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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
1,055 450
Kamikaze is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Matt1345 added Kamikaze Eminem

"The Ringer"

"Lucky You"

"Fall"

2
3,237 2,060
KOD is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
KOD J. Cole

"Photograph"

"ATM"

"Kevin's Heart"

3
2,701 3,238
Black Panther: The Album is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Black Panther: The Album Kendrick Lamar, SZA, The Weeknd

"King's Dead"

"All the Stars"

"Pray for Me"

4
1,266 1,093
Book Of Ryan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Book Of Ryan Royce da 5'9"

"Caterpillar"

"Boblo Boat"

"Stay Woke"

5
1,408 540
Astroworld is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Astroworld Travis Scott

"Butterfly Effect"

"Stargazing"

"Sicko Mode"

6
759 150
Tha Carter V is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
harry_main01 added Tha Carter V Lil Wayne

"Mona Lisa"

"Famous"

"Dark Side of the Moon"

7
2,697 2,739
? is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
? XXXTentacion

"Sad!"

"Changes"

"Hope"

8
2,044 1,163
Daytona is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
ryantomicic added Daytona Pusha T

"Infrared"

"What Would Meek Do?"

"Santeria"

9
885 364
TA13OO is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
TA13OO Denzel Curry

"Sumo"

"Percs"

"Black Balloons"

10
1,509 860
Kids See Ghosts is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Kids See Ghosts Kanye West, Kid Cudi

"Feel the Love"

"Freeee (Ghost Town, Pt. 2)"

"Reborn"

11
2,176 1,724
Ye is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Ye Kanye West

"Ghost Town"

"Violent Crimes"

"Yikes"

12
620 250
Swimming is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Swimming Mac Miller

"Hurt Feelings"

"What's the Use?"

"Self Care"

13
390 147
Young Sinatra IV is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Young Sinatra IV Logic

"One Day"

"Wu Tang Forever"

"Everybody Dies"

14
815 639
Nasir is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Nasir Nas

"Cops Shot the Kid"

"Bonjour"

"Everything"

15
633 946
PRhyme 2 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
PRhyme 2 PRhyme

"Era"

"Rock It"

"Flirt"

16
1,241 882
Testing is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Testing ASAP Rocky

"ASAP Forever"

"Praise the Lord (Da Shine)"

"Calldrops"

17
1,846 1,597
Beerbongs And Bentleys is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
NakulPatel added Beerbongs And Bentleys Post Malone

"Rockstar"

"Psycho"

"Candy Paint"

18
318 357
Queen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
eyb0ss added Queen Nicki Minaj

"Chun Li"

"Rich Sex"

"Bed"

19
896 601
Goodbye And Good Riddance is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Goodbye And Good Riddance Juice WRLD

"All Girls Are the Same"

"Betrayal"

"Used To"

20
2,060 3,138
Culture II is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Migos

"MotorSport"

"Stir Fry"

"Gang Gang"

21
624 289
Redemption is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Adam Luzader added Redemption Jay Rock

"The Bloodiest"

"King's Dead"

"Redemption (feat. SZA)"

22
169 243
International Artist is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
International Artist A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

"Best Friend"

"Pull Up"

"MIA"

23
1,157 1,687
Life Of A Dark Rose is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Life Of A Dark Rose Lil Skies

"Red Roses"

"Nowadays"

"Lettuce Sandwich"

24
1,037 1,311
Victory Lap is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Victory Lap Nipsey Hussle

"Victory Lap"

"Last Time That I Checc'd"

"Dedication"

25
1,026 1,189
Vacation In Hell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Vacation In Hell Flatbush Zombies

"Leather Symphony"

"Facts"

"Crown"

26
799 893
Czarface Meets Metal Face is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Czarface Meets Metal Face MF Doom, Czarface

"Nautical Depth"

"Phantoms"

"Astral Traveling"

27
544 861
Planet is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Planet Tech N9ne

"Habanero"

"Fresh Out!"

"Kick It with Myself"

28
1,246 2,191
Invasion Of Privacy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Invasion Of Privacy Cardi B

"Bodak Yellow"

"Bartier Cardi"

"Be Careful"

29
808 2,002
Amen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Amen Rich Brian

"Glow Like Dat"

"See Me"

"Cold"

30
661 664
Die Lit is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Die Lit Playboi Carti

"Love Hurts"

"Shoota"

"Poke It Out"

31
275 185
Rolling Papers 2 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Rolling Papers 2 Wiz Khalifa

"Something New"

"420 Freestyle"

"Hopeless Romantic"

32
745 667
Scorpion is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Scorpion Drake

"God's Plan"

"I'm Upset"

"Nice for What"

33
714 760
SR3MM is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
SR3MM Rae Sremmurd

"Powerglide"

"Hurt to Look"

"Close"

34
747 1,313
Memories Don't Die is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Memories Don't Die Tory Lanez

"Shooters"

"Skrt Skrt"

"Real Thing"

35
621 692
Until Death Call My Name is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Until Death Call My Name YoungBoy Never Broke Again

"Outside Today"

"Diamond Teeth Samurai"

"Right or Wrong"

36
234 172
Stay Dangerous is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Stay Dangerous YG

"Big Bank"

"Handgun"

"Suu Whoop"

37
617 947
Paranoia 2 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Paranoia 2 Dave East

"Talk to Big"

"Woke Up"

"Annoying"

38
955 1,918
Lil Boat 2 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Lil Boat 2 Lil Yachty

"Baby Daddy"

"NBA YoungBoat"

"Mickey"

39
451 514
Activated is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Activated Tee Grizzley

"Colors"

"Don't Even Trip"

"Jettski Grizzley"

40
321 290
Care For Me is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
narwhal11 added Care For Me Saba

"Life"

"Busy"

"Smile"

41
204 149
Life's a Trip is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Life's a Trip Trippie Redd

"Dark Knight Dummo"

"How You Feel"

"Wish"

42
585 907
Dex Meets Dexter is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Dex Meets Dexter Famous Dex

"Pick It Up"

"Japan"

"Light"

43
156 52
Iridescence is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Iridescence Brockhampton

"New Orleans"

"San Marcos"

"J'Ouvert"

44
161 162
Freddie is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Freddie Freddie Gibbs

"Death Row"

"Weight"

"Set Set"

45
367 770
Punken is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Punken Maxo Kream

"Grannies"

"Capeesh"

"Love Drugs"

46
231 434
Light Of Mine is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Light Of Mine Kyle

"iSpy"

"To the Moon"

"Playinwitme"

47
206 590
Fever is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Fever Black Milk

"True Lies"

"Could It Be"

"Foe Friend"

48
225 543
Venom is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Venom U-God

"Epicenter"

"XXX"

"Legacy"

49
231 704
Rich As In Spirit is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Rich As In Spirit Rich Homie Quan

"Changed"

"34"

"Think About It"

50
59 25
DROGAS Wave is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
DROGAS Wave Lupe Fiasco

"Manilla"

"Down"

"Kingdom"