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 23, 2013 Chart Recap*Last week’s front-runners, Rapsody‘s “Lonely Thoughts” and Nate Good‘s “Sugar Water,” drop to fourth and seventh, ceding their spots to 4-Ize‘s “It’s My Job” (formerly sixth) and Snake Hollywood‘s …...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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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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Cryptic Wisdom

Cryptic Wisdom - If You Knew

If You Knew how dope Cryptic Wisdom's music was, you'd already have purchased his latest EP. In this special case, however, ignorance really may be bliss—those who still haven't been introduced to the Tucson rhymesayer will...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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Flatbush ZOMBiES

Flatbush ZOMBiES ft. Action Bronson - Club Soda

Fresh off Tuesday's release of their highly-anticipated sophomore street album, the Flatbush Zombies step into the Booth with a standout track off the set. Despite being named after the blandest member of the soft-drink...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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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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Marco Polo

Marco Polo ft. Organized Konfusion (Pharoahe Monch & Prince Po) - 3-O-Clock

I couldn’t sleep last night, so I hopped online to get a head start on today’s features. Right around 3-O-Clock, I got to this cut by veteran producer Marco Polo. I regret doing so, though, because now the adrenaline from...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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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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The Winners Circle

The Winners Circle - Last Man Standing

I might (more than slightly) sound dated with this next reference, but too bad I’m going to make it anyway; with Circle of Winners featured last month and the newly-released Last Man Standing as its follow-up, I’d say The...Read More
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K. Sparks

K. Sparks - Come Again

Of all the phenomenal lyricists that grace our pages on a regular basis, K. Sparks is consistently one of the most rewindable; too densely-packed with punchlines, allusions and memorable turns of phrase to digest in one go,...Read More
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Frank Leone

Frank Leone ft. Sterling Hayes - UNREST

When the public doesn’t get its daily dose of hot beats and rhymes, civil UNREST is inevitable; fun fact, that is what caused the French Revolution. Thankfully, Frank Leone is here to give the people want they want and...Read More
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Scram Jones

Scram Jones - Friday the 13th

The superstitious hold that nothing good can happen on Friday the 13th, but I don't buy it for a second. If today's date were such bad luck, how do you explain Scram Jones's serendipitous reappearance after nearly two years...Read More
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Jared Evan

Jared Evan - State I'm In

Jared Evan may no longer be part of the Universal/Republic family, but the multi-talented Booth fave left a few unreleased records in the vaults when he parted ways with Interscope/Zone 4. In anticipation of the release of...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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Ibn Inglor

Ibn Inglor - BLACK PRINT

Any American who gets their information on politics and world affairs strictly from cable networks and popular periodicals is destined to have a woefully incomplete understanding of the facts. Even in the arena of music...Read More
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Isaiah Rashad

Isaiah Rashad - Shot You Down

Absent from our pages since December of 2012, when he earned positive reader reviews for Hii (F**k Love), Isaiah Rashad is back in the Booth with guns blazing and a fresh promo single in tow. Premiered yesterday by Hot 97's...Read More
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Watsky

Watsky ft. Chinaka Hodge - Kill a Hipster

Whenever someone says “I liked that band before it was cool,” or “I want a PBR!”, it might be hard, but you have to resist the urge to Kill a Hipster. If you need to, feel free to live vicariously through Watsky, who...Read More
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Mann

Mann ft. Problem - CrossFaded

If I had to guess, I'd assume CrossFaded was about a guy who got mad when he was too drunk. Get it—cross and faded? (Hilarious, I know.) According to Mann, "CrossFaded" is actually a condition that you incur when you've...Read More

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Danny Brown

Danny Brown - Side A (Old)

In the grand scheme of things, 32 years old is still relatively fresh-faced. For a rapper on the rise... yeah, that's pretty damn Old. Danny Brown isn't ashamed of the fact that he's got a few years on his competition, as he...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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Clyde Shankle

Clyde Shankle ft. IAMSU! & Dave Steezy - Tryna Get It

Fresh off introducing himself to our pages with last week's reader-approved The Cut (Roll Up), Berkeley-based rap buzzmaker Clyde Shankle returns with another fresh song release off his next mixtape—and it just so happens...Read More
 

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