Hip Hop Artists 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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358 257
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
349 203
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
369 239
Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 3 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

4
199 119
The Notorious B.I.G. is listed (or ranked) 4 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

5
184 140
Dr. Dre is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked

Compton, 2001, The Chronic

6
190 121
Nas is listed (or ranked) 6 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

7
209 142
Jay-Z is listed (or ranked) 7 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, Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life, In My Lifetime, Vol. 1, Reasonable Doubt, Watch the Throne, Unfinished Business, The Best of Both Worlds

8
157 124
50 Cent is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked

Get Rich or Die Tryin', The Massacre, Curtis, Before I Self Destruct, Animal Ambition

9
123 85
DMX is listed (or ranked) 9 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

10
154 113
Snoop Dogg is listed (or ranked) 10 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, Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told, Tha Doggfather, Doggystyle

11
109 79
Redman is listed (or ranked) 11 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

12
155 102
J. Cole is listed (or ranked) 12 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

13
86 67
Royce da 5'9
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14
76 57
Busta Rhymes is listed (or ranked) 14 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

15
83 60
Xzibit is listed (or ranked) 15 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

16
220 174
Tupac Shakur is listed (or ranked) 16 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 Theory

17
94 69
Danny Brown is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked

Atrocity Exhibition, Old, XXX, The Hybrid

18
99 66
MF Doom is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
johnstonismyname added

19
108 85
Big Sean is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked

I Decided, Dark Sky Paradise, Hall of Fame, Finally Famous

20
92 77
2 Chainz is listed (or ranked) 20 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

21
103 76
Ice Cube is listed (or ranked) 21 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

22
60 45
Mos Def is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked

Black on Both Sides, The New Danger, True Magic, The Ecstatic

23
79 66
Rakim is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked

The 18th Letter, The Master, The Seventh Seal

24
92 108
Nicki Minaj is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked

The Pinkprint, Pink Friday, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded

25
78 67
Donald Glover is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked

"Awaken, My Love!", Because the Internet, Camp