Rappers Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked  

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List Rules Only rappers with at least three studio albums

Hip hop heads, it's time to rank rap artists with the best albums. The best rapper discographies are based on singles, composition, songs, lyrics, beats, and even hype. This list of rappers with the best albums only includes studio albums, but you can vote for rappers with the best mixtapes here. Which rapper has the best discography?

When it comes to voting for the best rapper discography, Kanye West, 50 Cent, and Eminem are usually the first rappers mentioned. Hip hop fans all agree that My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, To Pimp a Butterfly, and The Marshall Mathers LP are some of the best rap albums of all time. 

Vote for who you think are the rappers with the best albums. Feel free to add any rappers missing from the list as well, and when you're finished, head on over and vote on the best rap lyricists of all time.

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Eminem is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
The Slim Shady LP, The Marshall Mathers LP, The Eminem Show, Infinite, Encore, Relapse, Recovery, The Marshall Mathers LP 2

2
232 153
Kendrick Lamar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Damn, To Pimp a Butterfly, good kid, m.A.A.d city, Section.80

3
132 88
Dr. Dre is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Compton, 2001, The Chronic

4
95 57
DMX is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Undisputed, Year of the Dog... Again, Grand Champ, The Great Depression, ...And Then There Was X, Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood, It's Dark and Hell Is Hot

5
116 76
50 Cent is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Get Rich or Die Tryin', The Massacre, Curtis, Before I Self Destruct, Animal Ambition

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85 53
Redman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Whut? Thee Album, Dare Iz a Darkside, Muddy Waters, Doc's da Name 2000, Malpractice, Red Gone Wild: Thee Album, Reggie, Mudface

7
63 37
Royce da 5'9
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77 43
Danny Brown is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Atrocity Exhibition, Old, XXX, The Hybrid

9
120 82
Snoop Dogg is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Neva Left, Coolaid, Bush, Reincarnated, Doggumentary, Malice n Wonderland, Ego Trippin', Tha Blue Carpet Treatment, R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece, Paid tha Cost to Be da Boss, Tha Last Meal, No Limit Top Dogg, ...

10
152 100
Jay-Z is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
4:44, Magna Carta... Holy Grail, The Blueprint 3, American Gangster, Kingdom Come, The Black Album, The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse, The Blueprint, The Dynasty: Roc La Familia, Vol. 3... Life and Times of S. Carter, ...

11
66 40
Xzibit is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
At the Speed of Life, 40 Dayz & 40 Nightz, Restless, Man vs. Machine, Weapons of Mass Destruction, Full Circle, Napalm

12
88 56
Big Sean is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
I Decided, Dark Sky Paradise, Hall of Fame, Finally Famous

13
138 89
The Notorious B.I.G. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
The King & I, Duets: The Final Chapter, Born Again, Life After Death, Ready to Die

14
134 89
Nas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Illmatic, It Was Written, I Am..., Nastradamus, Stillmatic, God's Son, Street's Disciple, Hip Hop Is Dead, Untitled, Life Is Good

15
80 50
2 Chainz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Pretty Girls Like Trap Music, ColleGrove, B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time, Based on a T.R.U. Story

16
53 38
Busta Rhymes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
The Coming, When Disaster Strikes..., E.L.E.: The Final World Front, Anarchy, Genesis, It Ain't Safe No More..., The Big Bang, Back On My B.S., Year of the Dragon

17
253 200
Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
The Life of Pablo, Yeezus, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, 808s & Heartbreak, Graduation, Late Registration, The College Dropout, Watch the Throne

18
74 60
Nicki Minaj is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
The Pinkprint, Pink Friday, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded

19
112 82
J. Cole is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
4 Your Eyez Only, Born Sinner, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, Cole World: The Sideline Story

20
68 49
MF Doom is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
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46 32
Mos Def is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Black on Both Sides, The New Danger, True Magic, The Ecstatic

22
166 152
Tupac Shakur is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
All Eyez on Me, Me Against the World, Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z..., 2Pacalypse Now, Still I Rise, Pac's Life, Loyal to the Game, Better Dayz, Until the End of Time, R U Still Down? (Remember Me), The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day ...

23
80 64
Ice Cube is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted, Death Certificate, The Predator, Lethal Injection, War & Peace Vol. 1 (The War Disc), War & Peace Vol. 2 (The Peace Disc), Laugh Now, Cry Later, Raw Footage, I Am the West

24
61 51
Rakim is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
The 18th Letter, The Master, The Seventh Seal

25
45 33
Common is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Can I Borrow a Dollar?, Resurrection, One Day It'll All Make Sense, Like Water for Chocolate, Electric Circus, Be, Finding Forever, Universal Mind Control, The Dreamer/The Believer, Nobody's Smiling, Black America Again

26
73 64
Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Free Weezy Album, Tha Carter III, Tha Carter II, Tha Carter, Tha Carter IV, I Am Not a Human Being II, I Am Not a Human Being, Rebirth, Like Father, Like Son, 500 Degreez, Lights Out, Tha Block Is Hot

27
44 34
Lauryn Hill is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, Blunted on Reality, The Score

28
42 36
ASAP Rocky is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
At. Long. Last. A$AP, Long. Live. A$AP

29
56 51
Donald Glover is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
"Awaken, My Love!", Because the Internet, Camp

30
28 23
Talib Kweli is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Quality, The Beautiful Struggle, Eardrum, Gutter Rainbows, Prisoner of Conscious, Gravitas, F*** The Money, Radio Silence

31
32 30
Big Pun is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Capital Punishment, Yeeeah Baby

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31 23
Joey Badass is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
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37 37
Ludacris is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Ludaversal, Battle of the Sexes, Theater of the Mind, Release Therapy, The Red Light District, Chicken-n-Beer, Word of Mouf, Back for the First Time

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12 10
Aesop Rock is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
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35
41 39
Method Man is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
The Meth Lab, Tical, 4:21... The Day After, Tical 2000: Judgement Day, Tical 0: The Prequel

36
27 30
LL Cool J is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Authentic, Exit 13, Todd Smith, The DEFinition, 10, G.O.A.T. (Greatest Of All Time), Phenomenon, Mr. Smith, 14 Shots to the Dome, Mama Said Knock You Out, Walking with a Panther, Bigger and Deffer, Radio

37
6 3
Ghostface Killah is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
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10 12
Kool G Rap is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
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4 2
GZA is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
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40
24 26
Big Daddy Kane is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Veteranz' Day, Daddy's Home, Looks Like a Job For..., Prince of Darkness, Taste of Chocolate, It's a Big Daddy Thing, Long Live the Kane

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12 10
Pharoahe Monch is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
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25 26
Raekwon is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Only Built 4 Cuban Linx..., Immobilarity, The Lex Diamond Story, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt. II, Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang, Fly International Luxurious Art, The Wild

43
29 34
Wiz Khalifa is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Khalifa, Blacc Hollywood, O.N.I.F.C., Rolling Papers, Deal or No Deal, Show and Prove

44
3 3
DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prin... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked

45
14 21
Juvenile is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Being Myself, Solja Rags, 400 Degreez, Tha G-Code, Project English, Juve The Great, Reality Check, Cocky & Confident, Beast Mode, Rejuvenation, The Fundamentals

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4 4
Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Jdoggy added

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12 15
Rapsody is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
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14 24
Lil' Kim is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Hard Core, The Notorious K.I.M., La Bella Mafia, The Naked Truth

49
14 21
Trippie Redd is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked

50
11 15
Atmosphere is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
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