Time to update your playlists, because this year's hottest rap album releases are more fire than ever with innovative production and profound verses by many of your favorite hip hop artists. From Vince Staples' RAMONA PARK BROKE MY HEART and Gunna's DS4Ever to Grammy Award winner Megan Thee Stallion's Traumazine, 2022's top hip hop albums feature diverse rappers across a few decades and countless hip hop music subgenres, including trap, alternative hip hop, drill, R&B, pop, reggaetón, southern hip hop, soul, funk, gangsta rap, electronic, and experimental hip hop. 2021 XXL Freshman Coi Leray and Brooklyn native Fivio Foreign finally dropped their highly-anticipated debut studio albums, Trendsetter and B.I.B.L.E. (Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth), and the late King Von (rest in power) released his posthumous full-length project What It Means to Be King.
Which 2022 rap album will win a Grammy next year? How many of these full-length projects and mixtapes will surpass a billion streams across Spotify and Apple Music? Vote below for your favorite new rap albums, and feel free to check out these artists' discography lists afterwards if you'd like to discover more of their greatest studio LPs.