Best Rap Albums of the 2010s

The Top Ten

Good Kid: M.A.A.D City - Kendrick Lamar Good Kid: M.A.A.D City - Kendrick Lamar Product Image

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

To Pimp a Butterfly To Pimp a Butterfly Product Image

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

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

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - Kanye West Product Image

The pinnacle of hip hop for me, alongside the likes of Illmatic and Enter the Wu Tang

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

Top Songs: Power, Stronger, All of the Lights

THIS ALBUM IS GOOD BUT DEFINITELY NOT THE BEST OF ALL TIME OKAY!

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

To Pimp a Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar To Pimp a Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar Product Image

Oi, this is on here twice mate!

Recovery - Eminem Recovery - Eminem Product Image

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

This album was truly disappointing

Born Sinner - J Cole Born Sinner - J Cole Product Image

Top Songs: Born Sinner, Power Trip, Crooked Smile

Another great but underrated album.

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

Yeezus - Kanye West Yeezus - Kanye West Product Image

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

I'm mixed on this album really.

Damn - Kendrick Lamar Damn - Kendrick Lamar Product Image

This will be #1 soon mark my words

Marking Terao11's words

Section.80 - Kendrick Lamar Section.80 - Kendrick Lamar Product Image

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

Under Pressure - Logic Under Pressure - Logic Product Image

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.

13!? It needs top 5 at least

so good

The Contenders

Long.Live.A$AP - A$AP Rocky Long.Live.A$AP - A$AP Rocky Product Image

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.

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.

Take Care - Drake Take Care - Drake Product Image

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 💯

Control System - Ab-Soul Control System - Ab-Soul Product Image

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

Top Songs: Terrorist Threats, Pineal Gland, Soulo Ho3

2014 Forest Hills Drive - J. Cole 2014 Forest Hills Drive - J. Cole Product Image

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

The Life of Pablo - Kanye West
Kids See Ghosts - Kids See Ghosts Kids See Ghosts - Kids See Ghosts Product Image
Rodeo - Travi$ Scott Rodeo - Travi$ Scott Product Image

BEAUTIFUL PRODUCTION

Life Is Good - Nas Life Is Good - Nas Product Image
Pinata - Freddie Gibbs & Madlib Pinata - Freddie Gibbs & Madlib Product Image

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

The Marshall Mathers LP 2 - Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP 2 - Eminem Product Image

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

Flower Boy - Tyler, the Creator Flower Boy - Tyler, the Creator Product Image
Habits & Contradictions - Schoolboy Q Habits & Contradictions - Schoolboy Q Product Image

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.

90059 - Jay Rock 90059 - Jay Rock Product Image
Atrocity Exhibition - Danny Brown Atrocity Exhibition - Danny Brown Product Image

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?!

Run the Jewels 2 - Run the Jewels Run the Jewels 2 - Run the Jewels Product Image
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