The Best of 2018 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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1
1,678 1,090
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
3,006 3,768
Black Panther: The Album is listed (or ranked) 2 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"

3
3,766 2,405
KOD is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
KOD J. Cole

"Photograph"

"ATM"

"Kevin's Heart"

4
1,490 1,521
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
3,119 3,118
? is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
? XXXTentacion

"Sad!"

"Changes"

"Hope"

6
2,440 1,433
Daytona is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
ryantomicic added Daytona Pusha T

"Infrared"

"What Would Meek Do?"

"Santeria"

7
2,014 820
Astroworld is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Astroworld Travis Scott

"Butterfly Effect"

"Stargazing"

"Sicko Mode"

8
1,358 363
Tha Carter V is listed (or ranked) 8 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"

9
1,290 546
TA13OO is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
TA13OO Denzel Curry

"Sumo"

"Percs"

"Black Balloons"

10
694 1,258
PRhyme 2 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
PRhyme 2 PRhyme

"Era"

"Rock It"

"Flirt"

11
1,861 1,092
Kids See Ghosts is listed (or ranked) 11 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"

12
1,019 846
Nasir is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Nasir Nas

"Cops Shot the Kid"

"Bonjour"

"Everything"

13
2,475 1,995
Ye is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Ye Kanye West

"Ghost Town"

"Violent Crimes"

"Yikes"

14
2,243 3,530
Culture II is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Migos

"MotorSport"

"Stir Fry"

"Gang Gang"

15
440 811
Queen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
eyb0ss added Queen Nicki Minaj

"Chun Li"

"Rich Sex"

"Bed"

16
1,509 1,073
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
611 447
Young Sinatra IV is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Young Sinatra IV Logic

"One Day"

"Wu Tang Forever"

"Everybody Dies"

18
2,132 1,802
Beerbongs And Bentleys is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
NakulPatel added Beerbongs And Bentleys Post Malone

"Rockstar"

"Psycho"

"Candy Paint"

19
237 485
International Artist is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
International Artist A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

"Best Friend"

"Pull Up"

"MIA"

20
886 406
Swimming is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Swimming Mac Miller

"Hurt Feelings"

"What's the Use?"

"Self Care"

21
1,173 737
Goodbye And Good Riddance is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Goodbye And Good Riddance Juice WRLD

"All Girls Are the Same"

"Betrayal"

"Used To"

22
837 395
Redemption is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Adam Luzader added Redemption Jay Rock

"The Bloodiest"

"King's Dead"

"Redemption (feat. SZA)"

23
1,153 1,462
Victory Lap is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Victory Lap Nipsey Hussle

"Victory Lap"

"Last Time That I Checc'd"

"Dedication"

24
1,318 1,852
Life Of A Dark Rose is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Life Of A Dark Rose Lil Skies

"Red Roses"

"Nowadays"

"Lettuce Sandwich"

25
1,361 2,458
Invasion Of Privacy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Invasion Of Privacy Cardi B

"Bodak Yellow"

"Bartier Cardi"

"Be Careful"

26
585 1,019
Planet is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Planet Tech N9ne

"Habanero"

"Fresh Out!"

"Kick It with Myself"

27
858 2,181
Amen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Amen Rich Brian

"Glow Like Dat"

"See Me"

"Cold"

28
1,126 1,309
Vacation In Hell is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Vacation In Hell Flatbush Zombies

"Leather Symphony"

"Facts"

"Crown"

29
857 1,004
Czarface Meets Metal Face is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Czarface Meets Metal Face MF Doom, Czarface

"Nautical Depth"

"Phantoms"

"Astral Traveling"

30
821 1,434
Memories Don't Die is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Memories Don't Die Tory Lanez

"Shooters"

"Skrt Skrt"

"Real Thing"

31
820 789
Die Lit is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Die Lit Playboi Carti

"Love Hurts"

"Shoota"

"Poke It Out"

32
1,040 2,104
Lil Boat 2 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Lil Boat 2 Lil Yachty

"Baby Daddy"

"NBA YoungBoat"

"Mickey"

33
814 873
SR3MM is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
SR3MM Rae Sremmurd

"Powerglide"

"Hurt to Look"

"Close"

34
663 1,044
Paranoia 2 is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Paranoia 2 Dave East

"Talk to Big"

"Woke Up"

"Annoying"

35
951 903
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"

36
385 280
Rolling Papers 2 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Rolling Papers 2 Wiz Khalifa

"Something New"

"420 Freestyle"

"Hopeless Romantic"

37
706 784
Until Death Call My Name is listed (or ranked) 37 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"

38
332 260
Stay Dangerous is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Stay Dangerous YG

"Big Bank"

"Handgun"

"Suu Whoop"

39
633 1,007
Dex Meets Dexter is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Dex Meets Dexter Famous Dex

"Pick It Up"

"Japan"

"Light"

40
548 586
Activated is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Activated Tee Grizzley

"Colors"

"Don't Even Trip"

"Jettski Grizzley"

41
98 23
Not All Heroes Wear Capes is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
EliasHoepelman added Not All Heroes Wear Capes Metro Boomin

"Overdue" (feat. Travis Scott)

"Space Cadet" (feat. Gunna)

"10 Freaky Girls" (feat. 21 Savage)

42
165 80
Drip Harder is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
fortierda added Drip Harder Lil Baby, Gunna

"Drip Too Hard"

"Never Recover"

"Underdog"

43
323 245
Life's a Trip is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Life's a Trip Trippie Redd

"Dark Knight Dummo"

"How You Feel"

"Wish"

44
399 854
Punken is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Punken Maxo Kream

"Grannies"

"Capeesh"

"Love Drugs"

45
81 95
EVERYTHING IS LOVE is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Cristian Soto added EVERYTHING IS LOVE JAY-Z and Beyonce

"Apeshit"

"Nice"

"Boss"

46
386 359
Care For Me is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
narwhal11 added Care For Me Saba

"Life"

"Busy"

"Smile"

47
120 127
Slime Language is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Slime Language Young Thug

"Chanel (Go Get It)"

"Scoliosis"

"January 1st"

48
200 992
Kyoto is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Kyoto Tyga

"Temperature"

"King of the Jungle"

"Sip a Lil'"

49
81 79
Mudboy is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
fortierda added Mudboy Sheck Wes

"Wanted"

"Kyrie"

"Never Lost"

50
264 511
Light Of Mine is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Rap Albums Of 2018
Light Of Mine Kyle

"iSpy"

"To the Moon"

"Playinwitme"