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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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148 107
Kendrick Lamar is listed (or ranked) 1 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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147 108
Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 2 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

3
110 77
Tupac Shakur is listed (or ranked) 3 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 ...

4
98 68
The Notorious B.I.G. is listed (or ranked) 4 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

5
130 96
Eminem is listed (or ranked) 5 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

6
91 63
Jay-Z is listed (or ranked) 6 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, ...

7
89 63
Nas is listed (or ranked) 7 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

8
63 42
Ice Cube is listed (or ranked) 8 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

9
62 43
Snoop Dogg is listed (or ranked) 9 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, ...

10
74 55
Dr. Dre is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Dr. Dre Compton, 2001, The Chronic

11
75 57
J. Cole is listed (or ranked) 11 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

12
33 18
MF Doom is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
1519704292721 added MF Doom

13
49 34
Rakim is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Rakim The 18th Letter, The Master, The Seventh Seal

14
38 26
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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45 34
DMX is listed (or ranked) 15 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

16
53 42
50 Cent is listed (or ranked) 16 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

17
31 22
Lauryn Hill is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Lauryn Hill The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, Blunted on Reality, The Score

18
33 26
Redman is listed (or ranked) 18 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

19
46 42
Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 19 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

20
42 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
52 50
Drake is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Drake Views, Nothing Was the Same, Take Care, Thank Me Later

The Greatest One-Hit Wonder Songs of the 70s

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30 27
Mos Def is listed (or ranked) 22 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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27 25
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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24 22
Big Pun is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
Big Pun Capital Punishment, Yeeeah Baby

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8 5
Royce da 5'9
1519704292721 added Royce da 5'9"

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29 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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21 20
Raekwon is listed (or ranked) 27 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

28
19 18
Eazy-E is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
eyb0ss added Eazy-E

The Greatest White Rappers of All Time

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18 17
Talib Kweli is listed (or ranked) 29 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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16 15
Joey Badass is listed (or ranked) 30 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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29 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

32
22 22
Busta Rhymes is listed (or ranked) 32 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

33
26 27
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

34
42 46
Pink Guy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
eyb0ss added Pink Guy

35
17 17
Vince Staples is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
eyb0ss added Vince Staples

Songs That Were Total Ripoffs

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21 22
2 Chainz is listed (or ranked) 36 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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7 6
Kool G Rap is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
1519704292721 added Kool G Rap

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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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22 25
XXXTentacion is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
eyb0ss added XXXTentacion

40
19 22
Post Malone is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
eyb0ss added Post Malone

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17 20
21 Savage is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
eyb0ss added 21 Savage

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14 17
Xzibit is listed (or ranked) 42 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

The Best Rappers with Big in Their Names, Ranked

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5 6
Pharoahe Monch is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
1519704292721 added Pharoahe Monch

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9 11
Atmosphere is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
1519704292721 added Atmosphere

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22 27
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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4 5
Aesop Rock is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
NathanFrench added Aesop Rock

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21 26
Wiz Khalifa is listed (or ranked) 47 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

48
15 20
Rich Brian is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
eyb0ss added Rich Brian

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14 19
Afroman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
eyb0ss added Afroman

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2 4
Brockhampton is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked
NemoChepbror added Brockhampton