The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop Songs

The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop

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I understand "storytelling" is such a broad term in rap, but the songs must include at least some form of running narrative or scenario. I find that when a rapper has a great storytelling song, they're consistently great in this department, so expect to see many from the same artist.
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    Dance With the Devil is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop

    Immortal Technique

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    Eminem, Dido

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    Common, Common Sense

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    You Never Know is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop

    Jean Grae, Immortal Technique

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    Niggas Bleed is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop

    The Notorious B.I.G.

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    Uncommon Valor: A Vietnam Stor... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop

    R.A. The Rugged Man, Jedi Mind Tricks

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    Violent is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop

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    2pac

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    I Got a Story to Tell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop

    The Notorious B.I.G.

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    My Summer Vacation is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
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    The Heist is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
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    The Notorious B.I.G.

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    Undying Love is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
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    Eminem

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    Trapped is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop

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    2Pac

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    Words of Wisdom is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop

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    2Pac

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    Once Upon a Time in the Projec... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
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    One Love is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
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    Murder Was the Case is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
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    Lupe Fiasco

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    Me Against the World is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop

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    2Pac

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    I Can't Wake Up is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
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    Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick

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    Casualties of a Dice Game is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
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    You Can't Stop the Prophet is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
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    Organized Konfusion

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    A Gangsta's Fairytale is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
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    Just to Get a Rep is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
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    Beastie Boys

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    Love's Gonna Get'cha (Material... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
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    Real Gangsta is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop

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    SPM

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    The Future is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop

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    Krayzie Bone

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    Dopefiend's Diner is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop

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    2Pac

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    Streets of New York is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
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    Go Back to Mexico is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop

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    Chingo Bling

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    No Regrets is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop

    Aesop Rock

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    Betrayal is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop

    Gang Starr, Scarface

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    Glen Close is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop

    Binary Star

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    Love Ya Life is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop

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    Krayzie Bone

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    Greed, Vanity, Lust is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop

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    Z-RO

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    Medicine is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop

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    SPM

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    The Notorious B.I.G.

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    One Day is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop

    Jeru the Damaja

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