Hey do you know any songs that tell a story, for example like Dancing with the devil by Immortal Technique ?


I’ve made big lists like these before … why not one more time? This will in no way be comprehensive, just a bunch of good storytelling Hip-Hop tracks.

MC Eiht Streiht Up Menace
Slick Rick
 - Children’s Story
Nas - I Gave You Power
Notorious B.I.G. - I Got A Story To Tell
Scarface Seen A Man Die
Magestik Legend
 - Million Miles Away
Brother Ali - Babygirl
Kool G Rap - Ill Street Blues
Lost Boyz - Renee
Atmosphere - Yesterday
Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth T.R.O.Y.
Locksmith - Fleming Street
Lupe Fiasco
- Hip-Hop Saved My Life
Geto Boys - My Mind Playin’ Tricks On Me
 - 1st Love
Kev Brown - Albany
Little Brother - All For You
Killah Priest - Happy
Big K.R.I.T. - Red Eye
Nas - Project Windows
Ras Kass - Interview With A Vampire
Viktor Vaughn (MF DOOM) - Let Me Watch
eLZhi - Audio Cinematic
Atmosphere - Little Man
Raekwon & Blakroc - Stay Off the Fuckin’ Flowers
J-Live - One for the Griot
Organized Konfusion
 - Invetro
Pharoahe Monch - The Trilogy
Jeru the Damaja - One Day
SunN.Y - Soul of a Hustler
Geto Boys - I Tried
Ice Cube - Once Upon A Time in the Projects
Dynas - The Apartment
Atmosphere - The Waitress
Talib Kweli - Ballad of the Black Gold
Nas - Rewind
Black Milk - Deion’s House
Compton’s Most Wanted Hood Took Me Under
 - The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
Scarface - Now I Feel Ya
Slick Rick & Outkast Da Art Of Storytelling
JMT & R.A. The Rugged Man
 - Uncommon Valor, A Vietnam Story
2Pac - Brenda’s Got A Baby
Devin the Dude - Doobie Ashtray
Jay Electronica - Departure
Sage Francis - Broken Wings
Phonte - The Good Fight
Eminem - Stan
Reks - Mr. Nobody
Masta Ace
 - Brooklyn Masala
Devin The Dude - Fresh Air
Illogic - Stand feat. Slug
Nas - Fetus
Atmosphere - Little Man
Kool G Rap - A Thug Love Story
Ice Cube - Today Was A Good Day
A Tribe Called Quest - I Left My Wallet in El Segundo
Ghostface Killah - Shakey Dog feat. Raekwon
Co$$ - Love Is
Binary Star - Wolfman Jack
Raekwon - Spot Rusherz
Devin the Dude - Fresh Air
Notorious B.I.G. - Niggas Bleed
Atmosphere - The Woman with the Tattooed Hands
Ras Kass - Evil That Men Do
Common - I Used To Love H.E.R.
Notorious B.I.G. - Warning
Immortal Technique - You Never Know
The Last Emperor - Secret Wars
Big L - Casualties of a Dice Game
K-Rino - The Annihilation of the Evil Machine
Redman - A Day of Supaman Luva
Common - I Used To Love H.E.R.
Nas - The Message
The Roots - Unwritten
AZ - Fan Mail
eLZhi - Memory Lane
J Cole - Breakdown
Devin The Dude - Georgy
Gang Starr / Scarface - Betrayal
eLZhi- Scattered Pictures
Ice Cube - Summer Vacation
Black Milk - Sunday’s Best, Monday’s Worst
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib- Deeper
Jay-Z - Song Cry
Devin the Dude - Lacville ‘79
THeory Hazit - I Just Wanna Go Home
The Roots - Tip the Scale
Murs & Apollo Brown - The Pain Is Gone
Common & Lauryn Hill - Retrospect for Life
Blu & Exile - Cold Hearted
Brother Ali - All I Need
Notorious B.I.G. - Everyday Struggle
Pharoahe Monch - The Jungle
Nujabes & Cise Starr - Lady Brown
Nas - Undying Love
Ill Bill & Raekwon - Chase Manhattan
Royce Da 5’9” - Shake This
DMX - The Convo
Mos Def - U R the One

There is a good list for you. It’s really endless when it comes to great storytelling tracks in Hip-Hop, as story-telling is a crucial element of Hip-Hop and lyricism. 

Dear Black Tumblr

Please stop using white supremacy techniques to take down white supremacy.  They have been using them way longer than us and it is very improbable to think that we can beat them at the own game with such a large experience gap.  Instead let us go the route of not aggressive education.  Let us show our uneducated the it is not as bad as our media makes it to be, but we still have a very long way to go.  Let us show only our progress, because all you have to do is go outside to see our oppression.  Let us only teach our lawful rights instead of always showing how the law is against us.  Let us stop giving our people a reason to complain and start giving them a reason to dream again.  If they keep putting us in jail, let us push to make jail a education center instead of a punishment center, and let’s be honest half of them niggas belong in jail and if the system stays the way it is now they are going belong in jail their entire life, so we can use their tactics against them.  Let us stop teaching that having a bunch of jewelry and cars are a bad thing and instead let us teach that you must first have all of your business in order before you get those things.  And finally, let us stop teaching our people to stop doing things and start teaching our people to educate themselves and form their own opinion, because teaching someone to think is teaching slave mentality.

P.S. The greatest teachers are the ones that give their students the room to add their own personalities into the lesson, so that one day that student makes that lesson their own.