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List Rules Only rap albums or mixtapes released during the 2013 calendar year

This is a list of the best rap albums of 2013. This list contains the likes of Action Bronson's Blue Chips, A$AP Rocky's Long Live A$AP, of Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP 2, Pusha T's My Name is My Name and newcomer Earl Sweatshirt's Doris. What do you think? Have we compiled the greatest rap albums of our time? Have we fallen short and put together the worst albums of 2013? Let your opinions reign supreme, let your heart and your headphones lead you to the truth.

There are always up and comers and newcomers every year in music, and 2013 was no exception. The question to ask every year is not whether we can find new music and new artists, but whether we can find good artists, and great music to listen to. Do the newcomers weigh in well? Do they compare to the likes of veterans of hip hop such as Lil Wayne? Do they compare to Kanye West or Jay Z? You will make the decisions from here on out. Don't forget to add the hip hop albums of 2013 that we have forgotten, as there are always great underdog artists who fly just below the radar. Gain respect, gain courage, and help your favorite musicians succeed by letting people know what is good, what is great, what will last, and what will pass.
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The Marshall Mathers LP 2 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013

The Best Rap Songs of All Time The Best Action Movies Streaming on Hulu

2
73 53
Acid Rap is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013
Acid Rap Chance the Rapper

3
60 40
Born Sinner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013
jarment26 added Born Sinner J. Cole

4
67 56
Nothing Was the Same is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013

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62 52
Long.Live.A$AP is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013
Long.Live.A$AP ASAP Rocky

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50 41
My Name Is My Name is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013

7
76 73
Yeezus is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013
Yeezus Kanye West

8
63 65
Magna Carta... Holy Grail is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013

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41 39
Doris is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013
Doris Earl Sweatshirt

10
42 43
Run the Jewels is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013
Run the Jewels El-P and Killer Mike

11
39 42
Trap Lord is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013
Trap Lord A$AP Ferg

12
43 54
Wolf is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013
Wolf Tyler, the Creator

13
34 49
Old is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013
Old Danny Brown

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26 43
Watching Movies with the Sound... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013

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18 32
Blue Chips 2 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013
Blue Chips 2 Action Bronson, Party Supplies

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24 43
Twelve Reasons to Die is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013
Twelve Reasons to Die Ghostface Killah

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16 32
Church Clothes 2 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013

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20 39
Knock Madness is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013
jarment26 added Knock Madness Hopsin - Hopsin

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15 31
Legends Never Die is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013
Legends Never Die R.A. the Rugged Man

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16 33
The Gifted is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013
The Gifted Wale

21
11 27
Nostalgic 64 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013
Nostalgic 64 Denzel Curry

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11 27
No Love Lost is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013
No Love Lost Joe Budden

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10 26
Prisoner of Conscious is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013
Prisoner of Conscious Talib Kweli

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10 27
Albert Einstein is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013
Albert Einstein Prodigy x The Alchemist

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20 50
B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013

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19 49
I Am Not a Human Being II is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013

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11 37
Excuse My French is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013
Excuse My French French Montana

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8 30
The Night’s Gambit is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013

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9 33
Trill O.G.: the Epilogue is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013
Trill O.G.: the Epilogue Bun B

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6 25
The Luca Brasi Story is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013
The Luca Brasi Story Kevin Gates

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5 24
Gotham Down is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013
Gotham Down Jean Grae

32
7 32
The Grimy Awards is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013
The Grimy Awards Ill Bill

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5 26
The Psychic World of Walter Re... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013

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8 36
Homegrown is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013
Homegrown Chris Webby

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5 30
Glaciers is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013

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4 27
Guerilla Warfare is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013
Guerilla Warfare Slim Guerilla & DJ Smokey

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2 19
Indigoism is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013
crsone1 added Indigoism

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3 26
Race Music is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013
Race Music Armand Hammer

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3 27
The Pimpire Strikes Back is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013

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3 28
Cassette 3: Marion Morrison Mi... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013
Cassette 3: Marion Morrison Mixtape Jonwayne

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2 23
Hark! is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013
Hark Doppelgangaz

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2 24
Deviation is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013
Deviation Thriftworks

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2 24
DX is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013

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1 23
Sunday School II: When Church ... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013
Sunday School II: When Church Lets Out Tree

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1 23
Flowers for My Father is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013