Best Rap Albums of 2018

The Top Ten

1 Kids See Ghosts - Kids See Ghosts

People don't realize this list is about music, not the politic opinion of the artist

There is so much creativity most of u hating didn't even listen and just judged off Ye's politics

Kanye West sucks, and he doesn't even write his own lyrics. Why do people like him!

He's a big influence in rap to the point where it's hard for most people to hate him.

This should be last. It's garbage.

2 Kamikaze - Eminem Kamikaze - Eminem Product Image

TA13OO and Kids See Ghost shouldn't even be on this list, this should be number 1 again.

It's been a Long time since Em allowed himself to just go in the booth and vent. That's why this is the best album for many people. Every name had a reason and every issue (like ghostwriters, copycats, skim reviews, disrespecting OG's etc) was pissing Em off. And his skills are still Incredible

Now eminem is my favorite rapper of all time, but this doesn't deserve no. 1. Def top 10, but not no. 1.

This album saved rap

3 Ta13oo - Denzel Curry

The album where Denzel finally started getting some recognition and also when he started to really get good as a lyricist.

The reason people are "sleeping" on denzel is because he simply just isn't that good.

Ok I really do not get all the hate you guys are giving this amazing album. It gives us an adventure through Denzel's dark thoughts, Denzel's ego, and the insight of the alter ego Ta13oo. The album is separated into 3 pieces, light, grey and dark. The album starts and ends with the same static showing that he is representing the cycle of life. Denzel gives us egotistic, political, angry, and depressing songs. This album is purely genius. 10/10

Overrated trash

4 Ysiv - Logic Ysiv - Logic Product Image

Logic is better than Kendrick Lamar, there I said it! And why is denzel curry's album so high? That album was garbage and denzel is overrated trap garbage.

Ta13oo is higher? Laugh out loud that album and Denzel as a whole are disappointing and mediocre. Logic's album definitely deserves to be higher than denzel the trap rapper (trap sucks)

Great album, definitely better than denzel trash curry or kanye west should be higher

This was honestly pretty disappointing...4/10

5 KOD - J. Cole

Better than denzel the trashman

People who don't like this probably thought Ta13oo, Kids See Ghost or Astroworld were good.

Some good songs but the album as a whole could've been better. Not one of my personal favorites of 2018. Hopefully Cole's next album will be better, but I'm a little worried since he's been working with all the trash rappers lately (21 Savage, moneybag yo)

21 Savage new album isn't bad, and I haven't heard anything from Moneybag Yo

6 Dicaprio 2 - J.I.D

This album beats all others on the list

The best album that came out that year

Best album ever

I like this album

7 Some Rap Songs - Earl Sweatshirt Some Rap Songs - Earl Sweatshirt Product Image

That album cover is amazing

Some Rap Songs is simply one of the best rap albums ever.


Not only best rap album of 2018 but the best album probably of 2018. It’s a masterpiece

8 Waylon & Willie 2 - Jelly Roll & Struggle Jennings

Definitely a lot better than most of the "mainstream" hip hop albums this year. You can actually understand and relate with what they're saying, it actually has a point and isn't just randomness, and it actually sounds good!

This was a masterpiece

Definitely better than kids see ghost or ta13oo

9 Care for Me - Saba Care for Me - Saba Product Image
10 Daytona - Pusha T

Overrated, not that good and Pusha just can't hold my attention for even 7 tracks with his boring flow and style and average bars.

Na, Common was signed to Kanye and I don't hate him, John Legend is signed to Kanye and I don't hate him either. Pusha just isn't that great (in my opinion) - DaWyteNight

Cold, mechanical street raps. This isn't the album for Aubrey's Angels or street ignorant cats. This the one for the hustlers and the real street Gs. The beats were heat and King Push tore them apart. Drake stans stay losing.

Why is this so low? This album deserves to be in the top 4

Top 5 album of the year

The Contenders

11 No Question - Apollo Brown & Locksmith No Question - Apollo Brown & Locksmith Product Image

Even though this was only an EP, it is still one of the best projects released this year and it is better than all of the 7 track "albums" produced by that wackjob Kanye West. Locksmith's technical and conscious lyrics combined with Apollo Brown's classic hip hop production make this a very enjoyable listen.

12 No News is Good News - Phonte No News is Good News - Phonte Product Image

This should be number 1 honestly

Get this to number 1! Best rap album of 2018.

Should be number 1 but everyone sleeps on Phonte.

This is a masterpiece!

13 Veteran - JPEGMAFIA Veteran - JPEGMAFIA Product Image

Nope nope and nope

14 Drogas Wave - Lupe Fiasco Drogas Wave - Lupe Fiasco Product Image
15 Astroworld - Travis Scott Astroworld - Travis Scott Product Image

Lol this doesn't even deserve to be called hip hop. Who really wants to listen to a computer voice for an entire album?

Autotuned garbage.

Only old heads call this album garbage

Life is about trying new things if you old heads don’t want to try new things you don’t accept new school rap with autotune you should give it a chance and listen to this masterpiece.

Na I gave it a chance and it sucks. I tried it and it wasn't very good. Travis uses way too much autotune and his voice sounds god awful. - DaWyteNight

16 Weather or Not - Evidence Weather or Not - Evidence Product Image
17 Swimming - Mac Miller Swimming - Mac Miller Product Image
18 FM! - Vince Staples
19 Lil Wyte - Lil Wyte

This is probably the best from Wyte since Still Doubted or No Filter. Wyte was starting to fall off the past few years but I think he's finding himself again. It's not as good as Doubt Me Now or Phynally Famous, but it's still decent. I could only wish it was longer than just 12 tracks.

Edit: Actually after really going back, I've realized that Still Doubted was Wyte's weakest album lyrically. This is definitely a better album as a whole, even though Still Doubted still has some good songs on it his lyricism was at it's weakest on that album and I'm glad he's finally getting back his bars. Still Doubted was honestly an album that I liked back when I liked trap music but now that I don't really like trap music anymore it's his weakest album.

Modern day masterpiece.

20 Stokeley - Ski Mask the Slump God

God how do people actually like this guy?

Lol this guy is absolute trash

I think Ski's previous works were better, most of the beats on this album were kind of boring. I think he needs to make songs like Catch Me Outside again. - jameshoward

21 Iridescence - Brockhampton Iridescence - Brockhampton Product Image
22 Streams of Thought Vol. 2 - Black Thought & Salaam Remi

Well damn, this is a masterpiece! Better than the first one.

23 Vacation in Hell - Flatbush Zombies Vacation in Hell - Flatbush Zombies Product Image
24 Elevators: Act I & II - Bishop Nehru
25 Ali - Locksmith
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