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

Updated: Check out the best new rap albums of 2019!

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
4,209 3,370
Kamikaze is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Matt1345 added Eminem

"The Ringer"

"Lucky You"

"Fall"

2
5,845 3,441
KOD is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
J. Cole

"Photograph"

"ATM"

"Kevin's Heart"

3
4,525 5,149
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
4,115 1,728
Astroworld is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Travis Scott

"Butterfly Effect"

"Stargazing"

"Sicko Mode"

5
2,666 2,472
Book Of Ryan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Royce da 5'9"

"Caterpillar"

"Boblo Boat"

"Stay Woke"

6
3,939 2,081
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
3,188 995
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
2,920 1,049
TA13OO is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Denzel Curry

"Sumo"

"Percs"

"Black Balloons"

9
4,478 4,107
? is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
XXXTentacion

"Sad!"

"Changes"

"Hope"

10
3,180 1,627
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
1,995 937
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
3,462 2,563
Ye is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Kanye West

"Ghost Town"

"Violent Crimes"

"Yikes"

13
985 1,809
PRhyme 2 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
PRhyme

"Era"

"Rock It"

"Flirt"

14
2,082 1,189
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
1,746 1,416
Nasir is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Nas

"Cops Shot the Kid"

"Bonjour"

"Everything"

16
1,627 709
Redemption is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Adam Luzader added Jay Rock

"The Bloodiest"

"King's Dead"

"Redemption (feat. SZA)"

17
2,410 1,509
Testing is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
ASAP Rocky

"ASAP Forever"

"Praise the Lord (Da Shine)"

"Calldrops"

18
977 242
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
1,431 998
Young Sinatra IV is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Logic

"One Day"

"Wu Tang Forever"

"Everybody Dies"

20
3,076 2,305
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
2,829 4,269
Culture II is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Migos

"MotorSport"

"Stir Fry"

"Gang Gang"

22
788 1,657
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
1,536 1,768
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
925 375
Not All Heroes Wear Capes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
EliasHoepelman added Metro Boomin

"Overdue"

"Space Cadet"

"10 Freaky Girls"

25
432 852
International Artist is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

"Best Friend"

"Pull Up"

"MIA"