Best Rap Albums of 2018


The Top Ten

1 Kids See Ghosts - Kids See Ghosts Kids See Ghosts - Kids See Ghosts

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

This is trash - TheArtOfBars

Wow somebody hasn't listened to many hip hop albums if this is the best they've ever heard, they're probably just used to Drake and Lil Pump so it seems great to them. - DaWyteNight

Why is this even on here at all?!

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

2 Kamikaze - Eminem

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

Y'all some old heads - jameshoward


3 Ta13oo - Denzel Curry Ta13oo - Denzel Curry

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 - BrunoThaGod123

Jesus Christ why are people hating on this album so much - jameshoward

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

Overrated trash - BobbyBiracial

4 Ysiv - Logic

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. Only idiots listen to trap.

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 - BobbyBiracial

This was honestly pretty disappointing...4/10 - Neptuneee

5 KOD - J. Cole 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) - DaWyteNight

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

6 Dicaprio 2 - J.I.D Dicaprio 2 - J.I.D

I like this album

The best album that came out that year

This album beats all others on the list

Best album ever

7 Some Rap Songs - Earl Sweatshirt

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


That album cover is amazing - TuxIsAPerson

7/10 for me - Genesyis

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! - DaWyteNight

This was a masterpiece

Definitely better than kids see ghost or ta13oo

9 Care for Me - Saba
10 No Question - Apollo Brown & Locksmith

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. - DaWyteNight

The Contenders

11 Daytona - Pusha T Daytona - Pusha T

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.

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. - DaWyteNight

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

Top 5 album of the year - Neptuneee

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

12 No News is Good News - Phonte

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

This should be number 1 honestly - DaWyteNight

Should be number 1 but everyone sleeps on Phonte. - ILikeSexyGirls

This is a masterpiece!

13 Veteran - JPEGMAFIA

Nope nope and nope - DaWyteNight

14 Drogas Wave - Lupe Fiasco
15 Weather or Not - Evidence
16 Astroworld - Travis Scott

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

Autotuned garbage. - XxembermasterxX

Only old heads call this album garbage - jameshoward

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

17 FM! - Vince Staples FM! - Vince Staples
18 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. - DaWyteNight

Modern day masterpiece.

19 Swimming - Mac Miller
20 Stokeley - Ski Mask the Slump God

God how do people actually like this guy?

Lol this guy is absolute trash - DaWyteNight

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
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
24 Elevators: Act I & II - Bishop Nehru
25 Ali - Locksmith
26 Parrafin - Armand Hammer
27 Khrysis & Elzhi are Jericho Jackson - Jericho Jackson
28 Czarface Meets Metal Face - Czarface Czarface Meets Metal Face - Czarface
29 ? - Xxxtentacion

Should be 1 or at least top 5

A huge step up from 17, RIP - Not_A_Weeaboo

30 Year of the Snitch - Death Grips

Why is this so low

Not rap - venomouskillingmachine

31 Black Panther: The Album

Damn, Kendrick killed it! - Not_A_Weeaboo

Kendrick Lamar = overrated - DaWyteNight

I'm not saying that he isn't talented, but he's definitely way overrated. - DaWyteNight

32 Invasion of Privacy - Cardi B Invasion of Privacy - Cardi B

This album sucks and she is a retarded ratchet stripper with no talent. Hopefully her career will die in 2019. - ILikeSexyGirls

This is awful - ElSherlock

Nobody cares about this album - jameshoward

Crappy B sucks. - XxembermasterxX

33 Testing - A$ap Rocky Testing - A$ap Rocky

Many people were disappointed when this album came out, but I think it's aged well. - jameshoward

34 Room 25 - Noname
35 Scary Hours - Drake

This isn't even an actual album, this was like a two song ep and one of the songs was the pop nightmare god's plan why is this on the list? Drake is a generic pop artist. - ILikeSexyGirls

Drake sucks and this isn't even an album

36 Everythang's Corrupt - Ice Cube

An album from a washed up has been who sold out years ago and is still trying to be "gangsta? " I think I'll pass on this one. - ILikeSexyGirls

The album get's better with every listen. No bad tracks, more than half of the tracks are my favorites. One of the best albums I've heard this year! - jameshoward

Don't tell me this guy still thinks he has a career

37 Redemption - Jay Rock

Wayyy too low - jameshoward

38 Wasted Talent - Jim Jones

Jim Jones? Talent? I didn't know he had much to begin with. Just one of those garbage mainstream rappers who was popular during the 2000's responsible for dumbing down east coast rap who faded away. - DaWyteNight

39 Ye - Kanye West

Should be in the top 20 - jameshoward

Wack! - DaWyteNight

40 Beerbongs & Bentleys - Post Malone

This shouldn't be considered hip hop because post doesn't rap on any of these tracks - Genesyis

Contained only one good song, Better Now. - XxembermasterxX

41 Mona Lisa - Apollo Brown & Joell Ortiz

Damn how was this not here yet? - DaWyteNight

42 Tha Carter V - Lil Wayne

41 is complete disrespect

Don't tell me people still listen to this loser in 2019 - BobbyBiracial

Okay, at first when this dropped it seemed very underwhelming, but it's actually a lot better than the crap Wayne usually releases, it just wasn't that great for a comeback ablum. I have to say, whoever is ghostwriting for Wayne these days is doing a good job because Wayne hasn't rapped this good since the Carter II days, when he had ghostwriters writing his lyrics. I can never forget the awfulness that Wayne unleashed to the world from 2008 all the way through 2013, so compared to that this really seems impressive. - DaWyteNight

so good

43 Championships - Meek Mill

This album actually made me like Meek Mill - jameshoward

He's trash. I thought we left Meek Mill back in 2015 - DaWyteNight

44 Ephorize - Cupcakke

Lol whoever added this pile of trash to the list must get their ears checked! - TheArtOfBars

A rapper who might actually be worse than Cardi B. Who actually listens to this garbage? I had never actually heard of this ho until I started using TheTopTens. - DaWyteNight

45 Victory Lap - Nipsey Hussle Victory Lap - Nipsey Hussle

Should be higher - jameshoward

R.I.P. NIPSEY HUSSLE in my opinion this is the best album of the year. It’s like normal new school rap but totally different at the same time.

46 Life's a Trip - Trippie Redd

Good album but ALLTY3 was much better though, even if it had more filler tracks.

47 Nasir - Nas Nasir - Nas

Masterpiece - jameshoward

Could've been so much better but that idiot kanye had to mess it up SMH. - DaWyteNight

This was kind of disappointing for a Nas album. - ILikeSexyGirls

48 Book of Ryan - Royce Da 5'9

underrated - Genesyis

49 Return of the Trill - Bun B

Should be much higher - DaWyteNight

50 Drip Harder - Lil Baby & Gunna

All songs sound the same. - Genesyis

Garbage - DaWyteNight

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Top Remixes (13)

1. Care for Me - Saba
2. Some Rap Songs - Earl Sweatshirt
3. Dicaprio 2 - J.I.D
1. Ysiv - Logic
2. Ta13oo - Denzel Curry
3. Kamikaze - Eminem
1. Weather or Not - Evidence
2. No News is Good News - Phonte
3. Ysiv - Logic

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