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 9, 2013 Chart Recap*Last week’s front-runners, Rich Quick‘s “Travelin’ Man (STREECE Remix)” and Tech N9ne‘s “So Dope,” make their exit from the top of our chart. Taking their place on top are …...Read More


Nate Good

#1 - 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

David Dallas

#2 - David Dallas - Runnin

Like winning a marathon (or even finishing one), succeeding in the rap game requires incredible drive, stamina and self-discipline. New Zealand hip-hop heavyweight David Dallas is richly endowed with all three of these...Read More

Denzel Curry

#3 - Denzel Curry - Denny Cascade

Here in the Booth, we are big baseball fans. OK, so maybe it's just me, but still, the three-strike rule is in effect. With March's Threatz and April's N64, we have given you two chances to put Denzel Curry on your permenant...Read More

Lotus

#4 - Lotus ft. Doodlebug & Ras Arcane - Cloud 9

An instrumental electronic jam band based in the City of Brotherly Love, Lotus is preparing to make its first foray into hip-hop with the forthcoming Monks LP. Switching genres can be a risky move; luckily, they've got a few...Read More

PHZ-Sicks

#5 - PHZ-Sicks ft. TFOX - Coming Down

It's been a hot minute since Virginia-based rhymesayer PHZ-Sicks last rolled through The DJBooth; Success/Failure hit our front page way back in December of 2010. A man can change a lot in three years, but I'm happy to say...Read More

World’s Fair

#6 - World's Fair - Sammy Sosa

You might think World’s Fair were juicing or using corked mics à la Sammy Sosa, but rest assured the Queens collective’s skills are all-natural. As they demonstrated with Your Girl’s Here Pt. 2 earlier this week, they...Read More

OVEOUS

#7 - OVEOUS - Black Avocado

Considering I eat guacamole just about every day, I’m pretty much an avocado expert. Still, I've never tasted one quite like OVEOUS’s Black Avocado; he has a flavor all his own. Setting the stage for the Booth...Read More

Rich Quick

#8 - 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

Crystal Seth

#9 - Crystal Seth - Super Natural

I think I have been watching too much Breaking Bad, because at first I thought Booth newcomer Crystal Seth’s name was really "crystal meth." Come to think of it, though, the edgy style he display on Super Natural (a...Read More

Terrace Martin

#10 - Terrace Martin ft. Kendrick Lamar - Triangleship

On Can't Choose, the recently-featured Booth debut from JRDN, the T-Dot singer attempted to sidestep the decision between two equally promising woman by inviting both to a romantic dinner for three. Sadly, that solution is...Read More

King Mez

#11 - King Mez - New Vinyl

It's been just three months since King Mez last dropped by the Booth but, in that short span of time, the Carolina mainstay has experienced some big changes in the professional arena. Most notably, he inked a publishing deal...Read More

Fundament

#12 - Fundament ft. Coleman Hell - Magnifying Glass

When I read the title of Fundament's latest single, I immediately thought of the wholesome childhood pastime of burning bugs with concentrated sunlight. I may have a sick mind but, as it turns out, the Toronto rhymesayer is...Read More

REKS

#13 - REKS - Flags

As those who have been paying attention to the political subtext (and, often, straight-up text) of his bars already know, REKS is the last emcee one would expect to see standing before Old Glory with his hand over his heart....Read More

Zion I

#14 - Zion I ft. Collie Buddz - Sex Wax

You might see the title of the latest visual from Zion I and assume the record is X-rated. What you probably don’t know is that Sex Wax is actually the name of a type of wax that surfers put on their boards. The name makes...Read More

Lil Dicky

#15 - Lil Dicky - Jewish Flow

Back in February, we heard Philly emcee Lil Dicky spit about the many perks of life as a Caucasian on White Dude, a mixtape cut which transcended its potentially painful premise by offering an on-point satire of white...Read More

Lil Nardy

#16 - Lil Nardy ft. S.T. 2 Lettaz - The Glow

No, Booth newcomer Lil Nardy wasn't vacationing in Chernobyl this summer. That pale light emanating from the Mobile, Alabama emcee's body is The Glow of impending stardom. On this street-ready cut, the inaugural release off...Read More

Tech N9ne

#17 - Tech N9ne ft. Wrekonize, Twizted Insane & Snow Tha Product - So Dope

Just how dope is Tech N9ne's latest promotional single, So Dope (They Wanna)? Well, you might want to have a methdone script lined up before hitting play; otherwise, you may find yourself unable to stop listening. A...Read More

Marcus Moody

#18 - Marcus Moody - Sick and Tired

When you're Sick and Tired of how things are going, but aren't ready to turn your life upside down in pursuit of greener pastures, a small symbolic change can, at the very least, help you see things from a new perspective....Read More

Shae Money

#19 - SMC (Shae Money x Chuuwee) ft. Planet Asia - Lit... Loaded... Lost...

In this world, there are just three things you can truly count on: death, taxes, and Chuuwee blowing the most dro. Single numéro trois (and world premiere numéro deux) off his forthcoming collaborative set with Shae Money,...Read More

ILLCLINTON

#20 - ILLCLINTON - Illest Alive

Read my lips, I love Booth newcomers ILLCLINTON. I don’t know what to say about ILL’s Illest Alive other than that it’s, well, ill. On this Booth-exclusive world premiere, the Atlanta rap duo showcase a unique, creative...Read More

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R.A. The Rugged Man

#21 - R.A. The Rugged Man ft. Brother Ali & Masta Ace - The Dangerous 3

Fresh off earning rave reader reviews for the Jarren Benton/Hopsin-assisted remix of album lead single Underground Hits, R.A. The Rugged Man returns with another action-packed ensemble cut off his latest LP. This time around,...Read More

Guilty Simpson

#22 - Guilty Simpson & Small Professor ft. DJ Revolution - On the Run

Based on the promotional pic accompanying the record, you might assume that Guilty Simpson and Small Professor's latest collaborative single found them skipping town with the law on their tail—possibly following the Highway...Read More

Nicky D's

#23 - Nicky D's - Say It Right

The name of this Booth newcomer might cause some confusion. His name isn’t “Nicky D;” it’s actually Nicky D’s, so Say It Right. You had better get used to saying it too, because this will be the first of many...Read More

 

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