Rap 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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37 7
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
31 8
The Eminem Show is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Eminem - Won in 2003.

3
27 6
2001 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Dr. Dre - Nominated in 2001.

4
29 8
The College Dropout is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Kanye West - Won in 2005.

5
24 5
The Slim Shady LP is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Eminem - Won in 2000.

6
24 7
Stankonia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Outkast - Won in 2002.

7
25 9
Graduation is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Kanye West - Won in 2008.

8
21 6
The Blueprint is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Jay-Z - Nominated in 2002.

9
21 6
Get Rich or Die Tryin' is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
50 Cent - Nominated in 2004.

10
23 10
Late Registration is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Kanye West - Won in 2006.

11
17 6
The Black Album is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Jay-Z - Nominated in 2005.

12
16 6
I Am... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Nas - Nominated in 2000.

13
18 9
Speakerboxxx/The Love Below is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Outkast - Won in 2004.

14
9 3
Lupe Fiasco’s The Cool is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Lupe Fiasco - Nominated in 2009.

15
10 4
...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
10 5
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 5
Things Fall Apart is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
The Roots - Nominated in 2000.

18
11 8
Encore is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Eminem - Nominated in 2006.

19
10 7
Be is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Common - Nominated in 2006.

20
6 3
Hip Hop Is Dead is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Nas - Nominated in 2008.

21
7 5
Word of Mouf is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Ludacris - Nominated in 2003.

22
7 5
Paper Trail is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
T.I. - Nominated in 2009.

23
6 4
King is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
T.I. - Nominated in 2007.

24
5 3
Scorpion is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Eve - Nominated in 2002.

25
10 9
Get Rich or Die Tryin' / The M... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
50 Cent - Nominated in 2006.

26
8 7
Phrenology is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
The Roots - Nominated in 2004.

27
6 5
T.I. vs. T.I.P. is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
T.I. - Nominated in 2008.

28
5 4
Da Real World is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Missy Elliott - Nominated in 2000.

29
4 3
Game Theory is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
The Roots - Nominated in 2007.

30
12 12
Tha Carter III is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Lil Wayne - Won in 2009.

31
5 5
To the 5 Boroughs is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Beastie Boys - Nominated in 2005.

32
4 4
Extinction Level Event: The Fi... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Busta Rhymes - Nominated in 2000.

33
4 4
American Gangster is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Jay-Z - Nominated in 2009.

34
3 3
Under Construction is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Missy Elliott - Nominated in 2004.

35
5 6
Country Grammar is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Nelly - Nominated in 2001.

36
5 6
The Cookbook is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Missy Elliott - Nominated in 2006.

37
4 5
In My Mind is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
In My Mind Pharrell Williams - Nominated in 2007.

38
0 1
Diary of a Sinner: 1st Entry is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Diary of a Sinner: 1st Entry Petey Pablo - Nominated in 2003.

39
4 6
The Blueprint 2: The Gift & Th... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Jay-Z - Nominated in 2004.

40
4 6
Release Therapy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Ludacris - Won in 2007.

41
3 5
Vol. 3... Life and Times of S.... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Jay-Z - Nominated in 2001.

42
2 4
Kingdom Come is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Jay-Z - Nominated in 2008.

43
2 4
Untitled Nas album is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Nas - Nominated in 2009.

44
2 4
Finding Forever is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Finding Forever Common - Nominated in 2008.

45
2 4
Back For the First Time is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Ludacris - Nominated in 2002.

46
1 3
Tarantula is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Tarantula Mystikal - Nominated in 2003.

47
5 8
Nellyville is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Nelly - Nominated in 2003.

48
4 7
Pain Is Love is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Ja Rule - Nominated in 2002.

49
4 7
Suit is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
Suit Nelly - Nominated in 2005.

50
2 5
The DEFinition is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s
LL Cool J - Nominated in 2005.