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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
764 309
KOD is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
KOD J. Cole

"Photograph"

"ATM"

"Kevin's Heart"

3
853 792
? is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
? XXXTentacion

"Sad!"

"Changes"

"Hope"

4
1,013 1,022
Culture II is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
Culture II Migos

"MotorSport"

"Stir Fry"

"Gang Gang"

5
394 619
Amen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
Amen Rich Brian

"Glow Like Dat"

"See Me"

"Cold"

6
334 213
Beerbongs & Bentleys is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
NakulPatel added Beerbongs & Bentleys Post Malone

"Rockstar"

"Psycho"

"Candy Paint"

7
419 567
Invasion of Privacy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
Invasion of Privacy Cardi B

"Bodak Yellow"

"Bartier Cardi"

"Be Careful"

8
492 640
Life of a Dark Rose is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
Life of a Dark Rose Lil Skies

"Red Roses"

"Nowadays"

"Lettuce Sandwich"

9
363 511
Memories Don't Die is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
Memories Don't Die Tory Lanez

"Shooters"

"Skrt Skrt"

"Real Thing"

10
450 672
Lil Boat 2 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
Lil Boat 2 Lil Yachty

"Baby Daddy"

"NBA YoungBoat"

"Mickey"

11
436 574
Victory Lap is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
Victory Lap Nipsey Hussle

"Victory Lap"

"Last Time That I Checc'd"

"Dedication"

12
145 86
Book of Ryan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
Book of Ryan Royce da 5'9"

"Caterpillar"

"Boblo Boat"

"Stay Woke"

29 Celebrities Who Quit Being Famous

13
337 378
Vacation in Hell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
Vacation in Hell Flatbush Zombies

"Leather Symphony"

"Facts"

"Crown"

14
270 390
Paranoia 2 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
Paranoia 2 Dave East

"Talk to Big"

"Woke Up"

"Annoying"

15
219 298
Planet is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
Planet Tech N9ne

"Habanero"

"Fresh Out!"

"Kick It with Myself"

16
107 71
SR3MM is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
SR3MM Rae Sremmurd

"Powerglide"

"Hurt to Look"

"Close"

17
244 278
Dex Meets Dexter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
Dex Meets Dexter Famous Dex

"Pick It Up"

"Japan"

"Light"

The Best New Female Artists

18
122 99
Until Death Call My Name is listed (or ranked) 18 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"

19
208 255
PRhyme 2 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
PRhyme 2 PRhyme

"Era"

"Rock It"

"Flirt"

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10 34
Ice! is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
1526346314129 added Ice! Lil Flexer

"Ice On My Wrist"

"Maverick Merch"

"Tha Fire Freestyle"

21
237 255
Czarface Meets Metal Face is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
Czarface Meets Metal Face MF Doom, Czarface

"Nautical Depth"

"Phantoms"

"Astral Traveling"

22
36 14
Activated is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
Activated Tee Grizzley

"Colors"

"Don't Even Trip"

"Jettski Grizzley"

The Best Metal Albums of 2018

23
38 28
Die Lit is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
Die Lit Playboi Carti

"Love Hurts"

"Shoota"

"Poke It Out"

24
164 304
Punken is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
Punken Maxo Kream

"Grannies"

"Capeesh"

"Love Drugs"

25
107 244
Rich as in Spirit is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
Rich as in Spirit Rich Homie Quan

"Changed"

"34"

"Think About It"

26
91 197
Edgewood is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
Edgewood Trouble, Mike WiLL Made-It

"Bring It Back"

"Come Thru"

"Rider"

27
85 224
Fever is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
Fever Black Milk

"True Lies"

"Could It Be"

"Foe Friend"

28
10 15
Wizville is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
1519704292721 added Wizville Ocean Wisdom

"Eye Contact"

"Life"

"Brick or Bat"

29
87 387
Kyoto is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
Kyoto Tyga

"Temperature"

"King of the Jungle"

"Sip a Lil'"

30
63 156
Venom is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
Venom U-God

"Epicenter"

"XXX"

"Legacy"

31
65 232
Bounce Backs Over Setbacks is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
Bounce Backs Over Setbacks Paul Wall

"Haters Stay Watchin'"

"Squad Goals"

"The Real Thang"

32
80 305
Ephorize is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2018
Ephorize cupcakKe

"Exit"

"Cartoons"

"Crayons"