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 8, 2012 Chart Recap*Formerly the front-runners, MURS and Fashawn‘s “This Generation” and Freddie Gibbs’ “Kush Cloud” tumble to, respectively, eighth and 11th. Pharoahe Monch‘s “DAMAGE” (formerly third) and Big SANT (a new …...Read More


Big SANT

#1 - Big SANT ft. Big K.R.I.T. - Say That Sh*t

Got something bad to say about Big SANT and his music? Say That Sh*t--I triple dog dare you. Having proven himself a Muthaf**kin' OG on his last feature, the Southern spitter continues to display his non-f**k-giving attitude...Read More

J NICS

#2 - J NICS - Block Boy

After treating The DJBooth listeners with his acclaimed promo freestyle Smoke In The Wind just a few weeks back, up-and-coming emcee, J NICS returns with his latest release, Block Boy. For the production on Block Boy, Grammy...Read More

Captain Midnite

#3 - Captain Midnite ft. Kyle Lucas & OnCue - Ashes Rising

Said to burn itself alive every 500 to 1,000 years before beginning life anew, the phoenix represents the possibility of rebirth in the face of tragedy. In real life, however, mythical birds are hard to come by, and there's...Read More

Skyzoo

#4 - Skyzoo ft. DJ Prince - Give It Up

Ladies and gentlemen, Give It Up for Skyzoo! Fresh off igniting the buzz for his next album with nostalgic, 9th Wonder-produced lead single Jansport Strings, the Brooklyn mic-murderer switches it up for the second release off...Read More

Bambu

#5 - Bambu ft. Rocky Rivera - Rent Money

While far less talented rhymesayers are saving up for their third yacht, Bambu is hustling overtime for that Rent Money. Rather than switching up his style to appeal to the powers that be, however, the Watts-resident...Read More

Kosha Dillz

#6 - Kosha Dillz ft. Wax & Ed. E Ruger - Nationally Rollin'

Though prohibitive gas prices have limited the roadtrip's popularity of late, the fact remains: there's nothing like hitting the interstate with a few close homies. On new promo single Nationally Rollin', Kosha Dillz does...Read More

MURS & Fashawn

#7 - MURS & Fashawn ft. Adrian - This Generation

UPDATE: Click "Watch Video" for the brand new visuals to This Generation. With forthcoming collaborative album This Generation Fashawn and MURS have set themselves quite the challenge: to boil the current moment in West...Read More

Big Hud

#8 - Big Hud ft. Rittz - I Ride Dirty

You haven't been properly introduced to a Texan emcee if you don't know the particulars of where, when, what, how and with whom he drives. (The “why,” of course, is self-evident.) Dallas rapper Big Hud thoughtfully fills...Read More

VIBE

#9 - VIBE - Ready for the World

Now that up-and-coming duo VIBE are starting to get their buzz up on the national scene, are they prepared to make the most of the opportunities they've been presented? Of f**king course they are—they've only spent their...Read More

Freddie Gibbs

#10 - Freddie Gibbs ft. Krayzie Bone & SpaceGhostPurrp - Kush Cloud

With previously-featured Baby Face Killa cuts Shame, Bout It Bout It and The Hard, Freddie Gibbs proved that he had the “street banger” and “sex jam” bases covered, but one question lingered: does he have anything up...Read More

Scoe

#11 - Scoe ft. Kendrick Lamar - Thank You

More than a decade after work first began on Detox, hip-hop heads everywhere are still awaiting the album as if it were the second coming of Christ. I bring that up only because it illustrates the unbelievable level of...Read More

Mac Miller

#12 - 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

Luck-One

#13 - Luck-One x Dizz - Dem Say Yeah

Prior to hitting the stage at Atlanta's hip-hop heavy A3C Festival next week, Portland, Oregon emcee Luck-One has let loose another cut from his forthcoming album, Critical Mass. No stranger to our pages, his last DJBooth...Read More

Chris Webby

#14 - Chris Webby - Bars on Me

No, Chris Webby hasn't caught a case, nor is he carrying around a pocketful of Xanax (as far as I know). The “hundred bars,” the Connecticut emcee and freestyle series alumnus is toting on his latest feature are all of...Read More

Macklemore x Ryan Lewis

#15 - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Mary Lambert - Same Love

UPDATE: Click "Watch Video" for the brand new visuals to Same Love While still a long, long way from becoming part of the mainstream, hip-hop's acceptance of gay rights is undoubtedly on the rise; or at the very least,...Read More

Radio Ramone

#16 - Radio Ramone x The Avengers - POWER

Radio Ramone and The Avengers may make Beautiful Music together (as they demonstrated with their last collaborative feature), but you shouldn't let the smooth rhythms and glittering piano chords fool you: just beneath the...Read More

Yonas

#17 - Yonas - Don't Give a Damn

When you've worked as hard as Yonas to get where you are today, you deserve to cut loose and enjoy yourself for an afternoon. On Don't Give a Damn, a mixtape cut newly released as a single via the artist's new 1st Round...Read More

Isaiah Rashad

#18 - Isaiah Rashad ft. Rob December & Rikki Blu - Like That

On the first single and title track off his next street release, Isaiah Rashad told us about some sh*t he don't like: namely, Fake Trill individuals who make their real counterparts look bad. For the follow-up, the...Read More

Jarren Benton

#19 - Jarren Benton ft. Gangsta Boo - Move Back (ADHD Remix)

As if Atlanta spitter Jarren Benton's Freebasing With Kevin Bacon cut Move Back couldn't get any more live, the emcee has recruited both Atlanta beatsmith ADHD and Memphis rapstress Gangsta Boo for a raucous remix of the...Read More

 

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