View Full Version : best storytelling albums

07-04-2010, 04:12 PM
add whatever you think deserves to be on here. I think Fishscale is the best of all, even though Slick Rick's debut usually gets the most attention. it's hard picking a Kool G Rap album with the best stories, so I just went with his solo debut. and Cuban Linx II, in my opinion, has better storytelling than the original






07-04-2010, 04:16 PM
Deltron 3030 is one of the best story telling albums of all time

Prince Paul - A prince among thieves - this whole album is one short episode after another

07-04-2010, 04:35 PM
Lost Boyz-Legal Drug Money

irish ins
07-06-2010, 09:28 AM
often overlooked album but BulletProof Wallets by Ghostface, think about it...
The Sun,
The Watch,
Maxine etc.....

The album has brilliant storytelling through out.

07-06-2010, 02:44 PM
bulletproof wallets does have some banging stories, no doubt. but I think when people realize the album has one of the worst cover arts in hip-hop history, they get turned off lol

07-06-2010, 05:48 PM
The Infamous

07-06-2010, 05:50 PM

irish ins
07-07-2010, 06:31 AM
last emperor - music, magic, myth - some great tracks on there as well.

07-07-2010, 06:35 AM
i like hunt for the gingerbread man by MF Grimm alot

the rest of the ones that stand out in my mind have already been mentioned

07-07-2010, 10:09 AM
I agree wit djskillz, Illmatic is a good choice. You can't deny the storytelling on that album. Good choices by everybody, especially Ghost and Rick.

I gotta throw in at least one Eric B & Rakim album. Songs on LTRHE like The Ghetto and Mahogany are excellent, but DSTT is where Rakim seemed to come into touch with the power of his storytelling abilities


Casualties Of War, The Punisher, Know The Ledge, I Wanna Know What's On Your Mind is some of the most vivid storytelling I ever heard of an MC. I can tell Nas (http://cratesofjr.blogspot.com/2010/06/download-nas-making-of-illmatic-video.html) was inspired by the storytelling ideas on this album through his first 3 albums.

I wish at least a couple more of the storytelling songs of that album had videos to them, the vivid lyrical skills begged for a video to be made.


6 Feet Deep maybe gets looked at for qualities other than the storytelling skills, but when you really look back at this album, it's the storytelling through the production and lyrics that made most of that album as good as it is! Songs like Trippin, Diary OF A Madman, Blood Brothers, Suicide

07-07-2010, 10:12 AM
^word. forgot about 6 feet deep

food for thought
07-07-2010, 10:20 AM
some good mentions here but i dont see