Best Rap Albums of the 2010s


The Top Ten

1 To Pimp a Butterfly

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

The best hip hop album I've heard in my life, along with Illmatic

This is masterpiece through the entire thing. 11/10 - AlphaQ

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.

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

Better than TPAB fight me I dare you - growlbunny

Best rap album of all time in my opinion - coryrevv

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

3 My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - Kanye West

Runaway as fast as you can...

yes - growlbunny

Top Songs: Power, Stronger, All of the Lights


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

4 Recovery - Eminem

This album was truly disappointing - coryrevv



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

5 To Pimp a Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar

Oi, this is on here twice mate! - AlphaQ

6 2014 Forest Hills Drive - J. Cole

Best album by the best

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

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 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


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9 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

10 Under Pressure - Logic

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

On point the whole album, no skippable tracks at all.
Top 5 albums of all time.

The Contenders

11 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

12 Take Care - Drake

Are you crazy easily top 3 💯

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.

13 Life Is Good - Nas
14 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?!

15 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

16 Pinata - Freddie Gibbs & Madlib

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

17 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

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

Should be top 10

Comeback of the best rapper alive (and ever)

18 Damn - Kendrick Lamar

This will be #1 soon mark my words - Terao11

Marking Terao11's words

Lmao me too marking those word my nibba

19 Flower Boy - Tyler, the Creator
20 The Money Store - Death Grips
21 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

22 90059 - Jay Rock
23 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

24 The Martyr - Immortal Technique
25 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

26 The Life of Pablo - Kanye West
27 Dark Sky Paradise - Big Sean
28 Undun - The Roots
29 Wolf - Tyler the Creator
30 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

31 Ta13oo - Denzel Curry
32 Doris - Earl Sweatshirt
33 Information Age - Dead Prez
34 Kids See Ghosts - Kids See Ghosts
35 Apollo Kids - Ghostface Killah
36 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

37 Mourning In America and Dreaming In Color - Brother Ali
38 1999 - Joey Bada$$
39 Some Rap Songs - Earl Sweatshirt
40 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!

41 Run the Jewels 2 - Run the Jewels
42 Violence Begets Violence - Jedi Mind Tricks
43 If You're Reading This It's Too Late - Drake
44 Oxymoron - Schoolboy Q
45 Soundtrack to the Struggle - Lowkey
46 Aura - Kool Savas

So much better than Kendrick.

Uh no

47 Untitled Unmastered. - Kendrick Lamar

I was gonna vote for DAMN,but then I thought this deserves a little praise.

48 Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels
49 Bandana - Freddie Gibbs & Madlib
50 Raw - Hopsin
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1. To Pimp a Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar
2. Flower Boy - Tyler, the Creator
3. The Money Store - Death Grips
1. To Pimp a Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar
2. Good Kid: M.A.A.D City - Kendrick Lamar
3. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - Kanye West
1. 2014 Forest Hills Drive - J. Cole
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