Hip-Hop The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s  

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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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46 25
To Pimp a Butterfly is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s
To Pimp a Butterfly Kendrick Lamar

Won in 2016.

2
44 24
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fant... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s
Kanye West
Won in 2012.

3
41 22
good kid, m.A.A.d city is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s
Kendrick Lamar
Nominated in 2014.

4
31 17
2014 Forest Hills Drive is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s
2014 Forest Hills Drive J. Cole

Nominated in 2016.

5
30 17
The Marshall Mathers LP 2 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s
Eminem
Won in 2015.

6
25 17
Recovery is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s
Eminem
Won in 2011.

7
25 20
Relapse is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s
Eminem
Won in 2010.

8
24 20
Yeezus is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s
Kanye West
Nominated in 2014.

9
22 18
Watch the Throne is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s
The Throne, Jay-Z, Kanye West
Nominated in 2012.

10
14 10
Oxymoron is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s
Schoolboy Q
Nominated in 2015.

11
17 14
Because the Internet is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s
Donald Glover
Nominated in 2015.

12
16 13
Compton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s
Compton Dr. Dre

Nominated in 2016.

13
21 19
Nothing Was the Same is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s
Drake
Nominated in 2014.

14
20 18
Take Care is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s
Drake
Won in 2013.

15
11 9
Life Is Good is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s
Nas
Nominated in 2013.

16
10 8
B.o.B. Presents The Adventures... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s

17
17 16
If You're Reading This It&... is listed (or ranked) 17 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.

18
10 10
undun is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s
The Roots
Nominated in 2013.

19
8 9
Lasers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s
Lasers Lupe Fiasco
Nominated in 2012.

20
7 9
The Ecstatic is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s
Mos Def
Nominated in 2010.

21
7 10
Universal Mind Control is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s
Universal Mind Control Common
Nominated in 2010.

22
6 9
The Renaissance is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s
Q-Tip
Nominated in 2010.

23
5 8
Food & Liquor II: The Great Am... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s

24
5 8
How I Got Over is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s
The Roots
Nominated in 2011.

25
9 13
Magna Carta... Holy Grail is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2010s
Jay-Z
Nominated in 2014.