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The 2010s saw the entrance of bold new voices onto the rap scene. From thought-provoking concept albums to surprising self-released hits, the Grammy nominees and winners of Best Rap Album during this decade have it all. There's no denying that the best rap albums of the 2010s encompass a wide range of sounds and styles. But determining the very best among these Grammy-recognized records? That's up to you.

What LPs will you find on this 2010s rap albums list? Eminem took home back-to-back Grammys in 2010 and 2011 for his releases Relapse and Rehab. He won again later in the decade for his 2015 album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2. Drake was also popular with rap fans and Grammy voters throughout the '10s.

In 2012, Kanye West was double-nominated for Best Rap Album for My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and his Jay-Z collaboration, Watch the Throne. Other good recordings featured on this list of Grammy-nominated 2010s albums include Nas' Life Is Good and To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar.

It's time to pick your favorites among the 2010s best rap albums. Vote the records you think are best up to the top of the list by giving them a thumbs up.

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good kid, m.A.A.d city is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s
good kid, m.A.A.d city Kendrick Lamar - Nominated in 2014.

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To Pimp a Butterfly is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s
To Pimp a Butterfly Kendrick Lamar - Won in 2016.

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My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fant... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Kanye West - Won in 2012.

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Watch the Throne is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s
Watch the Throne The Throne, Jay-Z, Kanye West - Nominated in 2012.

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2014 Forest Hills Drive is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s
2014 Forest Hills Drive J. Cole - Nominated in 2016.

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The Marshall Mathers LP 2 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s
The Marshall Mathers LP 2 Eminem - Won in 2015.

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Yeezus is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s
Yeezus Kanye West - Nominated in 2014.

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Recovery is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s
Recovery Eminem - Won in 2011.

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If You're Reading This It&... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s
If You're Reading This It's Too Late Drake - Nominated in 2016.

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Nothing Was the Same is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s
Nothing Was the Same Drake - Nominated in 2014.

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Take Care is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s
Take Care Drake - Won in 2013.

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Because the Internet is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s
Because the Internet Donald Glover - Nominated in 2015.

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Compton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s
Compton Dr. Dre - Nominated in 2016.

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Oxymoron is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s
Oxymoron Schoolboy Q - Nominated in 2015.

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Relapse is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s
Relapse Eminem - Won in 2010.

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undun is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s
undun The Roots - Nominated in 2013.

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Life Is Good is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s
Life Is Good Nas - Nominated in 2013.

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Universal Mind Control is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s
Universal Mind Control Common - Nominated in 2010.

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The Renaissance is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s
The Renaissance Q-Tip - Nominated in 2010.

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The Ecstatic is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s
The Ecstatic Mos Def - Nominated in 2010.

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R.O.O.T.S. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s
R.O.O.T.S. Flo Rida - Nominated in 2010.

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How I Got Over is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s
How I Got Over The Roots - Nominated in 2011.

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The Blueprint 3 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s
The Blueprint 3 Jay-Z - Nominated in 2011.

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Magna Carta... Holy Grail is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s
Magna Carta... Holy Grail Jay-Z - Nominated in 2014.

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Lasers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s
Lasers Lupe Fiasco - Nominated in 2012.

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Thank Me Later is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s
Thank Me Later Drake - Nominated in 2011.

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B.o.B. Presents The Adventures... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s
B.o.B. Presents The Adventures of Bobby Ray B.o.B - Nominated in 2011.

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1 4
Nobody's Smiling is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s
Nobody's Smiling Common - Nominated in 2015.

The Best Grammy-Nominated Alternative Albums of the 2010s

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Pink Friday is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s
Pink Friday Nicki Minaj - Nominated in 2012.

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The Heist is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s
The Heist Ryan Lewis, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Macklemore - Won in 2014.

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Food & Liquor II: The Great Am... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s

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The Pinkprint is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s
The Pinkprint Nicki Minaj - Nominated in 2016.

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Blacc Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s
Blacc Hollywood Wiz Khalifa - Nominated in 2015.

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Based On a T.R.U. Story is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s
Based On a T.R.U. Story 2 Chainz - Nominated in 2013.

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God Forgives, I Don't is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s
God Forgives, I Don't Rick Ross - Nominated in 2013.

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Tha Carter IV is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s
Tha Carter IV Lil Wayne - Nominated in 2012.

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The New Classic is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s
The New Classic Iggy Azalea - Nominated in 2015.