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List Rules Vote up the best rap / 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"

2
1,556 811
KOD is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
KOD J. Cole

"Photograph"

"ATM"

"Kevin's Heart"

3
1,032 547
Ye is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
Ye Kanye West

"Ghost Town"

"Violent Crimes"

"Yikes"

4
1,269 1,480
? is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
? XXXTentacion

"Sad!"

"Changes"

"Hope"

5
665 269
Daytona is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
ryantomicic added Daytona Pusha T

"Infrared"

"What Would Meek Do?"

"Santeria"

6
1,375 1,793
Culture II is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
Culture II Migos

"MotorSport"

"Stir Fry"

"Gang Gang"

7
837 709
Beerbongs & Bentleys is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
NakulPatel added Beerbongs & Bentleys Post Malone

"Rockstar"

"Psycho"

"Candy Paint"

8
729 1,200
Invasion of Privacy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
Invasion of Privacy Cardi B

"Bodak Yellow"

"Bartier Cardi"

"Be Careful"

9
614 383
Book of Ryan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
Book of Ryan Royce da 5'9"

"Caterpillar"

"Boblo Boat"

"Stay Woke"

10
574 1,270
Amen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
Amen Rich Brian

"Glow Like Dat"

"See Me"

"Cold"

11
236 65
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
389 208
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 7 Greatest (True) Johnny Depp Stories Ever Told

13
690 1,098
Life of a Dark Rose is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
Life of a Dark Rose Lil Skies

"Red Roses"

"Nowadays"

"Lettuce Sandwich"

14
661 647
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"

15
569 463
Czarface Meets Metal Face is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
Czarface Meets Metal Face MF Doom, Czarface

"Nautical Depth"

"Phantoms"

"Astral Traveling"

16
676 849
Victory Lap is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
Victory Lap Nipsey Hussle

"Victory Lap"

"Last Time That I Checc'd"

"Dedication"

17
650 1,215
Lil Boat 2 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
Lil Boat 2 Lil Yachty

"Baby Daddy"

"NBA YoungBoat"

"Mickey"

The Best New Female Artists

18
517 870
Memories Don't Die is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
Memories Don't Die Tory Lanez

"Shooters"

"Skrt Skrt"

"Real Thing"

19
450 608
Paranoia 2 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
Paranoia 2 Dave East

"Talk to Big"

"Woke Up"

"Annoying"

20
420 481
PRhyme 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
PRhyme 2 PRhyme

"Era"

"Rock It"

"Flirt"

21
163 153
Goodbye & Good Riddance is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
Goodbye & Good Riddance Juice WRLD

"All Girls Are the Same"

"Betrayal"

"Used To"

22
335 376
SR3MM is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
SR3MM Rae Sremmurd

"Powerglide"

"Hurt to Look"

"Close"

The Best Country Albums of 2018

23
400 514
Planet is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
Planet Tech N9ne

"Habanero"

"Fresh Out!"

"Kick It with Myself"

24
313 368
Until Death Call My Name is listed (or ranked) 24 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"

25
396 563
Dex Meets Dexter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
Dex Meets Dexter Famous Dex

"Pick It Up"

"Japan"

"Light"

26
249 282
Die Lit is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
Die Lit Playboi Carti

"Love Hurts"

"Shoota"

"Poke It Out"

27
195 237
Activated is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
Activated Tee Grizzley

"Colors"

"Don't Even Trip"

"Jettski Grizzley"

The Greatest Works of Hunter S. Thompson

28
267 488
Punken is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
Punken Maxo Kream

"Grannies"

"Capeesh"

"Love Drugs"

29
184 328
Venom is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
Venom U-God

"Epicenter"

"XXX"

"Legacy"

30
83 158
Light of Mine is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
Light of Mine Kyle

"iSpy"

"To the Moon"

"Playinwitme"

31
158 389
Fever is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
Fever Black Milk

"True Lies"

"Could It Be"

"Foe Friend"

32
163 467
Rich as in Spirit is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
Rich as in Spirit Rich Homie Quan

"Changed"

"34"

"Think About It"

Breaking The Law: Weird And Wild Stories About Judas Priest

33
26 280
Ice! is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
1526346314129 added Ice! Lil Flexer

"Ice On My Wrist"

"Maverick Merch"

"Tha Fire Freestyle"

34
125 642
Kyoto is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
Kyoto Tyga

"Temperature"

"King of the Jungle"

"Sip a Lil'"

35
126 383
Edgewood is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
Edgewood Trouble, Mike WiLL Made-It

"Bring It Back"

"Come Thru"

"Rider"

36
114 387
Bounce Backs Over Setbacks is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
Bounce Backs Over Setbacks Paul Wall

"Haters Stay Watchin'"

"Squad Goals"

"The Real Thang"

37
89 90
Care for Me is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
narwhal11 added Care for Me Saba

"Life"

"Busy"

"Smile"

Resting Bitch Face: Who Does It Best?

38
53 181
Wizville is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
1519704292721 added Wizville Ocean Wisdom

"Eye Contact"

"Life"

"Brick or Bat"

39
33 12
Nasir is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
Nasir Nas

"Cops Shot the Kid"

"Bonjour"

"Everything"

40
112 500
Ephorize is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
Ephorize cupcakKe

"Exit"

"Cartoons"

"Crayons"

41
20 13
Redemption is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
Adam Luzader added Redemption

Jay Rock

"The Bloodiest"

"King's Dead"

"Redemption (feat. SZA)"

42
6 12
Everything's Fine is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
Adam Luzader added Everything's Fine Jean Grae & Quelle Chris

"Ohsh"

"Gold Purple Orange"

"Zero"

 

43
5 13
Whack World is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
Adam Luzader added Whack World Tierra Whack

"Sore Loser"

"Hookers"

"Bugs Life"

44
4 12
JP3 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
Adam Luzader added JP3 Junglepussy

"State of Union"

"I Just Want It"

"Ocean Floor"

45
3 15
Veteran is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
Adam Luzader added Veteran JPEGMAFIA

JPEGMAFIA

"1539 N. Calvert"

"Thug Tears"

"Baby I'm Bleeding"

46
2 14
Hope World is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
gemartellsff added Hope World J-Hope

"Daydream"

"Airplane"

"Hangsang"

47
6 34
Pookie Baby is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
rhiannaleach20@gmail.com added Pookie Baby Prof

"Andre the Giant"

"Light Work"

"Focus"