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 13, 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


NIQUE

#1 - NIQUE - Boom Bap

While the title of West Coast buzzmaker (and recent Booth showcase participant) NIQUE's latest mixtape leak carries nostalgic connotations, the record is more than a simple retro throwback; like fellow Vegas representatives...Read More

Winner's Circle

#2 - Winner's Circle - 'Til the Lights Come On

With a name like Winner's Circle, these guys must know how to celebrate in style, right? To answer my own rhetorical question, damn straight – and their latest offering, leak numero dos off their forthcoming street album,...Read More

Mike Dreams

#3 - Mike Dreams ft. Dominoe Chy'ea & Toyebi Adedipe - Any Day Now

Since the February release of his massively-acclaimed, Booth-sponsored Dreamer's Poetry LP, Mike Dreams has been relatively quiet, only resurfacing to bring us mixtape leak How to Make It in America. Has my Minne-ap neighbor...Read More

Joell Ortiz

#4 - Joell Ortiz - Battle Cry

I’ve been called crazy for making this claim before, most recently on Joell Ortiz’ previous feature ‘80s Baby, but for my money, the Brooklyn microphone destroyer is Slaughterhouse’s best emcee. Budden may be deeper,...Read More

Loot

#5 - Loot ft. Mistah F.A.B - Mad World

If you're a longtime reader with a terrifyingly good memory, you may recall that, way back in January '08, a young emcee named Loot stepped into the Booth with a joint centered around showing off his Fresh wardrobe....Read More

Kandid McFly

#6 - Kandid McFly - Soul Music (Hey Ho)

Like many emcees, Kandid McFly's more comfortable setting listeners straight on what he's not than he is placing himself into an artistic box – fortunately, the Cincinnati buzzmaker's music speaks more loudly than any genre...Read More

Dre-Ski

#7 - Dre-Ski ft. Dub - We Ride

August 2010 may be at an end (damn – that was quick!), but those who haven't taken full advantage of the summer still have a few more weeks of sunny weather to spend rolling through the streets of their local metropolis –...Read More

1982

#8 - 1982 ft. Bun B & Masspike Miles - You Should Go Home

Don't judge a book by its cover; though the silky-smooth sound of Statik Selektah and Termanology's latest feature under the 1982 banner might lead you to believe that the twosome have just one thing on their minds, a listen...Read More

Young Scolla

#9 - Young Scolla - Apart

The last we heard from Detroit fast riser and DJBooth Freestyle alum Young Scolla we were left wondering what was good enough to make the final cut of his upcoming album Tears & Triumph if the Booth approved Stare wasn’t....Read More

Skillz

#10 - Skillz ft. Raheem DeVaughn - Call Me Crazy

For Skillz, better known as the lyrically astute emcee whose Wrap Ups are an official part of the hip-hop calendar, being “the Wrap Up guy” has to feel like a double-edged sword. While the annual breakdowns have gained...Read More

Kahali Oden

#11 - Doey Rock aka Mean Doe Green - Last Call

California is known for its sandy beaches, pretty girls, gangs and Hollywood starlets. Unfortunately, as a Midwest resident who has only been out to Cali once, I don’t know more about the Golden State than what I've seen on...Read More

Terrace Martin

#12 - Terrace Martin ft. Wiz Khalifa & Overdoz - Roll Up

Artists are always changing their roles. Eminem and T.I. have both ventured into producing records, while beatsmiths like Timbaland and Dr. Dre went from producing to rapping. But then you have a rare third group who seem to...Read More

Skyzoo

#13 - Skyzoo - Speakers on Blast

As the Brooklyn phenom amply demonstrated on his last single, Frisbees, Skyzoo's lyrical chops are miles beyond those of your average emcee. Having some of the finest penmanship in the game, however, doesn't mean you can't...Read More

Kontact & Black Knight

#14 - Kontact & Black Knight - She Could Be

For most guys, bagging an independent woman with perfect-10 looks, who can both work a stripper pole and cook a five-star meal, and is willing to get freaky at any hour of the day or night, is about as likely as spotting a...Read More

John Regan

#15 - John Regan ft. PackFM - Paint the World

Some call graffiti self-expression, others (cough, old people) consider it a scar on the urban environment, but there's no denying the central role street art (legal and otherwise) has played in the development of hip-hop...Read More

REKS

#16 - REKS - This or That

If you don’t have anything good to say, don’t say anything at all.” That’s the scolding I got from my moms whenever I pointed out something I thought needed to be said, but was considered to be in the realm of things...Read More

Audio-Ology

#17 - Audio-Ology - Pretty Girls

Medically speaking, audiology can be defined as the study of hearing, including the diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss. As its founders define it though, Audio-Ology is something for those of us without a good...Read More

Atmosphere

#18 - Atmosphere - To All My Friends

It’s a sad day when I have to admit that summer has once again run its course. However, I take solace in the fact that good music doesn’t have an off-season, a fact made evident by the fresh promo single featured today...Read More

Justt

#19 - Justt ft. Daft Punk - Something About Us

Though French electronic duo Daft Punk haven't released a studio album since way back in 2005, the robot-suited twosome's influence in the years since is not to be denied – far from fading away, their retro-futuristic style...Read More

 

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