View Full Version : What are some good rap songs with stories in them?
10-13-2011, 01:21 PM
I'm not talking about rap songs with themes like "It was a good day" by Ice Cube or "You Got Me" by The Roots. I'm talking about rap songs like "260" by GFK and Rae or "Stan" by Eminem. Or the kind of shit Slick Rick does.
There is a great story rap song called "HelloHiHey" with a twisty ending by The Life Savas. Can anyone recommend me more story rap songs? (Non-violent and non-sexual stories preferred.)
10-13-2011, 01:34 PM
Well, I don't know if this is much help... but there is the song Animal in Man by Dead Prez... but I don't know remember if it was a story. It was based on that one novel Animal Farm by George Orwell.
I could give you more... but they are all crime related.. Like Shakey Dog by Ghostface or More Trife Life by Mobb Deep.
10-13-2011, 01:46 PM
2 of the greatest SONGS ever
go buy a KOOL G RAP album....
10-13-2011, 01:49 PM
rick ross entire career is a storybook
10-13-2011, 02:19 PM
First track that comes to my mind.
Sunz of Man
10-13-2011, 03:24 PM
10-13-2011, 03:32 PM
To me, in especially the first verse, Damien by DMX is storytelling at its finest.
10-13-2011, 03:42 PM
Probably my favorite:
10-13-2011, 04:16 PM
And besides Nas/Wu story songs, this is the best one of hip hop, period
10-13-2011, 04:42 PM
First track that comes to my mind.
haven't listened to that album in forever. best album cover ever.
10-13-2011, 06:17 PM
Here are a few recent ones Breaststroke:
Prince Ea - The Brain, talks about the history of great thinkers and the brain as an organ
Fortilive - Fist Fights, talks about the history of hand to hand combat
Canibus - Merchant Of Metaphors is a James Bond type of story
Roc Marciano - Firepower, he takes you through a dangerous trip through the ghetto
and some of my favorite older ones I have in rotation now:
Big Pun - Fast Money, intense chase tale, vivid lyricism by Pun
Funkmaster Wizard Wiz - Bellevue Patient, is comedy like Slick Rick
Smoothe Da Hustler - Hustlin', he is one of the best and overlooked drug dealing MCs ever imo
10-13-2011, 07:40 PM
Lost Boyz- Renee.
Has always been one of my favorite story songs.
10-13-2011, 08:30 PM
Awesome, keep 'em comin!! I just remembered some more that aren't all about violence:
"Millie Pulled A Pistol On Santa" - De La Soul (Child abuse)
"Deception" - Blackalicious (Getting caught in money and fame)
"Charlie" - Last Emperor (A young boy's life in the hood)
"Glen Close" - Binary Star (A stalker and crazy mom)
"One For The Griot" - J-Live (Awesome set of stories with twists)
"Love's Gonna Get Cha" - Boogie Down Productions (Has violence at the end)
"Heist of the Century" - La the Darkman (About a bank robbery but no violence)
"She Useta Be" - Devin the Dude (About how girls are hot when they're young, but ugly when old)
10-13-2011, 09:29 PM
OC - Ga Head
OC - The Crow
10-13-2011, 10:54 PM
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10-14-2011, 07:35 AM
Respect for posting fort minor
10-14-2011, 09:26 PM
one of my faves:
Sha Stimuli - Good Day
10-14-2011, 10:08 PM
GFK - Wildflower
RZA - The Chase
Eminem - Kim
Biggie - Dead Wrong
Ice-T - New Jack Hustler
Lost Boyz - Lifestyles of The Rich & Shameless
Jeru - You cant stop the Prophet
GFK - All That I Got Is You
ODB ft. 12 O' Clock, La & Stain - Gettin High
Ice-T - Peel Their Caps Back
2Pac - Oldschool
Kool G Rap & DJ Polo - Streets of NY
Bob Digi - Domestic Violence
Biz Markie - The Vapors
Nas - Shootouts
Geto Boyz - My Mind's Playin Tricks on Me
GZA - Killa Hills 10304
10-15-2011, 12:32 AM
I'd rather masturbate, than fuck with Vik Vaughn
Bro tip don't fall in love with strippers
10-15-2011, 03:00 AM
10-20-2011, 09:52 PM
M O A R !!!!
Edan - Run That Shit
10-20-2011, 10:43 PM
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10-20-2011, 11:56 PM
Gza - Queens Gambit
10-21-2011, 12:15 AM
scarface -good girl gone bad
scarface - a minute to pray & a second to die
ice cube - look whos burnin
ice cube - alive on arrival
two of the very best at painting very clear, lyrical pictures.
if you dont know the HIP HOP CLASSICS "death certificate" and "mr scarface is back"
go buy them shits right now.
10-21-2011, 07:24 PM
10-21-2011, 07:27 PM
Sticky Fingaz Featuring Redman, Rah Digga, Canibus - The State vs Kirk Jones
The whole Black Trash album actually
Ice Cube - Ghetto Vet (One of the only jewels on the War Album)
10-22-2011, 04:37 AM
03-25-2014, 10:05 PM
Great thread. Lets keep it alive!!
Lifesavas - "HelloHiHey"
03-25-2014, 10:25 PM
Buc Fifty - Say It Ain't So
Dig the last verse.
03-25-2014, 11:05 PM
03-26-2014, 12:34 AM
I've been listening to everyone's posts. Some reeeeaaaaal gems in this thread. Many I've never even heard of before. Let's keep it going, I love this shit. Most story raps involve violence. Any non-violent ones you can think of?
Elemental - "Another Night In The Life Of..."
Masta Ace - "People In My Hood"
Hi-Tek - "Life To Me" (ft. Estelle)
03-26-2014, 01:09 AM
Masterminds - "Day One"
Ras Kass - "Nature Of The Threat"
03-26-2014, 02:09 AM
03-26-2014, 07:11 AM
Binary Star got some great stuff:
Probably one of the best songs of all time. Most def one of the most lyrical:
Slug is one of the best storyteller as well:
03-26-2014, 11:44 AM
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