albums The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s  

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Jay-Z. Dr. Dre. Ludacris. You'll find these megastars and more on this list of nominees and winners of the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album in the 2000s. The best rap albums of the 2000s encompass a wide range of styles and beats, by artists at all levels of fame. Some of these rap artists have been performing for years, while other acts got a Grammy nomination for their very first release.

What Grammy-recognized LPs will you find on this 2000s rap albums list? Throughout the '00s, the Best Rap Album Grammy category was dominated by Kanye West. He took home the trophy three times in the decade for his releases Graduation, Late Registration, and The College Dropout. Outkast was another popular rap group with fans in the 2000s.

Missy Elliot's funky rap verses were appreciated by Grammy voters as she was nominated multiple times in the '00s. Other good recordings featured among these Grammy-nominated 2000s albums include The Eminem Show by Eminem and Lil Wayne's Tha Carter III.

It's up to you to decide which of these best 2000s album nominees deserves the top spot on the list. Vote your favorites up towards number one by giving them a thumbs up.

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The Marshall Mathers LP is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
The Marshall Mathers LP Eminem - Won in 2001.

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Stankonia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Stankonia Outkast - Won in 2002.

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The Eminem Show is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
The Eminem Show Eminem - Won in 2003.

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The College Dropout is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
The College Dropout Kanye West - Won in 2005.

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2001 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
2001 Dr. Dre - Nominated in 2001.

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The Slim Shady LP is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
The Slim Shady LP Eminem - Won in 2000.

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The Blueprint is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
The Blueprint Jay-Z - Nominated in 2002.

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Graduation is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Graduation Kanye West - Won in 2008.

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Speakerboxxx/The Love Below is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Speakerboxxx/The Love Below Outkast - Won in 2004.

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Late Registration is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Late Registration Kanye West - Won in 2006.

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I Am... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
I Am... Nas - Nominated in 2000.

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The Black Album is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
The Black Album Jay-Z - Nominated in 2005.

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Get Rich or Die Tryin' is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Get Rich or Die Tryin' 50 Cent - Nominated in 2004.

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...And Then There Was X is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
...And Then There Was X DMX - Nominated in 2001.

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Things Fall Apart is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Things Fall Apart The Roots - Nominated in 2000.

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Be is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Be Common - Nominated in 2006.

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Get Rich or Die Tryin' / The M... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
The Massacre 50 Cent - Nominated in 2006.

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Phrenology is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Phrenology The Roots - Nominated in 2004.

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Food & Liquor is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Food & Liquor Lupe Fiasco - Nominated in 2007.

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Lupe Fiasco’s The Cool is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Lupe Fiasco’s The Cool Lupe Fiasco - Nominated in 2009.

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Word of Mouf is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Word of Mouf Ludacris - Nominated in 2003.

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Da Real World is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Da Real World Missy Elliott - Nominated in 2000.

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Scorpion is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Scorpion Eve - Nominated in 2002.

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Hip Hop Is Dead is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Hip Hop Is Dead Nas - Nominated in 2008.

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To the 5 Boroughs is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
To the 5 Boroughs Beastie Boys - Nominated in 2005.

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Game Theory is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Game Theory The Roots - Nominated in 2007.

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Under Construction is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Under Construction Missy Elliott - Nominated in 2004.

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Encore is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Encore Eminem - Nominated in 2006.

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T.I. vs. T.I.P. is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
T.I. vs. T.I.P. T.I. - Nominated in 2008.

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The Cookbook is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
The Cookbook Missy Elliott - Nominated in 2006.

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In My Mind is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
In My Mind Pharrell Williams - Nominated in 2007.

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Extinction Level Event: The Fi... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Extinction Level Event: The Final World Front Busta Rhymes - Nominated in 2000.

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Paper Trail is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Paper Trail T.I. - Nominated in 2009.

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King is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
King T.I. - Nominated in 2007.

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American Gangster is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
American Gangster Jay-Z - Nominated in 2009.

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Tha Carter III is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Tha Carter III Lil Wayne - Won in 2009.

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Nellyville is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Nellyville Nelly - Nominated in 2003.

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Suit is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Suit Nelly - Nominated in 2005.

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Finding Forever is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Finding Forever Common - Nominated in 2008.

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Diary of a Sinner: 1st Entry is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Diary of a Sinner: 1st Entry Petey Pablo - Nominated in 2003.

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Pain Is Love is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Pain Is Love Ja Rule - Nominated in 2002.

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Release Therapy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Release Therapy Ludacris - Won in 2007.

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Country Grammar is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Country Grammar Nelly - Nominated in 2001.

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Back For the First Time is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Back For the First Time Ludacris - Nominated in 2002.

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Kingdom Come is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Kingdom Come Jay-Z - Nominated in 2008.

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Tarantula is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Tarantula Mystikal - Nominated in 2003.

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Vol. 3... Life and Times of S.... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Vol. 3... Life and Times of S. Carter Jay-Z - Nominated in 2001.

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Untitled Nas album is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Untitled Nas - Nominated in 2009.

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The DEFinition is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
The DEFinition LL Cool J - Nominated in 2005.

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The Blueprint 2: The Gift & Th... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse Jay-Z - Nominated in 2004.