2013 Chart Recap*Two new features, Wax‘s “Feels Good” and ANTHM‘s “Ain’t Too Deep,” debut atop the chart. The former front-runners, Cory Mo‘s “Hold Up” and Camm Hunter‘s “Fire in the Night,” …...Read More


Wax

#1 - Wax ft. Anderson Paak - Feels Good

Nothing Feels quite as Good as being reunited with an old friend; when said friend comes bearing dope music, of course, that only sweetens the deal. Not glimpsed on our pages since dropping off I Shoulda Tried Harder back in...Read More

ANTHM

#2 - ANTHM - Ain't Too Deep

Fresh off dazzling readers with his "AMGMix" of current Billboard chart-topper Royals, Manhattan buzzmaker ANTHM continues sketching out his plan for industry domination on a brand new promo single. This cut's message Ain't...Read More

Cory Mo

#3 - Cory Mo ft. Big K.R.I.T & Talib Kweli - Hold Up

Hold Up... you don't listen to Cory Mo? Either you're allergic to high-quality Southern hip-hop, or you just don't know what you're missing. In the latter case, a listen to the Lone Star State rapper/beatsmith's latest single...Read More

Reckonize Real

#4 - Reckonize Real ft. REKS, Mayhem & ToneDeff CuTz - Beyond Recognition

Back in April, Boothgoers proved that real does indeed Reckonize Real, awarding the aforementioned Queens beatsmith's debut feature a stunning 4.8-star average rating. How could he possibly top that achievement, you ask?...Read More

Kwame Darko

#5 - Kwame Darko - Half Full

Finding that bad chick or dude who'll ride with you through good and bad times is never easy, and that goes double when you're in a game as replete with opportunistic hangers-on as the music industry. Maryland buzzmaker Kwame...Read More

The Kid Daytona

#6 - The Kid Daytona - Blue Jeans

The Kid Daytona has a well-publicized taste for haute couture, but that doesn't mean he can't appreciate a quality pair of Blue Jeans. Coming on the heels of this month's Damier Suitcases, the Bronx repper's latest mixtape...Read More

Camm Hunter

#7 - Camm Hunter ft. Jared Evan - Fire in the Night

This Monday, Down With Webster rhymesayer Camm Hunter made his solo Booth debut with NLG, a confessional jam which explored the artist's ambivalent relationship with Mary Jane. Three short days later, the situation's improved...Read More

Childish Gambino

#8 - Childish Gambino - Yaphet Kotto [Freestyle]

Next to Drake, Childish Gambino is the best-known TV star to break into the hip-hop game, but Yaphet Kotto beat both of 'em to the punch by a long margin. Known for playing Lieutenant Al Giardello on Homicide: Life on the...Read More

Miami Beat Wave

#9 - Miami Beat Wave, ¡MAYDAY! & ArtOfficial - WATTUP!

In this day and age, it's rare to have the kind of Neighbors who'll drop by unannounced with a fruit basket or homemade cookies, just to make you feel welcome. Miami Beat Wave, ¡MAYDAY! and ArtOfficial, however, are all...Read More

Crooked I

#10 - Crooked I - Against All Odds

In an industry as crowded and cutthroat as the hip-hop game, it's a minor miracle when a talented underground emcee is able to carve out a profitable niche without compromising his or her vision. On his latest promo single,...Read More

Rapsody

#11 - Rapsody - Mass Hysteria

Fresh off the late-September re-release of her She Got Game LP (available now for streaming/download in the Booth), First in Flight State phenom Rapsody returns with a fresh promo single sure to cause Mass Hysteria among her...Read More

Rich Quick

#12 - Rich Quick ft. Rakka Iriscience & Reef The Lost Cauze - Travelin' Man (STREECE Remix)

Since this is his DJBooth debut, you can’t blame me for not knowing much about Rich Quick. All I (and you) need to know is that Quick has a co-sign from the legendary Tim Armstrong of Rancid and The Transplants; that makes...Read More

Chris Webby

#13 - Chris Webby ft. Anna Yvette - Blue Skies

Connecticut buzzmaker Chris Webby has weathered some stormy skies thus far in his journey to the top of the hip-hop game. Now, though, his fortunes have shifted and there are nothing but Blue Skies ahead (knock on wood). The...Read More

The Band Called Fuse

#14 - The Band Called FUSE - Soul Rock Anthem

Next Friday, NYC hip-hop/soul ensemble The Band Called FUSE will be unleashing their latest independent full-length—a milestone which they'll be celebrating with a release party that same evening at Brooklyn venue...Read More

Dom Kennedy

#15 - Dom Kennedy - Dominic

Dom Kennedy’s forthcoming album was originally scheduled for release on October 1, but after a slight delay is scheduled for liftoff on October 15. While most artists wouldn't bat an eye, Dom has decided to tide over his...Read More

OnCue

#16 - OnCue - Way Too Far

Don’t get me wrong; I am all for free music, but I also believe that if an artist inspires you, you should reward their hard work with your hard-earned dollars. Keep that in mind when you listen to Way Too Far, the latest...Read More

Smif N Wessun

#17 - Smif N Wessun ft. Junior Reid - Solid Ground

With a career spanning two decades and five albums under their belt, Smif N Wessun are old hands at hip-hop. Thus, the Brooklyn mainstays have decided to try something a little different with their next project and...Read More

Luke Christopher

#18 - Luke Christopher - The Alphabet

Back in 2005, Papoose broke into the rap game with Alphabetical Slaughter, an acclaimed joint which featured the East Coast emcee delivering alliterative bars based on every letter from A to Z. Fast-forward eight years, and...Read More

Danny Brown

#19 - Danny Brown ft. ScHoolboy Q - Dope Fiend Rental

I know what you're thinking: “Drug addicts are dangerous, unpredictable, and not all that fun to be around. Who the f**k would want to buy or lease one?” Luckily for Danny Brown, he isn't actually going into the Dope...Read More

Mann

#20 - Mann - Autumn

Quality summer jams are never in short supply, but records suited for the season that follows are a rarer and more elusive breed. On his latest mixtape single, Los Angeles rhymesayer Mann takes a crack at creating this year's...Read More

Next Up


K. Sparks

#21 - K. Sparks - 1985

1985 was a banner year for the emerging genre of hip-hop, yielding such acclaimed LPs as Run-D.M.C.'s King of Rock, LL Cool J's The Radio and Mantronix's The Album. For K. Sparks, however, it was a time not of dope music but...Read More

The Specktators

#22 - The Specktators - The Campaign

Talent is important, but without hunger and drive you won’t get anywhere in this business. On The Campaign, Michigan-bred duo The Specktators show us that they definitely have the talent, as well as the passion and hunger....Read More

DJ Sidereal

#23 - DJ Sidereal ft. D.Glove & Finding Novyon - Music in My Soul

DJ Sidereal, the Twin Cities-based beatsmith who brought us reader-acclaimed singles All I Need Is Sunshine and As We Proceed, is back to turn his winning streak into a hat trick with new promo cut Music in My Soul. Here, the...Read More

 

Flame

TOP 20 MUSIC CHARTS


Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.