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 25, 2010 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.net …...Read More


Dee-1

#1 - Dee-1 - Jay, 50 and Weezy

Sigmund Freud (in)famously stated that every dream represents the fulfillment of a wish. While I'm sure we all could think of counter-examples to that theory, the dream Booth newcomer Dee-1 describes on new single Jay, 50 and...Read More

Chris Mathien

#2 - Chris Mathien & Shane Eli - Route 66

I'm pretty sure that no one's referred to the Internet as the “information superhighway” since 1999, but now I'm almost tempted to revive the phrase – let's just say that, with the Booth's knack for inspiring...Read More

A-Trak

#3 - A-Trak ft. CyHi Da Prynce - Ray Ban Vision

While Ray Bans never really seem to go out of style, their classic Wayfarers have recently come back in a big way – 'round my way, they seem to be the sunglasses of choice for hipsters and hip-hop heads alike. Realizing...Read More

Freeway

#4 - Freeway - Escalators

Formerly known for having his feet firmly planted on the streets at all times, Freeway's been moving towards loftier, more reflective territory since joining the Rhymesayers stable. The aptly-titled Escalators finds Philly...Read More

Mike Dreams

#5 - Mike Dreams ft. Ryanne Noelle (of Seventh Ascent) - So Long

Mike Dreams sure is spending a lot of time saying goodbye lately. The last time we heard the Minneapolis emcee and Freestyle Alum he was waving to the haters, and now on his new single, making its premiere right here, right...Read More

John Public

#6 - John Public - Jack & Ginger Ale

Most rappers, when asked their drink of choice, would spring for something trendy and expensive – Patron, Rozay, perhaps Siroc. Ever the populist, however, John Public prefers a glass of Jack & Ginger Ale. Making its world...Read More

Emilio Rojas

#7 - Emilio Rojas ft. Yelawolf - Turn It Up

Like a fine wine, Emilio Rojas just keeps getting better with age. Actually, it’d be more accurate to say that like a fine wine with a rough childhood, some serious women issues and a dope rhyme style, Emilio Rojas keeps...Read More

Jeff Chery

#8 - Jeff Chery - Someday

El Dorado, Shangri-La, Hyberborea, Atlantis... Beverly Hills? While the utopian “city of gold” that Jeff Chery describes on Someday, the third and final world premiere off his forthcoming mixtape, bears some similarities...Read More

K. Sparks

#9 - K. Sparks - Go Get Em

Fresh off rocking the stage at AC3 2010, Booth mainstay and freestyle series alum K. Sparks is back to prove for the umpteenth time that he could out-rhyme your favorite rapper any day of the week. Unless your favorite rapper...Read More

Bobby Creekwater

#10 - Bobby Creekwater ft. Mickey Factz & Kardinal Offishall - I Hate You Too

While we in the Booth have been behind Bobby Creekwater through good times and bad, there are, of course, others who would love nothing more than to see him fail. For those folks, the ATL repper has just four words: "I Hate...Read More

NIQUE

#11 - Nique ft. Mr. Music - So Many Girls

If you’re familiar with 702 rep Nique, then you already have a heads up on a sleeping industry. I can’t front, I had to wipe the cold out my eye when this track landed in my inbox. Listening to some of his DJBooth...Read More

Johnny Spanish

#12 - Johnny Spanish - Up in the Clouds

Those who tuned in for the Kentucky buzzmaker's previous Booth features, Got' Damn Shame and Shining (Remix), know that Johnny Spanish is fly, but just how fly is he? As the up-and-comer puts it on his latest promo single,...Read More

Wade Waters

#13 - Wade Waters - Do Something

Though natural disasters never fail to elicit an initial outpouring of support, the aftereffects of such events far outlast our national attention span. Case in point: the devastation and poverty that still plague New Orleans...Read More

Macklemore x Ryan Lewis

#14 - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Fences - Otherside (Remix)

Way back in November '09, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis introduced themselves to the Booth with Otherside, a cautionary cut which found the Seattle emcee-producer duo warning listeners of the devastating effects of syrup, and...Read More

tabi Bonney

#15 - tabi Bonney ft. Pusha T - Make a Killin’

"Syce." "Lunchin’." All phrases I learned a few years back after seeing a lean rapper rhyme on mtvU. Now I’ve never been to Washington. D.C. or the DMV, but every hip-hop head I knew from the area talked about two men,...Read More

Weapons of Audio

#16 - Weapons of Audio - Kill My Boss

How appropriate that I grabbed this track after returning from an epic time at A3C this weekend (if you missed out, you did your ears an injustice). Of the many artists attending the festival, two standouts were Jeremy and...Read More

Yonas

#17 - Yonas - Stupid Brilliance

It’s great to listen to an artist get creative, especially when they’re poking fun at the commercial noise that blares through my speakers every time I misplace my iPod and I’m forced to turn on the radio. This is...Read More

Zion I

#18 - Zion I ft. Rebelution - Many Stylez

While DJBooth Freestyle alum and group member Zumbi has appeared on our pages more recently (see Infinite), it’s incredibly been almost two years since we’ve featured a new record from the Bay Area duo Zion I. So what...Read More

Soul Khan

#19 - Soul Khan ft. Akie Bermiss - Fahrenheit

Those who say Soul Khan can’t be beat clearly weren’t in Atlanta the other week when our very own DJ Z bested the Brown Bag All-Stars emcee in a Yo-Yo battle (seriously). Unfortunately for Z though, when it comes to...Read More

 

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