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hip hop artists Rappers with the Best Albums, 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. 

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Kendrick Lamar is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Rappers with the Best Albums, Ranked
Kendrick Lamar Damn, To Pimp a Butterfly, good kid, m.A.A.d city, Section.80

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Tupac Shakur is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Rappers with the Best Albums, 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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The Notorious B.I.G. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Rappers with the Best Albums, Ranked
The Notorious B.I.G. The King & I, Duets: The Final Chapter, Born Again, Life After Death, Ready to Die

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Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Rappers with the Best Albums, 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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Dr. Dre is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Rappers with the Best Albums, Ranked
Dr. Dre Compton, 2001, The Chronic

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Eminem is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Rappers with the Best Albums, 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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J. Cole is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Rappers with the Best Albums, Ranked
J. Cole 4 Your Eyez Only, Born Sinner, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, Cole World: The Sideline Story

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Nas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Rappers with the Best Albums, 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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Jay-Z is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Rappers with the Best Albums, 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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Snoop Dogg is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Rappers with the Best Albums, 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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Ice Cube is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Rappers with the Best Albums, 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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Rakim is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Rappers with the Best Albums, Ranked
Rakim The 18th Letter, The Master, The Seventh Seal

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DMX is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Rappers with the Best Albums, 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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Isaiah Rashad is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Rappers with the Best Albums, Ranked
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50 Cent is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Rappers with the Best Albums, Ranked
50 Cent Get Rich or Die Tryin', The Massacre, Curtis, Before I Self Destruct, Animal Ambition

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Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Rappers with the Best Albums, 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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Drake is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Rappers with the Best Albums, Ranked
Drake Views, Nothing Was the Same, Take Care, Thank Me Later

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Donald Glover is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Rappers with the Best Albums, Ranked
Childish Gambino "Awaken, My Love!", Because the Internet, Camp

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LL Cool J is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Rappers with the Best Albums, 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) 20 on the list Rappers with the Best Albums, Ranked
Wiz Khalifa Khalifa, Blacc Hollywood, O.N.I.F.C., Rolling Papers, Deal or No Deal, Show and Prove

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Big Sean is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Rappers with the Best Albums, Ranked
Big Sean I Decided, Dark Sky Paradise, Hall of Fame, Finally Famous

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Big Daddy Kane is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Rappers with the Best Albums, 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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2 Chainz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Rappers with the Best Albums, 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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ASAP Rocky is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Rappers with the Best Albums, Ranked
ASAP Rocky At. Long. Last. A$AP, Long. Live. A$AP

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Ludacris is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Rappers with the Best Albums, 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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Method Man is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Rappers with the Best Albums, Ranked
Method Man The Meth Lab, Tical, 4:21... The Day After, Tical 2000: Judgement Day, Tical 0: The Prequel

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Danny Brown is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Rappers with the Best Albums, Ranked
Danny Brown Atrocity Exhibition, Old, XXX, The Hybrid

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Future is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Rappers with the Best Albums, Ranked
Future HNDRXX, FUTURE, EVOL, DS2, Honest, Pluto

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Wale is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Rappers with the Best Albums, Ranked
Wale Shine, The Album About Nothing, The Gifted, Ambition, Attention Deficit

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Nicki Minaj is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Rappers with the Best Albums, Ranked
Nicki Minaj The Pinkprint, Pink Friday, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded