Best Rap Albums of the 21st Century

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1The Marshall Mathers LP - Eminem

Definitely the best rap album of the whole century, and there wont be a better hip hop album than this one.

Best Eminem album listening to it right now

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2My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - Kanye West

This album was music at its recent finest. The title track was perfect! The album was like a rap version of Prince purple rain album

Why is Recovery here? That was a terrible album, it was pop music. This is the greatest rap album of the 21st century by far.

So it was terrible BECAUSE it was pop music? Yeah, your credibility ends there. - WonkeyDude98

You are 100% insane if you don't think this is the best rap album since 2000. The only one that even is in comparison is Illmatic and MBDTF is better.

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3Good Kid, M.A.A.D City - Kendrick Lamar

This album is amazing. The beats and lyrics are incredible and themes on this album are varied and interesting.

Kills every other album on this list - ap1570626

Best album I know since dre chronicles

This album was inspired by illmatic

4The Eminem Show - Eminem

This album allows you to have the ability to have one solid run-through and have every track be amazing.

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5Recovery - Eminem

Songs in this album were just AMAZING

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6The Blueprint - Jay Z

It's very simple.. This is the blueprint. Of rap music. This is how it should be done. This is HOV at his very best. The best rap album by the best rapper ever, is it even a question?

Jay-Z is generally overrated but this album is amazing nonetheless, not the best of the century though, Kendrick is better

7To Pimp a Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar

To me, better than MMLP, Straight Outta Compton, and Ready to die. This breathed life back into hip hop

This album is about racism,over-coming suicidal thoughts,facing the devil and development.

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8Graduation - Kanye West

Best Kanye West album I've listened to

9Relapse - EminemV1 Comment
10The Marshall Mathers LP 2 - Eminem

The Contenders

11Paper Trail - T. I
12The Documentary - The Game

He's the Game Changer - Subhojit_roy50

13Watch the Throne - Jay-Z and Kanye West
14Madvillany - Madvillan

This album IS the most creative rap album of all time. I did not see the genius, coming fromonths a lot of great albums (Illmatic, 36 chambers, ME against the world, To pimp a butterfly)
I had seen a lot of complex rhymes, which I love. Then I listen to the songs and realized in about 8 of them, he isn't being abstract. I learn something every time I listen to it,really fun album

15Hell: The Sequel - Bad Meets Evil
16The College Dropout - Kanye West

Recovery is top 5 and this is number 16? Bye guys

Where are the Eminem albums
Marshall mathers lp the rap álbum most sold in history - Yc07

17Tha Carter III - Lil Wayne

Best lil wayne album by far, and this was when wayne was ruled the game.

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18Relapse: Refill - Eminem
19Late Registration - Kanye West

Yeah, the first 3 being Kanye might sound biased, but it is 100% true.

20Stankonia - Outkast
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Top Remixes (9)

1. Curtain Call - Eminem
2. Hell: The Sequel - Bad Meets Evil
3. Strange Clouds - B.o.B
1. The Eminem Show - Eminem
2. The Marshall Mathers LP - Eminem
3. Encore - Eminem
1. Good Kid, M.A.A.D City - Kendrick Lamar
2. Recovery - Eminem
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