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 29, 2012 Chart Recap*Last week’s front-runner, Macklemore‘s “Starting Over,” drops to fourth this week. Dom Kennedy‘s “My Type of Party (Remix)” moves up from second to take its place. Formerly ninth, Mac …...Read More


Dom Kennedy

#1 - Dom Kennedy ft. Tyga & Juicy J - My Type of Party (Remix)

Back in May , Dom Kennedy painted a lyrical picture of his ideal evening on single My Type of Party. There are few soirees that can't be improved with the addition of a couple more dope emcees; thus, the Los Angeles native's...Read More

Mac Miller

#2 - Mac Miller - These Dayz (Dope Awprah)

In today's accelerated music game, most rising rap stars don't even feel the need to release an album before they start contemplating retirement, adopting alter egoes or announcing that they're not actually rappers after all....Read More

Macklemore x Ryan Lewis

#3 - 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

Cool Nutz

#4 - Cool Nutz ft. Tech N9ne & Krizz Kaliko - Affiliation

What's Booth newcomer Cool Nutz' Affiliation? Well, while the Portland native and Jus Family artist isn't officially connected with Strange Music, he's clearly got some powerful friends in their camp. On a freshly-minted...Read More

Mellowhype

#5 - 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

Jared Evan

#6 - Jared Evan ft. Wax, Tayyib Ali & Emilio Rojas - Charlie Brown (Remix)

On EP single Charlie Brown, Jared Evan revisited his years as an adolescent outcast and bullying victim, comparing himself to the doleful, prematurely-balding protagonist of Charles Schultz' Peanuts comic strips. Needless to...Read More

Dumbfoundead

#7 - Dumbfoundead - New Chick

Welcome to the latest from Korean-American hip-hop artist Dumbfoundead, who arrives today with a new video we just can't stop watching. New Chick (shot by Casey Chan) chronicles the artist's struggles with petty girlfriends...Read More

Knowledge Medina

#8 - Knowledge Medina - That's Me

In an era when fads, gossip and beef often seem poised to take over the hip-hop game, who's gonna do what it takes to keep the music alive? Leave it to Knowledge Medina. On a brand new single off his forthcoming EP, the...Read More

Christian'Dee

#9 - Christian'Dee ft. Brynn Taylor - Cali' Dreamin

Christian'Dee may reside in the state of Lousiana, but that hasn't stopped the Cajun spitter from Cali' Dreamin on his newest DJBooth feature. On the record the growing DJBooth fave raps, "Louisiana wanna know about that West...Read More

Rudimental

#10 - Rudimental ft. John Newman & Alex Clare - Not Giving In

There’s a record I’ve been hearing occasionally on the radio and at bars over the last few months, and I admit every time I’ve heard it I’ve wanted to start dancing, but fortunately always stopped myself. Had it not...Read More

Vinnie Paz

#11 - Vinnie Paz - The Oracle

With his latest studio album just a week and change away, Philly underground bruiser Vinnie Paz is amping up fan anticipation with the release of a brand new single. Following September's 7 Fires of Prophecy, The Oracle finds...Read More

Mac Miller

#12 - Mac Miller - He Who Ate All The Caviar

Just yesterday, Mac Miller was so frustrated with the pressures of life in the spotlight that he released These Dayz (Dope Awprah), an utterly bizarre jam which found him delivering discombobulated metaphysical rants and,...Read More

Pac Div

#13 - Pac Div - Truth

After taking an unexpected, hip-hop joyride on the Mac Miller and Raven Sorvino-assisted Black Acura, Southern California trio Pac Div have returned with yet another offering from their forthcoming independently-released...Read More

Styles P.

#14 - 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

Brian Ennals

#15 - Brian Ennals - Newport Music

Menthols may be even worse for your health than your average cigarette but, for those who've developed the taste, nothing's quite so refreshing. On his latest single and first Booth feature, Brian Ennals translates that...Read More

Mac Miller

#16 - 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

Iron Solomon

#17 - Iron Solomon ft. Saigon & Emilio Rojas - Monster

Last October, Iron Solomon stepped into The DJBooth with Redrum Radio, a mixtape whose grimy beats and murderous lyrical themes made it perfect for Halloween rotation. With the 31st just around the corner, Solomon's preparing...Read More

 Gilbere Forte'

#18 - Gilbere Forte - PRAY

Don't let the title of Gilbere Forte's latest video single and EP title track fool you; as a listen to PRAY reveals, the Philly phenom ain't about to get down on his knees for anyone. Here, frequent behind-the-boards...Read More

The Black Opera

#19 - The Black Opera - Balcony

What do The Black Opera see when they overlook the game from their Balcony seats? Nothing but a “buncha yellow back yellow back yellow back n**gas;” in other words, cowards. On the inaugural song release off the third and...Read More

Ced Hughes

#20 - Ced Hughes - Wolfie Benjamin The 3rd

When someone with little talent and less ambition tries his hand at rapping just because it fits with his self-image, the result can be as ridiculous a dog wearing human clothes. To hip-hop heads who've been around the block,...Read More

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