rap The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop  

eatmyguitar
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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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170 21
Stan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Stan Eminem, Dido

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111 28
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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98 27
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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26 2
It Was a Good Day is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Jan Rogoszinski added It Was a Good Day Ice Cube

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82 24
I Gave You Power is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop

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83 25
'97 Bonnie & Clyde is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop

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65 19
I Used to Love H.E.R. is listed (or ranked) 8 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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62 20
Niggas Bleed is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Niggas Bleed The Notorious B.I.G.

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60 19
You Never Know is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
You Never Know Jean Grae, Immortal Technique

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54 17
Kim is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Kim Eminem

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55 18
Rewind is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Rewind Nas

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56 19
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I Got a Story to Tell The Notorious B.I.G.

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33 5
Da Art Of Storytellin' (Album ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop

The 7 Greatest (True) Johnny Depp Stories Ever Told

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43 11
Uncommon Valor: A Vietnam Stor... is listed (or ranked) 15 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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38 8
I Seen a Man Die is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
I Seen a Man Die Scarface

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46 16
Undying Love is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop

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33 7
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nocashgoash added Violent 2pac

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49 19
Warning is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Warning The Notorious B.I.G.

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32 7
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nocashgoash added Trapped 2Pac

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23 3
Casualties of a Dice Game is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop

The Best Hip Hop Albums of All Time

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34 9
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The Heist Big L

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22 3
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thuglife93.im added Me Against the World 2Pac

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26 5
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24 5
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nocashgoash added Words of Wisdom 2Pac

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21 4
The Cool is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
The Cool Lupe Fiasco

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21 4
Once Upon a Time in the Projec... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop

The Best Rap Songs About Cheating

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21 4
La Di Da Di (live) is listed (or ranked) 29 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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19 3
My Summer Vacation is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop

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thuglife93.im added Now I Feel Ya Scarface

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thuglife93.im added Dopefiend's Diner 2Pac

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14 3
Paul Revere is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Paul Revere Beastie Boys

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6 0
8 Million Stories is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Jason Halgas added 8 Million Stories A Tribe Called Quest

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12 2
Just to Get a Rep is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Just to Get a Rep Gang Starr

The 26 Hottest Rachel Riley Photos

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11 2
No Regrets is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
No Regrets Aesop Rock

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11 2
Stray Bullet is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Stray Bullet Organized Konfusion

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12 3
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12 3
I Can't Wake Up is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
I Can't Wake Up KRS-One

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14 5
You Can't Stop the Prophet is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
You Can't Stop the Prophet Jeru the Damaja

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10 2
A Gangsta's Fairytale is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop

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8 1
A Life in the Day of Benjamin ... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop

The Greatest Depressing Love Songs

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9 2
Betrayal is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Betrayal Gang Starr, Scarface

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10 3
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nocashgoash added Real Gangsta SPM

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24 17
Gimme the Loot is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Gimme the Loot The Notorious B.I.G.

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25 18
Meet the Parents is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop

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nocashgoash added Medicine SPM

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thuglife93.im added The Future Krayzie Bone

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8 3
Glen Close is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Glen Close Binary Star

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thuglife93.im added Love Ya Life Krayzie Bone