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 16, 2013 Chart Recap*Rapsody‘s Lonely......Read More

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Rapsody

Rapsody ft. Chance The Rapper & Big K.R.I.T. - Lonely Thoughts

As is evident from the often introspective content of her bars, Rapsody doesn't mind spending time alone with her thoughts. Like all of us, though, she does crave company from time to time. On a new single off her latest...Read More
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Nate Good

Nate Good - Sugar Water

I’d really like to see the birth certificate of Booth newcomer Nate Good. He claims to be a 20-year-old raised in Purcellville, VA, but, after checking out Sugar Water, I think he was really born in 1920s New York. How else...Read More
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Snake Hollywood

Snake Hollywood ft. Ab-Soul - Choke

As a rapper, the last thing you want to do when introducing yourself to a new audience is Choke. Fortunately for Snake Hollywood, he's not the one performing the titular action on his first Booth feature—on the contrary,...Read More
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Revalation

Revalation ft. Joe Scudda & Mayhem (of EMS) - Up Against

There needs to be a hip-hop fight club where new songs are pitted against each other and are forced to battle to the death (or get voted on) to determine which is best. If this were to happen, all my money would be on...Read More
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David Dallas

David Dallas - Runnin

Like winning a marathon (or even finishing one), succeeding in the rap game requires incredible drive, stamina and self-discipline. New Zealand hip-hop heavyweight David Dallas is richly endowed with all three of these...Read More
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4-Ize

4-Ize ft. Ludacris - It's My Job

Incredibly, It’s My Job to tell our readers about new hip-hop records that are must-listens. 4-Ize, on the other hand, must rap his a** off and represent the ATL properly; both of us are doing our jobs here. While I tell...Read More
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Lil Waah

Lil Waah - Jump

In the hip-hop game, diminutives aren't necessarily to be taken literally. Though Jeezy has, after some waffling, reportedly decided to set aside the “Young,” YMCMB ringleader Wayne remains "Lil" at the not-so-lil age of...Read More
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Rich Quick

Rich Quick ft. Rakka Iriscience & Reef The Lost Cauze - Travelin' Man (STREECE Remix)

Since this is his DJBooth debut, you can’t blame me for not knowing much about Rich Quick. All I (and you) need to know is that Quick has a co-sign from the legendary Tim Armstrong of Rancid and The Transplants; that makes...Read More
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OVEOUS

OVEOUS - Black Avocado

Considering I eat guacamole just about every day, I’m pretty much an avocado expert. Still, I've never tasted one quite like OVEOUS’s Black Avocado; he has a flavor all his own. Setting the stage for the Booth...Read More
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Craig Gillespie

Craig Gillespie - That's Life

Frank Sinatra has his fair share of classic hits, but the greatest song in his catalog is arguably That’s Life. While it isn’t your typical pump-up song, Frank’s voice always gets me motivated and pumped up to tackle a...Read More
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Denzel Curry

Denzel Curry - Denny Cascade

Here in the Booth, we are big baseball fans. OK, so maybe it's just me, but still, the three-strike rule is in effect. With March's Threatz and April's N64, we have given you two chances to put Denzel Curry on your permenant...Read More
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Astro

Astro ft. Skyzoo - Stranger

Astro may be a familiar face in The DJBooth, but the B.K. rap wunderkind is still a Stranger to much of the general public. On a newly-released standout off his latest street album, the artist ponders whether his lyrical...Read More
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RoQ’y TyRaid

RoQ'y TyRaiD - Mad

With drone strikes, an unstable situation in Syria, chemical weapons, and bevy of other pressing issues on our plate, something clearly needs to be done. Most only resort to Tweeting their views and think that is enough but,...Read More
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King Mez

King Mez - New Vinyl

It's been just three months since King Mez last dropped by the Booth but, in that short span of time, the Carolina mainstay has experienced some big changes in the professional arena. Most notably, he inked a publishing deal...Read More
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Fly Rebel Society

Fly Rebel Society - Rebels

If you are from the DMV, like yours truly, then last night's Skins loss was doubtless a little tough to stomach. While you might be hurting, you can find comfort in this freshly-released record from buzzmaking DMV crew Fly...Read More
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Fundament

Fundament ft. Coleman Hell - Magnifying Glass

When I read the title of Fundament's latest single, I immediately thought of the wholesome childhood pastime of burning bugs with concentrated sunlight. I may have a sick mind but, as it turns out, the Toronto rhymesayer is...Read More
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Guilty Simpson

Guilty Simpson & Small Professor ft. AG - It's Nuthin

Dodging bullets, chasing paper, swilling whiskey with gangsters—Guilty Simpson's daily agenda might seem harrowing to your average Joe, but It's Nuthin to the Motown street vet. The latest single off the underground...Read More
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Troy Ave

Troy Ave ft. Raekwon, Noreaga & Prodigy - New York City

With his next project, Troy Ave intends to sum up all five boroughs of hip-hop's hometown in a single album. It's an audacious move coming from an unsigned upstart, but before you judge the emcee for his hubris, take a look...Read More
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S-Preme

S-Preme - 28

Yesterday, Windy City rhymesayer S-Preme celebrated another year on this Earth. Well, I say “celebrated,” but that may not be the right word—judging by this freshly-minted promo single, the birthday wasn't an entirely...Read More
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Lil Dicky

Lil Dicky - Jewish Flow

Back in February, we heard Philly emcee Lil Dicky spit about the many perks of life as a Caucasian on White Dude, a mixtape cut which transcended its potentially painful premise by offering an on-point satire of white...Read More

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Rome Cee

Rome Cee x Greenspan ft. Al Great - Journey to the Stars

Buckle up, Booth readers; Rome Cee and Greenspan are back, and they're fixing to take you on a musical Journey to the Stars. The second featured single off the Baltimore mic-murderers' forthcoming collaborative EP, following...Read More
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T.Gaines

T.Gaines - Fake Sing

On his recent debut feature, T. Gaines boldly proclaimed that, as far as mic skills are concerned, he's Better Than Hova. But that's not all; the Chicago repper can also Fake Sing with the best of 'em. (And when he does so,...Read More
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Natural

Natural ft. April Standford - State of Grace

It might be hard to believe, but it has been six months since the Boston Marathon bombing. While we might have gone on with our lives, some, like the family of Martin Richard (the young boy who perished in the tragedy) are...Read More