The Best of 2018 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.

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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1
3,975 3,093
Kamikaze is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Matt1345 added Eminem

"The Ringer"

"Lucky You"

"Fall"

2
5,599 3,290
KOD is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
J. Cole

"Photograph"

"ATM"

"Kevin's Heart"

3
4,371 4,989
Black Panther: The Album is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Kendrick Lamar, SZA, The Weeknd

"King's Dead"

"All the Stars"

"Pray for Me"

4
2,566 2,311
Book Of Ryan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Royce da 5'9"

"Caterpillar"

"Boblo Boat"

"Stay Woke"

5
3,873 1,618
Astroworld is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Travis Scott

"Butterfly Effect"

"Stargazing"

"Sicko Mode"

6
3,776 1,974
Daytona is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
ryantomicic added Pusha T

"Infrared"

"What Would Meek Do?"

"Santeria"

7
2,988 920
Tha Carter V is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
harry_main01 added Lil Wayne

"Mona Lisa"

"Famous"

"Dark Side of the Moon"

8
4,320 3,949
? is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
XXXTentacion

"Sad!"

"Changes"

"Hope"

9
2,728 976
TA13OO is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Denzel Curry

"Sumo"

"Percs"

"Black Balloons"

10
3,026 1,551
Kids See Ghosts is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Kanye West, Kid Cudi

"Feel the Love"

"Freeee (Ghost Town, Pt. 2)"

"Reborn"

11
1,872 861
Swimming is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Mac Miller

"Hurt Feelings"

"What's the Use?"

"Self Care"

12
3,338 2,480
Ye is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Kanye West

"Ghost Town"

"Violent Crimes"

"Yikes"

13
968 1,717
PRhyme 2 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
PRhyme

"Era"

"Rock It"

"Flirt"

14
1,972 1,113
Goodbye And Good Riddance is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Juice WRLD

"All Girls Are the Same"

"Betrayal"

"Used To"

15
1,668 1,345
Nasir is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Nas

"Cops Shot the Kid"

"Bonjour"

"Everything"

16
1,352 919
Young Sinatra IV is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Logic

"One Day"

"Wu Tang Forever"

"Everybody Dies"

17
1,537 663
Redemption is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Adam Luzader added Jay Rock

"The Bloodiest"

"King's Dead"

"Redemption (feat. SZA)"

18
842 205
DiCaprio 2 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
JamesRhydderch added J.I.D

"151 Rum"

"Westbrook"

"Tiied"

19
2,752 4,150
Culture II is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Migos

"MotorSport"

"Stir Fry"

"Gang Gang"

20
2,964 2,238
Beerbongs And Bentleys is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
NakulPatel added Post Malone

"Rockstar"

"Psycho"

"Candy Paint"

21
2,306 1,458
Testing is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
ASAP Rocky

"ASAP Forever"

"Praise the Lord (Da Shine)"

"Calldrops"

22
744 1,546
Queen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
eyb0ss added Nicki Minaj

"Chun Li"

"Rich Sex"

"Bed"

23
1,496 1,717
Victory Lap is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Nipsey Hussle

"Victory Lap"

"Last Time That I Checc'd"

"Dedication"

24
408 798
International Artist is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

"Best Friend"

"Pull Up"

"MIA"

25
814 355
Not All Heroes Wear Capes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
EliasHoepelman added Metro Boomin

"Overdue"

"Space Cadet"

"10 Freaky Girls"

26
1,722 2,120
Life Of A Dark Rose is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Lil Skies

"Red Roses"

"Nowadays"

"Lettuce Sandwich"

27
1,663 3,003
Invasion Of Privacy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Cardi B

"Bodak Yellow"

"Bartier Cardi"

"Be Careful"

28
1,479 1,504
Vacation In Hell is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Flatbush Zombies

"Leather Symphony"

"Facts"

"Crown"

29
574 144
Championships is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Meek Mill

"On Me"

"Going Bag"

"Uptown Vibes"

30
710 1,269
Planet is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Tech N9ne

"Habanero"

"Fresh Out!"

"Kick It with Myself"

31
1,581 1,387
Scorpion is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Drake

"God's Plan"

"I'm Upset"

"Nice for What"

32
1,032 1,144
Czarface Meets Metal Face is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
MF Doom, Czarface

"Nautical Depth"

"Phantoms"

"Astral Traveling"

33
1,046 2,392
Amen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Rich Brian

"Glow Like Dat"

"See Me"

"Cold"

34
1,275 948
Die Lit is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Playboi Carti

"Love Hurts"

"Shoota"

"Poke It Out"

35
1,011 1,600
Memories Don't Die is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Tory Lanez

"Shooters"

"Skrt Skrt"

"Real Thing"

36
699 483
Rolling Papers 2 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Wiz Khalifa

"Something New"

"420 Freestyle"

"Hopeless Romantic"

37
681 240
Drip Harder is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
fortierda added Lil Baby, Gunna

"Drip Too Hard"

"Never Recover"

"Underdog"

38
1,079 1,037
SR3MM is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Rae Sremmurd

"Powerglide"

"Hurt to Look"

"Close"

39
1,239 2,331
Lil Boat 2 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Lil Yachty

"Baby Daddy"

"NBA YoungBoat"

"Mickey"

40
427 151
FM! is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
JakeABoi added Vince Staples

"Feels Like Summer"

"Outside!"

"FUN!"

41
343 258
EVERYTHING IS LOVE is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Cristian Soto added JAY-Z and Beyonce

"Apeshit"

"Nice"

"Boss"

42
684 425
Care For Me is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
narwhal11 added Saba

"Life"

"Busy"

"Smile"

43
586 392
Stay Dangerous is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
YG

"Big Bank"

"Handgun"

"Suu Whoop"

44
296 145
Some Rap Songs is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Earl Sweatshirt

"Nowhere2go"

"The Mint"

"Shattered Dreams"

45
784 1,158
Paranoia 2 is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Dave East

"Talk to Big"

"Woke Up"

"Annoying"

46
901 912
Until Death Call My Name is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
YoungBoy Never Broke Again

"Outside Today"

"Diamond Teeth Samurai"

"Right or Wrong"

47
667 356
Life's a Trip is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Trippie Redd

"Dark Knight Dummo"

"How You Feel"

"Wish"

48
150 69
Everythang's Corrupt is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Ice Cube

"Everythang's Corrupt"

"Arrest the President"

"That New Funkadelic"

49
281 271
Mudboy is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
fortierda added Sheck Wes

"Wanted"

"Kyrie"

"Never Lost"

50
696 677
Activated is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Tee Grizzley

"Colors"

"Don't Even Trip"

"Jettski Grizzley"