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.

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Immortal Technique

Immortal Technique - Toast To The Dead

Immortal Technique is so revolutionary he makes dead prez look like Ray-J, Talib Kweli look like Flo-Rida and Lupe Fiasco look like Shawty Lo. Ok, so that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but you get the point; Immortal takes...Read More
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Childish Gambino

Childish Gambino - All the Shine

Is Donald Glover serious? Thus far, the Community star-turned-buzzmaking emcee's musical output has been so fresh, witty and unhinged that the question has faded into the background. In case anyone's still wondering, though,...Read More
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Dangerflow

Dangerflow - The Crown

If your name’s Pimp C I’m going to expect you to rhyme about pimping, if your name’s C Murder I’m going to expect you to rhyme about murder, and if your name’s Dangerflow I’m going to expect you to, you know, flow...Read More
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Sick Jacken

Sick Jacken & Slaine - Slained Sick

Like the Green Bay Packers, DJBooth’s had a perfect record when it comes to dropping dope records from our new 20/20 series. And much like the defending champs, our streak is no surprise – how could it be when we’ve got...Read More
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Talib Kweli

Talib Kweli ft. Big K.R.I.T., Outasight & Mela Machinko - Beautiful

When Booth-acclaimed artists join forces to record a dope record, that's a Beautiful thing. And when the record in question is created to support an important cause? That's f*cking gorgeous. A new promo single created in...Read More
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King Chip

Chip Tha Ripper ft. Wale - 25 Wives

I’ve been in this rap blogging game for a minute now and I thought I’d heard it all (after you’ve heard R. Kelly’s Sex Planet nothing shocks you), but I’d never heard an ode to polygamy…until today. Thanks Chip...Read More
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Denzil Porter

Denzil Porter - Kanye West

Hearing the “nice guys finish last” speech my whole life, it’s easy for me to feel unappreciated and used to the fact that a**holes get all the girls. Those same girls will continue to insist that's not who they're...Read More
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Johnny Spanish

Johnny Spanish - Never Be Still

Whatever your opinion on the ever-growing Occupy movement (I think it's rather dope, myself), you'd have to be an anosmiac not to notice the scent of revolution in the air. Unsurprisingly, the trend towards idealism and the...Read More
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Iron Solomon

Iron Solomon - Time Has Come

Halloween is just around the corner, and Iron Solomon has cooked up something special for the occasion. On the latest release off the seasonally-themed set, the NYC mic murderer informs hip-hop heads everywhere that his Time...Read More
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Everlast

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
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Mac Miller

Mac Miller - Blue Slide Park

"Run and tell your mother, motherf*cker." Seriously--if your mother happens to be a Mac Miller fan, she might appreciate knowing that the rap wunderkind just unleashed the title track off his highly-anticipated debut album...Read More
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Freeway

Freeway - Turn It Up

In recent years, Freeway has, if not departed from his traditional, hard-nosed image, diversified considerably; hell, last we heard from the Philly representative, he was waxing poetic about the joys of cuddling on rising R&B...Read More
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Green Street

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
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Tech N9ne

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
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Rob Regal

Lyriciss - Stop Scheming

So a few days ago I get an email from Lyriciss asking me to check out his new track featuring Ray-J. I won’t front, my heart stopped for a moment. Could one of hip-hop’s most integral emcees really have recruited...Read More
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Torae

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
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Nappy Roots

Nappy Roots ft. Khujo Goodie - Pete Rose

At first blush, Pete Rose doesn't seem like an obvious role model for a hip-hopper. But think about it: the man came up through hard work and dedication, made hits like a motherf*cker and he was willing to “bet it...Read More
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Emilio Rojas

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
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Statik Selektah

Statik Selektah ft. Mac Miller & Josh Xantus - Groupie Love

While the life of a recording artist is by no means easy, one can't deny the allure of fame, fortune and--last, but most certainly not least--Groupie Love. On the latest single off Statik Selektah's forthcoming full-length,...Read More
 

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