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rappers Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked  

Ranker Hip Hop
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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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Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Kanye West The Life of Pablo, Yeezus, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, 808s & Heartbreak, Graduation, Late Registration, The College Dropout, Watch the Throne

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126 84
Tupac Shakur is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Tupac Shakur 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 ...

3
162 116
Kendrick Lamar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Kendrick Lamar Damn, To Pimp a Butterfly, good kid, m.A.A.d city, Section.80

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104 68
Jay-Z is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Jay-Z 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, ...

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45 20
MF Doom is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
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142 105
Eminem is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Eminem The Slim Shady LP, The Marshall Mathers LP, The Eminem Show, Infinite, Encore, Relapse, Recovery, The Marshall Mathers LP 2

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102 71
The Notorious B.I.G. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
The Notorious B.I.G. The King & I, Duets: The Final Chapter, Born Again, Life After Death, Ready to Die

8
96 67
Nas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Nas Illmatic, It Was Written, I Am..., Nastradamus, Stillmatic, God's Son, Street's Disciple, Hip Hop Is Dead, Untitled, Life Is Good

9
84 61
J. Cole is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
J. Cole 4 Your Eyez Only, Born Sinner, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, Cole World: The Sideline Story

10
68 47
Snoop Dogg is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Snoop Dogg 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, ...

11
66 46
Ice Cube is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Ice Cube 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

12
52 34
Rakim is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Rakim The 18th Letter, The Master, The Seventh Seal

13
78 58
Dr. Dre is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Dr. Dre Compton, 2001, The Chronic

14
38 27
Method Man is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Method Man The Meth Lab, Tical, 4:21... The Day After, Tical 2000: Judgement Day, Tical 0: The Prequel

The Best East Coast Rappers of All Time

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56 45
50 Cent is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
50 Cent Get Rich or Die Tryin', The Massacre, Curtis, Before I Self Destruct, Animal Ambition

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45 35
DMX is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
DMX 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

17
53 44
Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Lil Wayne 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

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32 24
Lauryn Hill is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Lauryn Hill The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, Blunted on Reality, The Score

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59 53
Drake is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Drake Views, Nothing Was the Same, Take Care, Thank Me Later

20
45 39
Donald Glover is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Childish Gambino "Awaken, My Love!", Because the Internet, Camp

21
33 27
Redman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Redman Whut? Thee Album, Dare Iz a Darkside, Muddy Waters, Doc's da Name 2000, Malpractice, Red Gone Wild: Thee Album, Reggie, Mudface

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Common is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Common 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

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30 27
Mos Def is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Mos Def Black on Both Sides, The New Danger, True Magic, The Ecstatic

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25 22
Big Pun is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Big Pun Capital Punishment, Yeeeah Baby

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31 29
ASAP Rocky is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
ASAP Rocky At. Long. Last. A$AP, Long. Live. A$AP

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19 16
Joey Badass is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
1519704292721 added Joey Badass All Amerikkkan Bad@$$, Summer Knights, Pro Era Mixtapes 

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19 17
Talib Kweli is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Talib Kweli Quality, The Beautiful Struggle, Eardrum, Gutter Rainbows, Prisoner of Conscious, Gravitas, F*** The Money, Radio Silence

The Best Underground Rappers

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19 17
Vince Staples is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
eyb0ss added Vince Staples

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23 22
Busta Rhymes is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Busta Rhymes 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

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30 30
Ludacris is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Ludacris 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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21 20
Raekwon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Raekwon 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

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27 28
Big Sean is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Big Sean I Decided, Dark Sky Paradise, Hall of Fame, Finally Famous

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19 20
Eazy-E is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
eyb0ss added Eazy-E

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Kool G Rap is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
1519704292721 added Kool G Rap

Songs That Were Total Ripoffs

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Pharoahe Monch is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
1519704292721 added Pharoahe Monch

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Aesop Rock is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
NathanFrench added Aesop Rock

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20 22
Big Daddy Kane is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Big Daddy Kane 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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24 27
XXXTentacion is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
eyb0ss added XXXTentacion

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21 24
2 Chainz is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
2 Chainz Pretty Girls Like Trap Music, ColleGrove, B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time, Based on a T.R.U. Story

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Atmosphere is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
1519704292721 added Atmosphere

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Pink Guy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
eyb0ss added Pink Guy

The Best Rappers with Lil in Their Names, Ranked

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Rich Brian is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
eyb0ss added Rich Brian

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Post Malone is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
eyb0ss added Post Malone

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LL Cool J is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
LL Cool J 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

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22 27
Wiz Khalifa is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Wiz Khalifa Khalifa, Blacc Hollywood, O.N.I.F.C., Rolling Papers, Deal or No Deal, Show and Prove

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15 19
Afroman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
eyb0ss added Afroman

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14 18
Xzibit is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Xzibit At the Speed of Life, 40 Dayz & 40 Nightz, Restless, Man vs. Machine, Weapons of Mass Destruction, Full Circle, Napalm

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8 11
Rapsody is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
1519704292721 added Rapsody

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Brockhampton is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
NemoChepbror added Brockhampton