10 Best Rappers Alive*
Eminem
The Record: Eminem
4 — The Slim Shady LP (1999)
9 — The Marshall Mathers LP (2000)
8 — The Eminem Show (2002)
4 — Encore (2004)
2 — Curtain Call: The Hits (2005)
27 Million Total U.S. Sales
 
Jay-Z
The Record: Jay-Z
1 — Reasonable Doubt (1996)
1 — In My Lifetime, Vol. 1 (1997)
5 — Vol. 2. Hard Knock Life (1998)
3 — Vol. 3. Life and Times of S. Carter (1999)
2 — The Dynasty: Roc La Familia (2000)
2 — The Blueprint (2001)
1 — The Best of Both Worlds w/R. Kelly (2002)
3 — The Blueprint²: The Gift & the Curse (2002)
3 — The Black Album (2003)
1 — Collision Course w/Linkin Park (2004)
1 — Unfinished Business (w/R. Kelly (2004)
2 — Kingdom Come (2006)
1 — American Gangster (2007)
26 Million Total U.S. Sales
Eminem
The Record: The Beastie Boys
9 — Licensed to Ill (1986)
2 — Paul’s Boutique (1989)
2 — Check Your Head (1992)
3 — Ill Communication (1994)
3 — Hello Nasty (1998)
2 — Anthology: The Sounds of Science (1999)
1 — To the 5 Boroughs (2004)
22 Million Total U.S. Sales
 
Big Boi
The Record: Outkast
1 — Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik (1994)
2 — ATLiens (1996)
2 — Aquemini (1998)
4 — Stankonia (2000)
1 — Big Boi and Dre Present…Outkast (200)
11 — Speakerboxxx/The Love Below (2003)
1 — Idlewild (2006)
22 Million Total U.S. Sales
Nelly
The Record: Nelly
9 — Country Grammar (2000)
6 — Nellyville (2002)
1 — Da Derrty Versions: The Reinvention (2003)
1 — Sweat (2004)
3 — Suit (2004)
.5 — Brass Knuckles (2008)
20.5 Million Total U.S. Sales
 
MC Hammer
The Record: M.C. Hammer
2Let’s Get It Started (1988)
10 — Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em (1990)
3 — Too Legit to Quit (1991)
1 — The Funky Headhunter (1994)
16 Million Total U.S. Sales
DMX
The Record: DMX
4 — It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot (1998)
3 — Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood (1998)
5 — …And Then There Was X (1999)
1 — The Great Depression (2001)
1 — Grand Champ (2003)
2 — Year of the Dog… Again (2006)
16 Million Total U.S. Sales
 
Snoop Dogg
The Record: Snoop Dogg
4 — Doggystyle (1993)
2 — Tha Doggfather (1996)
2 — Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told (1998)
1 — No Limit Top Dogg (1999)
1 — Tha Last Meal (2000)
1 — Snoop Dogg Presents Tha Eastsidaz (2000)
1 — Paid tha Cost to Be da Boss (2002)
1 — R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece (2004)
.5 — Tha Blue Carpet Treatment (2007)
.5 — Ego Trippin’ (2008)
14 Million Total U.S. Sales
Bone Thugs N Harmony
The Record: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
2 — Creepin on ah Come Up (1994)
4 — E 1999 Eternal (1995)
4 — The Art of War (1997)
1 — The Collection, Volume 1 (1998)
1 — BTNHResurrection (2000)
1 — Greatest Hits (2004)
.5 — Strength & Loyalty (2007)
13.5 Million Total U.S. Sales
 
50 Cent
The Record: 50 Cent
6 — Get Rich or Die Trying (2003)
5 — The Massacre (2005)
1.5 — Curtis (2007)
12.5 Million Total U.S. Sales
Album sales figures are sourced from the Record Industry Association of America (RIAA) and only reflect sales within the United States from 1985 through 2009.
Figures do not include singles or apperances of other artists’ projects. Only Albums recognized by the RIAA have been included in this listing.