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

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I Gave You Power is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop

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'97 Bonnie & Clyde is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop

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It Was a Good Day is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Jan Rogoszinski added Ice Cube

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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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The Notorious B.I.G.

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

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I Used to Love H.E.R. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Common, Common Sense

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Niggas Bleed is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
The Notorious B.I.G.

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Da Art Of Storytellin' (Album ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop

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Uncommon Valor: A Vietnam Stor... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
R.A. The Rugged Man, Jedi Mind Tricks

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Rewind is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Nas

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I Seen a Man Die is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Scarface

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Warning is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
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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nocashgoash added 2Pac

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Big L

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

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nocashgoash added 2pac

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Once Upon a Time in the Projec... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop