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The Best Rap Albums Of 2018

Updated May 1, 2020 185.1k votes 22.5k voters 195.2k views72 items

List RulesVote 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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  • 1
    3,395
    1,266

    TA13OO

    Denzel Curry

    "Sumo"

    "Percs"

    "Black Balloons"

  • 2
    3,527
    1,256

    Tha Carter V

    Lil Wayne

    "Mona Lisa"

    "Famous"

    "Dark Side of the Moon"

  • 3
    4,713
    1,998

    Astroworld

    Travis Scott

    "Butterfly Effect"

    "Stargazing"

    "Sicko Mode"

  • 4
    1,268
    388

    "151 Rum"

    "Westbrook"

    "Tiied"

  • 5
    4,323
    2,284

    Daytona

    Pusha T

    "Infrared"

    "What Would Meek Do?"

    "Santeria"

  • 6
    3,593
    1,795

    Kids See Ghosts

    Kanye West, Kid Cudi

    "Feel the Love"

    "Freeee (Ghost Town, Pt. 2)"

    "Reborn"

  • 7
    2,291
    1,107

    Swimming

    Mac Miller

    "Hurt Feelings"

    "What's the Use?"

    "Self Care"

  • 8
    6,196
    3,722

    KOD

    J. Cole

    "Photograph"

    "ATM"

    "Kevin's Heart"

  • 9
    1,174
    486

    "Overdue"

    "Space Cadet"

    "10 Freaky Girls"

  • 10
    889
    295

    Championships

    Meek Mill

    "On Me"

    "Going Bag"

    "Uptown Vibes"

  • 11
    1,790
    881

    Redemption

    Jay Rock

    "The Bloodiest"

    "King's Dead"

    "Redemption (feat. SZA)"

  • 12
    2,392
    1,361

    "All Girls Are the Same"

    "Betrayal"

    "Used To"

  • 13
    895
    388

    Drip Harder

    Lil Baby, Gunna

    "Drip Too Hard"

    "Never Recover"

    "Underdog"

  • 14
    374
    63

    I Am > I Was

    21 Savage

    "A Lot"

    "Monster"

    "ASMR"

  • 15
    2,655
    1,607

    Testing

    ASAP Rocky

    "ASAP Forever"

    "Praise the Lord (Da Shine)"

    "Calldrops"

  • 16
    554
    253

    FM!

    Vince Staples

    "Feels Like Summer"

    "Outside!"

    "FUN!"

  • 17
    4,579
    3,781

    Kamikaze

    Eminem

    "The Ringer"

    "Lucky You"

    "Fall"

  • 18
    1,542
    1,080

    Die Lit

    Playboi Carti

    "Love Hurts"

    "Shoota"

    "Poke It Out"

  • 19
    3,731
    2,739

    Ye

    Kanye West

    "Ghost Town"

    "Violent Crimes"

    "Yikes"

  • 20
    829
    450

    Life's a Trip

    Trippie Redd

    "Dark Knight Dummo"

    "How You Feel"

    "Wish"

  • 21
    843
    502

    "Life"

    "Busy"

    "Smile"

  • 22
    448
    236

    Some Rap Songs

    Earl Sweatshirt

    "Nowhere2go"

    "The Mint"

    "Shattered Dreams"

  • 23
    1,868
    1,559

    "Cops Shot the Kid"

    "Bonjour"

    "Everything"

  • 24
    3,266
    2,431

    "Rockstar"

    "Psycho"

    "Candy Paint"

  • 25
    788
    571

    Rolling Papers 2

    Wiz Khalifa

    "Something New"

    "420 Freestyle"

    "Hopeless Romantic"