Top 10 Best Rap Albums of 2018

2018 was a year that had a lot to offer, from lyrical geniuses making their comebacks to newcomers shaking up the scene. Whether you're into old-school vibes, trap beats, or conscious rap, 2018 had a little bit of everything. So grab your headphones and get ready to explore some serious beats and rhymes, because we're about to delve into a year that was a smorgasbord of hip-hop goodness.
The Top Ten
1 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 three 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.

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

2 Kids See Ghosts - Kids See Ghosts

Easily one of the better albums of this year. Song production is very creative and works excellently with the combination of Cudi and Kanye.

People don't realize this list is about music, not the political opinions of the artist.

3 Kamikaze - Eminem

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 OGs, etc.) was pissing Em off. And his skills are still incredible.

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

4 Dicaprio 2 - J.I.D
5 Ysiv - Logic

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).

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.

Bobby killed it! Love the old-school production.

6 KOD - J. Cole

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, Moneybagg Yo).

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

7 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 to what they're saying. It actually has a point and isn't just randomness, and it actually sounds good!

8 Care for Me - Saba
9 Some Rap Songs - Earl Sweatshirt

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

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

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 is better than all of the 7-track "albums" produced by that wack job Kanye West. Locksmith's technical and conscious lyrics, combined with Apollo Brown's classic hip-hop production, make this a very enjoyable listen.

The Contenders
11 No News is Good News - Phonte

Should be number 1, but everyone sleeps on Phonte.

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

12 Daytona - Pusha T

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

13 Swimming - Mac Miller
14 Drogas Wave - Lupe Fiasco
15 Stokeley - Ski Mask the Slump God
16 Weather or Not - Evidence
17 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 its 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.

18 Astroworld - Travis Scott

I think there should be a separate category for albums like this. I'm not going to say people can't enjoy this, but I just wouldn't classify it as hip-hop in the same sense as I would a Logic or J. Cole.

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

19 FM! - Vince Staples
20 Veteran - JPEGMAFIA
21 Iridescence - Brockhampton
22 Parrafin - Armand Hammer
23 Streams of Thought Vol. 2 - Black Thought & Salaam Remi

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

24 Elevators: Act I & II - Bishop Nehru
25 Ali - Locksmith
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