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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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
317 195
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
190 109
The Notorious B.I.G. is listed (or ranked) 3 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

4
181 113
Nas is listed (or ranked) 4 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

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330 232
Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 5 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

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174 132
Dr. Dre is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked

Compton, 2001, The Chronic

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200 133
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
118 78
DMX is listed (or ranked) 8 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

9
149 118
50 Cent is listed (or ranked) 9 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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149 108
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

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104 73
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

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84 64
Royce da 5'9
johnstonismyname added

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144 98
J. Cole is listed (or ranked) 13 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

14
81 56
Xzibit is listed (or ranked) 14 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

15
70 55
Busta Rhymes is listed (or ranked) 15 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

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92 67
Danny Brown is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked

Atrocity Exhibition, Old, XXX, The Hybrid

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104 80
Big Sean is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked

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

18
212 172
Tupac Shakur is listed (or ranked) 18 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

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91 75
2 Chainz is listed (or ranked) 19 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

20
90 64
MF Doom is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
johnstonismyname added

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100 74
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
90 97
Nicki Minaj is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked

The Pinkprint, Pink Friday, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded

23
57 43
Mos Def is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked

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

24
72 65
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
72 64
Donald Glover is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked

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

26
55 46
Lauryn Hill is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, Blunted on Reality, The Score

27
58 50
ASAP Rocky is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked

At. Long. Last. A$AP, Long. Live. A$AP

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51 46
Common is listed (or ranked) 28 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

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88 89
Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 29 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

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14 8
Travis Scott is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
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36 33
Talib Kweli is listed (or ranked) 31 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

32
39 37
Big Pun is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked

Capital Punishment, Yeeeah Baby

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33 32
Raekwon is listed (or ranked) 33 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

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13 8
Ghostface Killah is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Jdoggy added

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39 35
Joey Badass is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
johnstonismyname added

All Amerikkkan Bad@$$, Summer Knights, Pro Era Mixtapes 

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45 46
Method Man is listed (or ranked) 36 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

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40 47
Ludacris is listed (or ranked) 37 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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16 18
Aesop Rock is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
NathanFrench added

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31 36
LL Cool J is listed (or ranked) 39 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

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14 21
Kool G Rap is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
johnstonismyname added

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27 35
Big Daddy Kane is listed (or ranked) 41 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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24 28
Ice-T is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked

Rhyme Pays, Power, The Iceberg/Freedom of Speech...Just Watch What You Say, O.G. Original Gangster, Home Invasion, Ice-T VI: Return of the Real, The Seventh Deadly Sin, Gangsta Rap, Criminal Vortex

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7 10
GZA is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Jdoggy added

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32 43
Wiz Khalifa is listed (or ranked) 44 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

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Lil Flexer is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
acapellasrverycool added Lil Flexer

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Submarine Man is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
acapellasrverycool added Submarine Man

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Pharoahe Monch is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
johnstonismyname added

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17 28
Juvenile is listed (or ranked) 48 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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10 14
Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Jdoggy added

50
17 32
Lil' Kim is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked

Hard Core, The Notorious K.I.M., La Bella Mafia, The Naked Truth