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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    Immortal Technique

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    Eminem, Dido

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    Common, Common Sense

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    Jean Grae, Immortal Technique

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    The Notorious B.I.G.

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    2Pac

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    R.A. The Rugged Man, Jedi Mind Tricks

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    2pac

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    2Pac

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    Eminem

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    Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick

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    2Pac

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    Lupe Fiasco

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    Organized Konfusion

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    Beastie Boys

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    SPM

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    Chingo Bling

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    Aesop Rock

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    2Pac

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    Krayzie Bone

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    Krayzie Bone

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    Z-RO

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    SPM

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    Gang Starr, Scarface

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    The Notorious B.I.G.

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    Jeru the Damaja

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