Hip-Hop 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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Stan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Eminem, Dido

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Dance With the Devil is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Immortal Technique

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

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

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

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It Was a Good Day is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Jan Rogoszinski added Ice Cube

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I Used to Love H.E.R. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Common, Common Sense

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The Notorious B.I.G.

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Niggas Bleed is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
The Notorious B.I.G.

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Kim is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Eminem

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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
R.A. The Rugged Man, Jedi Mind Tricks

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

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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) 17 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) 18 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop

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nocashgoash added 2Pac

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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) 24 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop

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thuglife93.im added 2Pac

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Once Upon a Time in the Projec... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop

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A Life in the Day of Benjamin ... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop

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La Di Da Di (live) is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick

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nocashgoash added 2Pac -

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My Summer Vacation is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop

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The Cool is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Lupe Fiasco

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A Gangsta's Fairytale is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop

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Just to Get a Rep is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Gang Starr

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Paul Revere is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Beastie Boys

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Gimme the Loot is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
The Notorious B.I.G.

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thuglife93.im added Scarface

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I Can't Wake Up is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
KRS-One

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thuglife93.im added 2Pac

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

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Stray Bullet is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Organized Konfusion

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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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You're Nobody (Til Somebody Ki... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop

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8 Million Stories is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Jason Halgas added A Tribe Called Quest

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

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Betrayal is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Gang Starr, Scarface

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nocashgoash added SPM

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

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thuglife93.im added Chingo Bling

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nocashgoash added SPM