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MAYOR QUIMBY
10-13-2011, 12:21 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.)

Fishscale123
10-13-2011, 12:34 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.

angry!
10-13-2011, 12:46 PM
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2 of the greatest SONGS ever

go buy a KOOL G RAP album....

angry!
10-13-2011, 12:49 PM
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rick ross entire career is a storybook

UncontrolledSubstans
10-13-2011, 01:19 PM
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First track that comes to my mind.

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10-13-2011, 02:24 PM
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Socrates92
10-13-2011, 02:32 PM
To me, in especially the first verse, Damien by DMX is storytelling at its finest.

UncontrolledSubstans
10-13-2011, 02:42 PM
Probably my favorite:

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Twiztid-Wutang
10-13-2011, 03:16 PM
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And besides Nas/Wu story songs, this is the best one of hip hop, period
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djskillz
10-13-2011, 03:42 PM
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First track that comes to my mind.

haven't listened to that album in forever. best album cover ever.

fatboybrandon
10-13-2011, 05:17 PM
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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

muscularghandi
10-13-2011, 06:40 PM
Lost Boyz- Renee.

Has always been one of my favorite story songs.

MAYOR QUIMBY
10-13-2011, 07:30 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)

Shogah
10-13-2011, 08:29 PM
OC - Ga Head
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JiggaGenious
10-13-2011, 09:54 PM
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THE MASON
10-13-2011, 10:30 PM
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JiggaGenious
10-14-2011, 12:44 AM
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djskillz
10-14-2011, 03:01 AM
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JiggaGenious
10-14-2011, 04:21 AM
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10-14-2011, 06:35 AM
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Respect for posting fort minor

tha realness
10-14-2011, 08:26 PM
one of my faves:

Sha Stimuli - Good Day

tekunique
10-14-2011, 09:08 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

JiggaGenious
10-14-2011, 11:32 PM
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djskillz
10-15-2011, 02:00 AM
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MAYOR QUIMBY
10-20-2011, 08:52 PM
M O A R !!!!

Edan - Run That Shit

oDoUoSoKo
10-20-2011, 09:43 PM
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JiggaGenious
10-20-2011, 10:36 PM
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D.projectile
10-20-2011, 10:56 PM
Gza - Queens Gambit

main_man
10-20-2011, 11:15 PM
scarface -good girl gone bad
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scarface - a minute to pray & a second to die
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ice cube - look whos burnin
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ice cube - alive on arrival
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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.

oDoUoSoKo
10-21-2011, 06:24 PM
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OntheHorizon
10-21-2011, 06:27 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)

JiggaGenious
10-22-2011, 03:37 AM
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MAYOR QUIMBY
03-25-2014, 09:05 PM
Great thread. Lets keep it alive!!

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Lifesavas - "HelloHiHey"

madchild
03-25-2014, 09:25 PM
Buc Fifty - Say It Ain't So

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Dig the last verse.

GhettoGnom
03-25-2014, 10:05 PM
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MAYOR QUIMBY
03-25-2014, 11:34 PM
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?

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Elemental - "Another Night In The Life Of..."

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Masta Ace - "People In My Hood"

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Hi-Tek - "Life To Me" (ft. Estelle)

MAYOR QUIMBY
03-26-2014, 12:09 AM
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Masterminds - "Day One"

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Ras Kass - "Nature Of The Threat"

SKANK HILL
03-26-2014, 01:09 AM
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UncontrolledSubstans
03-26-2014, 06:11 AM
Binary Star got some great stuff:

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Probably one of the best songs of all time. Most def one of the most lyrical:

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Slug is one of the best storyteller as well:

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GhettoGnom
03-26-2014, 10:44 AM
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