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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
Dance With the Devil Immortal Technique

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Stan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Stan Eminem, Dido

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Brenda's Got a Baby is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Brenda's Got a Baby Tupac Shakur

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Children's Story is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Children's Story Slick Rick

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'97 Bonnie & Clyde is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop

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I Used to Love H.E.R. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
I Used to Love H.E.R. Common, Common Sense

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You Never Know is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
You Never Know Jean Grae, Immortal Technique

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I Gave You Power is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop

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My Summer Vacation is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop

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

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Now I Feel Ya Scarface

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I Seen a Man Die is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
I Seen a Man Die Scarface

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Uncommon Valor: A Vietnam Stor... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Uncommon Valor: A Vietnam Story R.A. The Rugged Man, Jedi Mind Tricks

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Rewind is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Rewind Nas

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Niggas Bleed is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Niggas Bleed The Notorious B.I.G.

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The Heist Big L

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Da Art Of Storytellin' (Album ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop

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I Got a Story to Tell The Notorious B.I.G.

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

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Violent 2pac

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Warning is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Warning The Notorious B.I.G.

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Undying Love is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop

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Once Upon a Time in the Projec... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop

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Trapped 2Pac

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The Future Krayzie Bone

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I Can't Wake Up is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
I Can't Wake Up KRS-One

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La Di Da Di (live) is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
La Di Da Di (live) Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick

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Casualties of a Dice Game is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop

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Stray Bullet is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Stray Bullet Organized Konfusion

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You Can't Stop the Prophet is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
You Can't Stop the Prophet Jeru the Damaja

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A Gangsta's Fairytale is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop

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Paul Revere is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Paul Revere Beastie Boys

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No Regrets is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
No Regrets Aesop Rock

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Just to Get a Rep is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Just to Get a Rep Gang Starr

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Betrayal is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Betrayal Gang Starr, Scarface

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Go Back to Mexico Chingo Bling

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Love Ya Life Krayzie Bone

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Glen Close is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Glen Close Binary Star

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Medicine SPM

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One Day Jeru the Damaja

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The Gates is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
The Gates CunninLynguists, Tonedeff