The 21 Best Collab Albums Ever

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Ross Gilmore

What’s better than an album from one of your favorite artists? How about an album from two of your favorite artists? Who doesn’t love a great collaboration? Especially, when it’s a collaboration between artists who are top notch. If you're in search of the best collab albums to add to your collection, check out our rundown of the 21 best collab albums ever. When it comes to the best collab albums ever, it's no easy feat putting a list together. We took a deep look at some of the most legendary albums of all time where artists came together to make magic.

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Without further ado, here's a look at our list -- which is in no particular order.

21. 'Pluto × Baby Pluto'

20. 'Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star'

19. 'Cheek to Cheek'

18. 'Kaytraminé'

17. 'The Voice of the Heroes'

16. 'Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho'

15. 'Watch the Throne'

14. 'Her Loss'

13. 'What a Time to Be Alive'

12. 'St. Elsewhere'

11. 'Rich Gang: Tha Tour Pt. 1'

10. 'How Fly'


8. 'Drip Harder'

7. 'Distant Relatives'

6. 'Without Warning'

5. 'Madvillainy'

4. 'Blackout!'

3. 'Kids See Ghosts'

2. Freddie Gibbs and Madlib - 'Piñata' (2014)

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Madlib is a production legend, as made apparent by his many classic contributions (and his former mentioning in this article alongside MF Doom). Freddie Gibbs was lucky enough to connect with the production great back in 2014, and the result was a clear-cut success. Did we mention Madlib produced their next collab album (Bandana) in its entirety on his iPad?

1. Jay Electronica & Jay-Z - 'A Written Testimony' (2020)

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Even though our list is written in no particular order, it doesn't feel out of the ordinary to see Jay-Z and Jay Electronica's names alongside the number one spot. In 2020, they came together to drop an exciting new album, A Written Testimony. Check it out for yourself, and while you're at it, dive into the music behind the rest of our list.

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