Hip-Hop 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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1
45 9
The Marshall Mathers LP is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Eminem
Won in 2001.

2
32 7
The Slim Shady LP is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Eminem
Won in 2000.

3
38 13
The Eminem Show is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Eminem
Won in 2003.

4
32 9
2001 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Dr. Dre
Nominated in 2001.

5
26 6
Get Rich or Die Tryin' is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
50 Cent
Nominated in 2004.

6
32 12
The College Dropout is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Kanye West
Won in 2005.

7
21 7
I Am... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Nas
Nominated in 2000.

8
26 12
Stankonia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Outkast
Won in 2002.

9
26 12
Late Registration is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Kanye West
Won in 2006.

10
27 14
Graduation is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Kanye West
Won in 2008.

11
22 11
The Blueprint is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Jay-Z
Nominated in 2002.

12
19 12
Speakerboxxx/The Love Below is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Outkast
Won in 2004.

13
16 10
Encore is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Eminem
Nominated in 2006.

14
18 12
The Black Album is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Jay-Z
Nominated in 2005.

15
11 6
...And Then There Was X is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
DMX
Nominated in 2001.

16
12 7
Food & Liquor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Lupe Fiasco
Nominated in 2007.

17
10 6
Lupe Fiasco’s The Cool is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Lupe Fiasco
Nominated in 2009.

18
9 5
Hip Hop Is Dead is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Nas
Nominated in 2008.

19
12 9
Get Rich or Die Tryin' / The M... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
50 Cent
Nominated in 2006.

20
9 6
Paper Trail is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
T.I.
Nominated in 2009.

21
10 8
Things Fall Apart is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
The Roots
Nominated in 2000.

22
6 4
American Gangster is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Jay-Z
Nominated in 2009.

23
6 4
Scorpion is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Eve
Nominated in 2002.

24
10 9
Be is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Common
Nominated in 2006.

25
5 4
Untitled Nas album is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Nas
Nominated in 2009.