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The Best Rap Albums Of 2018

Updated May 1, 2020 178.2k votes 22.6k voters 195.7k 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
    3,537
    1,286

    Tha Carter V

    Lil Wayne

    "Mona Lisa"

    "Famous"

    "Dark Side of the Moon"

  • 2
    3,346
    1,307

    TA13OO

    Denzel Curry

    "Sumo"

    "Percs"

    "Black Balloons"

  • 3
    4,685
    1,977

    Astroworld

    Travis Scott

    "Butterfly Effect"

    "Stargazing"

    "Sicko Mode"

  • 4
    1,269
    426

    "151 Rum"

    "Westbrook"

    "Tiied"

  • 5
    4,108
    2,196

    Daytona

    Pusha T

    ProducerKanye West

    Tracks7

    Length (mins)21

    LabelG.O.O.D. Music

    Genres (Music)Hip/hop

    "Infrared"

    "What Would Meek Do?"

    "Santeria"

  • 6
    3,477
    1,738

    Kids See Ghosts

    Kanye West, Kid Cudi

    "Feel the Love"

    "Freeee (Ghost Town, Pt. 2)"

    "Reborn"

  • 7
    5,894
    3,542

    KOD

    J. Cole

    "Photograph"

    "ATM"

    "Kevin's Heart"

  • 8
    2,269
    1,108

    Swimming

    Mac Miller

    "Hurt Feelings"

    "What's the Use?"

    "Self Care"

  • 9
    1,198
    504

    Release Date2018

    "Overdue"

    "Space Cadet"

    "10 Freaky Girls"

  • 10
    896
    316

    Championships

    Meek Mill

    "On Me"

    "Going Bag"

    "Uptown Vibes"

  • 11
    2,337
    1,308

    "All Girls Are the Same"

    "Betrayal"

    "Used To"

  • 12
    1,735
    878

    Redemption

    Jay Rock

    "The Bloodiest"

    "King's Dead"

    "Redemption (feat. SZA)"

  • 13
    2,531
    1,533

    Testing

    ASAP Rocky

    "ASAP Forever"

    "Praise the Lord (Da Shine)"

    "Calldrops"

  • 14
    909
    404

    Drip Harder

    Lil Baby, Gunna

    "Drip Too Hard"

    "Never Recover"

    "Underdog"

  • 15
    404
    73

    I Am > I Was

    21 Savage

    "A Lot"

    "Monster"

    "ASMR"

  • 16
    1,489
    1,020

    Die Lit

    Playboi Carti

    "Love Hurts"

    "Shoota"

    "Poke It Out"

  • 17
    4,564
    3,814

    Kamikaze

    Eminem

    Release DateAugust 31, 2018

    ProducerDr Dre,, Eminem

    Tracks13

    Length (mins)45:49

    LabelAftermath, Interscope, Shady

    Genres (Music)Hip Hop

    "The Ringer"

    "Lucky You"

    "Fall"

  • 18
    3,500
    2,558

    Ye

    Kanye West

    "Ghost Town"

    "Violent Crimes"

    "Yikes"

  • 19
    804
    484

    Release DateApril 5

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

    Length (mins)41

    LabelSaba PIVOT

    "Life"

    "Busy"

    "Smile"

  • 20
    838
    457

    Life's a Trip

    Trippie Redd

    "Dark Knight Dummo"

    "How You Feel"

    "Wish"

  • 21
    458
    245

    Some Rap Songs

    Earl Sweatshirt

    "Nowhere2go"

    "The Mint"

    "Shattered Dreams"

  • 22
    3,086
    2,240

    Release Date27 April

    TracksParanoid, Spoil My Night, Rich & Sad

    Length (mins)1h

    LabelRepublic Records

    Genres (Music)Hip-Hop

    "Rockstar"

    "Psycho"

    "Candy Paint"

  • 23
    4,482
    4,057

    ?

    XXXTentacion

    "Sad!"

    "Changes"

    "Hope"

  • 24
    1,785
    1,515

    "Cops Shot the Kid"

    "Bonjour"

    "Everything"

  • 25
    1,529
    1,170

    "One Day"

    "Wu Tang Forever"

    "Everybody Dies"