rap The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop  

eatmyguitar
2.3k votes 591 voters 30k views 57 items Embed
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.
list ordered by

1
234 33
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

2
160 19
Stan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Stan Eminem, Dido

3
107 26
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

4
93 26
Children's Story is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Children's Story Slick Rick

5
81 23
I Gave You Power is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop

6
79 23
'97 Bonnie & Clyde is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop

7
64 19
I Used to Love H.E.R. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
I Used to Love H.E.R. Common, Common Sense

8
59 18
You Never Know is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
You Never Know Jean Grae, Immortal Technique

9
61 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.

10
51 15
Kim is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Kim Eminem

11
54 18
Rewind is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Rewind Nas

12
21 2
Ranker Video
thuglife93.im added Me Against the World 2Pac

13
55 19
Ranker Video
I Got a Story to Tell The Notorious B.I.G.

14
32 5
Da Art Of Storytellin' (Album ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop

Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

15
42 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

16
36 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

17
33 7
Ranker Video
nocashgoash added Violent 2pac

18
45 16
Undying Love is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop

19
32 7
Ranker Video
nocashgoash added Trapped 2Pac

20
48 19
Warning is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Warning The Notorious B.I.G.

21
19 2
It Was a Good Day is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Jan Rogoszinski added It Was a Good Day Ice Cube

The Greatest Musicians Who Died Before 40

22
23 3
Casualties of a Dice Game is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop

23
33 9
Ranker Video

24
29 6
Ranker Video
The Heist Big L

25
24 5
Ranker Video
nocashgoash added Words of Wisdom 2Pac

26
23 5
Ranker Video

27
21 4
Once Upon a Time in the Projec... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop

28
21 4
The Cool is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
The Cool Lupe Fiasco

The Best Hip Hop Albums of All Time

29
19 3
My Summer Vacation is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop

30
19 4
La Di Da Di (live) is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
La Di Da Di (live) Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick

31
13 2
Ranker Video
thuglife93.im added Dopefiend's Diner 2Pac

32
13 2
Ranker Video
thuglife93.im added Now I Feel Ya Scarface

33
12 2
Just to Get a Rep is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Just to Get a Rep Gang Starr

34
13 3
Paul Revere is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Paul Revere Beastie Boys

35
10 1
No Regrets is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
No Regrets Aesop Rock

Catchiest Viral Internet Songs of All Time

36
11 2
Stray Bullet is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Stray Bullet Organized Konfusion

37
14 5
You Can't Stop the Prophet is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
You Can't Stop the Prophet Jeru the Damaja

38
10 2
A Gangsta's Fairytale is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop

39
11 3
Ranker Video

40
11 3
I Can't Wake Up is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
I Can't Wake Up KRS-One

41
9 2
Betrayal is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Betrayal Gang Starr, Scarface

42
10 3
Ranker Video
nocashgoash added Real Gangsta SPM

The Best Rap Songs About Cheating

43
24 17
Gimme the Loot is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Gimme the Loot The Notorious B.I.G.

44
25 18
Meet the Parents is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop

45
7 2
Ranker Video
thuglife93.im added The Future Krayzie Bone

46
5 0
8 Million Stories is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Jason Halgas added 8 Million Stories A Tribe Called Quest

47
6 1
A Life in the Day of Benjamin ... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop

48
6 1
Ranker Video
nocashgoash added Medicine SPM

49
7 3
Glen Close is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Glen Close Binary Star

50
6 2
Ranker Video