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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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Eminem is listed (or ranked) 1 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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Kendrick Lamar is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Royce da 5'9
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50 Cent is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Dr. Dre is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Dr. Dre Compton, 2001, The Chronic

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Snoop Dogg is listed (or ranked) 6 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, ...

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DMX is listed (or ranked) 7 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

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Redman is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Jay-Z is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Big Sean is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Nas is listed (or ranked) 12 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

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2 Chainz is listed (or ranked) 13 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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The Notorious B.I.G. is listed (or ranked) 14 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

The Best Rappers with Big in Their Names, Ranked

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Danny Brown is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Danny Brown Atrocity Exhibition, Old, XXX, The Hybrid

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Tupac Shakur is listed (or ranked) 16 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 ...

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Xzibit is listed (or ranked) 17 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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MF Doom is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
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J. Cole is listed (or ranked) 19 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

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Ice Cube is listed (or ranked) 20 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

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Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 21 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

The Best East Coast Rappers of All Time

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Rakim is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Rakim The 18th Letter, The Master, The Seventh Seal

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Donald Glover is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Childish Gambino "Awaken, My Love!", Because the Internet, Camp

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Method Man is listed (or ranked) 24 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

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Mos Def is listed (or ranked) 25 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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Lauryn Hill is listed (or ranked) 26 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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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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Common is listed (or ranked) 28 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

The Best Rappers with Lil in Their Names, Ranked

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ASAP Rocky is listed (or ranked) 29 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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Big Pun is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Big Pun Capital Punishment, Yeeeah Baby

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Talib Kweli is listed (or ranked) 31 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

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Ludacris is listed (or ranked) 32 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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Busta Rhymes is listed (or ranked) 33 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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Eazy-E is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
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XXXTentacion is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
eyb0ss added XXXTentacion

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Pharoahe Monch is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
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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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Raekwon is listed (or ranked) 38 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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Kool G Rap is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
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Pink Guy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
eyb0ss added Pink Guy

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Rich Brian is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
eyb0ss added Rich Brian

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Big Daddy Kane is listed (or ranked) 42 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

The Most Respected Rappers, Ranked

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Atmosphere is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
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LL Cool J is listed (or ranked) 44 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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Wiz Khalifa is listed (or ranked) 45 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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Afroman is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
eyb0ss added Afroman

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Nicki Minaj is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Nicki Minaj The Pinkprint, Pink Friday, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded

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Brockhampton is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
NemoChepbror added Brockhampton

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Juvenile is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Juvenile 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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Rapsody is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
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