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The Best Rap Albums Of 2018

Updated May 1, 2020 177.3k votes 22.7k voters 196k views71 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
    harry_main01 addedLil Wayne
    3,502
    1,315

    "Mona Lisa"

    "Famous"

    "Dark Side of the Moon"

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    Travis Scott
    4,664
    1,953

    "Butterfly Effect"

    "Stargazing"

    "Sicko Mode"

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  • 3
    Denzel Curry
    3,315
    1,311

    "Sumo"

    "Percs"

    "Black Balloons"

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  • 4
    Kanye West, Kid Cudi
    3,469
    1,718

    "Feel the Love"

    "Freeee (Ghost Town, Pt. 2)"

    "Reborn"

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    JamesRhydderch addedJ.I.D
    1,273
    462

    "151 Rum"

    "Westbrook"

    "Tiied"

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    ryantomicic addedPusha T
    4,084
    2,176

    ProducerKanye West

    Tracks7

    Length (mins)21

    LabelG.O.O.D. Music

    Genres (Music)Hip/hop

    "Infrared"

    "What Would Meek Do?"

    "Santeria"

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  • 7
    J. Cole
    5,855
    3,507

    "Photograph"

    "ATM"

    "Kevin's Heart"

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  • 8
    EliasHoepelman addedMetro Boomin
    1,225
    514

    Release Date2018

    "Overdue"

    "Space Cadet"

    "10 Freaky Girls"

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  • 9
    Mac Miller
    2,262
    1,105

    "Hurt Feelings"

    "What's the Use?"

    "Self Care"

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  • 10
    2,349
    1,299

    "All Girls Are the Same"

    "Betrayal"

    "Used To"

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  • 11
    Meek Mill
    909
    337

    "On Me"

    "Going Bag"

    "Uptown Vibes"

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  • 12
    Adam Luzader addedJay Rock
    1,726
    875

    "The Bloodiest"

    "King's Dead"

    "Redemption (feat. SZA)"

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    fortierda addedLil Baby, Gunna
    928
    417

    "Drip Too Hard"

    "Never Recover"

    "Underdog"

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  • 14
    ASAP Rocky
    2,530
    1,514

    "ASAP Forever"

    "Praise the Lord (Da Shine)"

    "Calldrops"

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  • 15
    21 Savage
    440
    78

    "A Lot"

    "Monster"

    "ASMR"

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  • 16
    Playboi Carti
    1,503
    1,018

    "Love Hurts"

    "Shoota"

    "Poke It Out"

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  • 17
    Kanye West
    3,486
    2,522

    "Ghost Town"

    "Violent Crimes"

    "Yikes"

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  • 18
    Matt1345 addedEminem
    4,497
    3,807

    Release DateAugust 31, 2018

    ProducerDr Dre,, Eminem

    Tracks13

    Length (mins)45:49

    LabelAftermath, Interscope, Shady

    Genres (Music)Hip Hop

    "The Ringer"

    "Lucky You"

    "Fall"

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  • 19
    narwhal11 addedSaba
    804
    484

    Release DateApril 5

    Tracks"LIFE", "LOGOUT", "CALLIGRAPHY"

    Length (mins)41

    LabelSaba PIVOT

    "Life"

    "Busy"

    "Smile"

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  • 20
    Trippie Redd
    834
    455

    "Dark Knight Dummo"

    "How You Feel"

    "Wish"

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  • 21
    Earl Sweatshirt
    459
    255

    "Nowhere2go"

    "The Mint"

    "Shattered Dreams"

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  • 22
    NakulPatel addedPost Malone
    3,075
    2,214

    Release Date27 April

    TracksParanoid, Spoil My Night, Rich & Sad

    Length (mins)1h

    LabelRepublic Records

    Genres (Music)Hip-Hop

    "Rockstar"

    "Psycho"

    "Candy Paint"

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  • 23
    XXXTentacion
    4,448
    4,007

    "Sad!"

    "Changes"

    "Hope"

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  • 24
    1,498
    1,170

    "One Day"

    "Wu Tang Forever"

    "Everybody Dies"

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  • 25
    1,766
    1,495

    "Cops Shot the Kid"

    "Bonjour"

    "Everything"

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