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 19, 2011 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


Yonas

#1 - Yonas - Pumped Up Kicks (Remix)

Released to little fanfare back in September of 2010, Foster the People's Pumped Up Kicks has slowly but surely grown into a crossover juggernaut. And it's not hard to see why: the pounding beat, instant-classic bassline and...Read More

The Freshmen

#2 - The Freshmen - Party Crashers

If you ask me, Party Crashers get an undeservedly bad rap; during my own freshman year at college, I spent some of my best times, and made quite a few good friends, at parties neither I nor anyone I was with (or even knew)...Read More

Marion Write

#3 - Marion Write - The Sunlight

Where were you ten years ago? You can probably recall your events on September 11, 2001, as if it were yesterday. I was in 8th grade and remember our teacher frantically telling students a “tragedy” had occurred:...Read More

Braille

#4 - Braille - Feel It

Where others would wait till they'd established a healthy Booth following before busting out their more avant-garde material, Braille is going straight for the experimental ish; instead of listening to this new single with...Read More

Mod Sun

#5 - Mod Sun - Chain Gang

First things first, Mod Sun’s DJBooth debut feature Chain Gang is one of those songs that will send you scrambling to locate the sample (at least if you’re a rap nerd like me) so let’s get a little production breakdown...Read More

Emilio Rojas

#6 - Emilio Rojas ft. Nikkiya - On My Own

As anyone with an Internet connection and even a passing interest in dope hip-hop knows, lately Emilio Rojas has been putting out new material like Tyler Perry puts out Medea sequels. Did that make sense? Either way, instead...Read More

K. Sparks

#7 - K. Sparks ft. Rapsody & Laws - The Show Starts

After months of phenomenal leaks--and a few fresh remixes to boot--it's almost time for us to lift the curtain on K. Sparks' new, Booth-sponsored street album. But first, we're making sure fans are maximally amped for the...Read More

Muggsy Malone

#8 - Muggsy Malone - And I'm Out

While Muggsy Malone’s The TPK Album has joined the ranks of Detox in the delayed albums echelon, hopefully like Dre’s lone-awaited opus the wait will prove to be more than worth it. Coming fresh off the heels of his...Read More

Mod Sun

#9 - Mod Sun ft. Nipsey Hu$$le - What’s Ya Life Like

Introduced to the Booth earlier this week with the hardworking Chain Gang, Mod Sun returns with something a little more carefree. On What's Ya Life Like, Statik Selektah cooks up a sampled beat to back the Bloomington,...Read More

 Gilbere Forte'

#10 - Gilbere Forte' ft. The Kickdrums - Hello

Why live in boring old reality, when you can create your own instead? A firm believer in the power of dreams to shape the external world, Booth fave Gilbere Forte shares his uniquely dope form of idealism on his latest EP...Read More

Will Brennan

#11 - Will Brennan - Smells Like June 11

Given that Smells Like Teen Spirit is one of the most renowned (and covered) songs in modern rock history, I shouldn't be too surprised that someone had the bright idea to create a a dubstep-inspired hip-hop remix of the...Read More

Lazurus

#12 - Lazurus - Hey Baby

Contrary to popular belief, wisdom isn't something that accumulates in your brain like interest in a savings account, somehow ripening into its fullness as your hair starts to gray. On the contrary, it's all about life...Read More

Freddie Gibbs

#13 - Freddie Gibbs - 187 Proof

When you want to get f*cked up without the muss, fuss or actually tasting anything besides burning, you reach for the bottle of Everclear. Similarly, when you're craving some hip-hop that'll knock you on your ass through...Read More

Mac Miller

#14 - Mac Miller - Frick Park Market

Wherever you happen to live, I'm guessing that there's at least one place where you can pick up a freshly-assembled sandwich of supra-Subway/Quizno's/Jimmy John's quality. The eating establishment that Mac Miller celebrates...Read More

K. Sparks

#15 - K. Sparks - Gold Chain (Slot-A Remix)

In the past week, Booth readers have been treated to one dope rendition of K. Sparks' Gold Chain after another--departing sharply from Marvel's cavernous, haunting original, Mulatto Patriot went for a sparse,...Read More

Jus Nice

#16 - Jus Nice ft. Young Scolla - Free

They say that variety is the spice of life, and the same holds true for hip-hop, but I’ll still never get tired of hearing a dope flip of a soul sample and some tight rhymes, and that’s just what rising emcee Jus Nice...Read More

TiRon & Ayomari

#17 - TiRon & Ayomari ft. Yummy Bingham - All My Love

Last we heard from TiRon & Ayomari, they'd hopped on a flight across the pond to mack on some fly Swedish honeys. Today, we find the West Coast representatives back in the States, doing... well, pretty much the same thing...Read More

N O A H

#18 - N O A H - Supernova

The entertainment capital of the world, the City of Angels offers both opportunity and powerful temptations. On new promo single (and Booth debut) Supernova, L.A. repper N O A H describes how he fell victim to the latter,...Read More

Question?

#19 - Question? - Something More (Old Thang Back II)

C.M.F.A. was dope but, as the sole single to drop off Question?'s latest album (not to mention a departure from his usual, reflective subject matter), it likely left many fans craving Something More. Well, I'm happy to...Read More

 

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