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 30, 2013 Chart Recap*Last week’s......Read More

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Xperience

Xperience - New Religion

On his recent Booth debut, Take Me Back, Xperience reflected wistfully on his childhood, contrasting its simplicity with complexities of adult life. That wave of nostalgia has evidently passed, as his latest EP single (a...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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MNTN

MNTN x Yeezus - Goose Egg

Earlier this month, Kanye West livened up the listening session for Pusha T's forthcoming debut album with a dash of his trademark crazy. After getting a little “loose off that Goose” (to paraphrase his own words), the...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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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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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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Allan Rayman

Substance x Allan Rayman - Heat

You may want to don some oven mitts before you hit play; I'm sensing some serious HEAT emanating from this record. Now that you're properly attired, you're ready to enjoy this freshly-minted promotional single, a...Read More
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Vic Mensa

Vic Mensa - Lovely Day

Today is a Lovely Day round my way: the sun is shining, and the temperature's right in the sweet spot between hot and cool. Here to make it even lovelier is Windy City buzzmaker Vic Mensa, with the latest single off his...Read More
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Muigai Hakir

Muigai Hakir ft. Odeosa - Feelin' You

A buzzmaking emcee hailing from the Bay State, Muigai Hakir makes his grand entrance into the DJBooth with freshly-minted LP single Feelin' You. As the title suggests, this cut finds the unsigned rhymesayer spitting game to a...Read More
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Jinx

JINX - Alive

After two years with nary a feature from JINX, I was starting to worry that he'd tumbled into an open manhole or fallen victim to some comparable accident. Hey, his name is synonymous with bad luck. I'm happy to announce,...Read More
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Freddie Gibbs

Freddie Gibbs x Madlib - Harold's

Today, Gary, Indiana rhymesayer Freddie Gibbs and veteran beatsmith Madlib unleashed their third collaborative EP, which doubles as the official prelude to their forthcoming full-length. If the previously-featured,...Read More
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Lungz

Lungz - Empty Cup

As its title implies, Lungz's latest project was influenced by some “potent potables,” as Alex Trebek might call them. But what exactly is the Windy City repper sipping—top-shelf spirits? Champagne? Purple drank? On...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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Na(T)ive Son

Na(T)ive Son - Gods in the Clouds

Fresh off earning positive reader reviews for solo features Tryna Get It and The Cut (Roll Up), Berkeley-based rap buzzmaker Clyde Shankle returns to our pages with Gods in the Clouds, his debut feature as one-half of hip-hop...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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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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Cam Young

Cam Young - City of Angels

From “California Love” to “California Dreamin,” Cali has had its fair share of anthems, but none sound quite like this impressive Booth debut from Cam Young. If you are expecting a breezy West Coast anthem, brace...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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Add-2

Add-2 - New Black Order

Last we heard from Add-2, he was challenging a hip-hop heavyweight's audacious Tweets (“The 2nd verse of New Slaves is the best rap verse... OF ALL TIME IN THE HISTORY OF RAP MUSIC, PERIOD.”) on aptly-titled loosie Sorry...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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Fundament

Fundament x Fameless - Dennisson BLVD

We here at The DJBooth don’t do what we do for the credit or for fame, but we would like to make one small request. When Fundament becomes the biggest thing to come out of Toronto since Drake and is topping all the North...Read More
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Mickey Factz

Mickey Factz - The New Rockstars (Culture)

Thanks to the epic Twitter rant between Jimmy Kimmel and Kanye West, you've probably heard all about Ye's recent interview with BBC’s Zane Lowe. While you will undoubtedly hear all about it in the coming days, none of the...Read More
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GirlsNDrugs

GirlsNDrugs - GirlsNDrugs

Both love and narcotics, while exhilarating at first, have the potential to seriously f**k with your head. Much as they enjoy their namesakes, Los Angeles-based hip-hop/electronic duo GirlsNDrugs are well aware of the...Read More
 

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