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 17, 2012 Chart Recap*Rittz’ “Questions 2012” tops the chart for the second week running. Apathy‘s “Tell Me” debuts in second, knocking the former runner-up, Rapsody‘s “Beautiful Music,” to fourth. *All in all, …...Read More


Apathy

#1 - Apathy ft. Motive & Celph Titled - Tell Me

I don’t know about y’all, but Sunday felt like Christmas to me. I mean, I got to watch football all day (this feeling continued into Monday night's double header of games). I guess Christmas comes but twice a year because...Read More

G-Eazy

#2 - G-Eazy ft. Hoodie Allen - Lady Killers

Fellas beware: if you leave your girl in a room alone with G-Eazy, she won't be your girl anymore by the time she comes out. On new single Lady Killers, the follow-up to late July's Plastic Dreams, the Golden State...Read More

Rapsody

#3 - 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

Dumbfoundead

#4 - 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

Mac Miller

#5 - 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

Ariez Onasis

#6 - 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

Scoe

#7 - 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

Dee-1

#8 - Dee-1 ft. Mannie Fresh & Yasiin Bey - The Very Best

In this era of inflated braggadocio, every rapper and their mother will tell you they're the greatest to ever touch a mic—even if you don't believe it, you've got to fake delusions of grandeur just to keep up. Be that as it...Read More

Buddy

#9 - Buddy ft. Pharrell - As Far As They Know

Based on our limited sampling of his music thus far—namely, promo single Staircases and mixtape cut Inspired--I think it's safe to conclude that Buddy is a talented rhymesayer with the potential to do big things in the...Read More

Saigon

#10 - Saigon ft. Styles P - Not Like Them

Is it just me, or have there been some serious black power vibes in the Booth lately? Just days after the release of Gun, a single which saw Brooklyn's Rilgood invoking the radical anti-cop message of Huey P. Newton, Saigon...Read More

K. Sparks

#11 - K. Sparks - Leaders

A Show Off K. Sparks may be, but the Queens rhymesayer's not just in the game to flaunt his mic skills. Look beneath the braggadocious bluster and twisty flows, and you'll see a man with a sharp critique of the world around...Read More

The Pro Letarians

#12 - The Pro Letarians ft. G-Scott - Till We Fall

For some artists, rap is simply a tool to help them to achieve a larger purpose—once they've gotten out the 'hood, copped that mansion or become a celebrity, the rest is gravy. Jupiter Jim and J.O. of The Pro Letarians, on...Read More

Styles of Beyond

#13 - 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

Mac Miller

#14 - 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

Wax

#15 - Wax - So What (Unplugged)

Breaking up with your label is never easy but, in the case of Wax's recent split with Def Jam, their parting ways may have been a blessing in disguise. For one thing, the Booth fave's current single, Rosana, has risen to 3.2...Read More

Brother Ali

#16 - Brother Ali - Only Life I Know

Uplifting rhymesayer Brother Ali releases his newest video for Only Life I Know, a feature cut off his fifth studio album, Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color. Holding an instrumental (pun intended) role in the project...Read More

Rashid Hadee

#17 - Rashid Hadee ft. Pumah - Shine

With the unrelenting and unfortunate violence that has seemed to plague Chicago for the past several months, Windy City artist Rashid Hadee hopes to add a positive Shine to his city in the form of his latest record. Despite...Read More

Macklemore x Ryan Lewis

#18 - 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

Substantial

#19 - 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

 

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