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The Best Rap Albums Of 2018 

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List Rules Vote up the best rap or hip-hop albums released in 2018. No mixtapes or EPs.

Update: Dive into the best new hip hop with our list of 2020's top rap songs.

Hip-hop heads, let's rank the best rap albums of 2018, which may also include the best rap songs of 2018. These are only studio albums, but we do have a list of 2018 rap mixtapes if you're interested in that. From popular hip-hop artists, like Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Cardi B, Drake, and Chance the Rapper, this list of new rap albums will keep being updated as highly anticipated albums are released. What is the best hip-hop album of 2018?

Starting the year off, Migos, Rich Brian, Nipsey Hussle, and Lil Skies, all had 2018 album releases. Even the Black Panther soundtrack is featured here! Other top rappers who are releasing their upcoming albums in 2018 include Nas, Lil Wayne, Pusha T, Travis Scott, Post Malone, and Nicki Minaj.

Which new rap albums of 2018 did you like the best? Feel free to add your favorite 2018 rap albums that are missing from this list. 

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TA13OO is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018

"Sumo"

"Percs"

"Black Balloons"

2
Astroworld is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018

"Butterfly Effect"

"Stargazing"

"Sicko Mode"

3
Tha Carter V is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
harry_main01 added

"Mona Lisa"

"Famous"

"Dark Side of the Moon"

4
Daytona is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
ryantomicic added

Producer: Kanye West

Length (mins): 21

Label: G.O.O.D. Music

Genres (Music): Hip/hop

"Infrared"

"What Would Meek Do?"

"Santeria"

5
KOD is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018

"Photograph"

"ATM"

"Kevin's Heart"

6
Kids See Ghosts is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018

"Feel the Love"

"Freeee (Ghost Town, Pt. 2)"

"Reborn"

7
Swimming is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018

"Hurt Feelings"

"What's the Use?"

"Self Care"

8
DiCaprio 2 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
JamesRhydderch added

"151 Rum"

"Westbrook"

"Tiied"

9
Redemption is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Adam Luzader added

"The Bloodiest"

"King's Dead"

"Redemption (feat. SZA)"

10
Goodbye And Good Riddanc... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018

"All Girls Are the Same"

"Betrayal"

"Used To"

11
Kamikaze is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Matt1345 added By Disorder (2005); Tracks: Trap, Kamikaze & Respect for Authority

Producer: Dr Dre, Eminem

Length (mins): 45:49

Label: Aftermath, Interscope, Shady

Genres (Music): Hip Hop

"The Ringer"

"Lucky You"

"Fall"

12
Testing is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018

"ASAP Forever"

"Praise the Lord (Da Shine)"

"Calldrops"

13
Not All Heroes Wear Cape... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
EliasHoepelman added

"Overdue"

"Space Cadet"

"10 Freaky Girls"

14
Championships is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018

"On Me"

"Going Bag"

"Uptown Vibes"

15
Ye is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018

"Ghost Town"

"Violent Crimes"

"Yikes"

16
Nasir is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018

"Cops Shot the Kid"

"Bonjour"

"Everything"

17
? is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018

"Sad!"

"Changes"

"Hope"

18
Beerbongs And Bentleys ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
NakulPatel added

Length (mins): 1h

Label: Republic Records

Genres (Music): Hip-Hop

"Rockstar"

"Psycho"

"Candy Paint"

19
Book Of Ryan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018

"Caterpillar"

"Boblo Boat"

"Stay Woke"

20
Die Lit is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018

"Love Hurts"

"Shoota"

"Poke It Out"

21
Drip Harder is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
fortierda added

"Drip Too Hard"

"Never Recover"

"Underdog"

22
Young Sinatra IV is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018

"One Day"

"Wu Tang Forever"

"Everybody Dies"

23
FM! is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
JakeABoi added

"Feels Like Summer"

"Outside!"

"FUN!"

24
Care For Me is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
narwhal11 added

Length (mins): 41

Label: Saba PIVOT

"Life"

"Busy"

"Smile"

25
Black Panther: The Album... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018

"King's Dead"

"All the Stars"

"Pray for Me"