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Since hip hop’s origins in the 1970s across the Bronx boroughs, block parties and park jams, the culture has evolved to become one of the biggest music genres in the world.

What was once DJs spinning two breakbeats and an MC hyping them up, as transformed into a cultural force, shaping everything in the pop culture world – from music and TV shows to business and art.

According to the Billboard 200 Chart, there have been over 200 hip hop projects that have hit number one over the past four decades. Here’s every single one of them, since 1986.

For what it’s worth, there are the rappers with the most number ones on this list:

  • Jay-Z (14)
  • Eminem (10)
  • Drake (9)
  • Kanye (9)
  • Future (7)
  • Nas (6)
  • J. Cole (6)
  • DMX (5)
  • 2Pac (5)
  • Lil Wayne (5)
  • Rick Ross (5)

So, let’s get into it, here is every single hip hop/rap album to top the Billboard 200, since 1986 to 2021.

Licensed To Ill by Beastie Boys

Released: November 15, 1986

Label: Def Jam, Columbia

Singles: “Hold It Now, Hit It”, “Paul Revere”, “The New Style”, “(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)”, “Brass Monkey”, “No Sleep till Brooklyn”, “Girls”

Loc-ed After Dark by Tone-Loc

Released: January 23, 1989

Label: Delicious Vinyl

Singles: “Wild Thing”, “Funky Cold Medina”, “I Got It Goin’ On”

Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em by MC Hammer

Released: February 12, 1990

Label: Capitol, EMI Records

Singles: “Help the Children”, “Dancin’ Machine”, “U Can’t Touch This”, “Have You Seen Her”, “Pray”, “Here Comes the Hammer”

To The Extreme by Vanilla Ice

Released: September 3, 1990

Label: SBK, EMI

Singles: “Ice Ice Baby”, “Play That Funky Music”, “I Love You”

EFIL4ZAGGIN by N.W.A.

Released: May 28, 1991

Label: Ruthless, Priority

Singles: “Alwayz into Somethin'”, “Appetite for Destruction”, “The Dayz of Wayback”

Totally Krossed Out by Kris Kross

Released: March 31, 1992

Label: Ruffhouse, Columbia

Singles: “Jump”, “Warm It Up”, “I Missed the Bus”, “It’s a Shame”

The Predator by Ice Cube

Released: November 17, 1992

Label: Lench Mob, Priority

Singles: “Wicked”, “It Was a Good Day”, “Check Yo Self”

Black Sunday by Cypress Hill

Released: July 20, 1993

Label: Ruffhouse, Columbia

Singles: “Insane in the Brain”, “When the Shit Goes Down”, “I Ain’t Goin’ Out Like That”, “Lick a Shot”

Doggystyle by Snoop Doggy Dogg

Released: November 23, 1993

Label: Death Row, Interscope

Singles: “Who Am I? (What’s My Name?)”, “Gin & Juice”, “Doggy Dogg World”

Ill Communication by Beastie Boys

Released: May 31, 1994

Label: Capitol, Grand Royal

Singles: “Sabotage”, “Get It Together”, “Sure Shot”, “Root Down”

Murder Was The Case (Soundtrack) by Death Row Records

Released: October 18, 1994

Label: Death Row, Interscope

Singles: “Murder Was the Case (remix)”, “U Better Recognize”, “One More Day”, “Natural Born Killaz”, “What Would You Do”

Me Against The World by 2Pac

Released: March 14, 1995

Label: Interscope, Jive

Singles: “Dear Mama”, “So Many Tears”, “Temptations”

Friday (Soundtrack) by Various Artists

Released: April 11, 1995

Label: Priority

Singles: “Keep Their Heads Ringin'”

E. Eternal 1999 by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

Released: July 25, 1995

Label: Ruthless, Relativity

Singles: “1st of tha Month”,”East 1999″, “Tha Crossroads”

Dangerous Minds (Soundtrack) by Various Artists

Released: August 11, 1995

Label: MCA

Singles: “Gangsta’s Paradise”, “Feel the Funk”, “Curiosity”, “Gin & Juice”

Dogg Food by Tha Dogg Pound

Released: October 31, 1995

Label: Death Row, Interscope, Priority

Singles: “New York, New York”, “Let’s Play House”

All Eyez On Me by 2Pac

Released: February 13, 1996

Label: Death Row, Interscope

Singles: “California Love”, “2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted”, “How Do U Want It”, “I Ain’t Mad at Cha”

The Score by Fugees

Released: February 13, 1996

Label: Ruffhouse, Columbia

Singles: “Fu-Gee-La”, “Killing Me Softly”, “Ready or Not”, “No Woman, No Cry”

It Was Written by Nas

Released: July 2, 1996

Label: Columbia

Singles: “If I Ruled the World (Imagine That)”, “Street Dreams”, “The Message”

Beats, Rhymes & Life by A Tribe Called Quest

Released: July 30, 1996

Label: Jive

Singles: “1nce Again”, “Stressed Out”

The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory by 2Pac (as Makaveli)

Released: November 5, 1996

Label: Death Row, Makaveli, Interscope

Singles: “Toss It Up”, “To Live & Die in L.A.”, “Hail Mary”

The Doggfather by Snoop Dogg

Released: November 12, 1996

Label: Death Row, Interscope

Singles: “Snoop’s Upside Ya Head”, “Vapors”, “Doggfather”

The Untouchable by Scarface

Released: March 11, 1997

Label: Rap-A-Lot, Noo Trybe

Singles: “Smile”, “Mary Jane”, “Game Over”

Life After Death by The Notorious B.I.G.

Released: March 25, 1997

Label: Bad Boy, Arista

Singles: “Hypnotize”, “Mo Money Mo Problems”, “Sky’s the Limit”

Wu-Tang Forever by Wu-Tang Clan

Released: June 3, 1997

Label: Loud, RCA

Singles: “Triumph”, “It’s Yourz”, “Reunited”

No Way Out by Puff Daddy & the Family

Released: July 22, 1997

Label: Bad Boy, Arista

Singles: “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down”, “I’ll Be Missing You”, “It’s All About the Benjamins”, “Been Around the World”, “Victory”

The Art of War by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

Released: July 29, 1997

Label: Ruthless, Relativity

Singles: “Look Into My Eyes”, “If I Could Teach the World”

Ghetto D by Master P

Released: September 2, 1997

Label: No Limit, Priority

Singles: “I Miss My Homies”, “Make ‘Em Say Uhh!”

The Album by The Firm

Released: October 21, 1997

Label: Aftermath, Interscope

Singles: “Firm Biz”, “Phone Tap”

Harlem World by Mase

Released: October 28, 1997

Label: Bad Boy, Arista

Singles: “Feel So Good”, “What You Want”, “24 Hrs. to Live”, “Lookin’ at Me”

It’s Dark And Hell Is Hot by DMX

Released: May 19, 1998

Label: Ruff Ryders, Def Jam

Singles: “Get at Me Dog”, “Stop Being Greedy”, “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem”, “How’s It Goin’ Down”

MP Da Last Don by Master P

Released: June 2, 1998

Label: No Limit, Priority, EMI

Singles: N/A

Hello Nasty by Beastie Boys

Released: July 14, 1998

Label: Capitol

Singles: “Intergalactic”, “Body Movin'”, “The Negotiation Limerick File”, “Remote Control / Three MC’s and One DJ”

Da Game Is To Be Sold, Not To Be Told by Snoop Dogg

Released: August 4, 1998

Label: No Limit, Priority

Singles: “Still a G Thang”, “Woof”

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill by Lauryn Hill

Released: August 25, 1998

Label: Ruffhouse, Columbia

Singles: “Doo Wop (That Thing)”, “Ex-Factor”, “Everything Is Everything”

Vol. 2…Hard Knock Life by JAY Z

Released: September 29, 1998

Label: Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam

Singles: “Can I Get A…”, “Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)”, “Money, Cash, Hoes”, “Nigga What, Nigga Who (Originator 99)”

Flesh Of My Flesh, Blood Of My Blood by DMX

Released: December 22, 1998

Label: Ruff Ryders, Def Jam

Singles: “Slippin'”, “No Love 4 Me”

Made Man by Silkk The Shocker

Released: January 19, 1999

Label: No Limit, Priority, EMI

Singles: “Somebody Like Me”, “It Ain’t My Fault Pt. 2”, “Ghetto Rain”

Chyna Doll by Foxy Brown

Released: January 26, 1999

Label: Violator, Def Jam

Singles: “Hot Spot”, “I Can’t”, “J.O.B.”

I Am… by Nas

Released: April 6, 1999

Label: Columbia

Singles: “Nas Is Like”, “Hate Me Now”

Ryde or Die Vol. 1 by Ruff Ryders

Released: April 27, 1999

Label: Ruff Ryders, Interscope

Singles: “Ryde or Die”, “Jigga My Ni**a”, “What Ya Want”, “Down Bottom”

Let There Be Eve…Ruff Ryders’ First Lady by Eve

Released: September 14, 1999

Label: Ruff Ryders, Interscope

Singles: “What Ya’ll Want”, “Love Is Blind”, “Gotta Man”

Born Again by The Notorious B.I.G.

Released: December 7, 1999

Label: Bad Boy, Arista

Singles: “Dead Wrong”, “Notorious B.I.G.”

…And Then There Was X by DMX

Released: December 21, 1999

Label: Ruff Ryders, Def Jam

Singles: “What’s My Name”, “Party Up (Up in Here)”, “What These Bitches Want”

Vol. 3…Life And Times of S. Carter by JAY Z

Released: December 28, 1999

Label: Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam

Singles: “Do It Again (Put Ya Hands Up)”, “Things That U Do”, “Anything”, “Big Pimpin'”

The Marshall Mathers LP by Eminem

Released: May 23, 2000

Label: Aftermath, Interscope

Singles: “The Real Slim Shady”, “The Way I Am”, “Stan”, “I’m Back”, “Bitch Please II”

Country Grammar by Nelly

Released: June 27, 2000

Label: Universal, Fo’ Reel

Singles: “Country Grammar (Hot Shit)”, “E.I.”, “Ride wit Me”, “Batter Up”

G.O.A.T. by LL Cool J

Released: September 12, 2000

Label: Def Jam, Universal

Singles: “Imagine That”, “You and Me”

Let’s Get Ready by Mystikal

Released: September 26, 2000

Label: Jive

Singles: “Shake Ya Ass”, “Danger (Been So Long)”

Rule 3:36 by Ja Rule

Released: October 10, 2000

Label: Murder Inc., Def Jam

Singles: “Between Me and You”, “Put It on Me”, “6 Feet Underground”, “I Cry”

The Dynasty: Roc La Familia by JAY Z

Released: October 31, 2000

Label: Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam

Singles: “I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)”, “Change the Game”, “Guilty Until Proven Innocent”

Until The End Of Time by 2Pac

Released: March 27, 2001

Label: Amaru, Death Row, Interscope

Singles: “Happy Home”, “Until the End of Time”, “Letter 2 My Unborn”

Devil’s Night by D12

Released: June 19, 2001

Label: Shady, Interscope

Singles: “Shit on You”, “Purple Pills”, “Ain’t Nuttin’ but Music”, “Fight Music”

The Blueprint by JAY Z

Released: September 11, 2001

Label: Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam

Singles: “Izzo (H.O.V.A.)”, “Girls, Girls, Girls”, “Jigga That Ni**a”, “Song Cry”

Pain Is Love by Ja Rule

Released: October 2, 2001

Label: Murder Inc., Def Jam

Singles: “Livin’ It Up”, “Always on Time”, “Down Ass Bitch”

The Great Depression by DMX

Released: October 23, 2001

Label: Ruff Ryders, Def Jam

Singles: “We Right Here”, “Who We Be”, “I Miss You”

Hood Rich by Big Tymers

Released: April 30, 2002

Label: Cash Money, Universal

Singles: “Still Fly”

We Invented The Remix by P. Diddy and the Bad Boy Family

Released: May 14, 2002

Label: Bad Boy, Arista

Singles: “I Need a Girl (Part One)”, “I Need a Girl (Part Two)”, “Special Delivery (Remix)”

The Eminem Show by Eminem

Released: May 26, 2002

Label: Shady, Aftermath, Interscope

Singles: “Without Me”, “Cleanin’ Out My Closet”, “Superman”, “Sing for the Moment”, “Business”

Nellyville by Nelly

Released: June 25, 2002

Label: Universal Fo’ Reel

Singles: “#1”, “Hot in Herre”, “Dilemma”, “Air Force Ones”, “Work It”, “Pimp Juice”

8 Mile (Soundtrack) by Various Artists

Released: October 29, 2002

Label: Shady, Interscope

Singles: “Lose Yourself”, “Rap Name”, “Wanksta”, “8 Mile”

The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse by JAY Z

Released: November 12, 2002

Label: Roc-A-Fella, Island Def Jam

Singles: “’03 Bonnie & Clyde”, “Hovi Baby”, “Excuse Me Miss”

Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ by 50 Cent

Released: February 6, 2003

Label: Aftermath, Shady, Interscope

Singles: “In da Club”, “21 Questions”, “Many Men (Wish Death)”, “P.I.M.P.”, “If I Can’t”

Grand Champ by DMX

Released: September 16, 2003

Label: Ruff Ryders, Def Jam

Singles: “Where the Hood At?”, “Get It on the Floor”

Speakerboxxx/The Love Below by OutKast

Released: September 23, 2003

Label: Arista

Singles: “Hey Ya!”, “The Way You Move”, “Roses”, “Ghetto Musick / Prototype”

Chicken-N-Beer by Ludacris

Released: October 7, 2003

Label: Disturbing tha Peace, Def Jam South

Singles: “P-Poppin”, “Stand Up”, “Blow It Out”, “Splash Waterfalls”, “Diamond in the Back”

The Black Album by JAY Z

Released: November 14, 2003

Label: Roc-A-Fella, Island Def Jam

Singles: “Change Clothes”, “Dirt off Your Shoulder”, “99 Problems”

Kamikaze by Twista

Released: January 27, 2004

Label: Atlantic

Singles: “Slow Jamz”, “Overnight Celebrity”, “So Sexy”, “Sunshine”, “So Sexy: Chapter II (Like This)”

D12 World by D12

Released: April 27, 2004

Label: Shady, Interscope

Singles: “My Band”, “How Come”

To the 5 Buroughs by Beastie Boys

Released: June 15, 2004

Label: Capitol

Singles: “Ch-Check It Out”, “Triple Trouble”, “Right Right Now Now”, “An Open Letter to NYC”

Kiss of Death by Jadakiss

Released: June 22, 2004

Label: Ruff Ryders, Interscope

Singles: “Time’s Up”, “Why?”, “U Make Me Wanna”

The Hunger for More by Lloyd Banks

Released: June 29, 2004

Label: G-Unit, Interscope

Singles: “On Fire”, “I’m So Fly”, “Karma”

Suit by Nelly

Released: September 13, 2004

Label: Universal, Derrty, Fo’ Reel

Singles: “My Place”, “Over and Over”, “‘N’ Dey Say”

Unfinished Business by JAY Z & R. Kelly

Released: October 26, 2004

Label: Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam, Rockland, Jive

Singles: “Big Chips”, “Don’t Let Me Die”

Encore by Eminem

Released: November 12, 2004

Label: Aftermath, Shady, Interscope

Singles: “Just Lose It”, “Mosh”, “Encore”, “Like Toy Soldiers”, “Mockingbird”, “Ass Like That”

Collision Course by JAY Z & Linkin Park

Released: November 30, 2004

Label: Roc-A-Fella, Machine Shop, Warner Bros., Def Jam

Singles: “Numb/Encore”

The Red Light District by Ludacris

Released: December 7, 2004

Label: Disturbing tha Peace, Def Jam

Singles: “Get Back”, “Blueberry Yum Yum”, “Number One Spot”, “The Potion”, “Pimpin’ All Over the World”

Loyal to the Game by 2Pac

Released: December 7, 2004

Label: Amaru, Interscope

Singles: “Thugs Get Lonely Too”, “Ghetto Gospel”

The Documentary by The Game

Released: January 18, 2005

Label: Aftermath, G-Unit, Black Wall Street, Interscope

Singles: “Westside Story”, “How We Do”, “Hate It or Love It”, “Higher”, “Dreams”, “Put You on the Game”

The Massacre by 50 Cent

Released: March 3, 2005

Label: Shady, Aftermath, G-Unit, Interscope

Singles: “Disco Inferno”, “Candy Shop”, “Just a Lil Bit”, “Outta Control”

Late Registration by Kanye West

Released: August 30, 2005

Label: Def Jam, Roc-A-Fella

Singles: “Diamonds from Sierra Leone”, “Gold Digger”, “Heard ‘Em Say”, “Touch the Sky”, “Drive Slow”

The People’s Champ by Paul Wall

Released: July 20, 2005

Label: Swishahouse, Atlantic, Asylum

Singles: “Sittin’ Sidewayz”, “They Don’t Know”, “Girl”, “Drive Slow”

Curtain Call: The Hits by Eminem

Released: December 6, 2005

Label: Shady, Aftermath, Interscope

Singles: “When I’m Gone”, “Shake That”

Reality Check by Juvenile

Released: March 7, 2006

Label: UTP, Atlantic

Singles: “Rodeo”

King by T.I.

Released: March 28, 2006

Label: Grand Hustle, Atlantic

Singles: “What You Know”, “Why You Wanna”, “Live in the Sky”, “Top Back (Remix)”

The Big Bang by Busta Rhymes

Released: June 13, 2006

Label: Aftermath, Flipmode, Interscope

Singles: “Touch It”, “I Love My Bitch”, “New York Shit”, “In the Ghetto”

Port of Miami by Rick Ross

Released: August 8, 2006

Label: Slip-n-Slide, Def Jam, Poe Boy

Singles: “Hustlin'”, “Push It”

Release Therapy by Ludacris

Released: September 26, 2006

Label: Disturbing tha Peace, Def Jam South

Singles: “Money Maker”, “Grew Up a Screw Up”, “Runaway Love”, “Girls Gone Wild”, “Slap”

Press Play by Diddy

Released: October 17, 2006

Label: Bad Boy, Atlantic

Singles: “Come to Me”, “Tell Me”, “Last Night”, “Through the Pain (She Told Me)”

Doctor’s Advocate by The Game

Released: November 14, 2006

Label: Black Wall Street, Geffen

Singles: “It’s Okay (One Blood)”, “Let’s Ride”, “Wouldn’t Get Far”

Kingdom Come by JAY Z

Released: November 21, 2006

Label: Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam

Singles: “Show Me What You Got”, “Lost One”, “30 Something”, “Hollywood”

Thug Motivation 102: The Inspiration by Young Jeezy

Released: December 12, 2006

Label: CTE, Def Jam

Singles: “I Luv It”, “Go Getta”, “Dreamin'”

Hip Hop Is Dead by Nas

Released: December 19, 2006

Label: The Jones Experience, Def Jam, Columbia

Singles: “Hip Hop Is Dead”, “Can’t Forget About You”

Greatest Hits by The Notorious B.I.G.

Released: March 6, 2007

Label: Bad Boy, Atlantic

Singles: N/A

T.I. vs. T.I.P. by T.I

Released: July 3, 2007

Label: Grand Hustle, Asylum, Atlantic

Singles: “Big Things Poppin’ (Do It)”, “You Know What It Is”, “Hurt”

Finding Forever by Common

Released: July 31, 2007

Label: GOOD, Geffen

Singles: “The Game”, “The People”, “Drivin’ Me Wild”, “I Want You”

Underground Kingz by UGK

Released: August 7, 2007

Label: Jive

Singles: “The Game Belongs to Me”, “Int’l Players Anthem (I Choose You)”

Graduation by Kanye West

Released: September 11, 2007

Label: Def Jam, Roc-A-Fella

Singles: “Can’t Tell Me Nothing”, “Stronger”, “Good Life”, “Flashing Lights”, “Homecoming”

American Gangster by JAY Z

Released: November 6, 2007

Label: Roc-A-FellaDef Jam

Singles: “Blue Magic”, “Roc Boys (And the Winner Is)…”, “I Know”

Trilla by Rick Ross

Released: March 11, 2008

Label: Slip-n-Slide, Def Jam, Poe Boy

Singles: “Speedin'”, “The Boss”, “Here I Am”

Tha Carter III by Lil Wayne

Released: June 10, 2008

Label: Cash Money, Universal Motown, Young Money

Singles: “Lollipop”, “A Milli”, “Got Money”, “Mr. Carter”, “Mrs. Officer”

Untitled by Nas

Released: July 15, 2008

Label: The Jones Experience, Def Jam

Singles: “Hero”, “Make the World Go Round”

The Recession by Young Jeezy

Released: September 2, 2008

Label: CTE, Def Jam

Singles: “Put On”, “Vacation”, “Crazy World”, “My President”, “Who Dat”

Paper Trail by T.I.

Released: September 30, 2008

Label: Grand Hustle, Atlantic

Singles: “No Matter What”, “Whatever You Like”, “Swing Ya Rag”, “What Up, What’s Haapnin'”, “Swagga Like Us”, “Ready for Whatever”, “Live Your Life”, “Dead and Gone”

808s & Heartbreak by Kanye West

Released: November 24, 2008

Label: Def Jam, Roc-A-Fella

Singles: “Love Lockdown”, “Heartless”, “Amazing”, “Paranoid”

Deeper Than Rap by Rick Ross

Released: April 21, 2009

Label: MMG, Slip-n-Slide, Def Jam

Singles: “Mafia Music”, “Magnificent”, “All I Really Want”, “Maybach Music 2”

Relapse by Eminem

Released: May 19, 2009

Label: Aftermath, Shady, Interscope

Singles: “Crack a Bottle”, “We Made You”, “3 a.m.”, “Beautiful”

Loso’s Way by Fabolous

Released: July 28, 2009

Label: Desert Storm, Street Family, Def Jam

Singles: “Throw It in the Bag”, “My Time”, “Everything, Everyday, Everywhere”, “Money Goes, Honey Stay (When the Money Goes Remix)”

The Blueprint 3 by JAY Z

Released: September 8, 2009

Label: Roc Nation, Asylum, Atlantic

Singles: “D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)”, “Run This Town”, “Empire State of Mind”, “On to the Next One”, “Young Forever”, “A Star Is Born”

Battle of the Sexes by Ludacris

Released: March 9, 2010

Label: Disturbing tha Peace, Def Jam

Singles: “How Low”, “My Chick Bad”, “Sex Room”, “Everybody Drunk”

B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray by B.o.B

Released: April 27, 2010

Label: Grand Hustle, Rebel Rock, Atlantic

Singles: “Nothin’ on You”, “Don’t Let Me Fall”, “Airplanes”, “Bet I”, “Magic”, “I’ll Be in the Sky”

Thank Me Later by Drake

Released: June 15, 2010

Label: Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Motown

Singles: “Over”, “Find Your Love”, “Miss Me”, “Fancy”

Recovery by Eminem

Released: June 18, 2010

Label: Shady, Aftermath, Interscope

Singles: “Not Afraid”, “Love the Way You Lie”, “No Love”, “Space Bound”

I Am Not A Human Being by Lil Wayne

Released: September 27, 2010

Label: Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Motown

Singles: “I’m Single”, “Right Above It”

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West

Released: November 22, 2010

Label: Def Jam, Roc-A-Fella

Singles: “Power”, “Runaway”, “Monster”, “All of the Lights”

Pink Friday by Nicki Minaj

Released: November 22, 2010

Label: Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Motown

Singles: “Your Love”, “Check It Out”, “Right Thru Me”, “Moment 4 Life”, “Super Bass”, “Did It On’em”, “Girls Fall Like Dominoes”, “Fly”

Lasers by Lupe Fiasco

Released: March 7, 2011

Label: 1st & 15th, Atlantic

Singles: “The Show Goes On”, “Words I Never Said”, “Out of My Head”, “I Don’t Wanna Care Right Now”

Hell: The Sequel by Bad Meets Evil

Released: June 14, 2011

Label: Shady, Interscope

Singles: “Fast Lane”, “Lighters”

Watch the Throne by JAY Z & Kanye West

Released: August 8, 2011

Label: Def Jam, Roc Nation, Roc-A-Fella

Singles: “H•A•M”, “Otis”, “Lift Off”, “Ni**as in Paris”, “Why I Love You”, “Gotta Have It”, “No Church in the Wild”

The R.E.D. Album by The Game

Released: August 23, 2011

Label: Black Wall Street, DGC, Interscope

Singles: “Red Nation”, “Pot of Gold”

Tha Carter IV by Lil Wayne

Released: August 29, 2011

Label: Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Republic

Singles: “6 Foot 7 Foot”, “John”, “How to Love”, “She Will”, “It’s Good”, “Mirror”

Cole World: The Sideline Story by J. Cole

Released: September 27, 2011

Label: Roc Nation, Columbia, Sony

Singles: “Work Out”, “Can’t Get Enough”, “Mr. Nice Watch”, “Nobody’s Perfect”

Blue Slide Park by Mac Miller

Released: November 8, 2011

Label: Rostrum

Singles: “Frick Park Market”, “Party on Fifth Ave.”, “Up All Night”

Take Care by Drake

Released: November 15, 2011

Label: Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Republic

Singles: “Marvins Room”, “Headlines”, “Make Me Proud”, “The Motto”, “Take Care”, “HYFR (Hell Ya Fucking Right)”, “Crew Love”

Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded by Nicki Minaj

Released: April 2, 2012

Label: Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Republic

Singles: “Starships”, “Right by My Side”, “Beez in the Trap”, “Pound the Alarm”, “Va Va Voom”

Life Is Good by Nas

Released: July 13, 2012

Label: Def Jam

Singles: “Nasty”, “The Don”, “Daughters”, “Cherry Wine”

God Forgives, I Don’t by Rick Ross

Released: July 30, 2012

Label: Maybach, Slip-n-Slide, Def Jam

Singles: “Touch’N You”, “So Sophisticated”, “Hold Me Back”, “Diced Pineapples”

Based On A T.R.U. Story by 2 Chainz

Released: August 14, 2012

Label: Def Jam

Singles: “No Lie”, “Birthday Song”, “I’m Different”

LONG.LIVE.A$AP by A$AP Rocky

Released: January 15, 2013

Label: ASAP Worldwide, Polo Grounds, RCA

Singles: “Goldie”, “Fuckin’ Problems”, “Wild for the Night”, “Fashion Killa”

Yeezus by Kanye West

Released: June 18, 2013

Label: Def Jam, Roc-A-Fella

Singles: “Black Skinhead”, “Bound 2”

The Gifted by Wale

Released: June 25, 2013

Label: Maybach Music, Allido, Atlantic

Singles: “Bad”, “LoveHate Thing”, “Bad (Remix)”, “Clappers”

Born Sinner by J. Cole

Released: June 18, 2013

Label: ByStorm, Columbia, Dreamville, Roc Nation

Singles: “Power Trip”, “Crooked Smile”, “Forbidden Fruit”, “She Knows”

Magna Carta Holy Grail by JAY Z

Released: July 4, 2013

Label: Roc-A-Fella, Roc Nation, UMD, The Island Def Jam Music Group, Third Man (vinyl)

Singles: “Holy Grail”, “Tom Ford”, “Part II (On the Run)”

Nothing Was the Same by Drake

Released: September 24, 2013

Label: OVO Sound, Young Money, Cash Money, Republic

Singles: “Started from the Bottom”, “Hold On, We’re Going Home”, “All Me”, “Pound Cake”, “The Language”, “Too Much”, “Worst Behavior”

The Marshall Mathers LP 2 by Eminem

Released: November 5, 2013

Label: Aftermath, Shady, Interscope

Singles: “Berzerk”, “Survival”, “Rap God”, “The Monster”, “Headlights”

Oxymoron by ScHoolboy Q

Released: February 25, 2014

Label: TDE, Interscope

Singles: “Collard Greens”, “Man of the Year”, “Studio”, “Hell of a Night”

Mastermind by Rick Ross

Released: March 3, 2014

Label: Maybach, Slip-n-Slide, Def Jam

Singles: “The Devil Is a Lie”, “War Ready”, “Thug Cry”

Blacc Hollywood by Wiz Khalifa

Released: August 18, 2014

Label: Rostrum, Atlantic

Singles: “We Dem Boyz”, “You and Your Friends”

Anomaly by Lecrae

Released: September 9, 2014

Label: Reach

Singles: “Nuthin”, “Fear”, “All I Need is You”

2014 Forest Hills Drive by J. Cole

Released: December 9, 2014

Label: ByStorm, Columbia, Dreamville, Roc Nation

Singles: “Apparently”, “Wet Dreamz”, “No Role Modelz”, “Love Yourz”

If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late by Drake

Released: February 13, 2015

Label: OVO Sound, Young Money, Cash Money, Republic

Singles: “Preach”, “Energy”

Dark Sky Paradise by Big Sean

Released: February 24, 2015

Label: GOOD, Def Jam

Singles: “I Don’t Fuck with You”, “Paradise”, “Blessings”, “One Man Can Change the World”, “Play No Games”

To Pimp A Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar

Released: March 15, 2015

Label: TDE, Aftermath, Interscope

Singles: “i”, “The Blacker the Berry”, “King Kunta”, “Alright”, “These Walls”

The Album About Nothing by Wale

Released: March 31, 2015

Label: Maybach, Allido, Atlantic

Singles: “The Body”, “The Matrimony”

AT.LONG.LAST.A$AP by A$AP Rocky

Released: May 26, 2015

Label: ASAP Worldwide, Polo Grounds, RCA

Singles: “Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2 (LPFJ2)”, “Everyday”, “LSD”

Dreams Worth More Than Money by Meek Mill

Released: June 29, 2015

Label: Maybach, Atlantic

Singles: “Check”, “All Eyes on You”, “R.I.C.O.”

DS2 by Future

Released: July 17, 2015

Label: A1, Freebandz, Epic

Singles: “Fuck Up Some Commas”, “Where Ya At”, “Stick Talk”

What a Time to Be Alive by Drake & Future

Released: September 20, 2015

Label: Young Money, Cash Money, Republic, Epic, A1, Freebandz

Singles: “Jumpman”

Fetty Wap by Fetty Wap

Released: September 25, 2015

Label: RGF, 300

Singles: “Trap Queen”, “679”, “My Way”, “Again”

EVOL by Future

Released: February 6, 2016

Label: A1, Freebandz, Epic

Singles: “Low Life”, “Wicked”

untitled…unmastered by Kendrick Lamar

Released: March 4, 2016

Label: Top Dawg, Aftermath, Interscope

Singles: “Untitled 07 | Levitate”

The Life of Pablo by Kanye West

Released: February 14, 2016

Label: GOOD, Def Jam

Singles: “Famous”, “Father Stretch My Hands”, “Fade”

Views by Drake

Released: April 29, 2016

Label: Cash Money, Republic, Young Money

Singles: “Hotline Bling”, “One Dance”, “Pop Style”, “Controlla”, “Too Good”

Major Key by DJ Khaled

Released: July 29, 2016

Label: Epic, We the Best

Singles: “For Free”, “I Got the Keys”, “Holy Key”, “Do You Mind”

Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight by Travis Scott

Released: September 2, 2016

Label: Grand Hustle, Epic

Singles: “Wonderful”, “Pick Up the Phone”, “Goosebumps”

Trap Or Die 3 by Young Jeezy

Released: October 28, 2016

Label: CTE WorldDef Jam

Singles: “Let Em Know”, “All There”

We Got It From Here…Thank You 4 Your Service by A Tribe Called Quest

Released: November 11, 2016

Label: Epic

Singles: “We the People….”, “Dis Generation”

4 Your Eyez Only by J. Cole

Released: December 9, 2016

Label: Dreamville, Roc Nation, Interscope

Singles: “Deja Vu”, “Neighbors”

Culture by Migos

Released: January 27, 2017

Label: Quality Control, YRN, 300

Singles: “Bad and Boujee”, “T-Shirt”, “Slippery”

I Decided. by Big Sean

Released: February 3, 2017

Label: GOOD, Def Jam

Singles: “Bounce Back”, “Moves”, “Jump Out the Window”

FUTURE by Future

Released: February 17, 2017

Label: A1, Freebandz, Epic

Singles: “Draco”, “Mask Off”, “Extra Luv”

HNDRXX by Future

Released: February 24, 2017

Label: A1, Freebandz, Epic

Singles: “Selfish”, “Pie”, “Incredible”, “You da Baddest”

More Life by Drake

Released: March 18, 2017

Label: Republic, Cash Money, Young Money

Singles: “Fake Love”, “Passionfruit”, “Free Smoke”, “Portland”, “Glow”

DAMN. by Kendrick Lamar

Released: April 14, 2017

Label: TDE, Aftermath, Interscope

Singles: “Humble”, “Loyalty”, “Love”

Everybody by Logic

Released: May 5, 2017

Label: Visionary, Def Jam

Singles: “Everybody”, “Black Spiderman”, “1-800-273-8255”

Grateful by DJ Khaled

Released: June 23, 2017

Label: We the Best, Epic

Singles: “Shining”, “I’m the One”, “Wild Thoughts”

4:44 by JAY Z

Released: June 30, 2017

Label: Roc Nation

Singles: “4:44”, “Bam”, “Family Feud”

Luv Is Rage 2 by Lil Uzi Vert

Released: August 25, 2017

Label: Generation Now, Atlantic

Singles: “XO Tour Llif3”, “The Way Life Goes”, “Sauce It Up”

Perception by NF

Released: October 6, 2017

Label: Capitol, Caroline, NF Real Music

Singles: “Outro”, “Green Lights”, “Let You Down”, “Lie”, “If You Want Love”

Revival by Eminem

Released: December 15, 2017

Label: Aftermath, Interscope, Shady

Singles: “Walk on Water”, “River”, “Nowhere Fast”, “Remind Me”

Culture II by Migos

Released: January 26, 2018

Label: Capitol, Motown, Quality Control

Singles: “MotorSport”, “Stir Fry”, “Walk It Talk It”, “Narcos”

Black Panther: The Album by Kendrick Lamar & Various Artists

Released: February 9, 2018

Label: Top Dawg, Aftermath, Interscope

Singles: “All the Stars”, “King’s Dead”, “Pray for Me”

Bobby Tarantino 2 by Logic

Released: March 9, 2018

Label: Def Jam, Visionary

Singles: “44 More”, “Overnight”, “Everyday”

? by XXXTentacion

Released: March 16, 2018

Label: Bad Vibes Forever, Caroline, Capitol

Singles: “Sad!”, “Changes”, “Moonlight”

Invasion Of Privacy by Cardi B

Released: April 6, 2018

Label: Atlantic

Singles: “Bodak Yellow”, “Bartier Cardi”, “Be Careful”, “I Like It”, “Ring”

KOD by J. Cole

Released: April 20, 2018

Label: Dreamville, Roc Nation, Interscope

Singles: “KOD”, “ATM”

Beerbongs & Bentleys by Post Malone

Released: April 27, 2018

Label: Republic

Singles: “Rockstar”, “Candy Paint”, “Psycho”, “Ball for Me”, “Better Now”

Ye by Kanye West

Released: June 1, 2018

Label: GOOD, Def Jam

Singles: “Yikes”, “All Mine”

Scorpion by Drake

Released: June 29, 2018

Label: Cash Money, Republic, Young Money

Singles: “God’s Plan”, “Nice for What”, “I’m Upset”, “Don’t Matter to Me”, “In My Feelings”, “Nonstop”, “Mob Ties”

Astroworld by Travis Scott

Released: August 3, 2018

Label: Cactus Jack, Grand Hustle, Epic

Singles: “Butterfly Effect”, “Sicko Mode”, “Yosemite”, “Wake Up”

Kamikaze by Eminem

Released: August 31, 2018

Label: Aftermath, Interscope, Shady

Singles: “Fall”, “Venom”, “Lucky You”

Iridescence by BROCKHAMPTON

Released: September 21, 2018

Label: September 21, 2018

Singles: N/A

Tha Carter V by Lil Wayne

Released: September 28, 2018

Label: Young Money, Republic

Singles: “Uproar”, “Don’t Cry”

Not All Heroes Wear Capes by Metro Boomin’

Released: November 2, 2018

Label: Boominati, Republic

Singles: “No Complaints”, “Space Cadet”

Championships by Meek Mill

Released: November 30, 2018

Label: Atlantic, Maybach Music

Singles: “Dangerous”, “Going Bad”, “24/7”

Skins by XXXTentacion

Released: December 7, 2018

Label: Bad Vibes Forever, Empire

Singles: “Bad!”

Dying to Live by Kodak Black

Released: December 14, 2018

Label: Atlantic

Singles: “If I’m Lyin, I’m Flyin”, “Zeze”, “Take One”, “Calling My Spirit”

I Am > I Was by 21 Savage

Released: December 21, 2018

Label: Slaughter Gang, Epic

Singles: “A Lot”, “Monster”

Hoodie SZN by A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

Released: December 21, 2018

Label: Atlantic, Highbridge

Singles: “Look Back at It”, “Swervin”

The Wizrd by Future

Released: January 18, 2019

Label: Freebandz, Epic

Singles: “Crushed Up”, “Jumpin on a Jet”, “First Off”

Death Race For Love by Juice WRLD

Released: March 8, 2019

Label: Grade A, Interscope

Singles: “Robbery”, “Hear Me Calling”

Bad Habits by NAV

Released: March 22, 2019

Label: XO, Republic

Singles: “Know Me”, “Tap”

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind by Logic

Released: May 10, 2019

Label: Def Jam, Visionary

Singles: “Keanu Reeves”, “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind”, “Homicide”

IGOR by Tyler, the Creator

Released: May 17, 2019

Label: Columbia

Singles: “Earfquake”

Revenge of the Dreamers III by Dreamville

Released: July 5, 2019

Label: Dreamville, Interscope

Singles: “Middle Child”, “Down Bad / Got Me”, “LamboTruck / Costa Rica”, “Bussit / Still Up”

The Search by NF

Released: July 26, 2019

Label: NF Real Music, Caroline

Singles: “Why”, “The Search”, “When I Grow Up”, “Time”

Care Package by Drake

Released: August 2, 2019

Label: OVO, Republic

Singles: N/A

So Much Fun by Young Thug

Released: August 16, 2019

Label: YSL, 300, Atlantic

Singles: “The London”, “Hot”

Hollywood’s Bleeding by Post Malone

Released: September 6, 2019

Label: Republic

Singles: “Wow”, “Goodbyes”, “Circles”, “Enemies”, “Allergic”, “Take What You Want”

Kirk by DaBaby

Released: September 27, 2019

Label: Interscope, South Coast

Singles: “Intro”, “Bop”, “Vibez”

Al YoungBoy 2 by YoungBoy Never Broke Again

Released: October 11, 2019

Label: Never Broke Again, Atlantic

Singles: “Self Control”, “Slime Mentality”, “Make No Sense”

Jesus is King by Kanye West

Released: October 25, 2019

Label: GOOD, Def Jam

Singles: “Follow God”, “Closed on Sunday”

A Love Letter to You 4 by Trippie Redd

Released: November 22, 2019

Label: 10k, Caroline

Singles: “Love Me More”, “Death”, “Who Needs Love”, “Yell Oh”, “The Way”

Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial by Roddy Ricch

Released: December 6, 2019

Label: Atlantic, Bird Vision

Singles: “Big Stepper”, “Start wit Me”, “Tip Toe”, “The Box”, “High Fashion”

JackBoys by JackBoys & Travis Scott

Released: December 27, 2019

Label: Epic, Cactus Jack

Singles: “Highest in the Room (Remix)”, “Had Enough”, “Out West”

Music to Be Murdered By by Eminem

Released: January 17, 2020

Label: Shady, Aftermath, Interscope

Singles: “Darkness”, “Godzilla”

Funeral by Lil Wayne

Released: January 31, 2020

Label: Young Money Republic

Singles: “I Do It”, “Shimmy”

My Turn by Lil Baby

Released: February 28, 2020

Label: Capitol, Motown, Wolfpack, Quality Control

Singles: “Woah”, “Sum 2 Prove”, “Emotionally Scarred”, “All In”, “The Bigger Picture”

Eternal Atake by Lil Uzi Vert

Released: March 6, 2020

Label: Generation Now, Atlantic

Singles: “Futsal Shuffle 2020”, “That Way”

Blame It On Baby by DaBaby

Released: April 17, 2020

Label: Interscope, South Coast

Singles: “Find My Way”, “Rockstar”, “No Dribble”, “Peep Hole”, “Blind”

38 Baby 2 by YoungBoy Never Broke Again

Released: April 24, 2020

Label: Never Broke Again, Atlantic

Singles: N/A

Good Intentions by NAV

Released: May 8, 2020

Label: XO, Republic

Singles: “Turks”

High Off Life by Future

Released: May 15, 2020

Label: Freebandz, Epic

Singles: “100 Shooters”, “Last Name”, “Life Is Good”, “Tycoon”, “Trillionaire”

Wunna by Gunna

Released: May 22, 2020

Label: YSL, 300

Singles: “Skybox”, “Wunna”, “Dollaz on My Head”

Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon by Pop Smoke

Released: July 3, 2020

Label: Victor Victor, Republic

Singles: “Make It Rain”, “The Woo”, “Mood Swings”, “For the Night”, “What You Know Bout Love”, “Hello”

Legends Never Die by Juice WRLD

Released: July 10, 2020

Label: Grade A, Interscope

Singles: “Righteous”, “Tell Me U Luv Me”, “Life’s a Mess”, “Come & Go”, “Wishing Well”, “Smile”

Detroit 2 by Big Sean

Released: September 4, 2020

Label: GOOD, Def Jam

Singles: “Deep Reverence”, “Wolves”

Top by Youngboy Never Broke Again

Released: September 11, 2020

Label: Never Broke Again, Atlantic

Singles: “All In”, “Kacey Talk”, “Callin”

Savage Mode II by 21 Savage & Metro Boomin’

Released: October 2, 2020

Label: Slaughter Gang, Epic, Boominati Republic

Singles: “Runnin”, “Mr. Right Now”

Whole Lotta Red by Playboi Carti

Released: December 25, 2020

Label: AWGE, Interscope

Singles: “@ Meh”

Soulfly by Rod Wave

Released: March 26, 2021

Label: Alamo

Singles: “Street Runner”, “Tombstone”

Slime Language II by YSL Records, Young Thug, and Gunna

Released: April 16, 2021

Label: YSL, 300

Singles: “Take It to Trial”, “GFU”, “That Go!”

A Gangsta’s Pain by Moneybagg Yo

Released: April 23, 2021

Label: Roc Nation, CMG, Bread Gang, N-Less, Interscope

Singles: “Time Today”, “Hard for the Next”

Khaled Khaled by DJ Khaled

Released: April 30, 2021

Label: We the Best, Roc Nation, Epic

Singles: “Popstar” / “Greece”, “Every Chance I Get”, “I Did It”

The Off Season by J. Cole

Released: May 14, 2021

Label: Dreamville, Roc Nation, Interscope

Singles: “Interlude”, “My Life”

The Voice of the Heroes by Lil Baby & Lil Durk

Released: June 4, 2021

Label: Quality Control, 4PF, Only the Family, Capitol, Motown, Alamo, Geffen

Singles: “Voice of the Heroes”

Hall of Fame by Polo G

Released: June 11, 2021

Label: Columbia, Only Dreamers Achieve

Singles: “Epidemic”, “GNF (OKOKOK)”, “Rapstar”, “Gang Gang”

Call Me If You Get Lost by Tyler, the Creator

Released: June 25, 2021

Label: Columbia

Singles: “Lumberjack”, “WusYaName”

Faith by Pop Smoke

Released: July 16, 2021

Label: Victor Victor, Republic

Singles: “Demeanor”

Donda by Kanye West

Released: August 29, 2021

Label: GOOD, Def Jam

Singles: “Hurricane”

Certified Lover Boy by Drake

Released: September 3, 2021

Label: OVO, Republic

Singles: N/A

Sincerely, Kentrell by YoungBoy Never Broke Again

Released: September 24, 2021

Label: Never Broke Again, Atlantic

Singles: “Toxic Punk”, “White Teeth”, “Nevada”, “Life Support”, “On My Side”

Punk by Young Thug

Released: October 15, 2021

Label: YSL, 300, Atlantic

Singles: N/A

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