Hip-Hop The Best Rap Albums Of 2018  

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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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Black Panther: The Album is listed (or ranked) 1 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"

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2,364 1,358
KOD is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
KOD J. Cole

"Photograph"

"ATM"

"Kevin's Heart"

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2,039 2,042
? is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
? XXXTentacion

"Sad!"

"Changes"

"Hope"

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Daytona is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
ryantomicic added Daytona Pusha T

"Infrared"

"What Would Meek Do?"

"Santeria"

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1,684 1,147
Ye is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Ye Kanye West

"Ghost Town"

"Violent Crimes"

"Yikes"

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942 409
Kids See Ghosts is listed (or ranked) 6 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"

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488 99
Astroworld is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Astroworld Travis Scott

"Butterfly Effect"

"Stargazing"

"Sicko Mode"

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TA13OO is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
TA13OO Denzel Curry

"Sumo"

"Percs"

"Black Balloons"

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513 260
Nasir is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Nasir Nas

"Cops Shot the Kid"

"Bonjour"

"Everything"

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1,765 2,544
Culture II is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Culture II Migos

"MotorSport"

"Stir Fry"

"Gang Gang"

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1,391 1,214
Beerbongs And Bentleys is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
NakulPatel added Beerbongs And Bentleys Post Malone

"Rockstar"

"Psycho"

"Candy Paint"

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836 552
Testing is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Testing ASAP Rocky

"ASAP Forever"

"Praise the Lord (Da Shine)"

"Calldrops"

The Best Rap Songs Of 2018

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Book Of Ryan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Book Of Ryan Royce da 5'9"

"Caterpillar"

"Boblo Boat"

"Stay Woke"

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Vacation In Hell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Vacation In Hell Flatbush Zombies

"Leather Symphony"

"Facts"

"Crown"

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544 360
Goodbye And Good Riddance is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Goodbye And Good Riddance Juice WRLD

"All Girls Are the Same"

"Betrayal"

"Used To"

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717 1,721
Amen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Amen Rich Brian

"Glow Like Dat"

"See Me"

"Cold"

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952 1,415
Life Of A Dark Rose is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Life Of A Dark Rose Lil Skies

"Red Roses"

"Nowadays"

"Lettuce Sandwich"

The Best YouTube Shows Channels of All Time

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Invasion Of Privacy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Invasion Of Privacy Cardi B

"Bodak Yellow"

"Bartier Cardi"

"Be Careful"

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Czarface Meets Metal Face is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Czarface Meets Metal Face MF Doom, Czarface

"Nautical Depth"

"Phantoms"

"Astral Traveling"

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885 1,092
Victory Lap is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Victory Lap Nipsey Hussle

"Victory Lap"

"Last Time That I Checc'd"

"Dedication"

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652 1,125
Memories Don't Die is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Memories Don't Die Tory Lanez

"Shooters"

"Skrt Skrt"

"Real Thing"

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PRhyme 2 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
PRhyme 2 PRhyme

"Era"

"Rock It"

"Flirt"

The Best Mixtapes of 2018

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Paranoia 2 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Paranoia 2 Dave East

"Talk to Big"

"Woke Up"

"Annoying"

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839 1,616
Lil Boat 2 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Lil Boat 2 Lil Yachty

"Baby Daddy"

"NBA YoungBoat"

"Mickey"

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Die Lit is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Die Lit Playboi Carti

"Love Hurts"

"Shoota"

"Poke It Out"

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561 586
SR3MM is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
SR3MM Rae Sremmurd

"Powerglide"

"Hurt to Look"

"Close"

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504 550
Until Death Call My Name is listed (or ranked) 27 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"

Catchiest Viral Internet Songs of All Time

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Redemption is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Adam Luzader added Redemption

Jay Rock

"The Bloodiest"

"King's Dead"

"Redemption (feat. SZA)"

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354 387
Activated is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Activated Tee Grizzley

"Colors"

"Don't Even Trip"

"Jettski Grizzley"

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Planet is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Planet Tech N9ne

"Habanero"

"Fresh Out!"

"Kick It with Myself"

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Swimming is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Swimming Mac Miller

"Hurt Feelings"

"What's the Use?"

"Self Care"

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Dex Meets Dexter is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Dex Meets Dexter Famous Dex

"Pick It Up"

"Japan"

"Light"

The Best Albums of 2018

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Punken is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Punken Maxo Kream

"Grannies"

"Capeesh"

"Love Drugs"

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Light Of Mine is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Light Of Mine Kyle

"iSpy"

"To the Moon"

"Playinwitme"

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Scorpion is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Scorpion Drake

"God's Plan"

"I'm Upset"

"Nice for What"

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Rich As In Spirit is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Rich As In Spirit Rich Homie Quan

"Changed"

"34"

"Think About It"

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Fever is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Fever Black Milk

"True Lies"

"Could It Be"

"Foe Friend"

101+ Things to Add to Your Bucket List Now

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105 45
Rolling Papers 2 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Rolling Papers 2 Wiz Khalifa

"Something New"

"420 Freestyle"

"Hopeless Romantic"

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212 464
Venom is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Venom U-God

"Epicenter"

"XXX"

"Legacy"

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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"

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Stay Dangerous is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Stay Dangerous YG

"Big Bank"

"Handgun"

"Suu Whoop"

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Kyoto is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Kyoto Tyga

"Temperature"

"King of the Jungle"

"Sip a Lil'"

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Edgewood is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Edgewood Trouble, Mike WiLL Made-It

"Bring It Back"

"Come Thru"

"Rider"

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

"Death Row"

"Weight"

"Set Set"

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Bounce Backs Over Setbacks is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Bounce Backs Over Setbacks Paul Wall

"Haters Stay Watchin'"

"Squad Goals"

"The Real Thang"

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International Artist is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
International Artist A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

"Best Friend"

"Pull Up"

"MIA"

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Wizville is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
1519704292721 added Wizville Ocean Wisdom

"Eye Contact"

"Life"

"Brick or Bat"

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Life's a Trip is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Life's a Trip Trippie Redd

"Dark Knight Dummo"

"How You Feel"

"Wish"

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Ephorize is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Ephorize cupcakKe

"Exit"

"Cartoons"

"Crayons"

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Queen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Queen Nicki Minaj

"Chun-Li"

"Barbie Dreams"

"Bed"