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The Best Rap Albums of 2013  

Ranker Hip Hop
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List Rules Only rap albums or mixtapes released during the 2013 calendar year

This is a list of the best rap albums of 2013. This list contains the likes of Action Bronson's Blue Chips, A$AP Rocky's Long Live A$AP, of Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP 2, Pusha T's My Name is My Name and newcomer Earl Sweatshirt's Doris. What do you think? Have we compiled the greatest rap albums of our time? Have we fallen short and put together the worst albums of 2013? Let your opinions reign supreme, let your heart and your headphones lead you to the truth.

There are always up and comers and newcomers every year in music, and 2013 was no exception. The question to ask every year is not whether we can find new music and new artists, but whether we can find good artists, and great music to listen to. Do the newcomers weigh in well? Do they compare to the likes of veterans of hip hop such as Lil Wayne? Do they compare to Kanye West or Jay Z? You will make the decisions from here on out. Don't forget to add the hip hop albums of 2013 that we have forgotten, as there are always great underdog artists who fly just below the radar. Gain respect, gain courage, and help your favorite musicians succeed by letting people know what is good, what is great, what will last, and what will pass.
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The Marshall Mathers LP 2 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013
2
Born Sinner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013
jarment26 added J. Cole
3
Long.Live.A$AP is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013
ASAP Rocky
4
Doris is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013
Earl Sweatshirt
5
Acid Rap is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013
Acid Rap Chance the Rapper
6
Nothing Was the Same is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013
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Yeezus is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013
Kanye West
8
My Name Is My Name is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013
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Wolf is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013
Tyler, the Creator
10
Magna Carta... Holy Grail is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013
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Trap Lord is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013
A$AP Ferg
12
Run the Jewels is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013
El-P and Killer Mike
13
Watching Movies with the Sound... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013
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Old is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013
Old Danny Brown
15
Knock Madness is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013
jarment26 added Knock Madness Hopsin
Hopsin
16
Blue Chips 2 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013
Action Bronson, Party Supplies
17
Twelve Reasons to Die is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013
Ghostface Killah
18
Church Clothes 2 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013
Church Clothes: Vol. 2 Lecrae
19
The Gifted is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013
Wale
20
Legends Never Die is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013
R.A. the Rugged Man
21
B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013
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I Am Not a Human Being II is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013
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Nostalgic 64 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013
Denzel Curry
24
Excuse My French is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013
French Montana
25
Prisoner of Conscious is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rap Albums of 2013
Prisoner of Conscious Talib Kweli