Is 2018 A Classic Year For Hip-Hop?

Rolls Royce's Best Rap Albums Of 2018 (So Far)

August 7, 2018

Let the debate begin!

It’s only August and 2018 has been a monster year for hip-hop/rap album releases and the arguments are already beginning.  Is 2018 the best year for hip-hop/rap album releases?   Quite frankly, this is a valid question.  We have had some of the best album releases of the last 10 years by far!  Let’s take a quick look at some of the releases of 2018.  And these are just one who made the best of list!

January 2018 –

Dave East – Paranoia 2

Migos – Culture 2

February 2018 –

Black Panther Soundtrack

Nipsey Hussle – Victory Lap

Tekashi 6ix9ine – DAY69

March 2018 –

Tech N9ne – Planet

Tory Lanez – Memories Don’t Die

Logic – Bobby Tarantino II

Royce Da 5’9 & DJ Premier – PRhyme 2

Rich The Kid – The World Is Yours

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April 2018 –

Cardi B – Invasion Of Privacy

J. Cole – K.O.D.

Smoke DZA – Not For Sale

Post Malone – Beerbongs & Bentleys

May 2018 –

Royce Da 5’9 – Book of Ryan

Rae Sremmurd – Sremmlife 3

Tee Grizzley – Activated

Asap Rocky – Testing

Nav – Reckless

Pusha T – Daytona

June 2018 –

Kanye West – Ye

Kanye West & Kid Cudi – Kids See Ghosts

Jay Rock – Redemption

Nas – Nasir

Drake – Scorpion

The Carters – Everything Is Love

July 2018 –

Denzel Curry – TA1300

Wiz Khalifa – Rolling Papers II

August 2018 –

Mac Miller – Swimming

Travis Scott – Astroworld

YG – Stay Dangerous

And remember… there will be releases from Nicki Minaj, Brockhampton, 2 Chainz, Curren$y, Danny Brown, Earl Sweatshirt, DJ Khaled, Gucci Mane, Schoolboy Q and Run The Jewels just to name a few.  But it begs to ask the question.   Outside of Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean and a couple others… who will be dropping a project in 2019???   Will it be another great year or a hip-hop drought?  Only time will tell.  Let us know your favorite hip-hop album so far this year.  – Rolls Royce