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The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop 

eatmyguitar
Updated November 23, 2018 5.1k votes 1.4k voters 47.6k views 58 items
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
2
Stan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Eminem, Dido
3
Brenda's Got a Baby is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Tupac Shakur
4
Children's Story is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Slick Rick
5
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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Kim is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Eminem
8
You Never Know is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Jean Grae, Immortal Technique
9
It Was a Good Day is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Jan Rogoszinski added Ice Cube
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The Notorious B.I.G.
11
Niggas Bleed is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
The Notorious B.I.G.
12
Rewind is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Nas
13
I Used to Love H.E.R. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Common, Common Sense
14
Da Art Of Storytellin' (... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
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Undying Love is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
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Uncommon Valor: A Vietna... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
R.A. The Rugged Man, Jedi Mind Tricks
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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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I Seen a Man Die is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
Scarface
20
PROM/KING is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
MaxWilliams added
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nocashgoash added 2Pac
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Casualties of a Dice Gam... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Storytelling Songs in Rap/Hip-Hop
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Big L
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nocashgoash added 2pac