Best Rap Albums of the 2010s

The Top Ten Best Rap Albums of the 2010s

1 Good Kid: M.A.A.D City - Kendrick Lamar

Best ever in Rap world and also in the last generation of music

My number 1 album of all of them. Kendrick came in and dominated, Kendrick is a hard second but these two are keeping the lyrics going for true Hip Hop fans.

He manages to find numerous topics of life in compton to talk about and how they affect him as a person. Another great part about it is he is able to take trips to his childhood, beliefs, and ambitions. Honestly all the songs are great. Surprised section 8.0 wasn't in the top ten. You can see the impact the black hippy crew have had this decade with there elaborate and amazing storytelling.

M.A.A.D City, Sing About Me, I'm Dying of Thirst, Money Trees... Not one bad song on this album

2 To Pimp a Butterfly

Kendrick's great lyricism and exploration of Jazz and Funk make this a highly enjoyable album and a masterpiece. - DarkBoi-X

I had a religious experience the first time I listened to this album

Yes this was the perfect album of the 2010's decade this album was better than all of the other hip-hop albums hell even all music genre albums of the 2010's decade. Kendrick ruled 100% no doubt about it.

I love Em, but To pimp a butterfly is way better than Recovery

3 My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - Kanye West

runaway,dark fantasy,devil in a new dress, gorgeous,so appelled... Classic

Top Songs: Power, Stronger, All of the Lights


There isn't a single bad track... Why is "Recovery" even on here? - EmperorAguila

Runaway as fast as you can...

4 To Pimp a Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar

Oi, this is on here twice mate! - AlphaQ

5 Recovery - Eminem

Every song is amazing, it can get slightly repetitive but the album has no peers except for other Eminem albums.

This album gets more hate than its fair share, considering the depth of lyrical and production fidelity. It is a great album with a great theme of never give up and push on.

This album is amazing I recommend it to anyone in a low point in their life - Idoz2001

This album was truly disappointing - coryrevv

6 2014 Forest Hills Drive - J. Cole

All of J.Cole & Kendrick's albums should be in the top 10. This was the best album of 2014 & J.Cole was just beast on this album.

Best New School Rap Album great Lyrics storytelling and really relatable

Best album by the best

This was an incredible solo effort

7 Long.Live.A$AP - A$AP Rocky

Ghetto Symphony and angels two of my favorite songs on this masterpiece

Was R cali on this album?

Top Songs: F***** Problems, 1Train, Peso

A$AP Rocky put together a great project with this album. F***** Problems was one of the best songs of the year. 1Train featured great rappers including Kendrick Lamar and Danny Brown. - cameo510

This is probably an unpopular opinion that will get me jumped someday…but ‘F*ckin Problems’ is one of the best songs of the year. - AlphaQ

8 Born Sinner - J Cole

Top Songs: Born Sinner, Power Trip, Crooked Smile

Another great but underrated album. - cameo510

This should be in top 5. This was the best rap album of 2013

Power trip and trouble are awesome

J cole is great but so underrated

9 Under Pressure - Logic

Logics best album, amazing flows, beautiful production, purely timeless and still criminally underrated

One of the best albums of all time, should be top 5 at least. - m18230

13!? It needs top 5 at least - Iggyxxc

so good

10 Section.80 - Kendrick Lamar

Very very underrated album. Definitely top 5

Possible one of the most underrated albums ever just because his other work is so good

Higher up please.

His first album

The Newcomers

? Luv is Rage 2 - Lil Uzi Vert
? Die Lit - Playboi Carti


The Contenders

11 Yeezus - Kanye West

This is Kanye's most ambitious project. This album was literally worked on for years, up until the week it was released. Kanye recorded enough songs for this album to fill up 2 full length albums. Kanye recorded and re-recorded verses for this album over and over until the week before it was releases. The list of collaborators on this album is very lengthy and quite impressive. Kanye worked his ass off, and he cut and rearranged so much. Kanye poured HIS SOUL into this album and it boggles my mind how more people don't like it.

Why is this on the list. This was Kanye's worst project

Top Songs: Black Skinhead, New Slaves, Blood on the Leaves - cameo510

I'm mixed on this album really. - DarkBoi-X

12 Damn - Kendrick Lamar

This will be #1 soon mark my words - Terao11

Marking Terao11's words

Lmao me too marking those word my nibba

13 Control System - Ab-Soul

Listen to this and you will put it above all except maybe GKMC

Top Songs: Terrorist Threats, Pineal Gland, Soulo Ho3 - cameo510

14 Take Care - Drake

Don't really count this as a rap album, it's a perfect mixture of rap and R&B but I think it's top 5 albums of all time. Drake was ahead of his time with this one.

Probably one of the best rap albums of this decade.

Are you crazy easily top 3 💯

15 Atrocity Exhibition - Danny Brown

Easily the best experimental hip-hop album from this decade. The whole album is amazing, with interesting and quotable lyrics, songwriting that depicts depression and addiction very vividly, and beats that are completely original and set up the songs' tones perfectly. Definitely underappreciated, though Danny's voice surely contributes to that.

Really?! Recovery over this?!

16 Pinata - Freddie Gibbs & Madlib

This is an amazing rapper, colliding with an amazing producer. Need I say more?

17 Life Is Good - Nas
18 Rodeo - Travi$ Scott


19 Kids See Ghosts - Kids See Ghosts
20 The Marshall Mathers LP 2 - Eminem

Easily one of the best albums ever along with damn to pimp a butterfly all the 90s albums adad etc noe of that muble

The songs are awesome

Simply the best rap album of this decade... Had every emotion in it

Should be top 10

21 The Life of Pablo - Kanye West
22 Flower Boy - Tyler, the Creator
23 Habits & Contradictions - Schoolboy Q

Top Songs: Blessed, There He Go

ScHoolboy is my 2nd favorite rapper behind Kendrick Lamar. This album is great, and I think Oxymoron will be better. - cameo510

24 90059 - Jay Rock
25 Run the Jewels 2 - Run the Jewels
26 Disc-Overy - Tinie Tempah

Top Songs: Written in the Stars, Pass Out, Frisky

This album is so underrated. You just don't see many british artists putting together a great album like this one. Written in the Stars was a hit and so was Frisky. Till I'm Gone featuring Wiz Khalifa was also a great song. - cameo510

27 The Martyr - Immortal Technique
28 Cole World: The Sideline Story - J Cole

Top Songs: can't Get Enough, Work Out, Mr. Nice Watch

Can't Get Enough was a great song and is one of my favorites. Trey Songz makes the hit even better. Work Out is probably one of J Cole's most popular songs. - cameo510

Songs Such as Sideline Story And Breakdown is what made me believe he topped Friday night lights oh can't forget God's Gift

Lost Ones, Lights Please, Nobody's Perfect, Dollar and a Dream 3, and Return of Simba are the best lyrical songs. Can't get enough, Work Out, and Mr. Nice Watch are great hit songs.

Work out is his 3rd best song behind No role models and GOMD

29 Ta13oo - Denzel Curry
30 Undun - The Roots
31 Dark Sky Paradise - Big Sean
32 Wolf - Tyler the Creator
33 Saturation II - Brockhampton
34 The Incredible True Story - Logic

This was Logic's most ambitious album, it had a really creative and imaginative story it should at least beat kanye's album dark twisted fantasy.

Amazing Album, from one of the best - boblewhak

35 The Money Store - Death Grips

GOAT Hip Hop album. The Industrial sounding instrumentals(Especially on Lost Boys and Punk Weight) and MC Ride's vocals on all the songs(Even has a few mellow songs like Get Got and I've Seen Footage) are all great. - DarkBoi-X

36 Some Rap Songs - Earl Sweatshirt
37 Doris - Earl Sweatshirt
38 Information Age - Dead Prez
39 Apollo Kids - Ghostface Killah
40 Follow Me Home - Jay Rock

Damn Jay Rock Is so slept on people will look back at this album and say it was a classic

Top Songs: All My Life, Follow me Home, Say Wassup - cameo510

41 Mourning In America and Dreaming In Color - Brother Ali
42 1999 - Joey Bada$$

Joey is top 10 rappers all time, change my mind

43 We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service - A Tribe Called Quest

Tribe came back with one of their strongest albums period. Many topics are covered, from the current generation to Tribe's legacy, and every song is beautiful. RIP Phife.

The best comeback album in hip-hop history!

44 Run the Jewels 3 - Run the Jewels

The best RTJ album yet isn't even on the list. - DarkBoi-X

45 Violence Begets Violence - Jedi Mind Tricks
46 If You're Reading This It's Too Late - Drake


47 Bandana - Freddie Gibbs & Madlib
48 Oxymoron - Schoolboy Q
49 Supreme Blientele - Westside Gunn
50 Soundtrack to the Struggle - Lowkey
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