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  • martin.gee's picture
    says: (27 Feb '10)

    Was putting together a playlist of  'story telling' hip-hop songs the other day, and I was just wondering if anybody had any ideas of suitable songs to add? I love a song that can paint a picture and tell a story, so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.. :)

     

    In case you're interested, these are the songs currently on my list (some are more 'metaphorical' rather than stories as such..live with it, ha):

    - OutKast - Da Art of Storytellin' (Part 1 & 2)

    - Lupe Fiasco - The Cool

    - Nas - I Gave you Power

    - Common - I Am Music

    - Immortal Technique - Dance with the Devil

    - B.o.B - Not Love

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martin.gee's picture
on February 27, 2010

Was putting together a playlist of  'story telling' hip-hop songs the other day, and I was just wondering if anybody had any ideas of suitable songs to add? I love a song that can paint a picture and tell a story, so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.. :)

 

In case you're interested, these are the songs currently on my list (some are more 'metaphorical' rather than stories as such..live with it, ha):

- OutKast - Da Art of Storytellin' (Part 1 & 2)

- Lupe Fiasco - The Cool

- Nas - I Gave you Power

- Common - I Am Music

- Immortal Technique - Dance with the Devil

- B.o.B - Not Love

- Kool G Rap - On the Run

- Dead Prez - Animal In Man

- Jedi Mind Tricks - Uncommon Valor: A Vietnam Story (feat. R.A. the Rugged Man)

- Jeru the Damaja - You Can't Stop the Prophet

- Jurrassic 5 - Remember His Name

- Fort Minor - Kenji

- Dizzee Rascal - Jezebel

- KRS-One - I Can't Wake Up

- BlackStar - Children's Story (not too fond of the original though..)

- Plan B - Paint It Blacker

- Lil Wayne - Dr Carter (the only Weezy song worthwhile..)

- Timbuktu - Flunitrazepam (you should all learn Swedish just so you could understand this song..)

 

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Dewster_Rockz's picture

joe budden- 3 sides to a story, secrets,
EarvGotti's picture

like LM_WFC said "Part of Me" by Royce da 5'9 is a great one. Makes me not wanna go to the club anymore haha
Seppy's picture

Kanye - through the wire (kinda) drake - successful and a lot of cudi is story-like
wadz89's picture

Lowkey - Ive got a story to tell Part 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArlgQMeUlJ0 Lowkey - Ive got a story to tell Part 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUytKMW157I Lowkey - Ive got a story to tell Part 3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiPJkbWJQnA Blessed House – Wrong Path Lowkey & Logic - Home is where the heart is - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmGd7YkqIzw
Aradi's picture

I didn't know how I could have forgot Shorty Was The Bomb by DMX. Definitely a good listen.
martin.gee's picture

Okay, thanks for all your suggestions, I'll definitely have listen to them. Thinking about my list again, I definitely (and somewhat intentionally) left out some songs that I've got a bit...bored of listening to (like LP, Eminem, Dre, Biggie and Snoop), even though they certainly warrant a place on the list.. About Slick Rick, I just never got into him. Not sure why, but I'll give his stuff another shot for sure..
4ziATiC's picture

Oh and paying respects, Lupe Fiasco - And He Gets The Girl
4ziATiC's picture

Coming back for more; Common - I Used to Love H.E.R. Big L - Casualties of a Dice Game Big L - The Heist Notorious B.I.G. - Niggas Bleed Notorious B.I.G. - Warning Dr. Dre - Guilty Conscience The Pharcyde - Passin Me By Immortal Technique - You Never Know Biz Markie - Just a Friend (lol) Snoop Dogg - Murder Was The Case
4ziATiC's picture

lol you guys are blowing my mind here..I don't know how you even made this thread without listing a single Slick Rick track (Da Art of Storytellin' doesn't count, but you know why it's named that right lol). Soo..The Great Adventures of Slick Rick, the entire album.
Lm_wfc's picture

oh i forgot stan, definately need that and rhymefest - bullet, though its 3 seperate stories as opposed to one
Lm_wfc's picture

royce da 5'9 - part of me twisted song
Aradi's picture

Bubba Sparxxx- She Tried Jay Z feat Memphis Bleek- Coming of Age Biggy Smalls- Everyday Struggle Eminem- 8 Mile Asher Roth- His Dream (or even Fallin') Kid Cudi- Soundtrack 2 My Life Linkin Park- Hands Held High (in fact...) Lupe feat Ghostface and M.Shinoda- Spray Paint and Ink Pins Kanye West- Homecoming About all I can think of right now...
martin.gee's picture

Like i said, the only Wayne song i listen to. What can i say, i like the concept, simple as.. Yeah was gonna add that, but decided to only have one song per artist (otherwise i might as well just listen to my Lupe-playlist, lol)
Thecool_6's picture

Lil waynes Dr, Carter? C'MON SON!!!!! Lupe's Hip Hop Saved My Life