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 3, 2012 Chart Recap*Last week’s top two,......Read More

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Lecrae

Lecrae ft. Big K.R.I.T & Ashton Jones - Mayday

Ever wondered why aviators shout “Mayday” when they're in trouble? I didn't until just now but, since I took the time to look it up, I'm going to fill you in: according to Wikipedia, it's derived from the French...Read More
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Talib Kweli

Talib Kweli ft Jessica Care Moore - Fly Away

Back with his newest creation, Fly Away, is the always dope Brooklyn emcee, Talib Kweli. After releasing the 9th Wonder assisted single, To The Music, earlier this month, this time around Kweli has recruited German producer...Read More
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Miles Jones

Miles Jones - Maybe Tomorrow

Update: The Graham Beasley, Scott Watson and Tom Nagy-directed visuals for Miles Jones's Maybe Tomorrow single have been added. While many a rap record has described the grind's incompatibility with romance, Miles Jones...Read More
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Nitty Scott, MC

Nitty Scott, MC ft. Kendrick Lamar - Flower Child

If we were living in the 1960s, Nitty Scott, MC might be rocking bell-bottom jeans, beads and headbands. Even in hoodies, sneakers and hoop earrings, however, the Brooklyn spitter is a Flower Child at heart. The latest leak...Read More
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Ariez Onasis

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
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Hoodie Allen

Hoodie Allen - Feel the Love

Having broken through to indie stardom with the #1 iTunes debut of All American earlier this year, you can probably guess how Hoodie Allen's feeling right about now. Just in case any of his fans happen to be Martian robots...Read More
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Mac Miller

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
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Thurz

THURZ ft. BJ the Chicago Kid - Another Number

Paradoxical as it may sound, freeloading ain't easy. In fact, when you reach the level of gold-diggerdom attained by the central character in THURZ' latest song release, it's pretty much a full-time job. Coming on the heels...Read More
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Method Man

Method Man ft. Freddie Gibbs & StreetLife - Built for This

Whereas most of us are forced to spend decades searching for our true calling—if, indeed, we ever figure it out—there are a lucky few for whom it's obvious from the get-go. For example, if you're The Man With the Iron...Read More
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Logic

Logic - My Chain

Flipping a page in the book of life from "a lazy-a** boy" to "a man that's on his grind", Logic gets materialistic on new song release My Chain, without selling out lyrically. Four days after concluding his nationwide tour...Read More
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Mac Miller

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
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Rapsody

Rapsody ft. Mac Miller & The Cool Kids - Round Table Discussion

From its inception, hip-hop has been all about edutainment—thus, listeners shouldn't be surprised to see that Rapsody's borrowed the academic format of the Round Table Dicussion for her latest feature, single number two off...Read More
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Thurz

THURZ ft. Johnny Polygon - Are You Not?

Fresh off getting the Booth jumping with the in-your-face L.N.S., THURZ dials back the intensity for the follow-up. Propelled by the loping percussion, delicate piano and dreamy synth warbles of DJ Dahi and J. LBS, this...Read More
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Yo Dot

Yo Dot ft. Logic & Terry T - I'm Just Trying to Live

What does success look like? For some—and I'm looking at many, if not most rappers here—that vision includes fly clothes, expensive whips, one or more mansions and enough cash to buy it all over again. Yo Dot, however, is...Read More
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Tory Lanez

Tory Lanez - Champagne Wishes & Caviar Dreams

Broadcast from 1984-1995, Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous shaped the “Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams” of a generation—and nowhere is its influence clearer than in the visions of opulence described in rap lyrics. The...Read More
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Rittz

Rittz ft. Tech N9ne - Bloody Murdah (Remix)

If I can be allowed to drop some insider info, Rittz originally hoped to include Tech N9ne on the original version of Bloody Murdah, but the Strange Music head honcho was too busy, you know, touring more than anyone ever to...Read More
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Trae The Truth

Trae Tha Truth ft. Young Jeezy & Yo Gotti - Choppa Talk

It's come to Trae Tha Truth's attention that some individuals out there are unaware that he's the man. To correct this regrettable oversight, the Houston representative has cooked up Choppa Talk, a freshly-minted mixtape leak...Read More
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Zion I

Zion I ft. The Grouch & Eligh - We Don't

Thought Zion I were gonna hang it up anytime soon? I have no idea where you got that crazy idea but, in any case, you are as wrong as wrong can be—on their latest single (coming on the heels of lead effort Float), the Cali...Read More
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Madchild

Madchild - Monster

First, Miami is lost to face-eating zombies, now there is a threat to all mankind coming from Vancouver. His name is Madchild, and he's an absolute Monster. On the heavy-hitting, brash video single release off Madchild’s...Read More
 

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