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.

September 10, 2012 Chart Recap*As usual, new features win......Read More

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Rapsody

Rapsody ft. Childish Gambino & GQ - Beautiful Music

Whether it's a Christmas bonus from your nine to five or a few bonus points from that game you're obsessed with at Dave & Buster's, the word "bonus" brings about nothing but jubilation and excitement. With that being said...Read More
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Dumbfoundead

Dumbfoundead - Growing Young

No, album lead single Growing Young and its accompanying visuals don't depict Dumbfoundead aging in reverse à la Benjamin Button. In fact, his situation is one that most guys between 20 and 30 (And perhaps beyond—I won't...Read More
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Substantial

Substantial - See Hear

To someone just passing through, Substantial's home turf might look like any other 'hood. To the Baltimore rhymesayer, however, those city blocks are the repository of myriad hopes, dreams, struggles and triumphs. On new...Read More
4
Vinnie Paz

Vinnie Paz ft. Tragedy Khadafi - 7 Fires of Prophecy

Since time immemorial, wise hip-hop heads have spoken in hushed voices about an Italian-American rhymesayer who emerged from the Philly streets to save the game from the forces of wackness, ushering in a halcyon age of grimy...Read More
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Rilgood

Rilgood ft. B. Smith - Gun

Decades have passed since Huey P. Newton and company patrolled the Oakland streets with shotguns to protect their neighborhoods from the police, but the spirit of the Black Panther struggle lives on in Booth newcomer Rilgood,...Read More
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Mac Miller

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
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Macklemore x Ryan Lewis

Macklemore x Ryan Lewis ft. Wanz - Thrift Shop

Sometimes I wonder just how the Seattle bred Irishman Macklemore does what he does. Coming off his most recent release, Same Love, which eloquently addressed the underlying issues associated with homosexuality and same-sex...Read More
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Styles of Beyond

Styles of Beyond ft. Michael Bublé - Damn

Damn. Just... damn. In addition to being the song's title, that four-letter word doubles as fans' like reaction upon hearing the record, which finds underground crew Styles of Beyond joining forces with pop hitmaker Michael...Read More
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Lecrae

Lecrae ft. Big K.R.I.T & Ashton Jones - Mayday

Ever wondered why aviators shout “Mayday” when they're in trouble? I didn't until just now but, since I took the time to look it up, I'm going to fill you in: according to Wikipedia, it's derived from the French...Read More
10
Ariez Onasis

Ariez Onasis ft. Wiz Khalifa & Planet VI - No Limit

Just shy of a year after stepping into The DJBooth with his last feature, the diabolically playeriffic Victim, Ariez Onasis makes his triumphant return to our pages with the world premiere of his latest single. A combative...Read More
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Talib Kweli

Talib Kweli ft Jessica Care Moore - Fly Away

Back with his newest creation, Fly Away, is the always dope Brooklyn emcee, Talib Kweli. After releasing the 9th Wonder assisted single, To The Music, earlier this month, this time around Kweli has recruited German producer...Read More
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Nitty Scott, MC

Nitty Scott, MC ft. Kendrick Lamar - Flower Child

If we were living in the 1960s, Nitty Scott, MC might be rocking bell-bottom jeans, beads and headbands. Even in hoodies, sneakers and hoop earrings, however, the Brooklyn spitter is a Flower Child at heart. The latest leak...Read More
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¡MAYDAY!

¡MAYDAY! ft. Brotha Lynch Hung & Ces Cru - Strange March

Having bumped Death March's original 3.9 average rating up to a 4.3 with the first of two official remixes, ¡MAYDAY! endeavor to top themselves yet again with the video for Strange March, the latest rendition featuring a...Read More
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Rob Regal

Lyriciss - My Life

They say the best music comes when the artist is writing about what they know best. Considering I can’t imagine a topic Lyriciss is better versed in than his own existence, video single My Life is pretty much guaranteed to...Read More
15
Mac Miller

Mac Miller x Pharrell Williams - Glow

Mac Miller's first Pink Slime release Onaroll might be sitting comfortably at the #14 spot on our Independent Music Chart, but the Freestyle Series alum won't hesitate to drop off yet another record from the project. With...Read More
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Freddie Gibbs

Freddie Gibbs ft. Dana Williams - The Hard

To mangle a popular saying, when the going gets hard, The Hard get hustling. One of today's most prominent and unapologetic purveyors of that street sh*t, Freddie Gibbs continues to chronicle the struggles, dangers and...Read More
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Tory Lanez

Tory Lanez - Champagne Wishes & Caviar Dreams

Broadcast from 1984-1995, Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous shaped the “Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams” of a generation—and nowhere is its influence clearer than in the visions of opulence described in rap lyrics. The...Read More
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Yo Dot

Yo Dot ft. Logic & Terry T - I'm Just Trying to Live

What does success look like? For some—and I'm looking at many, if not most rappers here—that vision includes fly clothes, expensive whips, one or more mansions and enough cash to buy it all over again. Yo Dot, however, is...Read More
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Hodgie

Hodgie Street ft. Jerreau - DOPE

Though we've only just met him, Booth newcomer Hodgie Street has a confession to make: he's a a DOPE addict. No, not the kind of dope addict who's hooked on heroin—he simply can't get enough fly sh*t. On this newly-released...Read More
 

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